Big red tent at Del Mar Fairgrounds to be taken down

By Claire Harlin

The big red tent at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that was left behind when equine-human acrobatic show Valitar went bankrupt last fall was auctioned off for $85,000 on Jan. 29, according to San Diego’s Fischer Auction Company.

Valued at about $1.3 million, the tent will cost its new owner, Orange County resident Duane Ward, another $250,000 to move . Also liquidated were several smaller red tents, which an auction spokesperson said were claimed by a variety of entities, including an indoor soccer organization. Horse stalls, furniture, sand and other items were also sold.

Citing poor ticket sales, the 50-show Valitar production unexpectedly canceled in November, leaving many performers unpaid and unemployed, and horses displaced. The some $300,000 produced by the auction will go to a bankruptcy court to pay off creditors of show producer Equustria Development Inc., run by Rancho Santa Fe resident Mark Remley.

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  3. Equine performers organize new show at Del Mar Fairgrounds after ‘Valitar’ folds
  4. It takes a village to raise a tent for Cirque du Soleil
  5. Del Mar Antique Show & Sale coming to Fairgrounds April 15-16

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