TDN Weekend

December 2017

TDN Weekend December 2016 Issue 9

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Upstairs in the pavilion, on a table above the auctioneers' stand, I saw tuna tartare on light wafers. There really was a fish guy at Saratoga! And as Sue start- ed speaking to him, I reached for a piece of tuna. Then for another, and another, because the tuna was fantastic. "This is David Goldsmith, the 'fish guy.'" Sue said, turning to me. I mumbled a pleasantry with my mouth half full, but Goldsmith was gracious and asked me to keep help- ing myself. Turns out David Goldsmith knew some- one who knew someone who knew a higher up at Fasig-Tipton and that's how he had come to be there, introducing his fish to the wealthy clientele of the horse-auction world. These people fre- quenting the highly selective Saratoga sale range from jet-setting owners to the peripatetic professionals who service and follow the auction circuit from Flori- da to California to New York to Kentucky when they're not at other points across the country. David Goldsmith's fledg- ling enterprise, Harbour Trading Co., was concep- tualized to bring fresh fish to people like them any- where or everywhere they go. The tuna tartare in the Finney pavilion was just a conversation starter about the quality of fish in which Goldsmith traffics. Gold- smith, I quickly learned, trades in the Tapits, War Fronts, Medaglia d'Oros,

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