10/28/2015 1:54PM

Good Journey yearling brings $140,000 at Barretts


A California-bred yearling colt by Good Journey sold for $140,000 at Tuesday’s Barretts fall sale of yearlings and horses of all ages at Del Mar, the most expensive hip of the sale company’s final event of 2015.

The colt was listed as sold to John Daley, agent for Deron Pearson’s DP Racing. Pearson has been an active buyer at Barretts sales throughout the year. The colt was one of three yearlings to sell for $100,000 or more.

Overall, 175 horses sold for $2,542,300, for an average of $14,527. The median price was $6,500. There were 81 horses listed as not sold and 32 withdrawn. Of the 175 sold, 125 were yearlings, 30 were horses of racing age, and 20 were broodmares.

This was the first autumn sale held by Barretts at Del Mar. Barretts left its facility in Pomona, Calif., earlier this year. In past years, Barretts held its only yearling sale in October. Last year in Pomona, 163 yearlings sold for $3,684,700, an average of $22,606.

In August, Barretts held a select yearling sale at Del Mar.

The Good Journey colt is out of the Southern Halo mare Southern Oasis, who was second in the Grade 3 Wilshire Handicap at Hollywood Park in 2003. Southern Oasis is the dam of Neveradoubt, a colt by Decarchy who won the $200,750 Snow Chief Stakes for California-bred 3-year-olds on turf at Santa Anita in May in a 41-1 upset.

The colt was consigned by Mary Knight as agent.

Former Northern California trainer Greg Gilchrist was the leading buyer, as agent, purchasing three horses for $187,000. Gilchrist purchased a Stormin Fever filly for $100,000. The only other horse to exceed six figures was a Street Boss colt purchased for $120,000 by trainer Jeff Bonde.

Andy Havens Bloodstock Agency led the consignors, selling 39 horses for $546,300. Independent of his primary consignment, Havens was the agent for the dispersal of holdings of horses of all ages from the partnership of the estate of Bud Johnston and Patsy Berumen, which sold 36 horses for $282,400.

The Johnston family continues to operate Old English Rancho in Sanger, Calif. Berumen was the former general manager of Old English Rancho until earlier this year. She was active at Tuesday’s sale.