POMONA, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2014) -- The first 2-year-old in training sale of 2015 will be conducted by Barretts on Monday, February 23 at Fairplex in Pomona with the training preview scheduled for Friday, February 20. Nominations close Friday, October 24.
General Manager Kim Lloyd views the earlier sale date as a positive.
“We’ll kick off the 2-year-old sales season in the West again this year. Being first up the past three years we’ve had huge gains and the highest select sale average increase of 2014.”
The January 26 Mixed Sale and 2-year-old Select Sale will be the final Barretts auctions conducted at the Fairplex facility, and according to Lloyd, at the February 23 finale “we’ll be celebrating our success and ongoing commitment to provide quality service to buyers and consignors.”
The balance of the Barretts 2015 Sales Calendar will be conducted at Del Mar.
The May Sale of 2-year-olds in Training will be later in the month on Wednesday, the 27th to insure that the new “dirt” track is “ready” for the May 25 preview. The revised schedule also includes The Paddock Sale on July 19th, a Select Yearling Sale on August 12 and a Fall Sale of Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age on November 4th following the Breeders’ Cup.