January Mixed Sale average tops $30,000 for first time in 10 years

Monday’s Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale in the paddock at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey confirmed what sale manager David Reid thought about the catalogue going into the sale — “Horse for horse, we thought it was the best book we’ve had.”

The afternoon sale on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday saw 221 head / stallion shares gross $6,694,000, for an average of $30,290, which was up 12.2 per cent from the 2017 sale average of $26,989. The gross, which was the highest since the 2010 sale, was up 6.5 per cent compared to last year.

In 2017, 233 horses/stallion shares grossed $6,288,400.

photo: A strong crowd pushed the sale average over $30,000 for the first time in 10 years | Dave Briggs