Cortes cleats auction to benefit HHYF

Anderson, IN — The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is most pleased to 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 graciously hosted by Preferred Equine Online.

The shoes which feature Standardbred racehorse Tam Major were worn by Mr. Cortes during the May 2023 Yankees victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. In exquisite detail, artist Marcus Rivera captured the pacer formerly co-owned in part by Cortes and Joe Lee, a 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 open Friday (July 12) at 3 p.m. (EDT) and run through 3 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday (July 16). Bidding may be conducted through this link.

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

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