After a record-setting run in 2004, the market for select 2-year-olds in training is experiencing a slowdown in 2005.
Bob Lewis outlasted fellow Californian Sidney Craig in the bidding for a Songandaprayer colt at Tuesday's Barretts selected sale of 2-year-olds in training, paying $1.9 million for a horse who breezed a quarter-mile in what announcer John Henderson said was a world record time of :20.6 seconds.
Will it be a feast or famine Tuesday at the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training? Recent results in the juvenile market suggest that consignors could experience both extremes.
With so many fast workout times, it's been more difficult to sort out which horses at the Barretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training are the best racing prospects for the long haul and which have only cheap speed.
With a better catalogue of offerings, there could be fireworks at the top of the market for the Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday at Fairplex Park in Southern California. "We have a better catalogue this year in terms of pedigree and physicals," Barretts president Jerry McMahon said.
River's Prayer, a daughter of Devon Lane, worked an eighth of a mile in 9.80 seconds to post the fastest time during Monday's workouts in preparation for the March 15 Barretts Sale of selected 2-year-olds in training.
Barretts has catalogued 202 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A Tale of the Cat yearling filly brought $72,000 Tuesday as the Barretts January mixed sale ended with downturns in gross revenue and average price.
Lutyens, a 4-year-old son of Dixieland Band, sold for $45,000 Monday to top the first session of the Barretts January mixed auction in Southern California.
The first offspring by stakes winner Stormy Jack is a filly foaled Jan. 23 at the Barretts Sale grounds.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Barretts Equine will combine their respective annual yearling sales in a one-day event to be held Oct. 4 at Barretts' Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Southern California.
Barretts and the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) are discussing a joint venture to conduct an annual yearling sale.
Barretts has catalogued 670 horses for its 2005 January mixed sale.
The Barretts mixed sale held Oct. 25-26 at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., showed sharp declines over the same sale a year ago despite the dispersal of seven horses of racing age from the partnership of Noctis Stable, Neil Papiano and Steve Taub. Only one horse, stakes-winner Cheiron, sold for more than $100,000 when the hammer fell at $165,000 for the 3-year-old.
Cheiron, who captured the Snow Chief Stakes earlier this year at Hollywood Park, sold for $165,000 Monday to top the opening session of the Barretts October mixed sale in Southern California.
Seven racehorses, including 2004 Golden Gate Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) winner Tronare, 2004 Snow Chief Stakes winner Cheiron, and 2003 Forerunner Stakes winner Californian, have been supplemented to the catalogue for the Barretts October mixed sale.
A record for a yearling sold at the Barretts Equine Ltd.'s October sale was set Tuesday when Gemstone Meeting, a filly by General Meeting out of Fiscal Year was purchased by Fog City Stable for $170,000.
Barretts has catalogued 634 horses for its October mixed auction. The sale is scheduled for Oct. 25 and 26 at Fairplex Park in Southern California.
Barretts has catalogued 350 horses for its October preferred yearling sale.
- By Jack Shinar
Seawolf Stables, a unique fundraising endeavor for Sonoma State University athletics, got off to a noteworthy debut when its 2-year-old gelding Irish Dodger finished a surprising second at odds of 29-1 Aug. 7 in his first start at Santa Rosa.
The Baretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training will beconducted on Tuesday, March 15, in 2005 instead of Tuesday, March 1, as originally scheduled.
Barretts Equine Limited has signed a multi-year agreement with Live Global Bid to provide Web-casting and internet bidding on Barretts auctions..
Lovely Journey, a 2-year-old filly by Helmsman was sold for $110,000 to top Tuesday's Barretts Summer Sale of Horses of Racing Age and 2-Year-Old in Training at Fairplex Park in Pomona, California.
Two 2-year-olds tied for the fastest eighth-mile work when they stopped the timer in 10.20 seconds at Mondays preview for horses consigned to Barretts Summer Sale of Horses of Racing Age and 2-Year-Old in Training.
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.
An In Excess filly was among the standout performers Saturday during the second session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A Lite the Fuse colt turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Friday during the first session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The juvenile selling action moves to Southern California Tuesday for the Barretts May auction at Fairplex Park.
Catalogue includes the offspring of Chief Seattle, Fusaichi Pegasus, and Distorted Humor.
The market for 2-year-olds in training continued to build on this year's gains when the action moved to Barretts in Southern California Tuesday. A daughter of Awesome Again brought $2 million, breaking the world record for a juvenile filly sold at public auction.
Cat Fighter, winner of the La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Feb. 14, was purchased by John Sikura for $1.3-million to top the dispersal of horses of racing age owned by The Thoroughbred Corp. that preceded the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Pomona, Calif.
The Thoroughbred Corp. is finished as a racing operation, according to its president, Richard Mulhall.
A Lord Carson filly blazed an eighth of a mile in 9.7 seconds Monday at Fairplex Park in preparation for the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The time is believed to be a North American record, and possibly a world record, for a juvenile auction work.
To sell well, 2-year-olds in training need to perform well. But the horses in Tuesday's Barretts select auction have faced some significant disruptions in their preparation.
Who are the hot horses at Barretts? Because of wet weather, drag racing, and the delays in the under tack shows, it's difficult to tell. But keep an eye on Sequel's Tiger Ridge colt.
The under tack show for the Barretts March Sale select sale of 2-year-olds in training has been postponed from Sunday to Monday. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. (PST).
There has been "real solid interest" from prospective buyers in the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, according to the company's president Jerry McMahon.
A Gentlemen colt from the consignment of Donna M. Wormser had the fastest eighth-mile work when he scorched the recently dull Fariplex track in 10.00 during Tuesday's training preview for horses consigned to Barretts sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Due to weather and track conditions at Fairplex, the training previews scheduled for Monday for horses consigned to the Barretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training and The Thoroughbred Corp. dispersal has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. (PT) Tuesday.
Barretts has catalogued 175 horses for the regular portion of its March sale of 2-year-olds in training in Southern California. In addition, the auction will offer 53 head (including five juveniles) in a dispersal of horses of racing age by The Thoroughbred Corp.
Barretts' January mixed sale ended its two-day run Tuesday with moderate declines.
Taste of Paradise, winner of the 2003 San Diego Handicap (gr. II), brought a Barretts Equine Ltd. January sale record price of $425,000 when purchased by David Bloom Monday during the first of two sessions at the sales company's Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, California.
In an effort to better accommodate the training schedules of California horsemen, Barretts has added a sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age to its schedule in 2004.
The Barretts 2004 January mixed sale has its largest catalogue ever, with 714 horses listed.
The racing and breeding stock owned by Lakeview Farm near Lakeview, Calif., will be dispersed during the 2004 Barretts January mixed sale.
Carl and Olivia Cannata, owners of Lakeview Farm in California, will offer a complete dispersal of their racing and breeding stock at the Barretts January mixed sale in Pomona, Calif. Jan 26-27.
The National Association of 2-Year-Old Consignors (NATC) has backed off its effort, for now, to reduce the number of under tack shows at major juvenile auctions from two to one.
The Barretts October mixed sale ended its two-day run Tuesday in Southern California with a 10% decline in gross revenue even though the number of horses sold increased significantly.
Nanogram, a 6-year-old daughter of Quiet American, brought $72,000 Monday to top the opening session of the Barretts October mixed sale at Fairplex Park in Southern California. Sheila O'Callaghan purchased the bay mare from Mary Knight, agent.
A California-bred filly by millionaire Event of the Year, out of the unraced Storm Cat mare Stormy Regina, brought a final bid of $160,000 to top the Barretts October preferred yearling sale Tuesday in Pomona, Calif.
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