Last week saw us making our way to the National Stud Farm in Tanjung Rambutan again, two months after our first visit. The occasion was the 2012 National Premier Sale, where 34 (Lot 25 was withdrawn at the last minute) 2-year-old horses were put under the hammer. Imagine, it was the 19th auction conducted at the Stud Farm, but it was my first time witnessing it!
The 2012 National Premier Sale, the fifth year an all-Malaysian-bred auction was held, was an unreserved auction, which means that the highest bidder wins, no matter what amount it goes up to, though the starting price for this auction was RM10,000.
Without any knowledge about horses, all of them looked elegant to me. Besides noting a horse’s bloodlines, I am not sure what physical attributes a bidder looks for, which determine how high a bid he (or she) is willing to place. According to David Chester of Magic Millions Sales Pty Ltd. who conducted the auction, many of the horses were sold under the odds. Everybody loves a good buy!
GO TO PAGE 2 TO CONTINUE READING…