07/01/2014 3:58PM

California Thoroughbred groups to host ownership seminar


Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Barretts Sales and Thoroughbred Owners of California will host “Buying a Racehorse,” a free new owners’ seminar and preview of the Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar on Sunday, July 20.

The seminar will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific in the Veranda Café and will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Seminar panelists will include Art Sherman, trainer of dual classic winner California Chrome; bloodstock agent Rollin Baugh; auctioneer Ryan Mahan; and Jeff Lifson of West Point Thoroughbreds. They will discuss acquiring horses at auction and through private sales, claiming horses, and joining racehorse partnerships and syndicates.

The seminar will also include a barn tour, where attendees can ask questions of leading California trainers and get a close-up look at horses in training. Participants will also get a preview of the horses entered in that evening’s paddock sale. Several representatives of racing syndicates will be on hand to provide information for those interested in getting into a partnership or syndicate.

Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling the TOC at (626) 574-6620 or online at www.toconline.com