04/05/2006 12:00AM

Filly brings $270K at Texas sale


Tensas Yucatan, a Louisiana-bred daughter of Ide, topped the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training at Lone Star Park on Tuesday when she sold for $270,000 to James C. Spence.

Twin Oaks Training Center consigned the filly, who worked the sale's fastest eighth-mile when she went in 10 seconds during an under-tack show Sunday.

Tensas Yucatan is out of the Dehere mare Xylophone.

In all, 193 horses sold for $4,476,100 during the one-day sale, for an average of $23,192. That average was up from last year's mark of $18,532, when 142 horses sold for $2,631,600. There were 68 horses who did not sell this year, down from 90 in 2005.

The highest-selling colt was an unnamed son of Forestry, who brought $240,000 from Virginia Skelton. He was consigned by Hoby and Layna Kight. The colt is a half-brother to Ninth Inning, a Grade 2 winner of $150,452.