Select Sales Agency, a consignment that had grown into one of North America's leading sellers in the yearling and mixed sales markets, will begin dissolving its partnership following this week's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale.
Founded in 2009, Select Sales's notable alumni have included champion Tepin, recent Pegasus World Cup winner Mucho Gusto, and Grade/Group 1 winners Dream Tree, Mind Your Biscuits, Gift Box, Promises Fulfilled, and Twilight Eclipse.
The partners in Select Sales comprise Carrie Brogden, Andrew Cary, Jay Goodwin, Tom Mullikin, and Amy Bunt.
In 2019, Select Sales ranked 11th by gross among North American consignors, with 349 horses sold for a combined $18,613,700. The company's strongest year, both in terms of revenues and ranking, came in 2017 when Select Sales finished seventh among its peers with 358 horses sold for $23,960,400.
In the wake of the announcement, some of the partners have made their future plans known.
Thoroughbred Daily News reports that Brogden will continue on with her own consignment, Machmer Hall Sales, to focus on selling yearlings out of her family's own well-respected breeding program and those of long-term clients. Many of Select's highest-profile graduates came from from the Machmer Hall program, including Tepin.
On Sunday, consignor Eaton Sales announced that Goodwin would join its staff as an account manager
“To join a name like Eaton Sales, Reiley McDonald, and Ben McElroy was a no brainer for me,” Goodwin said in a release. “I started getting the BloodHorse magazine 30 years ago and since then, Reiley and Eaton Sales have been names that have led and landscaped the sales ring in North America. Ben is without a doubt one of the best bloodstock agents in the business. Teaming up with two guys at the top of our industry is very exciting and I'm ready to hit the ground running.”
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