The beauty of the auction process is that magical things can happen when the right players get involved and the money is not an issue for them. It's all about the horse for them - and the quest to have the best.

It's beautiful when two titans hook up. None of us have ever had the experience of selling a horse for $16 million or anywhere near that in our lifetime. That was fantastic, that was wonderful, and that was extraordinary.

There were very high expectations. He's a beautiful horse, and he withstood the scrutiny of all the major buyers all week long.

You don't expect to sell a $16 million horse.

The two major buyers in the world got hooked up in an emotional bidding situation, and sometimes logic doesn't prevail.