Keyword: Jerry McMahon

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Del Mar is temporarily housing horses as a result of the California wildfires.

    Farms and Del Mar Offering Shelter from Calif. Wildfires

    Wildfires continued Oct. 23 to threaten homes and horse farms in Southern California, particularly in San Diego County. Scoop Vessels' Vessels Stallion Farm is among the facilities that have taken in evacuated people and horses, even while a new fire has broken out just east of the farm near Bonsall, Calif. Del Mar racetrack has taken in evacuees when the fires, and its barn area was full by Oct. 22, with 2,000 horses and livestock.

  • California Sale Hits Sophomore Slump

    It was a case of the sophomore slumps for the second California October yearling sale. The average increased, but the Oct. 3 sale saw declines in number sold, gross, and median.

  • California October Yearling Sale Looks to Build on Opening Year Success

    Last year's inaugural California October yearling sale, co-sponsored by Barretts Equine Limited and the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, concluded with solid across the board results. And the two entities hope to build on last year's success for even stronger results during the 2006 edition Oct. 3 at Barretts Fairplex Park facility.

  • Improved Racing Climate in California Could Help Barretts Juvenile Auction

    Following a world record Thoroughbred auction price of $16 million for a <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4077694&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Forestry</a> colt in South Florida, the select market for 2-year-olds in training moves to Southern California for Tuesday's Barretts March sale at Fairplex Park.

  • Better Catalogue Could Boost Top of Market at Barretts

    With a better catalogue of offerings, there could be fireworks at the top of the market for the Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday at Fairplex Park in Southern California. "We have a better catalogue this year in terms of pedigree and physicals," Barretts president Jerry McMahon said.

  • CTBA, Barretts to Conduct Yearling Sale Together

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Barretts Equine will combine their respective annual yearling sales in a one-day event to be held Oct. 4 at Barretts' Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Southern California.

  • Sonoma's Seawolf Stables Off and Running

    Seawolf Stables, a unique fundraising endeavor for Sonoma State University athletics, got off to a noteworthy debut when its 2-year-old gelding Irish Dodger finished a surprising second at odds of 29-1 Aug. 7 in his first start at Santa Rosa.