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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:20 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:39 pm 
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You know, sad to say, but many horses in this sale point up one of the main problems in the TB industry:

Lots of these mares, and lots of these babies's mothers, should not have been bred in the first place.



So, now what you do with them? What kind of life will they have?

Many of these horses will not sell. Who would want them, and why?

Very troubling.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:03 am 
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A mare sold for $100??? Don't they have a reserve price?


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I think maybe it is $100! That is not unusual for that sale sadly.

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There is no upset price. We had one who didn't get a bid in the ring which we sold back in the barn for $100. I'm sure others were doing the same, or giving them away.


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Dang maybe I should find my next horse at the Wa sale.


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Hops wrote:
There is no upset price. We had one who didn't get a bid in the ring which we sold back in the barn for $100. I'm sure others were doing the same, or giving them away.


And unfortunately, they go straight from there to Florence Packing. :(

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Ouch, it doesn't even seem worth it to put a horse IN that sale...I went to the winter yearling sale one year and it was bad enough. This one is just sad all round.

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Karen,

Remember the purchase price of a horse is the least cost you have for that animal. Buy a good one to start with.


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The mare power is not what it used to be, but didnt graded stakes winner Atta Boy Roy come out of this sale. Granted people were not shellling out top dollar for some of these horses, but they are trying to do what they can to keep the industry in Washington afloat


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They haven't had a really powerful stallion since Staff Writer, who could put down runners and mares who could produce.

I know, they have had leading stallions in the state, but only relative to the success of each other.

The leading stallions there now could not stir up much interest in California as second tier stallions.


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Let's see what Trickey Trevor can do for WA.

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ireneinwa wrote:
Let's see what Trickey Trevor can do for WA.


I have heard good things about him! I hope you're right....Also, Grindstone is doing well here (thus far), lets hope that the mares he got, complement him, and we get some stakes winners! That would be awesome! :D

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And to add....I received my book today for the yearling sale, and while I have not reviewed the entire thing, I really like hip #67.... but that's just me....

I do have 2 yearlings, so I will not be buying, but I do like that one!









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