Cutters in Action | SMITH FAMILY AUCTION



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100% of the money (less 10% GST) from the winning bids goes to the CIA Crisis Fund. Funds raised from this program help support the Smith Family Tragedy and those affected.

This auction shall be governed by the following Terms and Conditions:

  • This auction will be held from 27th July – 6th August, 2018. Bids will close at 8pm eastern standard time. You will be notified via e-mail prior to the 10th August if you are a winning bidder;
  • The NCHA is acting as a selling agent of the donators and can in no way be held responsible for faultiness of any goods and/or services;
  • There will be no refunds for any reason whatsoever;
  • BIDS ARE LEGALLY BINDING and cannot be retracted once submitted;
  • Bidding will start at $10.00 per item and increase in increments of $10.00 for smaller items and $50.00 for larger items;
  • The winning bidder for each item must provide payment no later than 7 days after receiving invoice. Invoices will be sent with notification of a successful purchase.

This auction will raise funds for the Smith Family of Young, NSW, following a tragic truck accident which occurred on route to the 2018 NCHA Futurity on Saturday 26th May. Trent, his Father Ken, and Nephew Nick were traveling with a full load of 17 horses when the accident occurred just North of Dubbo, NSW. Sadly, Ken passed away at the scene and Nick was air lifted to the hospital. Nine horses were euthanized on site, the remaining 8 are being treated by the Dubbo Equine Hospital. 

Ken was a well-known harness racing identity and highly regarded horseman. He was a devoted family man and followed Trent’s cutting career closely and went with him to many shows. Trent always sought Ken’s advice and opinion before all others and whenever asked about his own success proclaimed his father to be his mentor and inspiration.

The accident has left the family with a significant financial burden. While the family is a strong unit, they will need a lot of assistance to recover financially and personally.

This auction has been initiated by the Cutters In Action sub-committee and members of the NCHA to assist the family financially in this time of need.

We thank you all for your support.