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All American Cup Stallion Review and Auction

Lexington, Kentucky - The 2011 All American Cup (AAC) Stallion Review and Auction is set to take place just over a week away, on Saturday January 22.

The event will begin at Claudia Sanders Restaurant in Shelbyville Kentucky. The tour will begin at 7 AM, and in attendance along the tour will be notable Saddlebred personalities Merrill Murray and Debbie Foley. Over 30 show horses and stallions will be presented as the AAC Coaches travel to Sunrise Stables, Alliance Stud, and Copper Coin Farm. The one and only Peter Fenton will serve as Master Of Ceremonies for the event.

The cost of the tour is $34, which includes continental breakfast, sack lunches, and an autographed photo of Merrill Murray Debbie Foley with their respective World Champion Saddlebreds. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with these Saddlebred Stars. AAC is offering a discounted rate of $25 to all riding students, as well as their instructors and parents.

The doors at Claudia Sanders restaurant will open for the AAC auction at 4 PM, where attendees will be greeted by vocalist Amy Kaufman and her cast of musicians, known as My Band. Enjoy dinner and all festivities for $29 with your reservation, or $33 at the door.

Dinner and pre-auction activities begin at 4:45 PM. Many "warm up" horse items will be auctioned at 5 PM, to lead into the Stallion Service Auction of 175 stallions, scheduled to begin at 6 PM.

In 2010, the winners of the All-American Weanling Cup and All-American Three-Year-Old Cup won $37,000 and $47,780, respectively. More than $104,000 will be awarded in the 2011 All American Weanling Cup, and the All American Three-Year-Old Cup will award $117,000.

For a reservation form or absentee bid form, visit Bidders unable to attend may send absentee bid forms to Jim Aikman. The AAC Auction Catalog, available now, includes pedigrees, breeding terms, and color photos of all 175 stallions. The cost for a catalog is $20, including shipping, and can be ordered now.

For information contact Jim Aikman at, or by phone at (317) 862-4341. Reservation or Absentee Bid forms available at the AAC website.

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