Lynch: If you haven’t been to a Kentucky horse sale, you ain’t never been nowhere
Dennis Lynch, an account executive with Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, writes an amusing guest blog post for Filson Life, well-known purveyors of outdoor clothing, extolling the charms of Kentucky Thoroughbred horse auctions.
With his own brand of southern humor, Lynch compares Thoroughbred yearlings at auction to the fashion industry’s runway models – calling a yearling sale in Kentucky an experience “more exciting, interesting and a helluva lot more fun than a fancy-schmancy fasion show in Milan, Paris or New York.
“The characters you will find in the barn and sales arena rival anything in the fertile imagination of Damon Runyon. Names like ‘Snake,’ ‘Raggedy Ass Dilger,’ ‘Smiley Pete,’ ‘Indian Charlie,’ ‘One-eyed-Pat,’ ‘The Cornbread Mafia,’ ‘Bad Cat Sweezey,’ ‘Baby Head,’ ‘Snitch Jr.’ and The English gentleman Sir Robert Phillip Terence Collier (a.k.a. ‘Cocktail Clarence’) are just a few that will wander into your sights while just sitting on a bench watching the activity,” writes Lynch.
If that doesn’t pique the interest of those multi-pocket vest-wearing, hunting rifle toting, fishing rod wielding outdoorsmen, I don’t know what will!