Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove
I think it's pretty cool what they can do with them in such a short period of time.
I'm a little surprised they got 50,000 for him, but that's still pretty awesome.
They got 50K for him partly because they had been bidding against themselves and didn't know it. Ray was trying to buy the horse and the city ended up buying him for the city mascot and gave the horse back to Ray to control. Ray did not know that they were gifting it back to him and was upset when he couldn't afford to buy the horse.
There was a TV special about it. Finally after several broken hearts of trainers they tried to get the general bidders to quit bidding so that the trainers could buy their horse back at the auction.