11/30/2001 1:00AM



Keeneland auctioneer Ryan Mahan, director of sales Geoffrey Russell, announcer John Henderson, and four bid-spotters will head to Hong Kong to conduct the Dec. 14 Piaget Hong Kong International yearling auction at the Hong Kong convention and exhibition center. The auction, which consists of 40 lots, will begin at 5:30 p.m. local time. . . . Six yearlings that bloodstock agent Paul Collins bought for more than $1.1 million at this summer's Deauville auction in France will be resold at Deauville's mixed sale from Dec. 7-10. Collins signed for most of the yearlings in the name of English businessman Bobby Killoran, but neither has paid the sale company for the yearlings. Keeneland has sued Killoran in Lexington for defaulting on a $1.4 million payment for two yearlings from the July sale, and Fasig-Tipton is considering its options to collect payment for eight yearlings Collins bought for $1.9 million on Killoran's behalf.