Del Mar Paddock Sale Catalog Available

First race-ready sale follows racing July 22 with 44 horses to be auctioned.

The catalog for the inaugural Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses in Training is now on-line. This auction of 44 racehorses, including seven 2-year-olds, will be held July 22 in the paddock at Del Mar beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. PDT. 

The catalog is located at  Printed hard copy catalogs will be available at Del Mar and all other active California racetracks soon and will also be available using The Jockey Club Ipad application.

Among the top quality horses in this sale are recent stakes winner Mega Dream, scheduled to run in the July 7 Royal Heroine (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, 2012 Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Joe Vann, and recent Vanity (gr. I) third Zafeen's Pearl.

Current past performances can be viewed at

Horses will be available for inspection starting July 20 during non-training hours in the barn located closest to the Del Mar paddock.

Many horses selling in this auction will be eligible for Del Mar’s “Ship and Win” program, which will entitle eligible horses to an additional 25% of it’s earned purse monies in non-stakes races in their 2012 Del Mar debut, plus an additional $1,000. 

Preceding the Paddock Sale and selling as Hip no. 1 will be the auction of True Swither, a former racehorse who has retrained as a pony.  All proceeds from this sale will benefit retired racehorse 501(c)3 organizations. For more information please visit