Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby!

is well underway! 

Join the annual online Derby hat auction created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® to support the retired racehorses of Old Friends. This unique hat auction features a new Derby hat design each month that Milliner Sally Steinmann has created to honor one of the Thoroughbreds at Old Friends. 

All of the proceeds from this running auction benefit Old Friends Equine! You can read about it at MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®  

Jockey Rosie Napravnik models this handcrafted, one-of-a-kind Derby hat for this event in a special photo shoot at Old Friends!

The theme of "Rosie and Friends" continues with the third hat (see the hat Rosie is wearing above) up on the auction block which is the "Game On Dude" Chapeau created to honor Kentucky-bred and 3-time Santa Anita Handicap winner and millionaire, Game On Dude

Place your bid!
The “Game On Dude” chapeau is up for bid from 
December 1st through the 11th.

For the Old Friends Press Release visit

The hat can be viewed at The Game On Dude Hat as well as in a "behind-the-scenes" video by EquiSport Photos at

To date over $21,000 has been raised by "Hats Off to the Horses" for the retired racehorses of Old Friends. To view some of the hats created in the past five years of this auction series, simply click on the following link --

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1 comment:

Robin Moore said...

I can just picture one of my mares taking a big bite out of that hat! Maybe even both mares!