|NEWS: 9-28-09 RHF presented 3 colored yearlings to sell at auction at Keeneland. (4867) ART IN MOTION, (4888) ALLA AURORA, and (5154) HELIODORIS. All 3 were RNA'd and returned home to TN the same evening. If we had a dollar for all the photographs taken of our colored beauties, we would have come home with a suitcase full of money! Saturday my son Matt and I walked each yearling up one at a time to let people see what was back at barn 28, that would sell the next morning. The international and stateside interest of owners and buyers was well worth the trip to Lexington. Standing with an employee of Keeneland that had worked there 28 years she told me who was who coming and going. Literally millionares and billionares walked right up and asked where we were from and who the sire and dam was. "The cat got many of their tongues." We shook several hands and were told best of luck in the sale. To say the least we had "Celebrity Status" that day. Comments of, "Gorgeous color, how did you get that?" to "They are very well conformed and have such straight legs and good bone." Many business cards were handed out, the yearlings were out being photographed all day.
A special THANK YOU to two free lance photographers are in order. A Lori Elverd of Versailles, KY has blessed us with some lovely shots of our weekend at the sale. Also Kari Newman of www.elusiveacresfarm.com has taken some photos we are excited to see!
Matt's photo walking Art In Motion appeared on the top 1/2 of the front page of the Lexington Harald Tuesday morning. Matt has been assisting delivering foals at RHF and learning all aspects of a breeding farm. He has gone from handling mares and foals in warmblood inspections since the age of ten years old. He is now 6ft. and 15 years old and assisting live covering mares. I received top compliments on how well trained and reserved he was handling 3 yearlings feeling high on life coming out on such cool and windy days at the sale. He glowed with pride representing our finest and I choked back tears of a very proud mother! It was a day we had together that we will never forget. Callan Strous; Oak Tree Division Manager of Lane's End and Vice President on the board of Directors of the KEMI Program (Kentucky Equine Management Internship) mentioned Matt may benefit further from the program if the TB industry is in his future.
A soft economy, intimidating beautiful yearlings, left buyers afraid to spend enough money to offer the track training these 3 needed to win. One day that will change and the walls that devide the racing world and colored TB's will come down, and the owner that wins with that colt or filly will have a lot to speak about! All is well at RHF!
|Left: ALLA AURORA. Middle: HELIODORIS. Right: ART IN MOTION
Photos By: Lori Elverd
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