08/26/2004 12:00AM

Monarchos filly brings $90K


A Florida-bred filly by Monarchos sold for $90,000 on Thursday afternoon at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company yearling sale in Ocala, Fla., topping the last day of the sale as of 5 p.m.

The filly, the first foal out of the Dehere mare Shop Here, was consigned by Summerfield Sales, agent, and purchased by Murray Smith Training Stables. Smith had pinhooked Monarchos, the filly's sire, in 2000, one year before the horse won the Kentucky Derby.

The sale was scheduled to close on Thursday night. Through the first three days, which included a select session on Monday and two subsequent open sessions, gross receipts and the average and median prices were all running at double-digit gains.