09/05/2001 12:00AM

Moccasin tip of iceberg


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - The Labor Day weekend produced plenty of highlights: Jockey Tim Moccasin's record string of wins reached new heights; a filly, Swing in Satin, won the Prairie Lily Sales Stakes; the local yearling sale produced an increase; and Beau Ring turned in a track record-equaling performance in the Toon's Mile.

Tim Moccasin extended his North American riding record to 14 consecutive wins on last Saturday's card by winning with his first four mounts. Once Moccasin's amazing streak had come to an end, rider Hugh Huston set out to prove other riders can win, too, when he won 10 of the next 16 races.

Sunday, for the first time in the six-year history of the Prairie Lily Sales Stakes as well as its previous 12 years when it was known as the Rainbow of Roses Futurity, a filly took home the top prize in Saskatchewan's richest event.

Swing in Satin, a daughter of Siberian Summer, won the race for graduates of the local 2000 yearling sale, wiring the field over the about seven-furlong distance under rider Peter Wong and taking home $21,600.

The 2001 yearling sale was held Sunday night and the average sales price was up 14 percent from the 2000 session.

A total of 39 horses went through the ring and 25 were sold. Local businessman Bill Mitchell bought the sales-topper, a daughter of Stop the Stage-Seven L. Dandy, for $10,000.

The top overall purchaser was St. Louis Blues defenseman Richard Pilon, for RJ Stables, who bought four yearlings for $15,050. The leading consignor was Red Ron Farm, with five yearlings selling for $23,700.

Monday's card featured the Toon's Mile, in which local standout Beau Ring won his second straight and equaled the track record of 1:37.10 that Three for You has held since 1981.

Beau Ring won by four-plus lengths and is likely to ship out of town, in search of bigger prizes, for his next race.

Racing resumes here Friday night with the $6,000 Horizon Computer Solutions Handicap for fillies and mares highlighting the card. Princess Briartic has won five of eight starts this year and is the favorite for 1 1/8-mile feature.

However, Remarkable Ability led all the way to defeat Briartic Princess two weeks ago in the Jim Beam and will try to do the same here. Truly Remarkable and Watshername complete the compact field.