The Barretts Paddock Sale, originally scheduled for July 25 at Del Mar, will be held in conjunction with the Barretts October Sale of Yearlings and Horses of All Ages, conducted October 16 at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
The August Select Yearling Sale will be held at Del Mar on Tuesday, August 28 as scheduled.
The Paddock Sale was founded in 2012 as a market for racing-age horses, held in the Del Mar paddock. It was marketed as a way to quickly take advantage of the track's “Ship and Win” program, which offers purse incentives for horsemen bringing in horses to race from out of state.
It has transitioned in recent years into a late-season destination for 2-year-olds on the West Coast. This year's auction was being positioned as the the spiritual successor to Barretts' May 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, which was put on hiatus for 2018. The Paddock Sale featured 25 juveniles in 2017, doubling the number offered the previous year.
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