Friday, September 7, 2012

Keeneland Sales

An empty Keeneland Sales Pavilion

For the next 10 days or so I will be working for Warrendale Sales  as a card person.  I'm not so sure I can explain it very well until I actually do this job. As I've been told,  potential buyers come to the barn and fill out a card and check the boxes for the horses they would like to see.  They hand the card back to me and I coordinate the viewing of the horses with the handlers and other card people doing the same for other potential buyers.   I get so nervous with new things but I think I can handle this and survive.  LOL! 

In the meantime, here are some photos we took today at Keeneland where horses were arriving for the sales and things were busy with last minute spruce ups! 

My boss at Warrendale Sales - Kitty Taylor

Horse people are dog people too.  Sometimes a reminder needs to be placed on where your dogs can and cannot go...

A nice looking Dynaformer filly arrives to the Warrendale Sales barn.  She's hip #935.

Inside the sales pavilion, the seats are all assigned to those who will be in attendance.  Besilu had purchased Royal Delta for quite a bit of money last fall...

Vinery's barn is well decorated and ready for the horses to arrive.

Worker for Hill N Dale Farm do some primping on one of their yearling sales horses.
This will be a new experience for me and a whole other side of the thoroughbred industry that I know very little about.  Should be fun and a great learning experience!!  Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck and I am so jealous!!

  2. What Sonya said!!

    Seriously, do keep copious notes (and take lots of pictures when you are permitted ;o) and let us hear all about it. I am enjoying reading about all your adventures with photographing races and horses and the farms ;o)

  3. That Dynaformer filly is striking - looking forward to the full report!

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