A good time for a great cause! The Florida Parade of Retired Equine Champions charity (FPREC) and Hilton of Ocala have teamed up for the second annual Denim and Diamonds benefit on Sunday, February 8th from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Hilton of Ocala Ballroom, 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34474. The casual event includes a cocktail party, buffet dinner, cash bar, DJ and a silent auction. Items included are stallion seasons donated by Pleasant Acres Farm, art, a TRF silver horse and foal pendant, feed & farm supplies, and autographed horse racing memorabilia. A highlight of the auction includes VIP tickets to the 155th running of the Queen’s Plate to be held mid-January 2016.

Proceeds benefit the FPREC charity, whose mission is to build a barn and museum as a public attraction at the Florida Horse Park which will feature retired champion horses from various disciplines, along with educational opportunities.