10/21/2007 11:00PM

$320K colt leads Fasig-Tipton sale

EmailThe open yearling market in Kentucky produced several six-figure youngsters Monday at the first session of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale in Lexington.

A flashy purchase by Hamburg Place owner Preston Madden, who bred 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Alysheba, was the opening-day highlight at 5:30 p.m. Madden bid $320,000 for Hip No. 251, an Empire Maker colt who is the first foal out of Grade 1 winner Nonsuch Bay. Warrendale Sales, agent, consigned the colt.

Two other yearlings had brought $100,000 or more by that point. One was Hip No. 204, a $165,000 Hennessy colt out of the stakes-placed Lode mare Mighty Lode that Longhorn Ranch bought from Peter O'Callaghan's Woods Edge Farm. The other was a $140,000 A.P. Indy colt out of Louve Mysterieuse, by Seeking the Gold. Fourteen Enterprises made the purchase from Crossroads Sales Agency, agent. Crossroads represented Fortress Pacific Equine.

The sale was to continue through Tuesday.