Ben Walden, Mark Toothaker, and Jim Perrone have joined forces to form Pauls Mill Sales, a full-service sales consignment agency based in the Bluegrass.
Beginning with the 2011 Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale, Pauls Mill Sales will offer consignments at major yearling and mixed sales worldwide. And the partners believe their diverse expertise as well as their industry longevity, makes their new venture unique among the nation’s top sales agencies.
“We are three guys who love selling horses and love this industry,” veteran consignor Toothaker said in a release. “I have been blessed with great clients who possess great bloodstock, including Spendthrift Farm. When I looked at the opportunity to add to that existing clientele the kind of quality bloodstock that Pauls Mill owns, it became very exciting.”
“This is the most exciting thing I’ve done in all my life,” said Perrone, owner of Perrone Sales of Midland, N.C. “A consignor’s integrity is of the utmost importance, so that buyers and sellers can have real trust. Right after that comes professionalism, which includes presentation, showmanship, horsemanship, and communication. With Ben and Mark as my partners, this team combines to hit it out of the park in every important aspect.”
Walden, who along with wife, Elaine, stands four stallions at his Pauls Mill near Versailles said, “I have quietly observed Mark and Jim for some time now, and their honesty and professionalism really stood out among the crowd. Jim has had great success on the Eastern Seaboard and Mark has worked hard to cultivate good business in the Midwest. Combine that with Pauls Mill’s tremendous partners, and we believe our consignments will have a strong impact right out of the gate.”