A pair of $494,550 horses led a day of mixed results at the Tattersalls December mare sale in Newmarket, England.\r\nThe auction&rsquo;s third of four sessions saw losses in gross receipts and average price, but the median remained level at last year&rsquo;s figure of 16,000 guineas, about $26,376. The session grossed $9,170,606 for 174 mares, a total that was 9 percent lower than last year&rsquo;s figure for 161 mares. The average price fell 16 percent to about $52,705.\r\nBroodmare Quelle Amore and prospect Shamwari Lodge each brought 300,000 guineas, the session-topping price.\r\nJapanese buyer Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farm continued his 2010 spending spree for mares with his purchase of Quelle Amore. A German Group 2 winner, she sold in foal to leading British second-crop sire Dubawi. She is a 7-year-old daughter of Monsun out of the Beau Genius mare Quelle Amie.\r\nIrish Group 3 winner Shamwari Lodge, a 4-year-old Hawk Wing filly, went to Lodge Park Stud. Kern Lillingston agent Ed Sackville signed the ticket for Lodge Park and said the filly, a daughter of Ripalong, by Revoque, was purchased as a breeding prospect.\r\nAmerican buyers, active at Tuesday&rsquo;s session, were less in evidence on Wednesday as prices tailed off from the $500,000 to $2 million range regularly seen a day earlier.\r\nThe auction was to conclude Thursday in Newmarket.