DIXON – Between boarding, hay, vet bills, and other costs, the online auction to sell off the first 93 of Rita Crundwell’s esteemed quarter horses was a wash. But, city Commissioner Jeff Kuhn wasn’t disappointed. “I think it’s a real good start,” he said Wednesday. “If everything sounds the way it is, it will be a very profitable live auction for us.”
Kuhn followed along the final minutes of the online sale Wednesday, refreshing the screen of Professional Auction Services Inc.’s website. When the final lot closed, bids totaled $1,641,200, which exceeded the expectations of the auction company.
“Our projection, personally, was right at a million – our happy number was a million, five,” said Tim Jennings, co-owner of PAS in Round Hill, Va. “It was awesome. ... We went 10 percent past wonderful.”
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