06/14/2004 11:00PM

Lost Soldier filly leads Ocala sale's first session


The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company opened its June 2-year-old sale Tuesday, with a $110,000 Lost Soldier filly the session's early leader.

Sold as Hip No. 194, the filly is a daughter of the unraced Salt Lake mare Tooosalty. She went to Buzz Chace, agent. Niall Brennan, agent, sold the filly on behalf of the John Franks estate.

Currently named Not Tooosalty, the filly is a half-sister to stakes winner Cupid Season and winner The Dempsey Look. She had breezed an eighth of a mile in 10.40 seconds during the auction's under-tack preview last weekend.

The Tuesday session got off to a rocky start, with four of the first five horses through the ring failing to reach their reserves and three of the next five withdrawn from the sale. Hip No. 11, an Honour and Glory colt offered by Tony and Robin Hendrix's Equine Legacy Farm, agent, quickly reversed the early trend with a $100,000 final bid, becoming the first lot of the day to crack the six-figure mark. The buyer was listed as Carroll Castille.

The Honour and Glory colt is out of Meafara (Meadowlake), a multiple Grade 3 winner and two-time Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up who earned $838,595. The mare had no winners from seven other foals on the catalog page, but this colt attracted attention during the OBS under-tack show when he posted the show's fastest three-furlong time of 33.20 seconds.

At 5:30 p.m., the third-highest price overall was Hip No. 105, a $95,000 Kissin Kris filly also from the John Franks estate. Pandora Farms bought the filly, a full sibling to Canadian champion Kiss a Native. Both Hip No. 105 and Kiss a Native are daughters of Ronique, a Raise a Native mare who also has produced stakes-placed True Enough.

Brennan also consigned Hip No. 105 on behalf of the Franks family.

The auction was to continue through Wednesday, with the final session beginning at 11 a.m. in the OBS pavilion in Ocala. The Wednesday session was to sell Hip Nos. 267 through 533.