California-based Acclamation, the 2011 champion older male, is among the sires represented at the Jan. 20 Barretts mixed sale

California-based Acclamation, the 2011 champion older male, is among the sires represented at the Jan. 20 Barretts mixed sale

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Strong Sire Lineup for Barretts Sale

Johnston estate consignment part of auction

Nearly 200 horses, ranging from broodmares and horses of racing age to yearlings and 2-year-olds, will be offered Jan. 20 at Barretts mixed sale, which is highlighted by sire power from both California and nationally.

The sires represented include champion Acclamation  and millionaire Coil, both of whom stand in California, and Kentucky-based champion Shanghai Bobby. Their first foals are 2-year-olds of 2016. Awesome Again, City Zip, Distorted Humor , Flower Alley, Giant's Causeway, Lucky Pulpit, Smarty Jones, Square Eddie, Tapit , and Unusual Heat are among the proven sires with cataloged horses.

The sale, which begins at 11 a.m. PST and will be held at Del Mar for the first time, features a consignment dispersing horses of the late E.W. "Buddy" Johnston owned in partnership with Patsy Berumen. Andy Havens' Havens Bloodstock Agency is handling the group.

Johnston, a longtime major California owner and breeder, died last year. Several of the partnership's horses were sold at the 2015 Barretts fall yearling and mixed sale.