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  • Ciaran Dunne

    Dunne Good; Wavertree Tops Two 2yo Sales

    Even though the market for 2-year-olds in training has been tough, Ciaran and Amy Dunne of Florida-based Wavertree Stables have two big reasons to celebrate. Wavertree-consigned horses topped both the Fasig-Tipton Florida select auction and the Barretts March sale.

  • Juvenile Sale Review: Down 30% or More

    When sale company officials, consignors, and buyers analyzed the Thoroughbred marketplace in the past, they often mentioned how well demand for the most expensive horses was holding up. But during the latest economic downturn, which has sparked financial crises around the world, even the top of the market is taking a pounding based on the combined results for the first four major select sales of 2-year-olds in training.

  • F-T to Fine Nine Consignors

    Fasig-Tipton will fine nine consignors because the riders of their horses misused their riding crops during the Feb. 27 under tack show for the Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course.

  • Tiznow

    Tiznow Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    A son of Horse of the Year Tiznow brought $650,000 to top the Barretts sale March 10 at the Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, Calif. Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables purchased the colt on a telephone bid from the Wavertree Stables consignment

  • Whip Policy Changes F-T Riders' Actions

    Uniform policies that restrict use of a riding crop in under tack shows for 2-year-olds in training had a significant effect on riders' actions at the preview for the Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction, according to Fasig-Tipton director of marketing Terence Collier.

  • Barretts March Catalog More Select

    Barretts is offering a trimmer catalog for its 2009 March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which is in line with the belt-tightening mood throughout the country. The Southern California auction company has cataloged 124 horses for its March 10 auction, down from 191 in the 2008 book.

  • Horses to Watch at Barretts March Sale

    Following is a list of horses to keep an eye on at the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Fairplex in Southern California. The auction, scheduled for March 10, starts at 2 p.m. (PDT).

  • Calif. Yearling Sale Undergoes Changes

    The California Fall Yearling Sale has been reconfigured and will now be called the California Cup Yearling Sale, it was announced Feb. 18. The catalog will be open to all yearlings and not restricted to California-breds.

  • Fillies Top Barretts Mixed Sale

    Two $50,000 fillies of racing age highlighted the Barretts January mixed sale, which saw the average decline slightly from last year and the median improve. With other sales around the country experiencing double-digit decreases, sales officials expressed pleasure at the final figures.

  • A sale prospect works during the Keeneland April 2-year-old Sale undertack show.

    Mulligan: Uniform Policies Help Everyone

    Leprechaun Racing's Mike Mulligan, chairman of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors, discusses the uniform sale policies for medication, prohibited practices, riding crops and horseshoes.

  • Barretts Opens Selling Season Jan. 26

    Barretts opens its 2009 selling season with a January mixed sale on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California. The auction, which has more than 300 horses in its catalog, begins at 11 a.m. (PST) Jan. 26.

  • The animal-rights group PETA is pushing for reform at 2-year-olds in training sales.

    Uniform Policies Set for Horse Sales

    The four major U.S. sale companies - Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales - have issued a set of uniform policies that will govern medication, prohibited practices, riding crops, and horseshoes, effective with the Feb. 17 OBS selected sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Barretts January Sale Has 315 Horses

    Barretts has cataloged 315 horses for its 2009 January mixed sale. The auction will be held Jan. 26 in the Hinds Pavilion, which is located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern Caliofornia. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. (PST).

  • McMahon: Leaving 'Right Thing to Do'

    Jerry McMahon discussed his decision to leave Barretts, the health of the Thoroughbred auction business in California, his plans for the future, and other topics with The Blood-Horse Dec. 9.

  • Barretts Cuts Fall Mixed Sale

    Barretts Equine Ltd., based at Fairplex Park in Southern California, doesn't have an October mixed sale listed on its 2009 auction schedule. The struggling American economy and downturns in the Thoroughbred marketplace contributed to the decision not to hold the sale, according to Barretts president and general manager Jerry McMahon, who recently announced his resignation from the company.

  • McMahon Resigns as Barretts President

    Jerry McMahon, founding president and general manager of Barretts Equine Limited, is resigning from the Southern California-based auction firm effective Jan. 3, 2009.

  • Barretts March Sale to Have One Preview

    There will be one under tack show prior to the Barretts' 2009 March select sale of 2-year-olds in training instead of two as in the past.

  • Tapit Weanling Tops Barretts Final Day

    A Tapit weanling colt brought a session-topping $60,000 at the second day of the Barretts October mixed sale Oct. 28. Broodmares and weanlings made up most of the sale's second half, which saw 100 horses gross $379,500 and average $3,795.

  • Barretts' First Session Suffers Declines

    With no major dispersals in the mix and working against an ailing economy, the two-day 2008 Barretts October mixed sale began Oct. 27 facing an uphill battle. The first day saw 143 horses sell for $536,600, yielding an average of $3,752 that was 69% last year's event.

  • California Yearling Sale Faces Challenge

    Tucked between a weekend of Breeders' Cup prep races and the California Cup showcasing the local product, California's fall select yearling sale offers a slimmer but more select catalog than in years past.

  • Barretts Mixed Sale Has 514 Horses

    Barretts has cataloged 514 horses for its October mixed sale, which will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Southern California.

  • Barretts Cancels Classic I Sale

    Barretts officials have canceled the Classic I sale of horses of racing age because of an insufficient number of entries. The auction had been scheduled for Oct. 26 in Southern California following the Breeders' Cup World Championships (Oct. 24 and 25) at Santa Anita Park.

  • 2yo Whip Rules Will Be Similar

    Officials of Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) announced in early September that they were banding together to make major changes in the under tack shows for their sales of 2-year-olds in training. Beginning in 2009, they said they would strictly regulate the use of whips by riders during workouts and would prohibit the use of front toe grabs on horses.

  • Major Changes Announced for 2YO Sales

    Officials of Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. have agreed to institute major changes relating to the under tack shows for their sales of 2-year-olds in training.

  • More Than 200 Yearlings in Barretts Sale

    Barretts has cataloged 235 horses for the California fall select yearling sale. Co-sponsored by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the auction will be held Sept. 30 at the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park.

  • Four-Year-Old Tops Barretts Sale

    Phoenix owner Todd Finch bought the sale topper at the Barretts summer sale June 24 as his first venture into Southern California racing. Trainer Anthony Saavedra successfully bid $40,000 on behalf of Finch's Val-U-Chem for Leesider, a 4-year-old son of champion Bertrando.

  • Pair Work :10 2/5 For Barretts Sale

    A pair of juvenile fillies worked a furlong in :10 2/5 and three other fillies went a fifth slower during the preview show June 24 for the following day's Barrett's sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

  • Barretts to Start Steroid Regulation

    Barretts, the Southern California-based Thoroughbred auction firm, is on schedule to begin regulating the use of exogenous anabolic steroids in young sale horses beginning with the California yearling auction, which is co-sponsored by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

  • Harlan's Holiday sired the top-seller, a filly out of the unraced Septieme Ciel mare Leading the Way, at Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Harlan's Holiday Filly Tops Barretts May

    The Barretts May 2-year-old in training sale saw decreases in the number of horses sold, gross, average, and median price, while the sale topper, a daughter of Harlan's Holiday, brought $700,000 to top the one-day sale.

  • Colts Tie for Fastest Barretts Work

    Colts by Gimmeawink and Not For Love each worked an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 Thursday during the first session for the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Data Digest: Barretts May 2YOs

    The Barretts May 2-Year Olds in Training Sale 2008 Preview Edition Data Digest is a FREE download, presented by TrueNicks! An in-depth preview of the upcoming auction.

  • Barretts May Catalog Has 329 Juveniles

    Barretts has cataloged 329 horses for its May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Southern California. The auction will be held May 13 at the Hinds Pavlion on the grounds Fairplex Park, beginning at 11 a.m. (PDT).

  • HRTV: Inside Information - 3/24 (Video)

    HorseRacing TV's "Inside Information" show is a biweekly look at the horses, people and places in the Thoroughbred world. This episode features the 10-year anniversary of 1998 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Real Quiet; a behind-the-scenes look at the buying and selling of horses at Barrett's; and the relationship between Tokyo City's Keiba Racecourse and Santa Anita Park.

  • Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds.

    Optimism Reigns Supreme at Barretts

    One year after the sale registered positive results in gross, average, and median price, optimism remains the key word going into the March 12 Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Forestry Filly Shines at Barretts

    A daughter of Forestry turned in the fastest eighth of a mile work March 10 at Fairplex Park during the second and final under tack show for the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Barretts Sale to Be Shown Live on HRTV

    For the third consecutive year, HRTV will provide complete, live on-site coverage of the Barretts sale of selected 2-year-olds in training from Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., March 12.

  • Hip 154, a colt by Lion Heart, stopped the timer in :21 2/5 during the March 4 preview show for Barrett's Select Sale of 2-year-olds March 12.

    Lion Heart Colt, Others Top Workouts

    A colt by Lion Heart posted the fastest quarter-mile work during the March 4 preview show for juveniles consigned to the March 12 Barretts Select Sale of 2-Year-Olds. The workouts were conducted at Fairplex Park in Pomona, California.

  • Villa Margurite Tops Barretts

    Villa Margurite, an unraced full sister to multiple stakes winner Hugh Hefner, sold for $120,000, the highest price of the Barretts January mixed sale, held Jan. 22-23 at Fairplex Park in Pomona. Offered third from the end of the second session Jan. 23, the 5-year-old daughter of Bertrando was the only six-figure price over the two days.