Steve Warner, the co-breeder of 2006 champion sprinter Thor's Echo, died April 25 after a bout with cancer.
The gross and average both increased March 30 at the annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana.
A Jan. 6 dinner will honor the breeders of winners of 2006 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races.
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