08/23/2005 11:00PM

Lone Star Park track reports


Naevus, the prominent Texas stallion who was euthanized because of laminitis complications earlier this month at the age of 25, is represented by nine yearlings in the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale at Lone Star Park on Monday and Tuesday.

In all, 545 yearlings have been consigned to the auction, which will begin each morning at 10 a.m. Central.

Naevus has three colts and six fillies in the sale. At the time of his death, he ranked as the state's leading active sire by lifetime progeny earnings. He was a son of Mr. Prospector, and his chief earner is Grade 1-winning millionaire King Glorious.

The yearlings in the sale will represent one of Naevus's last crops. Sue Dowling of Stoneview Farm, where Naevus stood since 1997, said the stallion bred 25 mares earlier this year, and 23 are in foal. That final crop will be yearlings of 2007.

"He still carried that great Mr. Prospector ability to keep breeding, to keep his job up," she said. "Old age, his body, caught up with him."

Naevus is buried at Stoneview.

"He was a great pleasure to work around, and I miss him dearly," said Dowling.

The first Naevus yearling set to sell is Hip No. 41, a bay filly consigned by Stoneview. She is a half-sister to stakes winner Burnin' Memories.