The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance noted Aug. 1 that it is receiving significant and growing support from the sales sector, with participation from buyers, consignors, and sale companies.
Grade I winner Heir Kitty was purchased Emmanuel de Seroux's Narvick International on behalf of a Japanese buyer for $750,000 to top the July 20 Del Mar paddock sale.
The July 20 Paddock Sale at Del Mar will offer 39 horses of racing age, including 15 2-year-olds and graded winners Heir Kitty, Ciao Bella Luna, and Handsome Mike.
Heir Kitty and Handsome Mike are among the horses expected to be offered for sale at Del Mar during the third annual "race ready" racehorse sale at the track's paddock July 20.
This month the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Barretts Sales, and Thoroughbred Owners of California will host "Buying a Racehorse," a free new owner seminar and preview of the paddock sale at Del Mar.
Long Hot Summer, a Street Boss filly raised at the same ranch as California Chrome, topped the Barretts May 2-year-old sale at $260,000. She was one of seven six-figure horses at the sale, held May 12 in Pomona, Calif.
The Barretts May 2-year-old sale is riding a wave of momentum that includes a March sale topper of $1,150,000 and a May 2013 sale that grew in every category over the previous year.
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.
Fairplex Park announced its intention April 21 to transfer its Los Angeles County Fair Thoroughbred racing dates beginning this fall to Los Alamitos Race Course in Orange County.
The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon.
Barretts Sales and Racing is moving its training preview for the March select 2-year-olds sale to Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. because of expected rain.
Corfu, who set a stakes record in the 2013 Saratoga Special (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
A yearling son of Midnight Lute and a 2-year-old son of Majestic Warrior each brought $70,000 to top the Barretts January mixed sale that saw increases in nearly every category.
The catalog for the Barretts January mixed sale that will be held Jan. 27, 2014, at the Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, Calif., is now online and will be mailed soon. The sale on the grounds of Fairplex Park begins at 11 a.m. PST.
Champagne Stakes winner Havana, undefeated in his first two starts for Michael Tabor, John Magnier, and Derrick Smith, is one of six 2-year-olds in training sale graduates pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
A flashy gray colt by The Pamplemousse impressed trainers and pinhookers at the Barretts Sales & Racing October yearling sale, with Bob Baffert going to $160,000 to buy the top-priced offering at the Oct. 8 sale.
Having completed its first race meet under the rebranded Barretts Sales & Racing, the company will offer its annual yearling sale Oct. 8 with a catalog of 248 young prospects.
The catalog for the Barretts October Yearling Sale, featuring 249 youngsters Oct. 8, is now online and will be mailed soon.
In only its second year, the Barretts paddock sale at Del Mar grew in nearly every category July 21, with Oscar Party topping the sale at $510,000.
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Barretts' second paddock sale at Del Mar will be held July 21 following the last race (about 6:30 p.m. PDT).
Barretts Equine Ltd. and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have scheduled the second paddock sale of "race ready" horses in training for July 21 at the Southern California racetrack.
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.
The catalog for the Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available on-line and will be mailed soon.
Business boomed at the March 4 Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale where the average price jumped 31.1%, the median rose 17.6%, and the gross was up nearly 4% despite fewer horses being sold than in 2012.
The strapping gray colt sold at the Barretts select 2-year-old sale March 4. Hip 67 was sold by Bruno DeBerdt's Excel Bloodstock as agent.
Eleven youngsters shaded 10 seconds for a furlong at the March 1 under-tack preview for the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training in Pomona, Calif. Two went in :09 3/5 for the fastest previews.
With a 36.4% increase in average and 84.6% jump in median, the Barretts yearling sale fired on all cylinders Oct. 9 at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif.
Barretts officials hope to conclude their 2012 selling season with a strong yearling auction.
Barretts has cataloged 236 horses for its October yearling sale. The number is down 6.7% from last year's total of 253.
The Fairplex Park meet begins its 74th season Sept. 7 and will run through Sept. 23, featuring 12 stakes with purses totaling $750,000.
Horses of racing age averaged $38,940 at the inaugural Barretts paddock sale at Del Mar in Southern California July 22.
Barretts' paddock sale at Del Mar in Southern California offers a twist to the usual horses of racing age sale.
Barretts will stream its new Del Mar Paddock Sale live July 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. PDT.
Doug O'Neill and Bob Baffert, who train the one-two finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will also be training several of the high-priced horses out of the Barretts 2-year-old sale May 14.
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).
Select sale companies need to make sure they have enough juveniles on offer to attract a crowd
Kicking off the juvenile sales season coupled with a strong turnout from Japanese buyers boosted the Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale March 5 in Pomona, Calif.
Two colts previewed in :09 4/5 at the under-tack preview for the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training March 2. The sale is March 5 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park.
A new Thoroughbred sale is scheduled for this summer in Southern California. Barretts Equine, in cooperation with Del Mar, plans to conduct the auction of horses in training in the racetrack's paddock July 22.
The catalog for the 23rd annual Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training is now on its website and will be mailed soon. This year's catalog consists of 149 juveniles, a 41% increase from 2011.
Sci Fin Kin, dam of grade II winner Pretty Unusual, tops the Jan. 23 Barretts January mixed sale. The auction's average rises 14.2% over last year's figure.
Sire power will be on display among the broodmares and broodmare prospects that will be offered as part of the Barretts mixed sale scheduled for Jan. 23 in Pomona, Calif.
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%.
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