03/16/2009 11:00PM

Ghostzapper colt tops Adena Springs sale


LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Adena Springs 2-year-old sale in Williston, Fla., sported a smaller catalog of 70 horses this year and closed with declines in gross and average.

The sale topper was a $250,000 Ghostzapper colt out of Grade 1 winner Collect the Cash. F. Thomas Conway was the buyer. The bay colt is a half-brother to Canadian stakes-placed Money My Honey.

All of the horses were consigned by Adena Springs, which hosted the auction at its Florida farm in Williston.

The auction late Monday afternoon sold 48 juveniles for $2,149,000, down 59 percent from last year's $5,283,500 gross for 97 horses. Average price also fell, by 18 percent. But the median price of $36,000 rebounded sharply from last season, when it suffered a double-digit loss to hit $28,000.