James Herbener

Celebration of Life for Herbener Saturday at F-T

A celebration of life for Kentucky horseman James M. Herbener, Jr. will be held in Fasig-Tipton's Lexington, Kentucky sales pavilion Saturday, Oct. 23. It will begin at 5 pm and will be immediately followed by a reception in the pavilion's upstairs bar. All those that wish to attend are welcome. Those that cannot attend may view the service via livestream by following this link.

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Consignor Herbener Jr. Passes Away Suddenly

Well-respected consignor Jim Herbener, Jr. died Sunday morning of an apparent heart attack. Herbener, who was in the midst of selling horses at the Keeneland September sale, died at his home in Georgetown, Kentucky. He was 69. His death was confirmed by his long-time friend, John Williams. Herbener was the consignor of seven yearlings in the sale, including an Arrogate filly who sold Sunday for $80,000. Williams said that he and Herbener's daughter Heather, will team up to sell the remainder of the Herbener horses left in the sale. "He...

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Herbener Employee Dies at Keeneland January Sale

Ricardo Ramirez, who was working at the Keeneland January sale for consignor James Herbener Jr., passed away Tuesday, dying of an apparent heart attack. He was 66. Herbener said that Ramirez was about to short bring a yearling into the sales ring when the incident occurred. "Yesterday, he was walking a yearling going up to the ring," Herbener explained. "He was in the back walking ring and he just collapsed. We think it was a heart attack. The coroner called me after that and asked some questions. He had apparently...

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