04/24/2005 11:00PM

$175K session leader on first day


The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring juvenile sale in Ocala, Fla., saw five six-figure horses by Monday afternoon, giving middle-market sellers reason for optimism for the rest of the four-day sale.

By 5:30 p.m., with 225 of the opening session's 342 juveniles accounted for, the session-leader was Hip No. 139, a $175,000 More Than Ready colt that Harry J. Aleo bought from Murray Smith, agent. The dark bay colt is out of No Mud on Me, a Great Above mare.

Four other lots also brought $100,000 or more by late Monday afternoon. Those were Hip No. 77, a $140,000 Favorite Trick-Missuma colt that George E. Coleman bought from Woodside Ranch, agent; Hip No. 145, a $130,000 Mecke-No Serenading filly that Martin Cherry acquired from Eisaman Equine, agent; Hip No. 123, a $125,000 Put It Back-My Tru Luv filly that Wanda Polisseni (Barry Berkelhammer, agent) purchased from Lisa McGreevy's Abbie Road agency; and Hip No. 50, a $100,000 Tiger Ridge-Millenium Gal filly that Jerry Bach bought from AbraCadabra Farms, agent.

The auction was to run through Thursday.