Compared to the first session a year ago, when 253 horses were sold, the gross rose 42.6% from $1,684,500. The average increased 51.0% from $6,658, and the median stayed the same. Last year's buy-back rate was also the same.The sale's second and final session is Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m. (PST).
Texcess, winner of the Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot and California Cup Juvenile Stakes in 2004, topped the opening session of the Barretts January mixed sale Monday in Southern California, bringing $300,000 from Carl Van Burger. A 4-year-old gelding, Texcess (In Excess – Danish Alamode) captured three of 12 career races and earned $805,365 while racing for Paul Aguirre and Omar Aldabbagh. He finished second in the 2005 San Mateo Mile Stakes and the 2004 Barretts Juvenile Stakes and third in the San Rafael Stakes (gr. II).Nextar Ranch, agent, consigned Texcess.Barretts reported that 239 horses were sold in all for a gross of $2,402,600, an average price of $10,053, and a median price of $4,000. The buy-back rate was 11.8%.