Thursday, July 17, 2003

'Seabiscuit' preview benefits charities



By Margaret A. McGurk
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Kentucky audiences on Saturday will get a sneak peek at the Tobey Maguire movie Seabiscuit, partly filmed at Keeneland race track and other Bluegrass sites, at a pair of charity premieres.

In Lexington, the sold-out event at the Kentucky Theatre will raise money for the Keeneland Foundation; the Center for Women, Children and Families; the Bluegrass Conservancy and University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts.

The Louisville event still had tickets available Wednesday, for $100 each. The event at the Palace Theatre, 625 S. Fourth St., will benefit Race for Education, which provides scholarships for racing industry employees and others. Festivities include the silent auction of a vintage horse trailer and a horse that appeared in the film.

A preshow party is at 6:30 p.m., screening time is 8:15 p.m.

For tickets, call (502) 637-1111 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

• Long for a bit of Seabiscuit history? I.M. Chait auction house in Beverly Hills, Calif., will sell boots, saddle, silks and other belongings of the late George Wolff, who rode Seabiscuit in some of his most important races, 4 p.m. Sunday.

Among the treasures is a shoe worn by Seabiscuit in his 1938 race against War Admiral. For previews and to register for absentee bidding, go to www.chait.com.




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