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All American Cup Adds Exciting Surprises to Tour and Auction

A very special occasion awaits all participants in the 2010 All American Cup Stallion Review & Tour!

Just wait until you see the "STARS OF THE SHOW": two of your industry’s greatest trainers, Don Harris and Mitchell Clark, will be on the AAC Luxury Coaches to share anecdotes and tell stories about Imperator and Sky Watch. You’ll feel like you were there as you listen to these legendary horseman recount the saga of the most exciting show horse rivalry in Saddlebred history.

Horse lovers will gather at Claudia Sanders Restaurant in Shelbyville, Kentucky, Saturday, January 23, for the All American Cup Stallion Review and Auction. Breakfast will begin at 6:15 followed by a fabulous day at Sunrise Stables, Copper Coin Farm and Alliance Stud. The buses will return to Claudia Sanders in the afternoon for dinner and the All American Cup Auction where services to a record 167 outstanding stallions will be sold.  Doors open for the dinner auction at 4:00 pm

As a special treat, nationally renowned artist and native Hoosier Andrea Hartmeyer Johns will provide note cards of her color custom paintings – one each of Imperator and Skywatch - to everyone who reserves Stallion Tour seats in advance. These portraits can be autographed by Don and Mitch - tour goers may also have a personal picture taken with the famous pair, a unique opportunity you may never have again.  Autograph and photo sessions will begin at 6 am Saturday morning at Claudia Sanders before the buses head out, and resume following the return from the AAC Tour.

There will be also be a drawing for a custom painting by Andy Johns, a portrait of the animal of the winner’s choice valued at $3000!   

Last but not least, everyone with reservations on the AAC Tour will be eligible to win a $2500 All American Cup Scholarship donated by Oz Mutz and Jim Aikman. But you have to be IN to WIN!

Buses are filling fast so make your reservations now.  Rarely will American Saddlebred fans have such an opportunity to be royally entertained. Reservation forms and a list of stallions can be seen at  For further information contact Jim Aikman, or 317-862-4341.

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