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

January 16, 2018

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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

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