Pixie’s Blue goes to the Arqana mixed sale at St. Cloud tomorrow, so we spent the day spiffing her up for her big day. She got clipped and her mane trimmed, and tomorrow off she’ll go with braids and Show Sheen in her tail. Pixie has been an exercise in frustration for us, so I’m hoping she sells tomorrow to someone primarily interested in breeding her. She won her race in Maisons-Laffitte really impressively, and has shown us plenty in the morning, but I’ve never able to get her back in the money and I’m not sure why. She has been unlucky in many ways, but she is a nice horse with a great paper, and deserves to be a brood mare. She has a brother and sister who were Listed winners, and another sister has already produced winners as a brood mare. She has plenty of black type on her page, so I’m hoping she will catch someone’s eye. If she doesn’t sell, she will go back to David Henderson’s yard in Mont de Marsan, so we do have a backup plan. This will be the first time I’m taking a horse to the sales, so it should be an interesting experience, if a cold one. It’s still below freezing here, although the weather is supposed to warm up to a balmy 4 degrees – starting Wednesday, just 24 hours too late.