DEL MAR, (June 8, 2017) -- The sale date for the sixth annual Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, originally scheduled for Sunday, July 30 has been moved forward to Wednesday, July 26 following the day’s racing. The undertack preview is now scheduled for Monday, July 24 after morning training.
According to the General Manager Kim Lloyd, the new format will enhance the sales experience for all involved. “Wednesday is a short race day with eight races and having the preview on a dark day allows unraced sales entries to be showcased at a time convenient for both buyers and trainers. All horses catalogued must be “Race Ready” and able to work 3/8 of a mile or farther.”
“The date adjustments are part of an evolving process to restructure the sales calendar at Del Mar to better serve our buyers, consignors and the California racing industry in the best way possible,” Lloyd continued.
Successful graduates produced from last year’s sale include California-bred juvenile champion California Diamond, a stakes winner at the time of his purchase, who won three additional stakes and $337,590 for his new owners.
Nominations are recommended by June 9 but entries will be accepted two weeks prior to the sale.