Important Notices

PARKING
Self parking at no charge is available via Gate 12 on White Ave. for all sales. Consult individual sale catalogs for Valet Parking information.

SEATING
With the exception of the March Sale, seating in the Pavilion is unrestricted. If you have special seating requirements, please contact Barretts office.

INSPECTION OF SALE HORSES
Horses in the sale are required to be in their assigned barns at least two days prior to sale. Showing/Inspection times are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (unless other arrangements are made with individual consignors). Consult the sale catalog for more specific information.

NEW CALIFORNIA LAW REGULATING AGENTS
A newly chaptered law will replace Section 19525 of the California Business and Professions Code (click here for full text of law). It regulates, among other things, agents (including “dual agents”) in connection with the purchase, sale or transfer of an interest in an equine. A “dual agent” is defined as a “person acting as an agent for both the purchaser and seller of an equine.” The law makes it unlawful for a person to act as a “dual agent” without the prior knowledge, and written consent, of both the purchaser and seller.

The law also governs the compensation of agents generally. It makes it unlawful for any agent (whether or not a dual agent) to receive in excess of $500 in compensation or in other items of value, related directly or indirectly to the purchase, sale or transfer of an equine, from other than from the agent’s principal, unless: (1) both the agent and the individual/entity giving the money or items of value disclose it to each of the agent’s principals; and (2) each of the agent’s principals consent in writing. Additionally, the law sets forth conditions for the enforceability of a contract for a commission on the sale, purchase, or transfer of an equine.

The law allows any person injured by a violation of its provisions to recover treble damages and also provides that the CHRB may suspend or revoke the license of any person who violates its provisions.

BONE WARRANTIES
Bone warranties MAY APPLY for sales of two-year-olds in training, yearlings and horses of racing age. Be sure to consult the Conditions of Sale in each catalog to determine specific applicability.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT REMOVAL OF HORSES FROM THE BARRETTS BARN AREA MAY VOID CERTAIN WARRANTIES. IT IS THE BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE SHIPPING AGENT REGARDING POST-SALE VETERINARY EXAMS WHICH MUST BE CONDUCTED PRIOR TO REMOVING HORSES FROM THE GROUNDS.

VETERINARY REPOSITORY
For the March and May Sales of Two-Year-Olds in Training, as well as the California Cup Yearling sale, consignors may voluntarily deposit radiographs and video tapes of laryngoscopic exams in the Repository, which is located in the building at the north end of Barretts' Barn 3. Viewing will be limited to equine veterinarians and their clients.

THE MAINTENANCE OF THE REPOSITORY BY BARRETTS SHALL NOT IN ANY WAY ALTER ANY OF THE PROVISIONS IN THE CONDITIONS OF SALE EXCEPT AS OUTLINED IN CONDITION FIFTEENTH. BARRETTS WILL NOT REVIEW THE REPOSITORY INFORMATION AND MAKES NO WARRANTY OR ASSURANCE OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE AUTHENTICITY OR ACCURACY OF THE REPOSITORY INFORMATION, ALL OF WHICH SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONSIGNOR.

EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA
All horses in this sale have been tested Coggins Negative within six months of the date of sale. Due to import requirements, Canadian buyers should check with Barretts office staff to determine the specific types of Coggins Negative Certificates which are on file.

EVA (EQUINE VIRAL ARTERITIS)
A list of horses which have been tested for EVA (within 60 days of the sale) will be available in the sales office.

EXPORT REQUIREMENTS
When a horse is to be exported to a country outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada, a Certificate of Exportation must be obtained from The Jockey Club within 90 days of exportation. If for any reason the requirements are not completed within 90 days of exportation, the Certificate of Exportation may be obtained only after the approval by the Stewards of the Jockey Club and the payment of additional fee.

CATALOG UPDATES
Pedigree updates for horses in the sale will be available free of charge through the sales office courtesy of The Jockey Club Equine Line.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
To avoid making costly errors, please pay close attention to all announcements made from the auction stand since these announcements often include catalog corrections as well as information which may affect sale warranties.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PURCHASE
After making the final bid on a horse, you will be asked to complete and sign the Acknowledgment of Purchase Form. Be sure to confirm the correct hip number and price before you sign. Please print your name and address clearly, since this document is used for Jockey Club Certificate transfers, invoicing, and in publishing sale results.

CARE OF HORSES AFTER SALE
Although it is the consignor’s responsibility to provide care and feed for animals until noon the day following purchase, please be reminded that title passes at the fall of the hammer, at which time the purchaser assumes all risk and responsibility for the horse. Purchasers are advised to contact the consignor to confirm that proper care is being provided. All horses must be moved from the sale premises in a timely fashion. Any delays must be approved by the stable manager and may be subject to stabling fees.

STABLE RELEASE
In order to remove a horse from the grounds, you must obtain a Stable Release from the sales office. Please confirm that the release you obtain represents the correct hip number. Also, be sure to give the release to the person ultimately responsible for removing your horse from the grounds.

JOCKEY CLUB CERTIFICATES
Jockey Club Certificates of Registration will be mailed via U.S. Mail 15 business days from the receipt of payment in full for all horses. BARRETTS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CERTIFICATES WHICH ARE LOST IN THE MAIL. Buyers may request delivery via Express Carriers at buyers own expense. Cash, wire transfers, or certified funds will expedite the release of registration certificates.

STAKES ENGAGEMENTS
Unless announced otherwise, all eligibility payments due after date of sale are the responsibility of the buyer, who should promptly notify the proper Racing Associations as to the new ownership in order to receive direct billing.

BARRETTS' SALES STAKES
Two-Year-Olds ,Yearling and Weanlings which pass through the Barretts sale ring prior to June 1st of their two-year-old year may be made eligible to be nominated to the $100,000 (guaranteed) Barretts Juvenile or Debutante races run each September at Fairplex Park. Invoices for the $150.00 nomination fee will be mailed after the sale and payment will be due within 30 days from the date of sale. It is solely the owner's responsibility to make timely payments in order to maintain eligibility, whether invoiced or not.

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