Hip No. 82, a filly by Empire Maker, topped the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training Monday night at Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., bringing $435,000 from Danox Co. Ltd.
Consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, agent, the filly is produced from the stakes-placed Event of the Year mare Fortunate Event.
Danox Co. Ltd. also took home the second-highest price of the evening, going to $385,000 for hip No. 126, a Macho Uno colt out of the Storm Cat mare My Goodness from the family of champion Caressing.
All told, 77 head changed hands for $8.4 million. Average price was $109,429. At last year’s sale, 55 head sold for a gross of $5.5 million and averaged $100,709. This year’s median price was $85,000; compared to $70,000 last year. A total of 44 horses did not sell this year, up dramatically from 17 at last year’s offering.
Jamie McCalmont led all buyers, paying $940,000 for seven juveniles. Danox Co. Ltd. took home two for$820,000 and Narvick International bought three for $545,000.
SGV Thoroughbreds (Steve Venosa), agent, led all consignors, selling four for $635,000.
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