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Eighty four ponies were auctioned off Thursday. the average selling
price was $2060. One horse went for $7500. The Chincoteague Fire
Department made more than $173,000 from the auction. The auction helps
keep the herd size to about 150 horses. That is the maximum number that
the government says can be supported on the grazing lands in the Chincoteague
National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague.