06/12/2007 11:00PM

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Australia's Magic Millions national yearling sale concluded its final select session Wednesday with a session-topping price of about $146,930 for a Bel Esprit-Boondock filly that Romi Karam purchased. The two select sessions sold 299 horses for about $9,583,912, resulting in an average price of about $32,053. Those figures were well up from last year's auction on Australia's Gold Coast. . . . Kentucky horsemen and consignors have formed a memorial fund to aid the children of exercise rider, sale-horse showman, and Crossroads Farm employee Philippe Zanotti , who died in a car wreck June 9 at age 44. Contributions to the fund should be sent to Zanotti Children's Relief Fund, c/o Paramount Sales, 449 Lewis Hargett Circle, Suite 190, Lexington, Ky., 40503.