05/07/2006 11:00PM

Barretts names VP of sales

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The Barretts auction company in California has hired former trainer Kim Lloyd as its vice president of sales, the company announced Monday.

Lloyd trained such stakes winners as Royal Regatta and Fu Man Slew before retiring in 2001. Now 51, he most recently was fleet sales manager at a Southern California car dealership.

Lloyd will help the sales company recruit buyers and sellers for the Barretts marketplace.

"It has become more important than ever for sales companies to reach out to consignors and buyers, and we felt that Kim had the perfect background to help us do that more effectively," the president and general manager of Barretts, Jerry McMahon, said in making the announcement.

Barretts holds six Thoroughbred sales each year, including a major select juvenile auction each March.