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TSE/Tattersalls Fall Sale "Gets On With Business"

At a time when Americans were urged by their President to “get on with their business,” Saddlebred enthusiasts answered the call. TSE/Tattersalls Fall Sale was heralded in by a full house. A consignment of 470 cataloged horses, which included the prestigious Callaway Hills session, brought buyers in out of the cold. The averages were up and the future of the industry is both hopeful and sound.

Conducted by Teater Saddlebred Enterprises, The Fall Sale was held October 25, 26, and 27 at the historic Tattersalls sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. “Our average for horses sold was $5,114.00 which is a remarkable 28% increase from last fall,” stated TSE/Tattersalls president Ed Teater. He went on to explain, “The Callaway Hills’ consignment boosted our overall average, however Friday and Saturday afternoon session averages were up slightly on their own from the same sessions last fall. I think this represents a dedication to our business and a commitment to its future. Even in the wake of recent events, we witnessed a formidable sale that reflects well on the resolve of our industry.”

Highlighting the three-day event was the return to TSE/Tattersalls of the fall consignment from Callaway Hills Stable. Friday night’s session consisted of 49 entries from the historic breeding program located in Jefferson City, Mo. Bob Brison expertly presented 32 two-year-olds to an appreciative crowd. Fifteen broodmares pronounced in foal to Callaway stallions were prepared and presented by Kenda Benn. Lenore (Tony) Weldon represented Callaway Hills with her attendance.

Headlining the much-anticipated consignment and topping the overall sale was a two-year-old son of world’s champion Callaway’s Blue Norther. Piloted by Bob Brison, Callaway’s Jim Blair engaged the house from his first step into the pavilion. Showing his willingness to train, this talented colt exuded expression and started a bidding frenzy, which culminated in a $70,000 final bid. Mike Roberts signed the ticket on behalf of Chris Bell-Kaplan of Columbia, Mo., and Callaway’s Jim Blair will return to his home state.

Well-started under saddle and lighting up the ring was Callaway’s Lloyd Stark. The two-year-old by world’s champion CH Caramac and out of Rosewind’s Summer Skye took hold of the straightaway and settled into action. Debbie Foley acted as agent for Tim Shallcross, Prospect, Ky., as the gavel fell. A $62,000 pledge sealed the ownership of this colt.

Spencer Mains of Boone, N.C., is the new owner of Callaway’s W.J. Bryan that earned a $42,000 final bid. A two-year-old by world’s champion Callaway’s Blue Norther, he is out of Once In A Lifetime IMK by Flight Time. Looking well on his way to a winning career, this young colt is already strong in his trot and wearing the bridle with authority.

Callaway’s Sam Baker, by world’s champion Callaway’s Gold Rush, was led through the sale. The athletic chestnut colt is a half brother to world’s champion CH Callaway’s Hot Copy, etc. His dam is the Jamestown mare Callaway’s Hot Type, half sister to CH Callaway’s Headliner. He represented his family well and commanded a $37,000 final bid from Larry Hodge for Joan Hamilton of Springfield, Kentucky.

Debbie Foley of Louisville, Ky., selected the two-year-old Callaway’s Wish Come True as the bidding settled. By Five-Gaited Stallion World’s Champion Callaway’s Wish Me Will, he is out of Callaway’s Cecelia, a half sister to reserve world’s champion Callaway’s Carry On. Demanding attention along with a purchase price of $30,000, Callaway’s Wish Come True appeared fit for his name.

A beautiful chestnut filly by Finally Attached, full brother to world’s champion CH Unattached, Callaway’s Carmel Delight was led through the pavilion for Callaway Hills Stable. The two-year-old daughter of Callaway’s Carmel Kiss by CH Caramac exhibited her talent and dictated a $27,000 ticket signed by Todd Graham for Lora and Charles Johnstone II, Charleston, W.Va.

Callaway’s Winston Churchill, a half brother to reserve world’s champion Callaway’s State Senator, stakes winner Callaway’s Hail Liberty, and stakes winner Callaway’s Freedom Sings, was selected by Tom Galbreath of Hilton Head, S.C. Presented under saddle, this able colt showed his aptitude for saddle work as he invited buyers’ requests. A $23,000 signature sealed the chain of ownership.

Many other exciting entries were offered at the fall sale. Along with the youngsters were seasoned campaigners who generated activity and made bold statements of their own. Kami Kazi, a consignment from Elisabeth Goth, Lebanon, Ky., stepped into the sales venue and bidding ensued. The exquisite bay gelding is well known as a champion in the five-gaited division. Presented by Larry Hodge, he exhibited his great abilities to a perceptive crowd, never backing an ear. Deborah Orr Visser of Springfield, Ky., signed a $48,000 ticket for this recognized campaigner.

The John Brown consignment, Shamrock’s Rebekah, was selected by Randy Tabor of Scottsville, Ky., for $32,000. This beautiful mare is by Shamrock Santana, sire of world’s champion CH Boucheron, world’s champion Keep The Secret, reserve world’s champion Shamrock’s Versace, and out of the successful gaited mare, A Wishing Star. She exhibited her aptitude for pattern work and promises to make an exceptional addition in any of a number of divisions. Dr. Alan R. Raun, of Reedannland, Cumming, Iowa, was the consignor of a junior five-gaited mare with an already impressive show career. Top Gossip, by Reedann’s Top Gun and out of Reedann’s Town Gossip by CH The Talk Of The Town, performed with perfection and tantalized the gathering while exhibited by Rob Kritzler. The bidding peaked at $32,000 with Marlene LaFleur signing the ticket for Joanie Eissfeldt, Madison, Wisc.

The chromed and colorful Roxann Cain made her entrance noticed as she paraded into the ring for consignor Tiffany Enterprises of Bridgewater, Va. Already established as a successful juvenile mount, this sensible mare marched a trot for trainer Tre’ Lee to impress new owner Lindsey Shields of Lexington, Ky. She commanded $23,000.

Mary Sue Walker, Lexington, Ky., purchased the Star Hill Farm consignment Imax. This full brother to world’s champion Carmelita Santana was ridden to five gaits by Rick Wallen as bidding climbed to $21,000.

The next event to be hosted by TSE/Tattersalls is the Spring Sale. Scheduled for April 12 and 13, it is the first in the series of three for the year 2002. The Summer Sale is scheduled for July 10, 11 and 12 during the Lexington Junior League Horse Show, and the Fall Sale will be held October 24, 25, and 26. For more information, contact Teater Saddlebred Enterprises Inc., 6268 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356, phone (859) 885-7283, or fax (859) 887-5780.

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