WTBA Mixed Sale Suffers Setbacks

(Edited Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association press release)

Business was down during the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association's winter mixed sale Sunday at Emerald Downs. The WTBA reported that 194 were sold for a gross of $617,500 and an average of $3,318. Last year, the 212 horses sold grossed $877,350 and averaged $4,138.

A yearling Free At Last--Northern Whirl colt topped the auction, bringing $38,000 from Frank Gaunt of Covington, Wash. Griffin Place, agent for Carnation Racing Stables, consigned the colt.