10/30/2007 11:00PM

Barretts sale ends with large gains

EmailBroodmares from the Golden Eagle Farm reduction led Tuesday's Barretts October mixed sale, a two-day sale that finished with results considerable higher than in 2006.

Cee's Elegance, 10, the winner of the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap in 2003 and one of the most prominent broodmares in the Golden Eagle consignment, topped Tuesday's session, selling for $140,000 to California breeders Marty and Pam Wygod. Cee's Elegance sold in foal to Salt Lake.

Cee's Elegance was the only horse to sell for more than $100,000 during Tuesday's session. On Monday, five horses of racing age from the Stan Fulton dispersal sold for $100,000 or more, including Tenga Cat, a 4-year-old Storm Cat colt purchased for $250,000 by Grant Truman.

Overall at the two-day sale, 392 horses sold for $3,818,200, an average of $9,740. Gross receipts increased 85 percent from 2006, while the average rose 74 percent.

The leading consignor was the Fulton dispersal, through Andy Havens, agent, which sold 17 head for $1,322,500. Golden Eagle sold 70 horses for $1,019,900. Truman was the leading buyer, with Tenga Cat his only purchase.