01/17/2005 12:00AM

Ocala sale led by $90K filly


Following on the heels of gains at Keeneland's January all-ages sale in Kentucky, Florida's all-ages market got under way Monday in Ocala, with numerous lots bringing $50,000 or more in the early selling.

The top price at 5 p.m. was the $90,000 that pinhooker Murray Smith paid for a yearling filly by Ocala stallion Three Wonders. Lindie Reiss, agent, consigned the session-leader. The filly is out of the stakes-placed Honey Jay mare Loudmouth Time, who also produced stakes winner O'Rocky, by Birdonthewire, as well as stakes winner Tour Time, by Tour d'Or.

The filly was one of 11 lots to bring $50,000 or more by 5 p.m. The session's second-highest price at that point was the $82,000 that Martin Stables Inc. paid for the broodmare Ascloseasitgets. Montgomery Farm, agent, sold Ascloseasitgets, an 8-year-old daughter of Relaunch.

Unraced, Ascloseasitgets already has produced two winners from two starters, with the Unbridled's Song filly Annabelle's Song and the Thunder Gulch colt Thunderchaser. She was cataloged in foal to Montbrook.

The sale was to conclude its two consignor-preferred sessions on Tuesday, with open sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. All sessions are at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. facility.