Life...Fun and Kentucky Real Estate


Keeneland Sales / Lexington Kentucky / Horse Capitol of The World

 Keeneland Sales / Lexington Kentucky / Horse Capitol of The World

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

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 in Kentucky to watch horses race, but to me the Keeneland Sales are the most exciting.

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

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Comment balloon 6 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • September 11 2008 08:25AM


Lizette, what a life, indeed. Sounds very exciting to watch. That has got to be an electrified atmosphere filled with lots of eye candy. Thanks for sharing! Very cool! Will play phone tag with you later. Love, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

The sales are exciting and fun for me, too.  In a US sale anyone can be successful if you have the cash, but when we were in England a few years ago bidding on a horse, all of the sudden our bids were being nodded-off.  I was getting mad, then our agent whispered, "when her Majesty bids, she wins."  Being The Queen must be awesome.

Posted by Jane Page Thompson (Aiken Properties) almost 11 years ago


This sounds like you had a very enjoyable lunch. 

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 11 years ago

Carolyn - Thanks for calling today. I was doing some Chanel visitation and had left my phone in the car. I'll try to email you later.

Jane - That's pretty wild! I've never heard that. It must be nice to get what ever you want!

Don - YES! It was quite yummy!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago

Maybe next year we will go.   It sounds fascinating!     Kiss the Diva for me.   She's going to be home soon!

Posted by Connie King almost 11 years ago

I love KY too. God's country right? My dad use to go every year to the Keeneland sales your post brought back fond memories.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 11 years ago

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