10/02/2006 11:00PM

More Than Ready filly leads Barretts sale


A filly by More Than Ready sold for $130,000 at Tuesday's California October yearling sale at Barretts, the highest price by 2 p.m. Pacific of the one-day sale at Pomona, Calif.

Linda Templeton of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., purchased the filly from the consignment of Terry Lovingier's Lov Acres Ranch, agent. Templeton and Lovingier were sat alongside each other in the auditorium when the filly was sold.

The California-bred filly is out of the Carson City mare Heavenly Valley, a three-time stakes winner at Woodbine.

A Tribal Rule filly sold for $100,000 to Sam Semkin, agent, for Jon and Sarah Kelly from the consignment of Harris Farms, agent. Harris was acting on behalf of its farm manager, Jinx Stuart.

The filly is out of the Caliente stakes winner Miss Inn Zone. An 18-year-old broodmare, Miss Inn Zone is the dam of Zoning In, who won the Malcolm Anderson Stakes at Bay Meadows earlier this year.

Semkin said the Tribal Rule filly could be pinhooked or put in training by the Kellys next year.

The leading colt in the first few hours of the sale was a Hold that Tiger colt bought for $85,000 by Templeton from the Lov Acres Ranch consignment.

The sale began slowly, with 38 of the first 72 horses in the catalog listed as sold, 22 listed as not sold, and 12 withdrawn.- Steve Andersen

Maryland: Fillies still top draws

Two yearling fillies who sold for $200,000 each on Monday remained the sale toppers at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale late Tuesday, the second day of the three-day sale in Timonium, Md.

The first of the fillies to go through the ring was by Forestry out of the Conquistador Cielo mare Blue Sky Princess. Pinhookers Tony Bowling and Bobby Dodd bought the filly.

The second filly was by Came Home out of the Easy Goer mare Fun Crowd. Buzz Chace, representing Ernie Paragallo's Paraneck Stable, signed the ticket.

The first session saw gains in gross receipts, average price, and median compared with the first day's results last year, although the buy-back rate increased from 19.1 percent to 30.1 percent. Gross receipts, on 225 horses sold, was $5,574,900, up 11.9 percent. The average price was $24,777, a 5.4 increase over last year, and median was $11,500, up 7 percent.

The highest-priced horse at the Tuesday session by 4 p.m. was a $110,000 colt by Tiznow out of the Forty Niner mare Interval. Lawley-Wakelin Bloodstock bought the colt, as an agent.- Matt Hegarty

Louisiana: Two $100K yearlings

A colt by Grand Slam and a filly by Salt Lake topped the yearling portion of an auction held by the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana on Monday, when each brought sale-record bids of $100,000 from Clifford Grum. The yearling sale was the first portion of a two-day auction being held at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La.

Breeding stock and horses of racing age were to sell in the mixed session of the sale on Tuesday.

The Grand Slam colt is out of the mare Lady's Kiss, who is a sibling to three stakes winners, including Blissful Union. The Salt Lake filly is out of Kathie's Sister, who is the producer of the stakes-placed Kathie's Sibling.

In all, 186 yearlings changed hands on Monday, for gross receipts of $1,880,900. The average price was $10,112, an increase of 32 percent from the 2005 yearling sale. Last year, 163 yearlings sold for receipts of $1.2 million, an average of $7,652.

Other yearlings of interest in the sale included Hallowed Missions, a colt out of the mare Hallowed Dreams, the Louisiana-bred who won the first 16 races of her career. Hallowed Missions is a son of the unraced Danzig stallion of Global Mission. He brought a bid of $57,000 from Jerry Dearien.- Mary Rampellini