10/18/2005 11:00PM

Louisiana Downs track report

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A pair of colts that sold for $42,000 each topped the yearling portion of a two-day sale at Louisiana Downs last Saturday and Sunday. The auction was put on by the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana.

The first colt went to Tony Agilar, who purchased a son of Gold Tribute from the consignment of J. Adcock and Neal McFadden. The horse is out of the mare Tortuga Band, who has produced stakes winners Tortuga Flats and Lightsnatcher.

Southern Equine Stables purchased the other sales-topper, a son of Malagra and the mare Bag's Gal. The horse is a full brother to Sweet Macaroni, a two-time stakes winner of $172,203. The colt was consigned by Clear Creek Stud, agent.

In all, 163 of the 253 yearlings catalogued sold, for an average price of $7,652.

The second session of the sale featured broodmares, weanlings, and horses of racing age. Persimmon Ridge, a stakes-placed mare who won 7 races and $175,562, topped the broodmare portion of the sale when Thomas Curtis purchased her for $20,000 from the consignment of McDowell Farm for Millsap Stables. She believed to be in foal to Storm and a Half.

In all, 109 of 136 broodmares catalogued sold, for an average of $1,902. Among weanlings, 12 of the 14 cataloged sold for an average of $4,388, and among horses of racing age, 13 of 15 sold for an average of $2,308.