Select Sales is a full-service sales agency that strives to provide its clientele with the best possible results at public auction. The Select Sales management team believes that accurately placing its clients horses in the correct sale is the key to a profitable outcome.
In just two years of operation, Select Sales has quickly established itself as one of the leading consignments in North America. In 2010, Select Sales grossed over $6 million in sales, and was the 6th leading consignor of weanlings at the 2010 Keeneland November Sale.
In 2011, we sold the highest-priced first crop yearling at the Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale, a Big Brown filly for $220,000.
One of our strongest core beliefs is that correct sales placement of your horse is they key to maximizing profit.
To that end, we sold the highest priced yearling colt by Any Given Saturday in 2010 ($225,000 to Repole Stable) and the highest priced Corinthian filly ($160,000). In November, we sold the highest priced weanlings by War Pass ($80,000) and Curlin ($72,000)
We have strong relationships with the leading owners, trainers, agents and breeders, and look forward to putting our combined strength to work for you. Each of our unique backgrounds in racing, breeding, and selling has given us a the perspective and understanding to do what is right for your horse and your program.
The Select Sales team also has extensive experience in bloodstock pedigree evaluation and offers detailed analysis on matings and in the purchase of breeding stock.
Prior to and during the sales, clients can expect regular and accurate communication in the important areas of vetting and appraisals.
We look forward to serving our clients' needs in all aspects of thoroughbred breeding and sales.
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Andrew Cary was born in Zimbabwe, and in that land of breathtaking natural beauty he developed a love of animals at an early age. Andrew was interested in horses from an early age, beginning riding lessons at the age of four and studying the racing form at the breakfast table by age six. His family emigrated to Southern California when he was eight, and
his love of racing took on a new level with Del Mar and Santa Anita close by.
After college, he moved to Kentucky full-time in 2001 to pursue his dream of a career in the thoroughbred industry. Prior to joining Select, Andrew was the Sales Director at leading thoroughbred operation Hill ‘n' Dale Farms in Lexington, Kentucky from 2006-2008. Previously, Andrew served as the Assistant Director of Public Sales at leading consignor Taylor Made Sales Agency.
As the General Manager, Andrew is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Select Sales and is a main point-person at the sales.
His duties include bloodstock evaluation and appraisals, sales placement, entries and proceeds, client management and development, and other logistical planning.
In addition to his role with Select, Andrew is the vice president of Thoroughbred Futures, a racing syndicate, and he is a member of the KTA 20/20 Vision Group. He has written for Thoroughbred Times, Owner-Breeder Magazine, and Blood-Horse Marketwatch. Andrew received a degree in history and minor in business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Carrie Brogden was born in Virginia and was riding ponies before she could walk. Her mother brought her first pony, Lassie, home in the back of a station wagon while six months pregnant. Carrie grew up with two veterinarians and lots of thoroughbreds on her parent’s farm, Pair O Docs, where they stood the classy old stallion, Clem.
Carrie showed ponies extensively throughout her youth; her favorite thing to do every weekend until she was sixteen.
Carrie attended James Madison University in Virginia, graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology, heading towards a career in genetics. She lived outside of Washington DC and ran her family's chain of upscale animal giftware stores until they were sold in 2000. The thoroughbred bug bit her again as her mother started back with a broodmare band shuttling back and forth from Va to Ky. Carrie’s background in show hunters gave her a big leg up in developing an eye for a horse and the particular movement that most athletes possess.
Carrie moved to Kentucky in 2001 along with her mother and husband and started their own farm. The farm was named for her great grandfather Dean Machmer, who was dean of the University of Massachusetts. To this day, there is a building on the Amherst campus named in his honor, Machmer Hall, which became the name of Carrie’s family's farm. Including their own mares, year-round client mares and partnership mares, they currently have about 180 head of horses on the farm. Machmer Hall also preps approximately 60 yearlings a year for the sales.
In just eight short years, their graduates include: Premium Tap (G1), Black Seventeen (G1), Meadow Breeze (G1), and Accredit (G2). Carrie and her Australian- born husband Craig live on the farm with their three great kids, Reece, Isabelle and Layne, along with four dogs and one cat. Carrie loves the thoroughbred industry and enjoys every moment spent with the horses, especially watching a winning graduate cross the finish line first. She looks forward to a great future with Select Sales.
Goodwin is the owner of Good Win Farm, a boarding operation near Paris, Ky. A native of Natchitoches, La., he graduated from Northwestern State University in 2001, and then founded and ran Good Win Farm from 2001-2005 in Arkadelphia, Ark. Goodwin was the farm manager for Liberty Farm from 2005-06 before relocating to Paris, Ky. and joining the staff at Brogden and her family’s Machmer Hall Thoroughbreds. After managing Machmer Hall for a year, Goodwin re-established Good Win Farm in 2007.
"Tom, Andrew, and Carrie are three up-and-comers in our industry and to be able to team up with them after seeing firsthand the excellent job they do at the sales is exciting and flattering,” Goodwin said. “I think we're going to have some great years ahead.”
Goodwin lives on his farm with his wife Jana and their three daughters.
Tom was born in 1976 on the family farm in Wexford, Ireland. He received his early education galloping racehorses and showing yearlings for some of Ireland's more colorful characters.
After completing the Irish National Stud course in 1996, Tom decided to make Australia his home. As stallion manager of Widden Stud and a farm manager for the Independent Stallion Station, Tom was provided the opportunity to travel to Japan for a breeding season at Shadai Stallion Station where he gained valuable experience and made numerous contacts.
In 1999 Tom made his first trip to Kentucky where he worked for Ashford Stud. After working for Coolmore Ireland and Coolmore Australia and having thumb surgery as a result of a run in with Woodman, ‘Tom Thumb' embarked on a career in Bloodstock. Tom took advantage of working with Dr Demi O'Byrne before taking a position in 2002 with Pete Bradley at his Lexington based agency. In 2007 Tom decided to go on his own in Bloodstock with Cherokee Equine International and then in 2009 he created Select Sales with the Brogdens.