01/12/2005 12:00AM

Misty Sixes goes for $500,000


LEXINGTON, Ky. - After a Tuesday session that produced a $1.35 million topper and three other lots above $800,000, Keeneland's January all-ages auction entered its third session Wednesday on a comparatively quiet note. But the bidding remained aggressive, if on a more modest level.

As of 5 p.m. Eastern, the Wednesday session-leader was the $500,000 broodmare prospect Misty Sixes, a multiple stakes winner with more than $449,000 in earnings. Gulf Coast Farm bought Misty Sixes from the Taylor Made sales agency's consignment. A 7-year-old Summer Squall mare, Misty Sixes is out of Grade 3 winner Double Sixes, making her a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Broadway View.

On Tuesday, Toccet's dam, Cozzene's Angel, brought a $1.35 million bid from Reiley McDonald, agent. As of Wednesday afternoon, that was the auction's highest price, followed by the $1.1 million Will Farish paid for Wilko's dam, Native Roots, on Monday. Cozzene's Angel was carrying a Pulpit foal, which McDonald indicated would probably sell at Saratoga or Keeneland September as a yearling. The Hill 'n' Dale sales agency sold Cozzene's Angel.

McDonald declined to identify the partnership he represented in the purchase.

Other notable sales on Tuesday were the $925,000 broodmare Crazy Ensign, which Gainesway, agent, sold to Margaux Farm; a $900,000 yearling full sister to Buddha that Paramount, agent, sold to Dell Ridge Farm; and the $800,000 broodmare prospect Clear in the West, which Pin Oak Stud sold to Fleetwood Bloodstock. Justenuffheart, a 10-year-old Broad Brush half-sister to Kitten's Joy, was a high-priced buyback at $800,000. Consigned through the Lantern Hill Farm agency, she was offered in foal to Distorted Humor.

The Tuesday session sold 258 horses for $22,314,500, yielding an $86,490 average and a $40,000 median.

Coolmore auction raises $3.5M

Bidders and donors raised more than $3.5 million for the recent Asian tsunami victims in Coolmore's charity stallion-season auction. The auction offered seasons to all of Coolmore's stallions - a total of 50 horses in Ireland, Australia, and Kentucky - and closed on Jan. 11 with a total of $2.2 million in bids. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Middlebrook gave 50,000 euros, or about $66,390, to the fund. And an anonymous donor that the global stallion operation described as "a friend of Coolmore" contributed enough to bring the total raised to $3.5 million. Coolmore has said that all auction proceeds will go to the Red Cross. In announcing the final bids, Coolmore thanked all bidders, noting that each bid helped fill the coffers for a worthy cause.

The highest bid was Juddmonte's 300,000-euro (about $398,340) offer for a Sadler's Wells season. Other seasons, winning bidders, and top bids for Coolmore's Kentucky stallions were Black Minnaloushe, Lucy Young-Hamilton, $10,000; Chapel Royal, Stonerside, $17,500; Fusaichi Pegasus, Stonerside, $170,000; Giant's Causeway, Moyglare Stud, $160,000; Grand Slam, Sanford Robertson, $87,000; Hennessy, Glory Days Breeding, $40,000; High Yield, Fernando Diaz, $15,000; Hold That Tiger, Paul and Linda Shanahan, $25,000; Honour and Glory, Kin Hui, $16,500; Johannesburg, Will Farish, $45,000; Lion Heart, Richard Giacopelli, $52,500; Monashee Mountain, Will Farish, $25,000; Royal Academy, Marsha Naify, $23,500; Stravinsky, Betty Moran, $35,000; Tale of the Cat, My Meadow Farms, $70,000; Thunder Gulch, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Firestone, $32,000; Van Nistelrooy, Robert Nataf, $8,500; and Woodman, Carl Cox, $16,000.

Coolmore's Irish seasons were for Danehill Dancer, Sangster family/Swettenham Stud, 50,000 euros; Fasliyev, Windflower Overseas Holdings, 37,500 euros; Galileo, private bid, 45,000 euros; Golan, Ballymacoll Stud, 25,000 euros; Hawk Wing, David and Diane Nagle, 35,000 euros; High Chaparral, Edward and Patricia Wallace, 40,000 euros; Montjeu, Moyglare Stud, 60,000 euros; One Cool Cat, Emerald Bloodstock, 23,000 euros; Peintre Celebre, Sir Robert Ogden, 50,000 euros; Rock of Gibraltar, Sir Robert Ogden, 70,000 euros; Spinning World, Eddie O'Leary/Lynn Lodge Stud, 12,500 euros; Statue of Liberty, Japan Bloodstock, 13,000 euros; Alzao, Joy and Valentine Feerick, 5,500 euros; Catcher in the Rye, Dr. Dean Harron, 6,000 euros; Choisir, Kevin Doyle and Andy Smith, 20,000 euros; King Charlemagne, Attykit Stud, 8,500 euros; Mull of Kintyre, John and Suki Troy, 9,000 euros; Night Shift, Harry McCalmont, 17,500 euros; Orpen, BBA Ireland, 10,000 euros; and Spartacus, Paul Mason, 5,000 euros.

In Australia, a season to Encosta de Lago sold to Peter and Philip Vela for $140,000 (Australian).

Coolmore also offered seasons to its National Hunt sires in Ireland, with final bids as follows: Bach, Grenane House Stud, 4,000 euros; Brian Boru, Walter Connors, 5,500 euros; Dr. Massini, Fethard Bloodstock, 6,000 euros; Flemensfirth, Tony Mullins, 6,000 euros; Imperial Ballet, Dermot Brennan Accountants, 8,000 euros; Milan, Frank Berry, 8,000 euros; Oscar, Dermot Brennan Accountants, 11,000 euros; Saddlers' Hall, Tim Hyde, Jr., 6,000 euros; Snurge, Ben and Martyn Arbib, 7,000 euros; and Turtle Island, Phonsie and Anne O'Brien/Tom Taaffe, 10,000 euros.