View Full Version : Saratoga Sales
Aug. 10, 2009, 06:56 PM
Selling tonight and tomorrow, starting at 6pm EST.
Live feed via www.fasigtipton.com (http://www.fasigtipton.com).
So far things seem strong, compared to other sales this year. I've heard the horses there are simply outstanding. Just watched a baby I raised go for 6 figures, so I'm kinda happy! (won't see any of that $ myself, but good to know he's doing well :))
Aug. 10, 2009, 09:43 PM
Just left the sales myself, it is definitely a strong group. Fasig tipton has really busted their hump to get a nice bunch of babies. Ended up with a larger group of yearlings this year, and have tried to appeal to more international buyers. While I was there, final bids ranged between 70k and 750k. We'll see how things go tomorrow. On a different note, the grounds are lovely, they've done a lot of work remodelling the place. Well done on their part, its really nice, IMO.
Aug. 10, 2009, 10:07 PM
Sheik Mo really likes his Bernardini's... bought two of them for $1.2M and $1.3M... and a Med D'oro for $1.5M (sales topper so far).
No one else has dared to cross the 7-figure mark, though some were close.
Also, is anyone else watching the live feed particularly irritated by one of the handlers? The blond guy? He keeps yanking on every single horse, really choking up on the shank and all the horses are behaving horribly for him. If he'd just give them a little slack, let them walk a couple steps or slowly turn around, they'd quit rearing and trying to run him over.
I fully understand most of the horses are really jazzed up when they get in the ring, but the person handling them shouldn't be making it worse.