Sports Memorabilia Auction To Benefit HHYF

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Published: July 9, 2024 10:58 am EDT

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) will offer a unique pair of cleats donated by New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr. to the highest bidder in a special online auction.

The shoes, which feature Standardbred racehorse Tam Major A, were worn by Cortes during the May 2023 Yankees victory versus the Tampa Bay Rays. In exquisite detail, artist Marcus Rivera captured the pacer co-owned in part by Cortes and Joe Lee, member of the Yankees staff and harness racing amateur driver. The cleats will sell “as is” including dirt streaks and field dirt; no certificate of authenticity will be provided.

The auction will be hosted by Preferred Equine Online and will open on Friday, July 12 at 3 p.m. ET and run through 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 16. Bidding may be conducted on

The successful bidder will be notified after the auction closes and payment will be due at that time. Shipping and handling charges will also be paid by the successful bidder. Additional information is available by contacting the HHYF office at 317-908-0029 or [email protected].


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