Dang it, did it to me again: they dropped photos of the Sunday Raffle pieces on the web site yesterday! It’s the Susecion and Le Fire set in Glossy Chestnut Rabicano, as "Crabbet Mare and Foal - Queen Mum and the Prince".
Honestly, I really wasn’t greasing the skids or anything like that. I haven’t gotten any comps from Reeves in forever. (If I did, you think I’d be applying to volunteer every year? Or getting up at some ungodly hour to stand in line for the NPOD?)
Some people think that this means that the Huckleberry Bey mold will therefore be the Saturday Raffle, but I’m still holding out for a pony of some sort.
For those of you keeping track at home, here’s what’s known - and unknown - about this year’s BreyerFest lineup. (The questionable/unknowns are highlighted in red):
711140 Mariah’s Boon: Celebration Horse
711141 Mariah’s Boon - Gloss (presumed contest prize - Fascinator?)
711141 What’s On Tap (the four One-Day Stablemates)
711142 Prince of Chintz: Ticket Special
711143 Bowland: Ticket Special
711144 Killarney: Porcelain/Store Special
711145 Stoneleigh Surprise (four models, probably the same mold)
711146 Cheerio: Ticket Special
711147 Aintree: Ticket Special
711148 Sixes and Sevens: Ticket Special
711149 Bee’s Knees: Ticket Special
711150 Taskin: Store Special
711151 Tunbridge Wells: Ticket Special
711152 Black Beauty: British Souvenir (Resin)
711153 Union Jack: British Souvenir (Translucent)
711214 Bennington: Early Bird Prize
711411 Saturday Raffle Model
711421 Crabbet Mare & Foal - Queen Mum and the Prince: Sunday Raffle Models
711431 Volunteer Model
711441 Sterling: Best of British Contest Prize
711451 Westminster Abbey: Open Show Grand Prize
711461 Penny Lane: Open Show Reserve Grand Prize
???? Y/C Grand Prize
???? Y/C Reserve Grand Prize
???? Y/C Sectional Prize
???? Y/C Reserve Sectional Prize
???? Open Show Sectional Prize
???? Open Show Reserve Sectional Prize
???? Costume Contest Prize
There’s been no clarification about the prizes for either of the costuming contests (could it be the same prize, even?), and I have a feeling that there will be one or more specials to come - either Store Specials, or as more British "Souvenirs".
There’s been some intimation that there may be a change of policy in the live show prizes (more "appropriate" prizes for the Y/C show, in particular), so there could be some subtractions there, too.
So we have (roughly) 35 different Special Runs to look forward to this year. That, and two more months of people bragging about how much money they’ll save not buying any of them.
(And for those of you who say "That wasn’t the case last year!" Girlfriends, please: do your research.)