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California 2YOs: Average Down 31%
Overall at the Barretts sale, 123 lots sold for US$4,511,000 (down 42.3% from last year's 147 sold for US$7,816,400). The US$36,675 average was down 31% (last year US$53,173) & the US$20,000 median was down 16.7% (last year US$24,000). Barretts vice president Bill Baker told thoroughbredtimes.com: "We had some good horses in here, but the top end is not what it was last year. There's a general weakness in the buying population in Southern California."