The Bald Caper In Plaid

Karen Johnson's take in the recap of Day 2 - this is the first mention of the mysterious bidder of hip #151 that I saw. She called him an "interloper" 9:11 am

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/videos/watch/DFFA048A-2E52-42E6-AC33-42C4DA688355

Later the story emerged as our Deirdre B. Biles investigated the story. She posted the story Wed morning on Aug 12 at 3:02 am.

"a bizarre incident that involved a well-bred dark bay or brown filly, a bald man in a plaid shirt, at least three Fasig-Tipton officials, and several policemen during the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale"

story: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/52081/saratoga-strange-fillys-buyer-flees

Then another story arose from the auctions at Keeneland "'I remember one year at Keeneland some lady was walking around with a scan of her brain and telling everybody she had had a lobotomy. That’s the closest thing I could compare this to.'"

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Tweets on Mysterious FT bidder recap and sale, kind of funny:

BloodHorse: Saratoga Strange: Filly's Buyer Flees http://bit.ly/zV4s2 Wed Aug 12 03:03

Adam Spradling: lol, Karen Johnson mentioned on the FT recap today that there was an "interloper" who bid on a Kingmambo. I would love to bid on a Kingmambo Wed Aug 12 10:06

BloodHorse: (VIDEO) Blood-Horse correspondent Karen Johnson recaps the successful Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling sale. http://bit.ly/1XQdN3 Wed Aug 12 10:28

Robert Bolson: RT @BloodHorse: (VIDEO) Correspondent Karen Johnson recaps the successful Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. http://bit.ly/1XQdN3 Wed Aug 12 10:31

Esther Marr: Dede got the scoop--Saratoga Strange: Filly's Buyer Flees Wed 12 Aug 15:54

Esther Marr: (posts story link) Saratoga Strange: Filly's Buyer Flees http://bit.ly/E8iMP Wed 12 Aug 15:55

Rober Bolson: Saratoga Strange: Filly's buyer flees. Mysterious bald man skips out on auction after bidding $1 million. http://bit.ly/E8iMP Wed 12 Aug 15:58

Adam Spradling: RT @FollowBolson: Mysterious bald man skips out on auction after bidding $1 million. http://bit.ly/E8iMP Wed 12 Aug 16:13

Adam Spradling: @FollowBolson bald, but don't forget a Plaid Shirt.Unfortunately lumberjacks at the Spa is rare. U shouldnt steal Guiness from horse stalls. Wed Aug 12 16:18

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mz

Lumberjack?

Like a Monty Python Lumberjack?

...and speaking of Monty Python: was the lobotomy lady a female version of the Python guys whose "brains hurt"?

Are you guys sure there was no lurking by John Cleese or Eric Idle?

13 Aug 2009 6:32 PM
Karen in Indiana

Well, if he was a lumberjack, I'm sure he he was o.k.

14 Aug 2009 9:31 AM
MtBFan (STILL)

Was it Michael Dickinson? Maybe decided to get back into the scene and had a breakfast of oatmeal mixed with raw eggs and Guiness. Can't explain the shirt though xD

14 Aug 2009 11:10 AM
mz

LOL Karen in Indiana:  always great to find another Pythoner (Pythonist?)

Now, do you wanna try to get together at the Keeneland Fall Sale and terrorize everyone with the Spanish Inquisition?  No one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition!

14 Aug 2009 12:17 PM

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