11/30/2002 1:00AM

Tattersalls foal sale up all around


LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Tattersalls December foal sales, which produced a world record weanling filly price of about $2.9 million on Friday, ended Saturday with more records as gross, average, and median all rose sharply.

Topped by a Giant's Causeway half-sister to European champion Galileo who set the new weanling filly mark, the four-day foal auction sold 585 lots for $28,070,632. That was up 27 percent from last year's total on sales of 514 head.

This year's average price of $47,984 was a gain of 12 percent over last year's figure, and the 2002 median of $22,785 was a gain of 27 percent from last year's figure.