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  • Hip 78, a daughter of Bodemeister out of the Jump Start mare North Freeway, set a Barretts record when she sold for $300,000

    Strong Cal-Breds Shine at Barretts Select Yearling Sale

    Three yearlings—all California-breds—sold for six figures each at the Barretts select yearling sale Aug. 29 at Del Mar. A daughter of Bodemeister brought $300,000, an Unusual Heat filly sold for $200,000, and Mucho Macho Man colt brought $120,000.

  • Hip 35, a colt by Animal Kingdom, was the sale topper at the Barretts paddock sale

    Animal Kingdom Colt Tops Barretts Paddock Sale

    Shortly after Curlin Road, a $95,000 Barretts May 2-year-old sale graduate, captured the July 26 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, Barretts conducted its paddock sale. Three sold for $100,000 or more, topped by a $180,000 colt by Animal Kingdom.

  • Hip 6, a Lucky Pulpit filly, clocked an eighth-mile in :09 4/5

    Two Juveniles Post Fastest Times at Barretts

    A filly by Lucky Pulpit and a colt by Justin Phillip recorded the fastest times at the Barretts under-tack preview at Del Mar March 27. The filly worked a furlong in :09 4/5, followed by the colt who worked a quarter-mile in :20 3/5.

  • Barretts sale horses work over the track at Del Mar

    Juvenile Sales Scene Moves West to Barretts

    After several juvenile sales this year in Florida, buyers on the West Coast will get the chance to shop closer to home when Barretts conducts its select 2-year-old sale March 29 at Del Mar, the second year at that location.

  • Bruno DeBerdt of Excel Bloodstock

    DeBerdt, Excel Bloodstock Target Barretts Sale

    Following its business plan of purchasing mid-priced yearlings with the pedigrees and athleticism to move forward as both pinhooks and as racehorses, Excel Bloodstock targets the Barretts March sale each year.

  • West Coast Regional: Hello, Daehling

    Joe Daehling has mastered the art of practicality in a way that makes his Daehling Ranch near Elk Grove, Calif., run at peak cost-efficiency while providing horses with room to run, develop, and grow into athletes.

  • Gloryzapper working at Santa Anita Park Oct. 18

    Heberts' Pride Gloryzapper in F&M Sprint

    Jeff and Kathleen Hebert fell in love with a Kentucky-bred daughter of Ghostzapper at the 2013 Keeneland yearling sale. She had some veterinary issues, which scared enough bidders away that the couple got her for just $15,000.

  • Spain Burg's co-owners Dean Reeves (left) and Randy Hill at Santa Anita Park.

    Must-Have Filly Takes Owners to Breeders' Cup

    Dean Reeves cut short a Bahama vacation to buy Spain Burg out of this year's Arqana Arc sale for €1.5 million. He and partner Randy Hill now have a starter in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I).

  • Spreading the Risk Key for New Owners

    When deciding to get into horse ownership, go slowly and spread your risk, advised a panel of experts at the opening session of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Masochistic worked five furlongs from the gate in 1:00

    Masochistic Relaxed in BC Sprint Workout

    Masochistic worked five furlongs from the gate in 1:00 with jockey Mike Smith aboard in a relaxed manner that had all of his connections pleased with the Oct. 29 move at Santa Anita Park.

  • Owner Richard Eamer Dies at 88

    Richard Eamer, who owned divisions of Mandysland Farm in California and Kentucky during the 1980s and 1990s, died May 2, it was announced in the June 5 edition of the Los Angeles Times. He was 88.

  • Milton Freewater

    Candy Ride Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    Kaleem Shah successfully bid $290,000 for a son of Candy Ride at the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age and immediately pointed to his 20-year-old daughter, Sophie.

  • Millennium Force, a daughter of Hansen, turned in the fastest furlong work of :09 4/5

    Hansen, Speightstown Progeny Fast at Barretts

    Millennium Force, a daughter of Hansen, turned in the fastest furlong work of :09 4/5 at the under-tack preview for the Barretts May 2-year-old sale at Del Mar. Among those working a quarter-mile, a son of Speightstown posted :20 3/5.

  • Hip 12, a colt by The Factor, brought $460,000.

    The Factor Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    A son of first-crop sire The Factor, who previewed with a furlong work in :09 4/5, brought $460,000 to top the Barretts select 2-year-old sale at Del Mar March 30.

  • Barretts' first Del Mar sale was held last May

    Barretts Sees Strength in March Catalog

    More than 20% of the horses in Barretts' March 2-year-old sale catalog have gone through a yearling sale for six figures. That could indicate strength in the company's first select juvenile auction at Del Mar March 30.

  • High Cotton Filly Tops Barretts Sale

    A 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of High Cotton topped the Barretts January mixed sale, selling for $55,000. The sale, held at Del Mar Jan. 20, had an average of $8,239, down 2.9% from the 2015 average of $8,487.

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    Honor Code Named Champion Older Dirt Male

    Honor Code earned his Eclipse Award the old-fashioned way. He campaigned from late winter until the fall, didn't duck the competition, and won prestigious and historic grade I events in New York.

  • Three Bring Six Figures at Barretts Sale

    Yearlings by Good Journey, Street Boss, and Stormin Fever each brought six figures as the top three prices at the Oct. 27 Barretts Sales fall sale of yearlings, horses of racing age, and broodmares held at Del Mar.

  • Corey Nakatani

    Nakatani Taken to Hospital for Observation

    Corey Nakatani took off his mounts for the remainder of the Sept. 7 closing-day card at Del Mar after his mount in the third race, Tirpitz, fell in the stretch of the five-furlong turf race.

  • Barretts Set for First Del Mar Yearling Sale

    Barretts Sales, having conducted paddock auctions of horses of racing age during the Del Mar race meeting the past four years, is inaugurating a select yearling sale this season. It will be held Aug. 15.

  • Longform: Long Live the Queen

    The legacy of one of the modern era's best-known Thoroughbred stars continues to this day as two-time Breeders' Cup winner and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta maintains a devoted fan following.