03/22/2005 1:00AM

Average jumps at Adena sale


A Golden Missile colt sold for a sale-record $500,000 at the Adena Springs South 2-year-olds in training sale Monday near Ocala, Fla. Only 46 of the 111 offered sold - a buy-back rate of nearly 60 percent - but the sale average more than doubled from last year. This year, 46 horses sold for $3,916,000, an average of $85,130. Last year, 57 sold for $2,228,000, an average of $39,088.

Mike Ryan, agent, won a bidding duel from John Kimmel for the sale-topper, whom Ryan bought for an undisclosed client. The sale-topper, Hip No. 9, is a Canadian-bred colt out of the Canadian stakes winner Blazing Hot, by Irish River.