It’s a mini reunion at Del Mar’s seventh race Saturday, July 24, with seven of the 11 starters 2010 graduates of the prestigious auctions held at Barretts Equine Ltd. The maiden race is for 2-year-olds and Barretts is well represented.
The field includes Red Sharp Humor, Barretts May sale, $72,000; Clubhouse Ride, Barretts Winter Mixed Sale, $22,000; Rock So Hard, Barretts March sale, $100,000; Palio Prince, Barretts March sale, $115,000; The Phenom, Barretts March sale, $40,000; Purgestein, Barretts March sale, $40,000; and Just Imagine, Barretts May sale, $120,000.
Barretts held its first auction in 1990 and to date statistics show that Barretts grads account for nearly one out of every five starts at all Thoroughbred racetracks in California. The field at the 2010 Kentucky Derby included Make Music for Me, a graduate of the prestigious Barretts Equine Limited’s 2009 March sale of selected 2-year-old Thoroughbreds in training, the most recent Derby to feature a Barretts product. Awesome Gem, a top graduate of 2010, won the recent Hollywood Gold Cup, another feather in Barretts impressive hat.
The facility hosts four sales annually with the Yearling Sale slated Oct. 12-13. Visit the Web site barretts.com for more information.
Fairplex Park’s 2010 L.A. County Fair horse racing meet is Sept. 9-27, the 72nd edition of exciting live Thoroughbred racing hosting 13 stakes races, competitive fields and free admission with Fair admission. The 88th anniversary 2010 L.A. County Fair is Sept. 4-Oct. 3. For more information visit lacountyfair.com.
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, the largest county fair in the world, as well as The Learning Centers which encompasses Fairtime Learning, The Child Development Center, The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), the Junior Fair Board, and the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Fairplex also operates a diverse hospitality business with the Sheraton Fairplex, McKinley’s Grille, KOA RV Park, Finish Line Sports Grill, Cornucopia Foods, and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center (opening 2011). The campus is also home to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona; horse-racing and Barretts Equine Limited; as well as the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. For more information, please visit www.fairplex.com.