10/29/2007 11:00PM

Dispersal boosts Barretts sale

EmailLed by horses of racing age from a dispersal of Sunland Park owner Stan Fulton, prices soared during Monday's session of the Barretts October mixed sale in Pomona, Calif.

On Monday, 201 horses sold for $2,434,500, an average of $12,112. During the corresponding session in 2006, 190 horses sold for $959,700, an average of $5,051.

The topper during Monday's session was Tenga Cat, a 4-year-old Storm Cat colt purchased for $250,000 by Grant Truman from the Fulton dispersal. The price was a record for a horse of racing age at the October sale, according to Barretts officials.

Four other horses from the Fulton dispersal sold for $100,000 or more.

The sale was scheduled to conclude on Tuesday. Last year, the sale toppers were two females who sold for $47,000.