05/13/2003 11:00PM

Numbers up at Barretts May sale


After posting declines in its opening session, the two-day Barretts May 2-year-old sale burst back to strength Tuesday with sale-record prices.

Hip No. 256, a French Deputy filly out of West Forty Two, set a new Barretts May filly record when she sold for $375,000. Later, a Gilded Time colt out of Champaigne Amelia set a sale-record colt price of $335,000.

The two-day auction sold 236 lots this year for $7,186,600 in gross receipts, up 12 percent from last year's $6,411,600 for 226 head. The 2003 average price of $30,452 was a gain of 7 percent over last year's $28,370. Median remained level at $17,000.