A Beautifully Grey Day

Nov 4, 2012: The lovely mare Well Monied, a Grade 2 winner by Maria's Mon shown here in foal to Giant's Causeway.

Nov 4, 2012: The lovely mare Well Monied, a Grade 2 winner by Maria’s Mon shown here in foal to Giant’s Causeway.

In November 2012, I attended some of the sales in Kentucky. They’re so much fun. You never know who you’ll run into or which horses you’ll get a chance to see up close. Most of the horses sold at these breeding stock sales are fillies and mares, but there are usually several weanlings and the occasional stallion up for sale as well. Now, if someone would just loan me a few million bucks…

The photos here are from the 2012 Fasig-Tipton November sale. Such a gorgeous place to visit!

Nov 5, 2012: Ponche de Leona, shown here in foal to Tapit, is the dam of '13 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man.

Nov 5, 2012: Ponche de Leona, shown here in foal to Tapit, is the dam of ’13 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man.

Nov 4, 2012: Tapitsfly, trained by Dale Romans, won the '09 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and became a two-time Grade 1 winner in 2012.

Nov 4, 2012: Tapitsfly, trained by Dale Romans, won the ’09 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and became a two-time Grade 1 winner in 2012.

Nov 4, 2012: Tapitsfly.

Nov 4, 2012: Tapitsfly.

Nov 4, 2012: Versailles Song is a daughter of the amazing mare Versailles Treaty, who won four Grade 1 races during her career. This makes Versailles Song a half-sister to George Vancouver, winner of the '12 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf.

Nov 4, 2012: Versailles Song is a daughter of the amazing mare Versailles Treaty, who won four Grade 1 races during her career. This makes Versailles Song a half-sister to George Vancouver, winner of the ’12 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf.

Trinniberg’s Mama

Nov 4, 2012: Bella Dorato at the Fasig-Tipton sales barn.

Nov 4, 2012: Bella Dorato at the Fasig-Tipton sales barn.

This lovely mare is Bella Dorato, the dam of 2012 Champion Sprinter Trinniberg. She’s shown here at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton November sale, just before she sold to Stonestreet for $460,000. She stood out to me even before I knew who she was because she bounced and danced everywhere she went. I don’t know if that’s just her personality or if she was on her toes because of the constant flow of people through the sales barns, but she had quite a spring to her step.

Trinniberg has retired to Rockridge Stud in Hudson, NY after a rather lackluster year, but he was always one of my favorites on the track. Here’s hoping that he passes on the good looks and speed that mama Bella gave him!