Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Vacation and Original American Pharoah Painting Offered at CARMA Cares Fundraiser

“Cards 4 CARMA” to be held Opening Weekend of the 2015 Del Mar Racing Season

 In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, CARMA will be hosting its 8th annual charity fundraiser. “Cards 4 CARMA”, on Saturday, July 18, at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel at 6:30 pm.

Attendees of the “Cards 4 CARMA” event will enjoy a Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament, a Casino Night, silent auction and much more.  This year’s grand prize is a two night stay at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, including dinner for two and tickets to the Cirque du Soleil show Michael Jackson ONE.  This very special package is provided compliments of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. There will be live music performed by The West Coasters Band, a taco fiesta buffet and a no-host bar.  Guests will mix and mingle with industry elite, including racehorse owners, trainers and jockeys.

Renowned portrait artist Stephen Bennett has donated an original 72” x 48” acrylic on canvas painting of American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown win in 2015.  This one-of-a-kind piece will be auctioned off in a special live auction at the beginning of the poker tournament.  Also in the live auction is a 3 day/2 night stay at a luxurious Park City Utah condominium.

“We are extremely proud of the work we’ve done over the last seven years for the horses, and are looking forward to the continued support of our friends and partners at this year’s event,” said CARMA Founder Madeline Auerbach. “The CARMA program has been a proven success in terms of dollars raised, and most importantly, in the tangible results seen at our benefiting farms and facilities where the horses live.  CARMA has become a leader in the retirement/adoption community and events like this make our work possible.”

Guests who are not playing in the poker tournament can enjoy the festivities – including the live band, delicious food, no-host cocktails, a silent auction and more – for just $50.  Individual poker players enter into the limited Texas Hold ‘Em style tournament with a $200 donation.


Tickets for “Cards 4 CARMA” are now available at For questions please call (626) 574-6622 or email The Del Mar Hilton hotel is located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, California 92014.  Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.