07/13/2012 3:36PM

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The Tattersalls July auction in Newmarket, England, ended Friday with across-the-board declines after 402 horses brought about $7,772,965, down 20 percent from last year, when a much larger catalog sold 452 horses. The average price fell 9 percent to about $19,336, and the $10,647 median was off by 7 percent. But buy-backs were just 11 percent, down from 13 percent. Group 3 winner Esentepe sold to agent Tom Goff for 220,000 guineas, or about $355,740, to top the three-day sale which featured horses in training and fillies and broodmares. . . . The Old Friends equine retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., will host a fan meet-and-greet with Rapid Redux and his trainer, David Wells. Rapid Redux, an Old Friends resident, holds the modern North American record for consecutive wins with 22. The free event will take place rain or shine on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Road.