Cattle Baron's Coup

A sneak peek at lust-worthy live auction items for Cattle Baron's Ball 2013

Rascal Flatts
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Dean Fearing of Fearing's Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
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Coco Chanel
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Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks
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News_Freedom over Texas_Fourth of July_Jack Ingram
Dallas restauratuer Mico Rodriguez
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Dallas Cowboys
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Lucchese boots
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Shelby Mustang
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The fabulous folks behind the Cattle Baron’s Ball, set for Saturday, October 5, have been working around the clock to bring attendees top-of-the-line live auction items to help raise big bucks for the American Cancer Society. Here is a first look at items that are worth going all in.


Serenade with Rascal Flatts
Headlining entertainers Rascal Flatts will serenade your sweetie or honor someone special on the Andrews Distributing Main Stage during the 2013 Cattle Baron’s Ball. Talk about instant gratification!

Valued at: priceless

Chef for Every Season
You and nine friends will experience six private dinners with personalized attention from Dallas star chefs Richard Chamberlain, Kevin Garvin, Dean Fearing (pictured), David Holben, Kent Rathbun and Jim Severson.

Valued at: priceless

Victoria Secret Fashion Show and Exclusive After Party
You and a guest will attend the hottest fashion show on earth with two tickets to the 2013 Victoria Secret Fashion Show and After Party in November 2013. The package also includes airfare from DFW Airport on American Airlines, as well as transportation to and from LaGuardia by Uber.

Valued at: priceless

"Fashion passes, style remains ... " — Coco Chanel
You and a guest will attend the world premiere of the Chanel fall-winter 2014 collection presented in Paris in March 2014. This exclusive experience will conclude with a private tour of Coco Chanel’s apartment in the legendary couture house, where she both worked and played.

Complete this amazing experience with a three-night stay at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand. This trip also includes two round-trip business class tickets via American Airlines and transportation to and from both DFW and Charles De Gaulle airports provided by Uber.

Valued at: priceless

Ultimate Dallas Mavericks Experience
Experience firsthand how Dirk Nowitzki and the team travel in style. You and a guest will fly with the team on the Dallas Mavericks team plane to an away game during the 2013-2014 regular season.

Upon arrival, you will get on the Dallas Mavericks team bus and head to the team hotel, where you will spend the night. Finally, you will complete your experience with two tickets to the away game.

To complete this experience, you and your guest will attend a 2013 Dallas Mavericks home game and sit in the Starpower VIP seats.

Valued at: priceless

Eddie Deen and An Acoustic Set with Jack Ingram
Gather 200 of your closest friends for a night of great barbecue and Texas music. This party will include an Eddie Deen buffet dinner, luxury wine and beer, and complimentary valet. You can choose the Eddie Deen’s Ranch in downtown Dallas or Edison’s. Jack Ingram will entertain your guests with a 45-minute acoustic set. 

Valued at: $72,000

Mico and Mesero Miguel
You and 99 of your closest friends will enjoy this exclusive and private event at Mico Rodriguez’s newest restaurant, Mesero Miguel. The evening will include food, beer and margaritas, as well as a tequila tasting from Herradura Tequila. Plus you and your friends will enjoy the company of Mico himself.

Valued at: $25,000

Travel with the Dallas Cowboys
This is the ultimate football fan experience. You and a guest will fly with the team on the Cowboys team charter to an away game during the 2013 regular season.

Upon your arrival, you will stay at the team hotel, and you will be transported to and from the stadium with team guests and media. At the stadium, you will receive two pregame sideline passes to watch the players warm up on the field and tickets to the game to cheer the Boys on to victory.

To remember this experience, your trip will be recorded by team photographer Richie Humphreys.

Valued at: priceless

Live and Own the Legend of Lucchese
You and a guest will make your
 way to Lucchese company headquarters in El Paso. You will be escorted on 
a personal tour of the factory to witness the craftsmanship and artisan dedication that goes into every pair of handmade boots.

You will be invited to design two pairs of handcrafted boots made of the finest American alligator. To complete your experience, you and your guest will enjoy a three-night stay at Inn of the Mountain Gods, New Mexico’s premier mountain resort.

Valued at: priceless

Neiman Marcus Once in a Lifetime Experience
One very special girl or boy between the ages of 6 and 12 will be part of the legendary holiday windows at the Neiman Marcus flagship store in Downtown Dallas.

Your child and nine friends will meet with the creative team at Neiman Marcus to develop a window based on the 2013 concept using their artwork and ideas. To top things off, you and your family will spend the night before the unveiling at The Joule hotel in its renovated Loft Suite.

The following morning, Neiman Marcus will host a preview party for your child and nine friends, which includes breakfast with Santa. After the big reveal, you and your guest will return to the Joule for another overnight stay.

Relax with a two-hour massage, then enjoy a date night complete with a romantic dinner for two at the Joule dining outlet of your choice.

Valued at: priceless

2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coupe
Bid on this sleek, black 2014 GT500 that comes with a 662 horse power supercharge 5.8L engine capable of more than 200 miles per hour on the track. Once you take possession, you will get the ultimate experience with the Super Snake package.

This includes the Shelby suspension package, 20-inch Shelby Super Snake 3-piece billet forged wheels and performance tires, Shelby/Wilwood front and rear brake kit, and an axle black muffler kit. 

The winning bidder can choose a coordinating Super Snake stripe kit and receive the Shelby American consecutively numbered dash plaque and engine plate.

Valued at: $96,160

Namibian African Safari
Travel to Namibia, Africa, for a 10-day hunting safari for two hunters and two observers. Taking place west of the Etosha National Park, you will enjoy a challenging free-range hunting experience on 495,000 acres of land just waiting for be explored.

Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris will be your guide in hunting plains game trophies of your choice. Each hunter receives a 2,000 credit on the trophies hunted and an additional credit toward taxidermy. This trip includes hunting lodges on private land; tented camps in the conservancies; delicious African cuisine; 4x4 hunting cars; and highly trained trackers, skinners and guides.

When you return from your trip, share your experience with 14 of your friends with a wine dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. Wines will be personally selected by Master Sommelier Barbara Werley, and the food will be chosen by executive chef James Johnson.

If you don't win this safari, no worries. There is a similar safari up for grabs that allows 10 days of hunting and sightseeing in the beautiful Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Valued at: $21,000 each

Ranch Roulette
You and three friends will be transported in luxury by a Hawker 800XP to spend four nights and five days experiencing the ultimate sportsman’s paradise.

You will get the rare opportunity to fish in private steams and hunt on private land in two different states on two different ranches. All ranches are privately owned and have never been opened to the public.

Choose two of the following: Chama Ranch in Chama, New Mexico; Hidden Lake Ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colorado (pictured); Freestone River Ranch in Summit and Wasatch counties, Utah; or Woods Creek in Driggs, Idaho.

Valued at: priceless