Ireland says that the auction for the race horse started off with a few bids from fans, but then Kobe Bryant started bidding. Then Pau Gasol started bidding and it went all the way up to $8,000 for 25% ownership of the horse, which of course was made by the winner, Kobe Bryant.
After the horse was awarded to the Kobe, Pau Gasol and a local car dealership owner, Mike Sullivan, approached Kobe and still wanted to get in on the horse, so they put up another $8,000 for ownership of the horse.
Siempre Mio will be racing at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia and Kobe was reportedly very excited about going to watch his horse race. There must be some thing about speed and horses that is catching Kobe’s eye as he just bought himself a very nice ferrari earlier this month.