Who is Cris Caldwell? Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause Of Death, Family, Career, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know

Cris Caldwell Wiki – Cris Caldwell Bio

Cris Caldwell member of the Keeneland auction team from 1975 to 2020, died. He was 63 years old.

Cris was born to be an auctioneer, and he worked very hard to get the last dollar from the auction stand. He had the innate ability to quickly appraise a horse before selling it,” Henderson said. “He was one of the hardest-working auctioneers I’ve ever been around. Cris had a lot of confidence. That came through in his voice and in his chant from the auction stand. When I started off at Keeneland, I was working with Tom Caldwell. They were both superior auctioneers. This is a loss to the whole auctioneering fraternity.”

Cris Caldwell, who continued the legacy of his late father Tom Caldwell as an integral part of the Keeneland auction team, passed away. He was 63 years old and a member of the Keeneland family from 1975 to 2020. Tom Caldwell passed away in 2001. “Cris was known for his work ethic, great wit, and, like his father, his ability to lead the sales ring, and presided over some of the most memorable events in Keeneland sales history,” Bill Thomason, Keeneland president and CEO said. “In about three hours at the September 2006 Yearling sale, it was the Meydan City auctioneer, who brought in an auction record of $ 11.7 million, and Plavius, who sold for $ 9.2 million. At the November breeding stock sale [in 2007], Cris sold the Playful Act (Ire) for a record $ 10.5 million, and sold [GI] Kentucky Derby winner and future Hall of Fame winners for $ 4.1 million [at KEENOV in 1989]. Keeneland extends his heartfelt condolences to Cris’s brother Scott, also a lifelong member of the Keeneland auction team; their daughters Alden and Laurel; and his whole family. He will be greatly missed. ”

In a statement released on May 16, Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason recalled Caldwell, who continued the legacy of his late father, Tom Caldwell, and worked for many years alongside his brother, Scott Caldwell, from the Keeneland auction booth. “Cris was known for his work ethic, keen wit, and, like his father, his ability to lead the sales ring, and presided over some of the most memorable events in Keeneland sales history,” said Thomason. “In approximately three hours at the September 2006 annual sale, it was the Meydan City auctioneer, who brought in an auction record of $ 11.7 million, and Plavius, who sold for $ 9.2 million.

At the November (2007) breeding stock sale, Cris sold the Playful Act for a record $ 10.5 million, and (in 1989) sold the Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and future Hall of Fame winning colors for $ 4.1 million. “Future stars Cris sold at the September sale included Hall of Famer Curlin, Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, Preakness Stakes (G1) Exaggerator and Cloud Computing winners, and winners of the Breeders Liam’s Map Cup and Finest City. “Keeneland extends his heartfelt condolences to Cris’s brother Scott, also a lifelong member of the Keeneland auction team; his daughters Alden and Laurel; and his entire family. He will be greatly missed.”

Cris Caldwell Age

He was 63 years old. at the time of death.

Cris Caldwell Family

The Keeneland family mourns the passing of Cris Caldwell, who continued the legacy of his late father, Tom Caldwell, serving as a member of Keeneland’s auction team from 1975 through the 2020 January Horses of All Ages Sale.”

Cris Caldwell Death & Cause

Cris Caldwell, who continued the legacy of his late father Tom Caldwell as an integral part of the @keenelandsales auctioneering team for decades, has passed away.

Tributes also poured in from Thoroughbred industry insiders. Harris Auerbach tweeted: “I am beyond sad at the news of the passing of my dear friend Cris Caldwell. A wonderful father, son, cattleman, horseman and voice of Keeneland sales. Cris always gave me great advice and is someone who I had the ultimate respect for. I will miss him dearly. RIP Cris.” HRRN’s Jude Feld also commented via Twitter: “Cris was a great guy to be around. He loved to roast me from the auctioneer’s stand. ‘You’re never gonna get that girl if you don’t bid another thousand,’ or ‘Somebody wake up that fat guy in the Hawaiian shirt.’ Really gonna miss him.” Former DRF bloodstock columnist Glenye Cain Oakford tweeted: “Terribly sad news. He was unfailingly funny and kind, with a personality and a voice that filled up the auction ring. Rest In Peace, Cris.”

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