The California Horse Racing Board is exploring out-of-competition testing at sales.
Three juveniles from the same consignment sped a furlong in :09 4/5, the fastest time at the under tack preview for the Barretts Sales & Racing May sale of 2-year-olds in training May 9.
A colt by Into Mischief out of group II winner Smolensk brings a final bid of $320,000 from trainer Bob Baffert to top the early portion of the Barretts May sale May 13 in Pomona, Calif.
Coming off a March sale that jumped more than 30% in average, Barretts offers a catalog of 142 juveniles plus a catalog supplement of another 13 for its May 2-year-old sale in Pomona, Calif. The sale is May 13.
Barretts Sales & Racing has 155 horses, including 13 supplemental entries, in the catalog for its May 13 sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Barretts has cataloged 116 horses for its May sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction will be held May 14 at Barretts' Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Southern California, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (PDT).
George Bolton buys the Barretts May Sale topper, going to $220,000 for a son of Hard Spun. The sale's average increases 2.5% over last year's figures as the buy-back rate tumbles to 19.1%.
Barretts hopes for a continued upswing at its May sale of 2-year-olds.
The Barretts May 2-year-old in training sale saw decreases in the number of horses sold, gross, average, and median price, while the sale topper, a daughter of Harlan's Holiday, brought $700,000 to top the one-day sale.
Two horses tied for the fastest eighth-mile workout during the second and final training preview in the 2007 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training conducted May 11.
Two track records were set May 10 at the first training preview for the 2007 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
The 2007 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, to be held May 15 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in California, will be broadcast live on HorseRacing TV.
A filly by El Corredor clocked the fastest eighth of a mile in Friday's training preview session for Barretts 2006 May Sale of Two-Year-Olds at Fairplex Park.
Unbridled Slew, a California-bred 2-year-old colt, recorded the fastest eighth of a mile in Barretts May Sale history when he breezed the distance in 9 3/5 seconds Thursday at Fairplex Park.
The strong market for 2-year-olds in training continued with a record-breaking sale at Barretts' May sale of juveniles May 11. High water marks for average, median, and buy-back rates were eclipsed at the auction, conducted at the Hinds pavilion in Pomona California.
The catalogue for Barretts' May sale of 2-year-olds in training will have 440 lots, an increase of the 44.3% from the 305 catalogued in 2001.
More than 400 horses will be catalogued for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training, which will be conducted on May 13 and 14 in Southern California.
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