12/05/2005 12:00AM

Kafwain weanling leads session


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A day after slipping in average and median price, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's December mixed auction entered its final session Monday with a $98,000 Kafwain filly the leader as of 5:30 p.m.

Winter Spree Farm bought the weanling filly, the first foal out of the Allen's Prospect mare Dotsie's Doll. Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield agency consigned the filly.

The second-highest price as of 5:30 p.m. was the $85,000 that Delta Land and Timber paid for Hip No. 565, a Not for Love filly out of Texas Cinema. The filly, consigned by the Litz Bloodstock Services agency, is a half-sister to a pair of stakes winners: Grade 3 winner Cinemine and Fair Grounds stakes winner Flick.

The two-day sale in Timonium, Md., delivered a pair of six-figure horses at Sunday's opener. The session-topper was the $140,000 mare Your Out, consigned by Country Life Farm on behalf of Eugene Ford. John T. Crane, Jr., bought Your Out, a stakes-winning daughter of Allen's Prospect. The 7-year-old mare is Grade 3-placed, has more than $518,000 in earnings, and was cataloged in foal to Lion Hearted. Ford also sold Your Out's dam, the Fast Play-sired stakes-winner Our Friend Hidayet, for $75,000 to Dark Hollow Farm, agent. The 13-year-old mare was cataloged in foal to Not for Love.

About an hour after Your Out's sale, Green Willow Farms paid $100,000 for the Walnut Green

agency's broodmare Approve, a Deputy Minister daughter and a half-sister to Best of Luck. Cataloged carrying a Two Punch foal, Approve already is the dam of New York stakes-placed Xtra Heart and two other winners.

The Monday session sold 201 lots, 52 more than last year's 149, which increased the opening-session gross this year by 19 percent, from $1,483,800 last year to $1,759,400 this season. But average price fell 12 percent, from $9,958 to $8,753, and median also dropped 29 percent, from $5,200 to $3,700. Buybacks climbed this year, from 27 percent to 34 percent.

Sultry Song sold to Argentine

Sultry Song, a multiple Grade 1 winner and sire of 2004 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Singletary, has been sold to Argentine interests, though he will stand in 2006 as planned at Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky. Sultry Song currently is standing the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Arroyo de Luna. The stud farm's owner, Gaston Balbi, is Sultry Song's purchaser.

"He's doing very well there," Millennium's William Hardin said of Sultry Song. "He's very well received in Argentina."

Hardin said that the terms of the deal between Haras Arroyo de Luna and Millennium call for Sultry Song to continue to stand in Kentucky for the coming season. He will have a $5,000 fee.

A 17-year-old Cox's Ridge horse, Sultry Song is also the sire of Canada's 1998 champion 3-year-old filly Kirby's Song and Grade 2 winners Revved Up and Prime Timber, among other stakes performers. He is out of the Grade 2-winning Buckfinder mare Sultry Sun.

* High Yield, initially scheduled to stand at Hill 'n' Dale in Lexington for the 2006 season, will instead be sent to Haras de la Haie Neuve in France. The 7-year-old Storm Cat stallion, sire of 2005 Pennsylvania Oaks winner Amazing Buy, is a multiple Grade 1 winner. His fee hasn't yet been announced.

* The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association winter mixed sale on Sunday sustained losses from last year's returns. The one-day auction sold 194 lots for $617,500,for an average price of $3,183. Those figures were down 30 percent and 22 percent, respectively. The sale-topper was a $38,000 Free at Last-Northern Whirl colt bought by Virginia horseman Frank Gaunt.

* The Deputy, whose sale to Hubel Farms in Clare, Mich., was announced on Sunday, will stand for $2,000 in 2006.