05/11/2004 11:00PM

Average rises at Barretts sale

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The Barretts Sales Company set records for highest average and highest median at Tuesday's one-day sale of 2-year-olds in training in Pomona, Calif. The average reached $37,371, a gain of 22.5 percent over 2003, while the median was $27,000, a gain of 58.8 percent.

With fewer horses selling this year and a one-day format rather than the two-day sale in 2003, the gross of $7,053,000 fell 1.8 percent. There were 189 horses sold on Tuesday compared with 236 last year. Tuesday, 11 horses sold for $100,000 or more.

The sale-topper was a Belong to Me filly purchased by NW Management and Fleetwood Bloodstock on behalf of Stan Fulton for $350,000 from the consignment of Becky Thomas's Sequel Bloodstock. The filly, named It'z All Mine, is out of the Talinum mare French Lavender.

NW Management and Fleetwood Bloodstock also bought the highest-priced male, a colt by Crafty Prospector for $275,000 from the consignment of Terry Oliver, agent.

NW Management and Fleetwood led all buyers with the two acquisitions for $625,000. Thomas led all consignors, selling seven horses for $819,000.