Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sale - Day 2

Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton Sale was topped with the sale of an More Than Ready x Audacious Colt consigned by Roger Daly (Bottom Photo). Read more about Day 2 in this bloodhorse.com article by Shelby Downs.

Fasig-Tipton President Walt Robinson also is an auctioneer.

Bruce McCarty encourages a bid from a buyer.
Hip #310 - More than Ready x Audacious Colt sold for $110,000.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cooking: Hatch Green Chili Sausage and Stirfry

This past and next weekend is the Hatch Green Chili Festival at Central Market, and I had to make a few trips to buy fresh fire roasted green chili and sausages made with these chilis. Today at the Fasig-Tipton Summer Yearling Sale, I was inspired to once again cook and post a related story. On the way home from the sale I made a stop to buy some fire roasted chilis, my favorite Fischer & Weiser Mango Ginger Habenero Sauce, and some Hatch Green Chili Pork Sausage, as well as some Purple Kholrabi for stirfry. While Boing and then browning the Hatch Green Chili Pork Sausage, I prepared the stir fry vegetables. I combined thin strips of one Purple Kholrabi, One Carrot part of a Hatch Sweet Onion, and one Hot Fire Roasted Green Chili torn into strips. I stir fried these vegetables until the Kholrabi and Carrots were about done, and then added one Yellow squash cut into strips. When the Squash was done, I added a enough of the Mango Ginger Habenero sauce to cover all the vegetables and then served over rice with the Sausage.

Fasig Tipton Summer Yearling Sale - Day 1

The top selling horses today at the Texas Fasig-Tipton Summer Yearling Sale, came at the beginning and end of the days sale. The top selling filly was Hip #27, a Gulch x Miss Chipps at $105,000 was consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, Agent and purchased by Leprechaun Racing. The photos below this are of Hip #27, first in the walking ring before the sale, and then in conformation in the bottom photo. The overall days topper (top photo) was Hip 233, an Even The Score x Whata Rock Colt consigned by Elysian Bloodstock and sold for $120,000 to the Lee Young Farm. You may read about the first Days sale on the Blood-Horse Auction Page in an article written by Shelby Downs.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Fasig Tipton Summer Yearling

This weekend is preview time for the Fasig-Tipton Summer Yearling Sale. All the Yearling Prospects should have arrived today and the barns will be open tomorrow for folks to review and look for prospects for racing or Pinhooking. Monday and Tuesday of next week the sale will start at 10am. I will be the photographer covering this event for
Blood-Horse.Watch this space for additional photos from the upcoming sale days.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sketching in the Galleries: Lighthouse Hill

Our instructor called in sick this past Thursday, so we were invited to sketch on our own. I went to the American Galleries and sketched this DMA favorite by Edward Hopper: Lighthouse Hill.

From a horses point of view

This past Wednesday evening I was visiting my horse in the lower pasture and discovered the sunset from his point of view. Click on the eye to see what he saw.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Summer Cutting Spectacular Sale

The last week has been hectic as I worked to complete a large print order, photographed 2 Days of the Summer Cutting Spectacular Sale for Western Bloodstock, and then processed the images and prepared the presentation book and image DVD for the Sale. On Wednesday I shipped out both projects and now have a little time to post on this blog once again. The image above is of the Summer Sale Topper, Shortys Starlight being auctioned along with her foal by embryo transfer to the recipient mare behind her. She sold as a package for $130,000. Details of this sale may be found in this press release: Upturn for NCHA Summer Spectacular Sales in a downturned economy