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California 2YOs: Average Down 5.4%
Overall at the Barretts March Selected 2YOs-In-Training Sale, 93 lots sold for US$14,361,000 (just US$500 up on last year's 88 sold for US$14,360,500). The US$154,419 average was down 5.4% (last year US$163,188) & the US$80,000 median was down 15.8% (last year US$95,000). The buy-back rate dropped from 39.3% in 2005 to 33.1% this year. Barretts president Jerry McMahon told bloodhorse.com: "We lost a major buyer (with the recent death of Bob Lewis); we had a smaller catalogue; & there wasn't as much depth in the catalogue as last year, so I'm very happy. We survive to fight another day."