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August 4, 2013

Still in rhythm

One of auctioneering’s few female callers is called out of retirement to help friend, charity


“The men were always nice to me, but it was obvious they didn’t like me in their world,” Sanders said. “I don’t know what rabbit she pulled out of her hat, but I’m glad she did.”

Once the deal was finalized a few weeks ago, Mowery said she couldn’t wait to call Sanders and give her the good news.

“We’re joined at the hip,” Mowery joked about the relationship with Sanders, who came in from New Mexico to do the sale. “I’m confident that she will get top dollar for my horse, and I appreciate everyone who has helped make this possible.”

Despite the 23 years since her last auction, Sanders said she is very confident and ready to get back behind the microphone.

“It means a lot to me to have the honor of selling my close friend’s yearling,” Sanders said. “I’ve never seen such a pedigree in my life. He’s royally bred with lots of conformation. Anyone who buys that colt will get it all in one package. All he needs is a little training. Like I was born to be an auctioneer, he was bred to be a cutting horse.”

Sanders says she still has her auctioneering spirit, showing her chops while trying to auction off a teapot during an interview.

“I hope I still have my magic touch,” said Sanders. “I still have my rhythm; it’s a part of me.”

While still having her touch, Sanders says this auction will be something special because she’s doing it for a friend and also hopes to get top dollar for Mowery’s horse for another reason.

“I’m planning on giving 10 percent of the sale of the horse to the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame,” Mowery said.

“I’m going to shoot for $100,000 (for the horse),” Sanders said.

Mowery on Saturday said everything went great Friday with Some Kinda Kat going for $20,000. As promised, 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

Mowery also said Sanders “did a helluva job and didn’t miss a lick.”

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