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California Mixed Final Average Down 61.3%
Overall the Barretts October mixed sale concluded "with steep declines in total sales, average price & median" noted thoroughbredtimes.com. A total of 243 lots sold (from 436 offered) for US$916,100: down 76% from last year's US$3,818,200 (the 2007 sale was bolstered by the dispersal of Stan Fulton's West Coast racehorses & a reduction sale from Larry & Betty Mabee's Golden Eagle Farm). The final average plummeted 61.3% to US$3,770 & the median fell 51.4% to US$1,700. The buy-back rate rose from 25.9% in 2007 to 44.3% this year.