10/10/2004 11:00PM

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Yes It's True was a popular sire at Monday's opening consignor-preferred session at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's fall mixed sale in Ocala, Fla. As of 5 p.m., the company reported a top price of $90,000 for a weanling Yes It's True-Cool Gamba filly that Cloverleaf Farms II and Brent Fernung, agent, sold to Son Stables, and Yes It's True weanling colts out of Banker's Bet and Appealing Northrop brought $80,000 and $75,000. . . . The six-day second part of the Tattersalls October yearling sale opened Monday with a $244,355 Agnes World-Crime Ofthecentury colt, a half-brother to three stakes-placed runners, sold by Stratford Place Stud to M. A. Jarvis. The session sold 183 lots for about $8,717,309, for an average price of $47,636. . . . Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind., has increased purses by $1,000 per race for its Thoroughbred cards. The increase took effect Sunday. . . . Calder Race Course has named Michael D. Abes as vice president and general manager. Abes, who will remain the track's treasurer, replaces Randall Soth, who recently took the post of president at Fair Grounds.