11/09/2002 12:00AM

Joi's Flame is Saturday leader


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keeneland's November breeding stock sale continued a strong run into its sixth session Saturday. As of 4:30 p.m. Eastern, the session had a $200,000 early session leader in Hip No. 1743, a stakes-placed Strawberry Road mare in foal to Behrens. Michael S. Brown, agent, bought the mare, Joi's Flame, from Henry D. White's consignment. White sold Joi's Flame as agent on behalf of Disler Farm Ltd., which was dispersing its stock.

On Friday, 270 lots sold for a total of $11,997,500. That produced an average price of $44,435 and a median of $32,000. Through the first five days of the 10-day auction, Keeneland had sold 1,136 horses for an aggregate $162,934,200, yielding an average price of $43,428 and a median of $61,000.

Friday's session topper was a $320,000 weanling Yankee Victor colt. The colt went to Athens Woods, LLC, from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent. The colt, a son of Far Away Kisses (Farma Way), is a half-brother to Canadian stakes-winner Secret Lover.

The sale runs through Nov. 13 at Keeneland's sale pavilion.

* A pair of no-guarantee seasons to Seeking the Gold topped Stallion Access's auction of seasons and shares Friday night at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks. The session-topping season was a $195,000 Seeking the Gold nomination; a $192,000 season to Seeking the Gold was the evening's second most expensive lot. Stallion Access does not identify buyers. The auction sold 37 seasons for $1,271,200 for an average price of $34,357. It also sold six shares for a total of $45,100, topped by a $21,000 Rubiano share, producing an average of $7,517.