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.
The July 20 seminar will begin at 9 a.m. in the Veranda Café at Del Mar and conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Seminar panelists include Art Sherman, trainer of dual classic winner California Chrome ; bloodstock agent Rollin Baugh; international auctioneer Ryan Mahan; and Jeff Lifson of West Point Thoroughbreds. They will discuss acquiring horses at auction and through private sales, claiming horses, and joining racehorse partnerships and syndicates.
The seminar also will include a barn tour, where attendees can ask questions of leading California trainers and get a close-up look at horses in training. Participants will also get a preview of the horses entered in that evening's paddock sale.
Several representatives of racing syndicates will be on hand to provide informational materials for those interested in getting into a racing partnership or syndicate.
Reservations are recommended and can be made online at www.toconline.com.