04/18/2007 11:00PM

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A Quiet American filly sold by U.S.-based consignor Kip Elser - who purchased her for $140,000 at the 2006 Keeneland September yearling auction - set a European juvenile filly record Wednesday when she brought 370,000 guineas, or about $777,000, at the Tattersalls Craven 2-year-old sale in Newmarket, England. The Tattersalls Wednesday session sold 69 juveniles for a total of about $10,789,800, resulting in an average price of approximately $156,374 and a median of about $109,200. . . . Judge Karl Forester of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky has denied French bloodstock agent Frederic Sauque's request for dismissal from a lawsuit that Stonestreet Stables owner Jess Jackson filed over the $17.5 million purchase of the former Buckram Oak Farm in Lexington, Ky. Jackson has named Sauque among agents he alleges tried to defraud him of at least $1.5 million in the transaction. . . . The Keeneland Association has elected James G. Bell, president of Darley USA and the son of the late Jonabell Farm owner, John A. Bell III, to its board of directors. Also, Dr. A. Gary Lavin, a board member since 2002, was elected to a three-year term on Keeneland's executive committee. . . . Gulfstream Park on Thursday presented a check for $10,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.