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Big Crowds And Good Times Make #24 A Success



by Renee Isaacs

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Horse Sales, L.P. hosted the Kentucky After Christmas Sale for the 24th year at the Tattersalls Sale Pavilion in Lexington, Ky. David Landrum and Jerrold Pedigo sponsor the event each year and have made it a tradition for horse enthusiasts to travel to Lexington each year. This year’s sale hosted 515 entries.

“We are extremely pleased with the overall numbers from the sale,” said Landrum. “We really appreciate everyone who made this year’s sale a success. From the consignors, buyers and attendees, the atmosphere around the sale was very enthusiastic. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all who attended but especially those in Kentucky who had endured such severe weather conditions over the previous week.”

The format of the sale took on a similar format to 2008. Thursday and Friday were full of top broodmares and pleasure horses. On Thursday, broodmares were sold which were in foal to top stallions in the industry. It provided those in attendance with the opportunity to raise future world champion Tennessee Walking Horses.

Saturday consisted of top producing mares, a good group of two-year-olds, performance horses and the traditional spotlight sale. This year’s spotlight consisted of seven top entries. A new feature to the sale was a free barbecue and chili dog lunch served Saturday before the start of the sale.

Along with the free lunch, Saturday’s great lineup of horses made for a standing-room only crowd at the Tattersalls facility. Consignors present represented Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and others. When the numbers were tallied, 74 percent of the entries presented were sold, an indicator of success for the Kentucky After Christmas Sale.

“You will always find a talented horse, someone nice to talk to and now, a great lunch at the Kentucky After Christmas Sale,” a spectator commented. A pretty good endorsement and a great summary of the 24th annual Kentucky After Christmas Sale.


To Be Exact….

TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES - 515
OVERALL TOP 5 AVERAGE - $14,090.00
OVERALL TOP 10 AVERAGE - $10,485.00

TOP SELLING THURSDAY ENTRY - "MARK A BUCK"
    CONSIGNOR: 4-J LAND AND CATTLE CO
    PURCHASER: PAUL GARLAND
TOP SELLING FRIDAY ENTRY - "ABE LINCOLN"
    CONSIGNOR: 4-J LAND AND CATTLE CO
    PURCHASER: MARSHA COFFEY
TOP SELLING TWO YEAR OLD - "EL PRADO"
    CONSIGNOR: Y & S STABLES
    PURCHASER: JUNE HAWKINS
TOP SELLING SATURDAY ENTRY - "CLASSIC SUNDANCE STAR"
    CONSIGNOR: LATHAM STABLES
    PURCHASER: DALIA SMITH
TOP SELLING SPOTLIGHT ENTRY - "THE NIGHT PUSHER"
    CONSIGNOR: SPENCER BENEDICT
    PURCHASER: GLADYS BURTON


TOP 5 PLEASURE/BROODMARE AVERAGE: $5,200.00
TOP 5 PERFORMANCE/SHOW HORSE AVERAGE: $14,090.00


OVERALL TOP 10 SELLING ENTRIES
 
1) "CLASSIC SUNDANCE STAR"
   CONSIGNOR: LATHAM STABLES
   PURCHASER: DALIA SMITH
2) "EL PRADO"
   CONSIGNOR: Y & S STABLES
   PURCHASER: JUNE HAWKINS
3) "THE NIGHT PUSHER"
   CONSIGNOR: SPENCER BENEDICT
   PURCHASER: GLADYS BURTON
4) "STILL PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ"
   CONSIGNOR: MAC BENHAM STABLES
   PURCHASER: ROBERT STANNARD JR.
5) "COLOR ME JAZZ"
   CONSIGNOR: Y & S STABLES
   PURCHASER: RONNIE LESTER SR.
6) "CONTENDO"
   CONSIGNOR: CLINCH RIVER RANCH
   PURCHASER: LIB WILSON
7) "ABE LINCOLN"
   CONSIGNOR: 4-J LAND AND CATTLE CO.
   PURCHASER: MARSHA COFFEY
8) "DIVIT"
   CONSIGNOR: ROBERT LANIER
   PURCHASER: JOHN BAYES
9) "MY RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT"
   CONSIGNOR: 4-J LAND AND CATTLE CO. & RAYMOND PEDIGO
   PURCHASER: JEFF HATCHER
10) "I'M CELINE DION"
   CONSIGNOR: JOE FLEMING STABLES
   PURCHASER: EDDIE DAVIS

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