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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:47 am 
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Anyone going to the sale?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:26 am 
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Probably - but just to look . . .


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:31 am 
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no because I already bought the only Rahy mare in the sale for a client of mine. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:04 am 
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I'm on the fence. Itching to go, but if the weather will s--k as it has every other time I've been there, I can pass. A few weaners and yearlings that i'd be interested in checking....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:07 am 
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I'm going. Have had my eye on one mare in the sale for a while.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:36 am 
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Depends on the weather for me too. Would like to see the weanlings, but don't know if I'm going.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:30 am 
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Like an idiot I did end up going. The weather was as bad as I remember prior experiences being. Snow "melting" off of roofs due to the balmy 33degree temperatures.

The only bright spot was that I didn't see anything that i "had" to have and actually exercised the corresponding restraint...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:07 pm 
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It looks like they were giving the weanlings away. Were they that bad?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:57 pm 
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I watched some of it online.

West Virginia trainers and breeders were snatching up broodmares at bargain prices -- $2000 to $3000 -- and weanlings for even less.

An older A.P. Indy mare -- a half-sister to four stakes winners -- went for $1000.

It seemed like a lot of the mares had not been bred this year.

I sure feel for anyone who had to sell. But if you were buying, congratulations! You most likely got a heckuva deal.

One odd note: a FuPeg mare in foal to Medaglia D'Oro RNA'd at $120,000. I guess they felt they could do better.


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the auctioneer actually said at the end of the sale "we feel your pain"....

It was a painful sale. I had a list of 10 horses my father could buy if they went for nothing. The first two went by and went for more. He jumped the gun and purchased a yearling NOT on my list. And subsequently two of my "list horses" did not sell and he could have gotten for a steal. I was not happy with him. Or his purchase. But such is life.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:44 pm 
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If I had my own farm instead of having to board I would buy ten weanlings for around $1000 each and throw them in the field for the winter. Over time I know one or two of them would rise like cream to the top. I would keep those two to train and give away or sell the remaining 8. I bet you could come up with some outstanding race horses using that method.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:09 am 
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The farm I board on is full otherwise we would have gone for a weanling. But we didn't go because didn't want the temptation and no place to go with it.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:36 am 
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Once again, if I had a bigger place, there were several mares I would love to have brought home. One in particular was Hip #78, a mare that had not been mated this year and she went through the ring with "No Bid." This mare had already produced a Stakes Winner by Honour and Glory and, with the news that Honour and Glory was moving to Pennsylvania, I almost raised my hand....


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:12 am 
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See, my self control isn't that strong, I would've raised my hand. Glad I didn't go, would have gotten into trouble..............

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