05/17/2005 12:00AM

Lake Austin filly the early leader at sale


The Barretts May juvenile sale got under way Tuesday in California with an $85,000 Lake Austin filly the session-leader early in the auction's single session.

The filly, offered as Hip No. 79 by the Sunrise Stable South agency, had the co-fastest quarter-mile work during the weekend's preview, covering the distance in 21 seconds. Stanley Ryan purchased the filly, a daughter of the unraced Red Ransom mare Red Royalty.

The highest-priced colt early in the session sold just moments before the Lake Austin filly as Hip No. 78. The colt is by Is It True and out of Red Hot Jane, a winning daughter of Premiership and a half-sister to stakes winner and major earner Get My Glitter. Mike Weatherly purchased Hip No. 78 from Terry Oliver, agent.

Both the Lake Austin filly and the Is It True colt were foaled in Florida.

The one-day auction continued Tuesday evening at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif.