Sahih Muslim Book 7, Hadith Number 3042.

Chapter : It is meritorious for one who does intend to go himself to send the sacrificial animal to al-Haram.

‘Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: We used to garland the goats and send them (to Mecca), and Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) stayed back in Medina as a non-Muhrim and nothing was forbidden for him (which is forbidden for a Muhrim).