01/13/2007 1:00AM

Fabulous Finish brings $175K


A $175,000 filly led the selling Saturday at the Keeneland January all-ages sale's sixth session, continuing the auction's pattern of higher prices for young broodmare prospects.

Fabulous Finish, a 3-year-old Grand Slam filly cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, was the highest price at 5:15 p.m. Eastern. A half-sister to graded-placed stakes winner Swingforthefences, she went to Omega Farm. Warrendale Sales, agent, sold Fabulous Finish.

The second-highest-priced horse was a 4-year-old filly, $160,000 River Song, a stakes-placed winner by Siphon. The 4-year-old filly is out of Sharpen Up's daughter Mangala, making her a half-sister to Grade 1-placed and Grade 2 winner Allied Forces. She also is a half-sister to the California stakes-placed Barraq.

Newmarket International purchased River Song from Hopewell Farm, agent, which offered her as a broodmare prospect.

The eight-day auction has seen high demand for young racemares and broodmare prospects, peaking on Jan. 8 with the sale of the 3-year-old Grade 1 winner Point Ashley for a probable sale-topping $1.8 million. Downthedustyroad, another Grade 1 winner now aged 4, sold Jan. 11 for $1.5 million, currently the auction's second-highest price. Both fillies were sold by Ahmed Zayat. Point Ashley went to Hill 'n' Dale Farm, which also had consigned her to the sale on Zayat's behalf, and Downthedustyroad sold to an undisclosed client represented by Tim McMurry, agent. Eaton Sales, agent, consigned Downthedustyroad.