Edited press release
Barretts will conduct the Barretts Classic I, a select sale of horses of racing age, at Fairplex Park in Southern California Oct. 26 , the day after this year’s Breeders Cup program concludes at Santa Anita Park. The Barretts fall mixed sale will begin Oct. 27.
“Once it was announced that Santa Anita would host the Breeders Cup two years in a row, we began to seriously consider putting on a special event,” said Jerry McMahon, Barretts' president and general manager, in a prepared statement. “The timing of the sale and our close proximity to Santa Anita should help us to attract the kinds of horses that will appeal to buyers in town for the major Breeders’ Cup races. The fact that we will have two years in which we can leverage our marketing and promotion makes this a unique opportunity."
The closing date for entries for the new sale will be Sept. 5. Further details will be made available in the near future. Additional information, can be obtained by contacting Barretts at (800) 467-7379.