Breeder’s Cup Winners Go to Auction Ring
My favorite time of the year – when ultra fit BC champions find themselves in the sales ring here in Lexington the very following week. Above is Groupie Doll selling for $3.1 million and I believe Mizdirection is also coming up this week. The chance to see a top class sprinter in 100% shape and groomed to sell is a treat for the eyeballs, she looks like a sculpture for crying out loud – and so well behaved, mercy. I got goosebumps standing beside her as she walked into the ring.
Kudos to trainer/owner Buff Bradley and family. They have struck gold twice now, with this mare and with multimillionaire gelding Brass Hat, and I hope they find another gem here shortly. Class, class, class acts. Did anyone catch his emotional reaction after her win at Santa Anita? Even winners can get heartbroken at this game, but to stay alive smaller farms have to take the money when it’s on the table.
Not been writing for a while, but some good stuff coming up. Had 2 big winners at the Breeders Cup last weekend; both on STORM and one doing some very interesting things in addition to the supplement. Press release going out worldwide this week, but I am going to add some pics and video to the story before posting here. One group of connections have given me permission to blog details, but the other shall remain nameless/faceless. It’s tough to finally sell a product you believe in – yet have it work so well that satisfied customers refuse to tout it to the competition – oh well, I guess there are worse problems to have.
One client in Australia recently purchased a treadmill, so exciting work there in the future. Also received a newly published study from Japan ‘proving’ that adding high speed work on a treadmill to a 2yo conditioning program improves athletic development and does not increase lameness. Details to come on that as well.