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TSE Tattersalls Spring Sale Indicates Strong Market

Photos by Mary Cockriel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - TSE/Tattersalls began its 2007 season with The Spring Sale, held April 13 and 14 at the historic Red Mile Pavilion, Lexington, Kentucky. A catalogue consisting of 212 consignments included an array of prospects and proven producers, and resulted in the highest average of the last five spring sales. High seller Fort Chiswell's Royal Champagne also topped his counterparts in the above-mentioned sales.

Friday's session saw an average per horse sold of $4,418.00, with outs constituting 20% and RNA's (Reserves Not Attained) holding firmly at 5% overall. The average per horse sold over the two days was $3,940.00. RNA's remained at 5%, with outs constituting 21% of the 212 entries catalogued.

Fort Chiswell's Royal Champagne burst through the entry gates, capturing attention and demanding the sale's highest ticket of $35,000.00. Under the expert direction of Melinda Moore, up for the partnership of Dickey Davis and Melinda Moore, the five-gaited gelding displayed a bold trot and an expressive, true rack as he was called on to entertain the gallery. He has been shown lightly, winning the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic at Southeastern Charity in 2005 and the Junior Five-Gaited Class at the Kentucky Spring Premier in 2006. By CH Heir To Champagne and out of the Five-Gaited Mare World's Champion Royal Memories by Mountain Highland Memories, Fort Chiswell's Royal Champagne was bred to enjoy his work, and he expressed a willing confidence during his stay in the pavilion. The crowd responded with activity, finally settling as Marlene LaFleur, Verona, Wisconsin, signed her name to take home the grand prize.

Sale topper Fort Chiswell’s Royal Champagne,
ridden by Melinda Moore, sold to Marlene LaFleur, Verona, Wis.

Tre' Lee was in the irons for agent John T. Jones, Prospect Lane, Versailles, Kentucky, to present Coco Royale for public offering. The five-year-old three-gaited gelding already has an impressive career, including the 2005 National Three-Year-Old Futurity Three-Gaited World's Championship. He has reliably continued, most recently winning the 2006 Junior Three-Gaited class at the Kentucky Spring Premier and a Reserve Championship in the Three-Gaited Four-Year-Old Sweepstakes. His titles as both a Horse World's People's Choice Reserve Champion and National Horseman's All American winner were justified as he expertly entertained bidding. Consigned by Saddlewood Farm, Ltd., Maple Park, Illinois, Coco Royale was selected by Elaine Gregory, Brookfield, Vermont. A $22,000.00 ticket sealed the purchase.

Tre Lee was happy with Coco Royale’s performance
to end the bidding at $22,000.

The three-gaited pleasure mare, Radiantly Amazing, sold to James Paliafito, Shelbyville, Kentucky, for $17,500.00. A six-year-old by Radiant Sultan, Radiantly Amazing is a full sister to Reserve World's Champion Over Achiever. Already well established on the show circuit, she was guided through her gaits by Ashley Isenhower of Reflection Stables, Simpsonville, Kentucky. Shown previously by both amateurs and juveniles, Radiantly Amazing exhibited her proven dependability as she was cued to perform in the arena. This solid purchase was a consignment from Ann Marie Brickzen, Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Heirogance & Attitude, a beautiful, young black breeding stallion, was a consignment from the Jacquelyn M. Stred Revocable Trust, Sun City Center, Florida, and was agented by Clouse Stables, Versailles, Kentucky. He was foaled in 2001, a son of well-respected World's Champion Supreme Heir, sire of World's Grand Champions CH Callaway's Copyright, CH An Heir About Her, and CH One For The Road. His dam is three-time Reserve World's Champion CH Passion, by Harlem Globetrotter, and his second dam is four-time Three-Gaited World's Grand Champion CH Finisterre's Gift Of Love. The royally bred Heirogance & Attitude has sired only 12 foals to date, the first crop in 2005. Three of his offspring have already shown, garnering Weanling Futurity ribbons and a Championship. The promising stallion presented beautifully in hand, and was purchased by Linda and C. Brown Allen of Louisville, Kentucky, for $17,000.00.

The beautiful Heirogance & Attitude struck a pose

with Clark Clouse at the lead. Linda and C. Brown Allen
were the highest bidders on this stallion.

Dennis L. Hunt, Greenwood, Indiana, signed the $15,000.00 receipt for purchase on Lot No. 155, She's My Wild Irish Rose. The striking two-year-old filly was led down the straightaway, and the gallery leaned in to take notice. Showing an aptitude for athleticism, the young prospect strutted the arena before striking a pose on either end. She exhibited a mature prowess, relying on her previous successful experience before a crowd. She's My Wild Irish Rose is by I'm A New Yorker, sire of World's Champions Belle Reve's Renaissance Man, New York's Perfect Gift, Freaky Links, etc. Her dam, Wesleyan, is a half sister to World's Champion A Day To Remember. Wesleyan followed her daughter into the sale pavilion and earned a $7,700.00 asking price. Steve Old, agent, Cartersville, Georgia, presented both mares to the public for James R. Dellinger, Jr., Delton Farms, also of Cartersville, Georgia.

Steve Old presented the striking

two-year-old filly She’s My Wild Irish Rose

for James R. Dellinger Jr., Cartersville, Ga.

The broodmare entrant, Suddenly Spring, was a consignment from James L. Nichols, Penny Lane Farm, Inc., Paducah, Kentucky. Mike Lamb, Lamb Show Horses, Elma, Washington, made the final bid over the phone for $15,000.00 to exchange ownership when the gavel fell. Suddenly Spring was foaled in 1991, the daughter of Talent Town, sire of World's Champions CH Talent Contest, CH Mr. Snuffleupagus, Stage Talent, Candle Dan, etc. Broodmares by Talent Town have produced World's Grand Champion Manila Thrilla, and many more. Suddenly Spring is a former show mare and is out of Great Riches VHF by Longview's Supreme. She was not in foal at sale time.

Kalarama's Sparkle Plenty's name suited her perfectly as she lit up the sale venue. The junior mare is a proven campaigner, with a formidable placing in the National Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited Futurity at the Kentucky State Fair last year. Shown to the public with James Nichols in the irons for Penny Lane Farm, Inc., she was honest with her gaits and appeared to enjoy her ring time. She is by Harlem Superior and out of Rainbow Sprinkles by Radiant Sultan. Her second dam, Linda Fizz, is a full sister to World's Champions CH Heir To Champagne, CH Champagne's Mr. Perfection, and CH Perfectionheir. Kalarama's Sparkle Plenty sold for $14,000.00 to Hickory Hill Farm Ltd., Washington, Pennsylvania.

James Nichols was up on Kalarama’s Sparkle Plenty,
for Penny Lane Farm Paducah, Ky.

Richard S. Thomas and Douglas Sherman, Hager Hill, Kentucky, purchased the young breeding stallion, Seraph, for $11,000.00. Seraph is by World's Champion Harlem Globetrotter, sire of more than 50 world titleholders, including such notables as World's Grand Champion CH Garland's Dream and World's Champions CH Harlem Town and CH The Groomsman to name just a few. His dam is Julie Brown, by Flame Of Greystone, and his second dam is the fine harness World's Champion CH Diamond Minx. This special black stallion has sired just 15 foals to date. He was represented in the sale by one of his offspring, the four-year-old black mare, Sepia Sensation. Seraph was a consignment from The Estate of W. L. Nininger, Bristol, Virginia, with Russell Cross, Piney Flats, Tennessee, acting as agent.

The versatile entrant Crystal Creek's Strawberry Jam had an eager audience as she entered the pavilion. Tried and true, she has shown in pleasure, pleasure driving, country pleasure and country pleasure driving classes by juveniles and novice riders. Such horses are treasured for their reliability and suitability for young or amateur riders, and this young chestnut mare was no exception. She performed her gaits with an expected easy demeanor, and was selected by Jeanie Waddell, Cedartown, Georgia. Crystal Creek's Strawberry Jam was a consignment from Kathryn J. Nichols, Winterville, Georgia, with Bill Waller, Clover Leaf Stables, agent, Heiskell, Tennessee. The bid board lit on $10,500.00 as the mare left the ring.

The five-year-old, chromed chestnut mare, Perfect Sweetheart, was presented to the public by Danette Musselman of Alliance Stud, acting as agent for Dan W. Musselman, Morton, Illinois. Catalogued as started late in her training, she nevertheless looked show ready for the five-gaited division. This up-fronted mare is by the CH Caramac son Perfect Cover and is out of three-gaited CH Sable Sweetheart. She sold for $9,700.00 to Heather Hann, Florence, Kentucky.

Care Package sold as a package, heavy in foal at sale time to five-time World's Champion CH Harlem Town. The young chestnut broodmare is by World's Champion CH Caramac and is a half sister to World's Champion CH The Society Gentleman. Her second and third dams are Hall of Fame Broodmares. This classically bred mare sold for $9,200.00 to Jennie Graham and Vickie Keatley, Athens, Georgia. Care Package was a consignment of The O’Brien Family Trust, Lexington, Kentucky. Brookhill LLC, of Lexington, was agent.

The second and final of the 2007 TSE/Tattersalls sale offerings will be The Fall Sale, November 1, 2, and 3. Entries close September 18.

“The decision not to hold The Summer Sale was a hard-thought and reflective one,” stated Ed Teater.  “We have such a great respect for the tradition of this remarkable establishment, but felt we also had to respect the time restrictions of our consignors during a week that continues to place unwavering demands on them. We look forward to attending to the great tradition of The Lexington Junior League Horse Show.”

For more information, contact Teater Saddlebred Enterprises, Inc., 205 Parks Lane, Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356, phone (859) 885-7283, or fax (859) 887-5780. Or visit the web site, 



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