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A sale-record $615,464 Desert King colt was the top lot Friday night at the Hong Kong International sale of 2-year-olds. The single-session auction sold 35 juveniles, including some the Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased from Keeneland specifically for this sale, for gross receipts of $6,398,503, down 12 percent from last year's record, and an average price of $182,814, down 4 percent. . . . Trainer Ken McPeek and his wife, Sue, have been voted winners of the 2002 Big Sport of Turfdom award. The award is presented by the Turf Publicists of America. . . . The West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park will be telecast live for the first time next year. ESPN will televise the Grade 3 race, scheduled for Aug. 9. . . . Stall applications for the National Jockey Club meet next year must be filed with racing officials at Hawthorne by Jan. 3. The NJC's winter-spring meet will be at Hawthorne this season. . . . Cot Campbell, president of Dogwood Stable, will be the keynote speaker at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's annual awards banquet in Austin on Jan. 18. . . . Ryan Fogelsonger rode four winners on Friday's card at Laurel Park, including the 250th win of his career, which started less than nine months ago.