04/22/2002 11:00PM

Northern Afleet leads OBS day two


LEXINGTON, Ky. - As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, a $120,000 Northern Afleet colt was the session-leader on the second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's spring 2-year-old sale in Ocala, Fla.

The colt, the first foal out of the Great Above mare Goose Geisz, went to Buzz Chace, agent, from consignor Ricky Leppala, agent.

On Monday, the auction's opening day, a $110,000 Fortunate Prospect filly sold by Farnsworth Farms topped the session. Brian Morgan purchased the session-topper, who is out of the Valid Appeal mare Amavalidhope.

The Monday session sold 166 lots for gross revenue of $3,878,700, down 7 percent from last year's opening day, when 191 lots brought $4,181,000. The first-day average price rose 7 percent, from $21,890 last year to $23,366, while the median remained the same as last year's $15,000. Buy-backs fell slightly, from last year's 29 percent rate to 27 percent in 2002.

The OBS spring 2-year-old sale is set to run through April 25, with continuous sessions beginning daily at 10:30 a.m.