By Alexis Kolasa
Denali Stud (Craig and Holly Bandoroff, Agent) has had yet another pivotal year in sales for 2018. As we reflect back on our summarized statistics and top priced horses, we end the year as the 5th leading consignor by gross. We would like to congratulate all of the buyers this year on the purchase of their next “Saturday Afternoon Horse,” and we will be looking for all of you in the winner’s circle in the future!
Denali takes immense pride in the horses we have foaled, raised and sold while we watch them transition into their future racing careers as we continue to follow their progress throughout their lives. We strive for attention to detail in all aspects of our business, highlighting the care and quality we offer not only to our horses but our clients as well.
We would like to take the time to sincerely thank our clients for continuing to choose Denali as their consignor and caretaker of their horses year round. We are humbled and appreciative of your choice, as we continue into 2019 with optimism for another great year.
What makes Denali so special and separates us from the rest is our amazing staff working in every aspect of the operation. Without everyone’s dedicated and precise care as well as attention to detail, we would not be the team we are today. Every bit of work is appreciated, and does not go unnoticed. When our horses go through the ring at the sales looking their absolute best and bringing in top prices, it’s the moment every dedicated groom has been waiting for all year. When all the preparation and practice, long hours and time spent comes to fruition when they’re in the spotlight on that stage, that’s their moment. They could not get there without their team. From the day these horses are foaled, to the day they are sold and raced and those who become broodmares continuing their progeny; there were numerous people behind the scenes making it all happen. Denali recognizes you, and appreciates your passionate contribution to the work you do every single day.
With yet another year coming to a close shortly, we have big plans and projects for the year of 2019. This year was filled with more milestones for the Denali books including establishing our farm solar panel project, our very deserving yearling manager Donnie Snellings being awarded KTFMC Horse Farm Manager of the Year, and some record sales topping it off with our one and only Appealing Zophie who sold for $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Be sure to stay tuned for more Denali updates as we ring in the new year!