Barretts concluded its two-day October yearling sale in Southern California with an overall average price of $16,881, an increase of 19.5% from 2010.
Led by two colts who each brought $100,000, the first session of the Barretts October Yearling Sale rose 47.15% in average, to $27,145. The 55 head sold at the Oct. 11 session grossed $1,493,000, up 42% from the 2010 gross.
Auction company executives had planned to meet Sept. 16 in Lexington to discuss an animal-rights group's call for changes at 2-year-olds in training sales.
Barretts has cataloged 253 horses for its October yearling sale. The auction will be held Oct. 11 and 12 at the Hinds Pavilion, which is located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif.
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%.
A son of Congrats and a filly by Speightstown work a quarter-mile in :10 during the under tack show for the May 16 Barretts May 2-year-old sale.
A Henny Hughes--Unlimited Pleasure colt, which is a half brother to grade III winner Jardin, is among the 15 horses that have been supplemented to the Barretts May select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Barretts has cataloged 108 horses for its May sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age. The auction will be held May 16 in Southern California.
Pinhookers improve the rate of return on their investment at Barretts March select juvenile sale, but their profits fall at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select auction.
California, Pennsylvania, and Japanese buyers converged on Barretts for the March 2-year-olds in training sale, resulting in a strong auction, particularly at the top end.
A small but select group of 2-year-olds in training will be offered at the Barretts sale March 21 in Pomona, Calif. The auction will be held in the evening for the first time and in one session.
Consignors sent their 2-year-olds in sensible times for the March 18 under-tack preview of the March 21 Barretts selected 2-year-olds in training sale in Southern California.
Barretts has cataloged 105 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is down 21.6% from last year's total of 134.
Candy Ride expanded his California influence from the racetrack to the sale ring Jan. 24, when his daughter Smoothe as Candy topped the Barretts January mixed sale at $70,000.
Some of California's best families will be represented at the Jan. 24 Barretts mixed sale in Pomona, including horses from Golden Eagle, River Edge, and Harris Farms.
Barretts has cataloged 392 horses for its 2011 January mixed sale. The auction will be held Jan. 24 at the Hinds Pavilion on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California. It will begin at 10 a.m. (PST).
Barretts' California Cup Yearling Sale showed strength in a two-day format Oct. 12-13. Led by a $105,000 topper at the first session, the auction averaged $14,128, an increase of 13.8% over 2009.
The California Cup yearling sale will get an added boost this year from a dispersal of California breeding stock owned by Martin and Pam Wygod.
There are 61 mares and 35 foals of 2010 are in the dispersal of Martin and Pam Wygod's California breeding stock.
Marty and Pam Wygod will disperse their California bloodstock at Barretts this coming October and eventually plan to sell their River Edge Farm near Buellton.
A War Front colt sold for $250,000 topped the May 10 Barretts sale of 2-year-olds in training, which saw stable numbers when compared with the same auction one year ago.
The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds is leaner than in 2009, with 166 head, including 12 supplemental entries, but nevertheless will offer variety in pedigree, consignor, and price range at the May 10 auction.
She posts the quickest time at an eighth of a mile, covering the distance in :9 4/5 during the under tack show for the May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The auction will be held May 10 at Fairplex Park in Southern California.
Some could be converted for office or manufacturing use, but Barretts would continue to conduct Thoroughbred sales in the near future.
The rate of return on their investment drops to 47.1%, but the percentage of horses offered that were profitable is the same as last year.
Past success in Japan with purchases at the Barretts March sale led Chikura Takahashi to return in force for the selected 2-year-olds in training sale March 22.
With three select juvenile sales in the books for 2010, the president of the NATC discusses the marketplace for Thoroughbreds.
Based on yearling average, financial risk has been cut for Barretts March auction in Southern California.
Read a list of top prospects based on workout times, yearling purchase prices, and pedigrees.
Four youngsters worked a furlong in :09 4/5 at the March 19 under-tack preview of the March 22 Barretts selected 2-year-olds in training sale. Those were the fastest times of the day during the preview at Fairplex Park.
There are 134 2-year-olds in the auction, which is scheduled for March 22.
Several consignors make predictions about the market's performance.
Craig Family Trust helps Barretts January mixed sale by attracting buyers worldwide.
Buyers from around the world were attracted to this year's Barretts January Mixed sale because of the Craig Family Trust reduction sale.
The Barretts January mixed sale will include 44 horses as part of the reduction of the Craig Family Trust, many of which are by or in foal to Candy Ride, a leading young sire who raced for Jenny and the late Sid Craig.
Auction will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Hinds Pavilion on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California.
Due to overwhelming demand from both buyers and sellers, the date for the 2010 Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training has been changed.
California-bred Tiznow proved a drawing card at the Barretts California Cup Yearling Sale Oct. 5. The stallion's only offspring in the catalog, a California-bred daughter of the Lion Hearted mare Storm Hearted, topped the sale at $120,000.
With a catalog consisting of nearly 90% California-breds, this year's Barretts yearling sale is well-positioned for Oct. 5, two days after California Cup XX at Oak Tree. Renamed the inaugural California Cup yearling sale, the auction will begin at 11 a.m. (PDT) at the Hinds Pavilion on the Barretts sale grounds in Pomona, Calif.
The California Cup yearling sale has 282 yearlings in its catalog. The auction, which is a joint venture between Barretts and the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, will be held Oct. 5 in the Hinds Pavlion at Barretts, which is located at Fairplex Park in Southern California. The sale will start at 11 a.m. (PDT).
A son of Tiznow sold for $300,000 topped the Barretts 2-year-old sale May 11, as the average fell along the lines of most juvenile sales this winter and spring. Buy-backs and withdrawals of some of the most buzz-worthy horses contributed to the 30.25% decline in average to $37,087.
While some Florida consignors bypassed this year's Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, most of the major players have returned in force for the company's May juvenile auction.
Six 2-year-olds breezed an eighth of a mile in :10 flat May 8, the second workout day for the May 11 Barretts sale in Southern California.
A Songandaprayer colt worked a quarter mile in :21, turning in the fastest time for the distance May 7 at Fairplex Park in Southern California during the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A colt by Sky Mesa and a colt by Five Star Day each worked an eighth of a mile in 9 4/5 May 7, the fastest times at the first preview day for the May 11 Barretts sale of 2-year-olds in training in California.
Barretts has cataloged 250 horses for its May sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction will be held May 11, beginning at 1 p.m. (PDT), in the Hinds Pavilion, which is located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California.
Even though the market for 2-year-olds in training has been tough, Ciaran and Amy Dunne of Florida-based Wavertree Stables have two big reasons to celebrate. Wavertree-consigned horses topped both the Fasig-Tipton Florida select auction and the Barretts March sale.
When sale company officials, consignors, and buyers analyzed the Thoroughbred marketplace in the past, they often mentioned how well demand for the most expensive horses was holding up. But during the latest economic downturn, which has sparked financial crises around the world, even the top of the market is taking a pounding based on the combined results for the first four major select sales of 2-year-olds in training.
Fasig-Tipton will fine nine consignors because the riders of their horses misused their riding crops during the Feb. 27 under tack show for the Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course.
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