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Lexington KY - Keeneland Sales 2010 - Keeneland Race Track

Lexington KY - Keeneland Sales 2010 - Keeneland Race Track 

Lunch at Keenland Sales costs 3.7 million!

Well...not exactly! My lunch was $4.00 but for Mr. O'Byrne it was 3.7 million!

This happened one September, but imagine having a delicious lunch and in the room next door a live auction is underway at Keeneland Sales 2010. What is up for sale is a beautiful Kentucky thoroughbred colt.

 Lexington KY Keeneland sales - Keeneland Race track

The bidders seem to be hidden because it's hard to tell who is bidding.

I swear they must bid with their eyes by blinking because I don't see anyone scratching their nose or raising a finger.

Then suddenly as the bid is going up $200,000 a lick... it ends at 3.7 million!

Sold! Number 432 to Demi O'Byrne, bloodstock agent for John Magnier's Coolmore Stud.

His rival bidder was Texas-based owner Clarence Scharbauer Jr. The prize was the gray son of Unbridled's Song.

In his pedigree included legendary stakes winners: Unbridled, A.P.Indy, Alydar and Seattle Slew. What a fabulous bloodline! 

I know many people come to Keeneland Race Track in Lexington KY to watch horses race, but to me the Keeneland Sales 2010 will be the most exciting.

The sales will continue until September 26th.

Have a nice lunch and watch people spend BIG money. AHHHHhhhh...What a life! 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • September 14 2010 10:17PM


Liz - couple of things:


1. Thanks for weighing in the other day with advice I requested via email.  I put together a page and half plan that I'm working thru, and I'm going to spread my wings and fly so much higher than just REO.

2. This auction stuff sounds like fun, and a good way to see some fine horses!

Posted by Keith Sellers, Greater Kalamazoo and Lakeshore (Sellers Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Lizette - I think we are in the wrong business. I wonder what the profit is. I wonder if there is as much stress. I wonder if there are consumers fighting back. Sorry I got carried away.

Posted by Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified (Dilbeck Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Wow -- what a beautiful horse.  The price tag is incredible... Thanks for taking us into this world for a glimpse.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 8 years ago

Isn't crazy? it seems a beautiful horse that in a few years these 3.7 Million shall dissapear but when you have plenty of money it seems that you don't care :) LOL


Posted by Ray Saenz (Pending) about 8 years ago


That was one expensive lunch for Mr. O'Byrne. I hope he has gotten his money's worth with that beautiful horse.

I think I will stick to the $4.00 lunches. Although that colt is truly a prize.


Posted by Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass (The Buyers' Counsel) about 8 years ago

It's a blast to hang out at the sales. I may have to head back there today for some lunch and pictures.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 8 years ago

Demi has no problem spending that money!  I could tell you some stories...Ken, there is a ton of stress, but it's much like real estate.  You can go from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in no time flat!

And yes, they all have special ways of bidding so as to not be "seen."  A flick of the toe, a pull of the ear, a tap of the finger.  There are some great bid spotters in the business who know who and what to watch for.

Have some fun for me!  I've been missing all the sales this year for one reason or another.  Sure do miss it!

Posted by Shelley Rowton, ABR, RSPS - (512) 507-5779 MoveToRealty of Austin (Move To Realty) about 8 years ago

Lizette - It's amazing what people will pay for a horse.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 8 years ago

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