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Free 2015 Seabiscuit Calendar with Gifts of $75 or More

Special Offer!

Request your FREE LIMITED EDITION 2015 SEABISCUIT CALENDAR with images from the private collection of Howard family historian, USMC Col. Michael Howard.

FREE with your monthly sustainable donation of $10 or more or when making an annual contribution of $75 or more!


Become a valued Winner's Circle Member of Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation

3 Levels: Match Race Winner's Circle | Triple Crown Winner's Circle | American Legend Winner's Circle

*Regular Memberships consist of non-voting parties as outlined in section 3.2 in the Bylaws of the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation.

Match Race Winner's Circle


Contributors providing a one-time bank draft, check or PayPal contribution of up to $75 in a calendar year receive:

  • A personalized certificate, acknowledging the contribution, which includes one vintage close up picture of Seabiscuit and War Admiral. The certificate is signed by U.S.M.C. Col. Michael Howard, (ret.), great grandson of Charles S. and Marcela Howard and Jacqueline Cooper, SHF President.

  • A 16" x 20" digitized image of the 1938 Seabiscuit-War Admiral Race of the Century “Official Souvenir Program” from Pimlico Race Course suitable for framing.

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Triple Crown Winner's Circle


Contributors providing a one-time bank draft, check or PayPal contribution of $76 or more in a calendar year receive:

  • All of the above, plus:

  • One free Seabiscuit tour for two adults and two children at the Ridgewood Ranch

  • A 10% discount on Seabiscuit t-shirts and other promotional items

  • One day of free general admission to Santa Anita Park for two

  • A personalized poem by Norah Pollard, daughter of John Michaeal (Red) and Agnes (Conlon) Pollard

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Seabiscuit Oil Painting commissioned by Marcela Howard


Contributors providing a one-time bank draft, check or PayPal contribution of $500 or more in a calendar year receive:

  • All of the above, plus:

  • A personal thank you letter from Mrs. Barbara Howard, granddaughter of Charles S. Howard

  • One limited edition Seabiscuit numbered print, taken from an original Seabiscuit oil painting commissioned by Marcela Howard. This painting was Marcela Howard's favorite oil painting of Seabiscuit and is part of the private collection of Howard family historian, U.S.M.C. Colonel Michael Howard (Ret.).

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Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of each of the Winner's Circle packages.

Thank you for your consideration of a financial contribution honoring the legacy of Seabiscuit. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at Ridgewood Ranch.

May you always be first at the finish line!

Make a ONE-TIME Donation

Every gift matters!

Match Race Winner's Circle - $1 to $75 per year

Triple Crown Winner's Circle- $76 to $499 per year

American Legend Winner's Circle - $500 or more per year

By clicking the Donate button, you will be taken to our secure Paypal window where you can enter the amount of your donation. Thank you!

Make a MONTHLY Contribution

Support the mission of Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation with a tax-deductible monthly "subscription" gift.

(Set for 12 months. Cancel at any time.)

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The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation (SHF) is a 501(c)(3) public benefit non-profit California corporation started by people dedicated to telling the story of Seabiscuit and his era through preserving the Northern California ranch where the champion racehorse lived out his life.

Word of mouth is the best way of contacting people of similar interests. If you know of someone who may be able to help or you think would be interested in one of our many projects, please pass along our name and website.

Make a Donation - Every gift matters!

Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation gratefully accepts donations to support on-going tours of the ranch, restoration of historic buildings, protection of the historic ranch setting, and establishing new programs. We are a small organization undertaking a large, very complex project, saving Seabiscuit's home.

With the help of numerous unpaid volunteers and generous donations from people like you, we endeavor to insure that the legend of Seabiscuit will be available to future generations through the preservation and conservation of Ridgewood Ranch. All donations are tax deductible. If you require a donation receipt, SHF will gladly provide one. Please write "Receipt Requested" in the memo section of your check.

Checks can be mailed to Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation
16200 N. Hwy 101, Willits, CA 95490

Or Donate Online using PayPal - it's fast, free and secure.


Are you planning to participate in a public workshop at historic Ridgewood Ranch? Just click the button below to register. Please make note with payment the title, day and time of the workshop you wish to attend or facilitate.

Other Ways to Give

Gift Planning and Endowment

Make a charitable gift of estate assets to one of our two endowments to help ensure the long-term future of Ridgewood Ranch.

Stock Gifts

Giving appreciated stock to SHF can mean tax benefits for you. (Consult your tax advisor for details).

Foundation and Government Support

Private, family, corporate and community foundation and government entities support SHF through grants, which can be specified for projects, programs or general operations.

Memorials and Tributes

SHF welcomes gifts and pledges In Memoriam.


You can help SHF in numerous ways by volunteering your time.

Matching Gifts

Find out if your employer provides a "matching gift" to contributions you make to SHF.



Seabiscuit Heritage District

The primary threat to historic Ridgewood Ranch is deterioration of sites due to weather and aging, combined with inadequate finances for maintenance and rehabilitation. Urgent attention is necessary to preserve these priceless historic structures. Addressing these needs, the SHF in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation is completing a Core Historic Structures Report with a architectural historian.  This Report will further assess and identify the Seabiscuit Heritage District and priorities for restoration and preservation.

In addition, we are negotiating a long-term lease of the Seabiscuit Heritage District with the ranch owners.  With these in place, we can then work with the ranch owner to have the Seabiscuit Heritage District placed on the National Historic Register and receive permanent preservation status. In order to support the implementation of these restoration and preservation goals, we are establishing a permanently restricted Seabiscuit Heritage District Endowment Fund to create a long term guaranteed funding base to support SHF for the ongoing operational needs of the Seabiscuit Heritage District. Your contributions to this endowment fund would be greatly appreciated.

Conservation Easement

The 5,000-acre Ridgewood Ranch has a beautiful natural setting that surrounds the Seabiscuit Heritage District.  There are two permanent conservation easements that strictly limit development on the ranch. However, these easements protect just half of the ranch. We are working with the ranch’s owners to place additional permanent conservation easements to protect the remaining half of the ranch. Saving Seabiscuit's historic home for the public to enjoy and permanently protecting the Ranch's natural environment of fish streams, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, redwood groves, productive forests, and farm land is one of the main goals of SHF.

Public Access

A permanently restricted Public Access Endowment Fund has been established by SHF from a generous donation of the ranch owners that benefits public access to the conserved areas of the ranch.  If you wish to further contribute to this endowment fund, that would be greatly appreciated.


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