10/13/2004 11:00PM

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The Tattersalls October Part 2 yearling sale in Newmarket, England, concluded its fourth of six selling days on Thursday with a $90,216 Celtic Swing-Lasting Chance filly the session-topper. Eamon Tyrrell bought the filly from Jamie Railton, agent, at a session that sold 122 lots for about $2,006,554 and an average of about $16,448. . . . Cherry Mix, a close second to Bago in the Arc de Triomphe, has been purchased from the Lagardere Family by Godolphin for an undisclosed price, according to the Godolphin website. He will leave trainer Andre Fabre's yard in Chantilly for Dubai, to be trained by Saeed bin Suroor. . . . The first horse event at the new site of Evangeline Downs will be held Saturday when the facility will be the site of an auction of 200 Quarter Horses sponsored by the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association. It will be held in the barn area of the new Evangeline Downs, in Opelousas, La., which is to begin racing in 2005. . . . The Jockey Club has issued a reminder to owners and breeders to send in their foal registration applications before December in order to avoid delay in receiving certificates of foal registration. . . . C. Ray Hall of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal has been named one of four winners in the Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Contest, held by Churchill Downs to honor media coverage of the race. Hall's work was judged best in the feature division, while Pat Forde, also with the Courier-Journal, was honored for his Sunday wrap-up, Rich Rosenblatt of the Associated Press won in the advance division, and Steve Haskin of The Blood-Horse won for his Monday wrap-up.