07/09/2003 11:00PM

Tattersalls has record average

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The Tattersalls July mixed sale ended in England on Wednesday with a record average price and the auction's second-highest gross.

Headed by Group 3-winning colt Clifden, who brought $292,740 as the auction's highest-priced 2-year-old ever, the auction established a record average price of $19,433. Overall, the three-day sale sold 287 of 336 lots offered for a total of $5,577,214.

Bloodstock agent David Metcalfe purchased the sale-topping Clifden on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed's son, Sheikh Rashid. The colt, winner of the Group 3 Premio Primi Passi at Italy's San Siro racecourse, will remain in training with Newmarket-based Mark Wallace.