A DIFFERENT KIND OF HORSE MANIA

It was a buyer’s market recently at the Horse Mania 2010 auction at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

The bar for the sale was set fairly high in 2000, when a trio of horses went for around $50,000 and numerous horses sold for more than $10,000.

In comparison, bidding was fairly modest Friday as most horses stayed around $5,000 and several went unsold. The unsold models are headed to eBay.

This year the auction raised $376,400 benefiting LexArts Public Art Fund and 84 other charities. The average sale price for a horse was $5,791.

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Aaron Kennedy showed Bourbon Barrel Horse Friday. The winning bidder plans to display it at Ramsey’s on Harrodsburg Road.

Auction attendees looked over all the horses before the bidding began at Keeneland Friday.

David O’Bryan showed LewHorse Carroll for bidding. The horse, featuring an approved replica of the signature of Alice in Wonderland film star and Kentucky native Johnny Depp, sold for $7,500.

Pegasus Flight garnered the highest price of the night at the Horse Mania 2010 auction at Keeneland on Friday.

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