Just some pics to share with you!
The sales ran from March 1-4 but we had to be down there the Wednesday before the the Sunday sale day to parade our draft of 23 horses to potential buyers.
If you’re considering working in the Thoroughbred industry and particularly with yearlings, take into account that sale days can start at five or half past and last until half five or half six that afternoon.
Our 16.2hh yearling colt by Magic Albert, out of Show Classic.
One of the cheap buys! He was part of the second session of the sales and sold for $16,000.
Parading for clients involves standing them up so they can look at the horse’s conformation and then taking them for a walk before standing up again. Some weren’t so keen on cooperating though!
Boy could he rear! Never nasty, but very cheeky. He sold for $30,000 and was our first lot to go through the sale.
Before that however, I had a few problems parading him – he loved to push me off the ashphalt where we were supposed to be walking and balked on one side of the stable complex at a man putting up a ladder.
The result? The pair of us nearly colliding with another horse, it’s handler and two clients looking at the horse.
Being the smallest colt on the draft, he sure gave me the most trouble!
“Horse Terminology… Reluctant = Sale Comes with Title Deeds to Sydney Harbor Bridge.”
* Pics thanks to my wonderful mother!