Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby

Press Release from
Milliner Sally Faith Steinmann

I can't believe that it's time for the final season auction of "Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby", the annual online Derby hat auction created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® to support the retired racehorses of Old Friends. All of the proceeds from this running auction benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility in KY and you can read all about it at

We continue our theme of "Rosie and Friends" with the seventh and final hat (See photo attachment) up on the auction block which is the "You and I" Chapeau created to honor Florida-bred, multiple graded stakes and super sire, You and I. The hat with full description and photos can be seen at The You and I Hat webpage.

We loved having Shea and jockey Julien Leparoux modeling this handcrafted, one-of-a-kind Derby hat for us in a special photo shoot at Old Friends. Check out this fabulous behind-the-scenes video by EquiSport Photos of the photo shoot at

The “You and I” chapeau is up for bid from April 1st thru' the 11th at the following Ebay link -

Old Friends Press Release -

To date over $24,000 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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