12/11/2001 12:00AM

Deauville sale average drops

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - L'Agence Francaise's winter mixed sale in Deauville, France, which featured a larger catalog this year, concluded Monday with declines in gross and average.

The 6-year-old broodmare Bayourida, sold in foal to European champion Anabaa, topped the sale when Chantilly Bloodstock purchased her for $230,786. The three-day auction sold 502 horses for total receipts of $7,576,660 and an average price of $15,093. Calculated in French francs, the sale's gross revenue was down slightly, by 1 percent, from last year.

The average price in francs dropped by 16 percent from last year's level. In 2001, the auction sold 425 lots.