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TSE/Tattersalls Fall Sale Meets Expectations


A formidable group of horses passed through the gates of the historic Red Mile sale pavilion, Lexington, Ky., marking the TSE/Tattersalls Fall Sale. Held October 27-29, this was the final in the series of TSE/Tattersalls sales for 2005. Averages per horse sold, Outs, and RNA's (reserves not attained) remained consistent with the previous sales in the series, completing the year with notes of a reliable market. Although Friday's sale was very active, posting a $4,847 session average, both sale toppers sold on the final day, where the session average was $4,536. All three days of The Fall Sale were well attended.

There were plenty of standouts in the catalog of 409 consignments. Topping the list was She's Poison, commanding a purchase price of $35,000. A consignment from Kathleen C. Bagdasarian, Madison, Connecticut, this three-gaited entrant was expertly presented under saddle by Merrill Murray, Versailles, Ky. The exquisite black mare has already garnered an impressive collection of ribbons at major shows, including the Ladies Three-Gaited Over 15.2 Reserve Championship at Lexington in 2005. She engaged a huge crowd in the sale ring, with Robert Stazovsky, Lee's Summit, Mo., making the final bid for Robert and Robyn Lynch, Ozark, Mo. Elegant and mannered in the pavilion, she captivated the attendees and should continue to be an outstanding contender in the show ring.

Endolane Temptation followed She's Poison into the sale pavilion, and quickly claimed the second highest price of the sale. Martha Fraser, Kansas City, Mo., selected the versatile consignment from the Bob and Nancy Bell Trust, Louisville, Ky. Rob Wilson was up as agent, and guided the three-gaited chestnut gelding to a big trot and straight-line lead changes. Perfectly suited to any of a number of divisions, Endolane Temptation tempted the gallery before claiming a $26,000 ticket for purchase.

Shades Of Radiance, consigned by John T. Jones and Nancy Trent Jones, Union, Ky, topped the broodmare selection of The Fall Sale. This mare is a full sister to World's Champions CH Mr. Snuffleupagus, With Authority, Nordic Radiance, etc. She is by Talent Town and out of the Hall of Fame Broodmare, Sultan's Radiance, the only full sister to Radiant Sultan. This impeccably bred mare sold in foal to the recently deceased multiple World's Champion sire CH The King Of Highpoint. The resulting foal will be eligible to the All American Cup. Julee O'Reilly, Delaware, Ohio, selected this rare package for $21,500.

Martin Cockriel, Parker, Colo., purchased the three-gaited pleasure mare, I Wannadance, consigned by Stonecroft Farm, Simpsonville, Ky. A $21,000 offer sealed the transfer of this exceptional three-year-old. By World's Champion Harlem Town, I Wannadance is out of Dance Smartly, a royally bred daughter of Radiant Sultan. This grand, young mare was presented under saddle by Dianna Rannells, Agent, Simpsonville, Ky.

CH Broadway Tune, a three-gaited pleasure gelding consigned by James R. Dellinger, Jr., Cartersville, Ga., sold with an already impressive show record. He garnered the 2004 Three-Gaited Show Pleasure 18-29 (Division II) World's Championship, and has won at many shows this past year. Presented by Steve Old, Cartersville, Ga., this big trotting gelding was entertaining in the pavilion as he encouraged bids. Deborah Richardson, Lenoir City, Tenn., signed the $20,000 ticket for purchase.

Another seasoned show ring campaigner, CH The Top Banana, entertained the gallery before selling to Peggy Brown and Crystal Seals, Bulls Gap, Tenn. This three-gaited park gelding hosts a long list of wins at major shows throughout the Midwest. His most recent wins include reserve championships at the All American Classic and Milwaukee Spring horse shows. CH The Top Banana performed as a professional in the sale ring before claiming a respectable price of $18,000. Lisa Strickland, St. Charles, Ill., was up for the Andy Hutson consignment.

Rob Turner presented Londonderry, the David Fields, Kennebunk, Maine, entrant to the gallery. The exciting chestnut mare enjoyed her work at three gaits, wearing her ears and bridle well and earning an $18,000 ticket. Londonderry has been shown very successfully in the Northeast and also earned a top ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair in the park division. She will now reside in the Bluegrass State under the ownership of Rob and Jackie Tanner.

Tuffy's Commander was picture perfect with Jackie Tanner, Versailles, Ky., up. The three-gaited park or park pleasure entrant exhibited a trot worthy of an open division, and never put an ear back while in the sale ring. The five-year-old chestnut gelding kept the audience captive while bidding ensued. This son of Periaptor was a consignment from the Jayo Family Corporation, Scottsdale, Ariz. The gavel fell at $17,500, and Tuffy's Commander will now be under the direction of Heath Hughes for owners Peggy Brown and Crystal Seals, Bulls Gap, Tenn.

Doubletree's New Beginning was purchased by Karen B. Shumate, Princeton, W. Va. The high-headed chestnut gelding was presented under saddle with John T. Jones as agent for Singing Hills Stable, Oregon City, Ore. This versatile entrant possesses a winning career as a fine harness horse as well as a recent win in the park division. Tre Lee expertly guided Doubletree's New Beginning to a final bid of $17,000.

The Redwing Farm, Waterloo, Ill., consignment, Simply Handsome, earned a $16,000 signature from Richard McQuown, Elizabethtown, Ky., before exiting the pavilion. Mike Tunstall, Finchville, Ky., was in the irons for the young chestnut's turn before the gallery, and the three-gaited pleasure gelding proved very inviting. Cataloged as capable in harness as well as under saddle, Simply Handsome looked to be quite versatile.

Tom McLellan, Nine Mile Falls, Wash., selected Our Manhattan Lady, a broodmare consignment from the O'Brien Family Trust, Lexington, Ky. The young mare is a full sister to World's Champion Belle Reve's Renaissance Man. She sold in foal to five-time World's Champion CH Harlem Town, and commanded a respectable $16,000 final bid as the gavel fell.

Rob Wilson expertly presented several horses for public offering. Endolane Supreme Admiral was the second of his mounts for the Bob and Nancy Bell Trust, Louisville, Ky., to sell above $15,000. Also a three-gaited pleasure entrant, this five-year-old gelding heated up the gallery with his strong trot and upright carriage. Cheryl Innis, Somers, Ct., signed the ticket to transfer ownership.

Three-gaited horses were in demand, and In Royal Style was next up in this division to fill the needs of the public. This five-year-old chestnut gelding has campaigned with success at major shows, including Rock Creek, the American Royal, and the Kentucky State Fair. Consigned by Bill and Christine Field, Shelbyville, Ky., this son of Merchant Prince sold to Debra C. Tolliver and Sam E. Mills of Greenback, Tenn. The purchase required a $15,000 signature.

Virgil Helm, New Bloomfield, Mo., introduced several exceptional entrants for public offering. Of note was Maxwell Hunter, a consignment from George B. and Marilyn Benson, Columbia, Mo. This three-gaited park gelding was impossible to miss; long-necked with an impressive carriage, he went a big, square trot. He has been shown with success in both open and amateur park classes and looks to be a winner for new owners Chardonnay Farms and Mill Creek Stables, Round Top, Texas. A $15,000 price lit the bid board.

Summertime Belle, a broodmare consignment from Ainsley Farm, LLC, Versailles, Ky., also met a $15,000 bid for purchase. Presented by Billy Jarrell, she was selected by Bruce and Rusty Rademann of Fond du Lac, Wisc. Summertime Belle is by Sultan's Santana, a World's Grand Champion and World's Grand Champion sire. Her dam is I'm Elegant Too, by CH Kourageous Kalu, making her a full sister to Elegant Of Course, dam of World's Champion Catalytic. Her second dam is World's Grand Champion CH Belle Elegant. Standing 17.1 hands, this impressive mare sold open. Billy Jarrell also presented the appealing five-year-old gelding, Harlem's Beau Dandy. Harlem's Beau Dandy performed three gaits with attractive ease and was purchased for $14,000 by Nicholas Villa, North Stonington, Ct.

Karen B. Shumate, Princeton, W. Va., was an active buyer at the Fall Sale. Bidding $15,000 for Java Chip proved enough to seal the purchase of the Virgil and Sandra Helm, New Bloomfield, Mo., consignment. Java Chip, a young three-gaited gelding, was presented under saddle by Tre Lee with John T. Jones acting as agent. The up-fronted bay gelding has garnered multiple wins in his career, and appeared to enjoy his work while in the ring.

Another broodmare from the maternal family of CH Belle Elegant demanded considerable attention and a $13,500 ticket. A beautiful daughter of Santana's Charm, Bewitching Belle is a full sister to Reserve World's Champion CH Belleavanti, World's Champion Pisgah Pike, etc. Consigned by the Jacquelyn M. Stred Revocable Trust, Lexington, Ky., Sunrise Stables agent, the eight-year-old mare sold open and was purchased by Bridget McNeese, Houston, Texas. She will reside at the McNeese's Sandy Creek Farm in
Brenham, Texas

The first of a series of three sales hosted by TSE/Tattersalls for 2006 will be The Spring Sale, scheduled for April 14 and 15. For more information, contact Teater Saddlebred Enterprises, Inc., 205 Parks Lane, Nicholasville, KY 40356, phone (859) 885-7283, or fax (859) 887-5780.

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