“Emerging as the leading consignor was Mary Knight, who catalogued 32 yearlings and sold 27 of them for $690,000. Tops among this group was the $165,000 full brother to Lennyfrommalibu who she consigned on behalf of breeder Madeline Auerbach and who was the third highest-priced yearling of the sale. The Consignment also sold Bill’s Rascal, a Free House half-sister to grade III winner Uncle Denny Who went for $55,000, a Bertrando colt out of stakes-winning Jacodra’s Devil and full sister (Unusual Heat-Silverstrike) to 2005 stakes winner Juliesugardaddy.”
“Del Mar’s leading consignor in 2002 and 2003, Mary Knight was second this year with gross receipts of $294,000. While she didn’t have a horse bring six figures in 2004, she sold nine of 15 yearlings. Among these were a California-bred Honour and Glory colt from the family of 1988 California Horse of the Year King Glorious who went to trainer Jack Carava for $60,000 and an In Excess (Ire) Filly who was purchase by John Deeter for $47,000.”
“Mary Knight was the leading consignor with $532,000 in sales and NW Management / Fleetwood was the leading buyer with $252,000 in purchases. However, many of the last year’s top buyers were noticeably absent from the sale. Robert and Beverly Lewis have taken a break from buying horses to concentrate on selling the family’s Foothill Beverage Company. Clifford Sise, Jack Carava and David Wilson were also conspicuous by their absence.”
"Consistently ranked among the leading vendors at the major Thoroughbred auctions throughout the state, bloodstock agent Mary Knight topped all consignors at the 2002 sale by a considerable margin. She came to Del Mar with the largest consignment and wound up selling 16 of 23 horses for total receipts of $690,000."
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Mary Knight has been selling horses at all major sales in California since 1983. Many well-known horsemen were among her first clients. Trainers such as Charlie Whittingham, Laz Barrera, Ron McAnally, John Gosden, D. Wayne Lukas, Jack Van Berg, Barry Abrams, Mel Stute and others placed their confidence in Mary’s horsemanship and stature in the horseracing community.
Owners included Bob and Beverly Lewis, Eugene Kline, Robert Sangster, Aaron Spelling, Dr. Mark Dedomenico, Magali Farm, John Harris, Don Valpredo, Marge Everett, Vessels Stallion Farm, Hi Card Ranch, Ballena Vista Farm, Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, and many more.
Mary has consistently ranked among the leading vendors at major thoroughbred auctions throughout the state.
In addition to selling at all major thoroughbred auctions throughout California, Professional Thoroughbred Services offers representation as purchasing agent at all California Thoroughbred sales as well as other major auctions throughout the country.