02/05/2003 12:00AM

Record $1.2M lot at OBS

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Despite concerns over America's current economic slump and movement toward war with Iraq, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select juvenile sale Tuesday at Miami's Calder Race Course set a new company record of $1.2 million and achieved one of its highest averages ever, although down from 2002's record average.

A Montbrook colt bought by Demi O'Byrne set the new high mark for OBS, whose previous record was the $1,050,000 that Warners brought at the company's March 2-year-old sale at Ocala two years ago. The previous record for the Calder auction was $900,000 for Max's Buddy, who sold in 2001. The $1.2 million lot helped lift the one-day auction to an average price of $108,829, third highest for the sale. The average was down five percent from last year's record average of $114,395.

Overall, the 2003 auction sold 117 head for a total of $12,733,000, down 2 percent from last year, when 114 juveniles sold for $13,041,000. The median price slipped 17 percent, from last year's $90,000 to $75,000. Buy-backs, meanwhile, fell from 35 percent last year to 30 percent this season.

The new sale record came when O'Byrne, bidding over the phone through trainer Todd Pletcher, bought the last horse through the ring. That was a $1.2 million Montbrook colt offered by Mike O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farms. A dark bay or brown colt, he is out of Cut Class Leanne, a Cutlass mare with racetrack earnings of $108,385. The colt had breezed a quarter-mile in 11 seconds at the first under-tack show on Jan. 27, then galloped at the second presentation on Feb. 2. He hails from the family of a Canadian Horse of the Year, Fanfreluche.

Mike Gill led the day's buyers with 32 purchases totaling $2,904,000.

OBS SELECTED 2-YEAR-OLD Sale

Calder Race Course, Miami

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003

166 lots offered, 117 purchased

AVERAGE PRICE: $108,829

MEDIAN PRICE:$75,000

GROSS RECEIPTS:$12,733,000

(Hammer prices for unsold lots in parentheses)

Hip sex, name / ped, buyer, price

1 C, by Siphon (Brz) - Dame Imperiale ($37,000) RNA

2 F, by Tactical Cat - Danzing Tori, Peter Van Andel $51,000

3 OUT

4 F, by In Excess (Ire) - Dealinwiththedevil ($145,000) RNA

5 F, by Forest Wildcat - Denim Blue ($97,000) RNA

6 F, by Forest Wildcat - Deputy's Mistress, E. P. Robsham $160,000

7 C, by Alphabet Soup - Diamonds Again, Mike McDonald, Agent $37,000

8 OUT

9 F, by Stormy Atlantic - Discovered Secret, Mike Gill $180,000

10 C, by Northern Afleet - Doctor Hannahbaby, Mike Gill $75,000

11 C, by Colony Light - Dolly's Back ($130,000) RNA

12 OUT

13 C, by Wild Event - Don't Be Blue, Ruben Valdes $32,000

14 C, by Saint Ballado - Donusa ($29,000) RNA

15, 16, 17 OUT

18 F, by Polish Numbers - Elbow, Larry Roman $60,000

19 F, by Victory Gallop - Eliot Chacer, Roger And Diane Stanton $130,000

20 F, by Stravinsky - Envied, Demi O'Byrne $100,000

21 C, by Awesome Again - Eurobid, Lisa Lewis, Agent Acclaimed Racing Stable $77,000

22 C, by Hennessy - Explore The Gold, Mike Gill $85,000

23 F, by Silver Charm - Fashion Light, Dogwood Stable $65,000

24 C, by Victory Gallop - Flying Red Jet, Alan Brodsky $92,000

25 C, by Boston Harbor - Fortunate Smile, Donald F. Flanagan $85,000

26 C, by Doneraile Court - Future Guest, John Ferguson $400,000

27 C, by Dixieland Band - Galunpe (Ire), Sandi L Kleeman $25,000

28 C, by Mazel Trick - Give A Toast, Germania Farms, Inc. $75,000

29 C, by Southern Halo - Glorious Sensation ($42,000) RNA

30 F, by Hennessy - Golden Wolfen ($105,000) RNA

31 C, by Dixieland Band - Grand Prix, Tony Lacy $180,000

32 F, by Doneraile Court - Gravel Queen, Mike Gill $60,000

33 F, by Phone Trick - Greinette, Donald F. Flanagan $75,000

34 OUT

35 C, Valid Expectations/Grub's Dancer, Evelyn Pollard $100,000

36 C, by Souvenir Copy - Gypsy Sweetheart ($40,000) RNA

37 C, by Stormy Atlantic - Hail A Princess, Martin Schwartz $210,000

38 F, by Notebook - Half Mast, Alfred Kowalewski $120,000

39, 40 OUT

41 C, Valid Expectations/High Seams, Mike Gill $55,000

42 C, by Take Me Out - Houston Tune, Mike Gill $50,000

43 F, by Honour And Glory - Howell's Hero, August Morn Farm $65,000

44 C, by Exploit - How Lovely, Dogwood Stable $50,000

45 OUT

46 F, by Smoke Glacken - Illustrious Lady ($110,000) RNA

47 C, by Saint Ballado - Imaginary Number, Paul Pompa, Jr. $110,000

48 C, by Storm Boot - Java Blue, Carlos J. Morales $50,000

49 F, by Crafty Prospector - Joe's Tammie, Harlingen Stables Inc. $90,000

50 C, by Woodman - Joyful Air ($32,000) RNA

51 F, by Sword Dance (Ire) - Joy's Countess, Mike Gill $40,000

52 C, by Pentelicus - Just A Little Kiss ($52,000) RNA

53 C, by Northern Afleet - Kathcarn, Mike Gill $250,000

54 C, by Alphabet Soup - Katie McLaury, Germania Farms, Inc. $65,000

55 OUT

56 F, by Eltish - Lightningbacktoo, Jose Garoffalo $50,000

57 C, by Storm Creek - Liz Ficken ($145,000) RNA

58 C, by Silver Ghost - Lookaway Dixie, E. P. Robsham $185,000

59 F, by Gilded Time - Lost Love, Mike Gill $75,000

60 C, by Rizzi - Love By The Hour ($47,000) RNA

61 F, by Belong To Me - Lucky Lavender Gal, Classic Lines Partnership $125,000

62 F, by Valid Wager - Lucky Penny, Morgan Wayson/Tulip Hill Fa $70,000

63 C, by Mr. Greeley - Magic Hill (Gb), Mike Gill $37,000

64 C, by Saint Ballado - Mamselle Bebette, Mike Gill $25,000

65 C, by You And I - Marlee's Rain Bow, Mike Gill $42,000

66 F, by Mecke - Maybe In May ($67,000) RNA

67 F, by Honour And Glory - Mazama, Mike Gill $65,000

68 F, by Quaker Ridge - Mighty Rose ($80,000) RNA

69 C, by Grand Slam - Miner League, Juan C. Negron $22,000

70 C, by Clever Trick - Misformality, Anthony Gordon Agent For Alfred Hemlock $35,000

71 OUT

72 C, by Tomorrows Cat - Mistain, Lisa Lewis, Agent $170,000

73 C, by Silver Charm - Mobettah, Charles F. Heider $75,000

74 F, by Is It True - Mother To Be, Miguel Nieves $18,000

75 C, by Distorted Humor - Move Swiftly, Jay Em Ess Stable $100,000

76 F, by Forest Wildcat - Mrs. West ($40,000) RNA

77 C, by Runaway Groom - Musical Cup, Rodolfo Garcia $43,000

78 C, by Montbrook - My Harvest Gold ($30,000) RNA

79 OUT

80 C, by Mecke - Nandys Gold, George Raymond $100,000

81 F, by Mecke - Nasty Sabina ($50,000) RNA

82 OUT

83 C, by Favorite Trick - Nona's Moment ($62,000) RNA

84, 85, 86 OUT

87 F, by Pleasant Tap - Perfect Reason, Two Kings Stable $170,000

88 C, by Lost Soldier - Personal Line, The Big Stable, Inc. $47,000

89 C, by Dixieland Band - Piccolo Player ($34,000) RNA

90 C, by Hennessy - Precious Choice, Dan Hurtak $38,000

91 C, by Stormy Atlantic - Premium Spice, Buzz Chace, Agent $87,000

92 F, by Tale Of The Cat - Princess Harriet, John C. Oxley $260,000

93 C, by Touch Gold - Quaker Bonnet ($23,000) RNA

94 OUT

95 F, by Wild Again - Regal Pennant, Sandi L. Kleeman $65,000

96 C, by Indian Charlie - Rejoice, Mike Gill $25,000

97 F, by Unbridled's Song - Retained, Mike Gill $130,000

98 C, by Mr. Greeley - Robertina, Mike Gill $110,000

99 F, by Outflanker - Rob's Lady, Sixto Figueroa $50,000

100 F, by Unbridled's Song - Rockaroller ($145,000) RNA

101 C, by Red Ransom - Roses At Sunset ($47,000) RNA

102 C, by Indian Charlie - Said Twice ($35,000) RNA

103 C, by Bright Launch - Sarah's Leader, Dale Romans, Agent $135,000

104 F, by Cherokee Run - Sarah's Prospector ($45,000) RNA

105 C, by Hennessy - Sarasota ($45,000) RNA

106 C, by Favorite Trick - Saratoga Style, Dogwood Stable $155,000

107 F, by Saint Ballado - Scottische, Mike Gill $250,000

108 C, by Silver Charm - Secret Harbor, Mike Gill $360,000

109 C, by Good And Tough - September Charmer, Dogwood Stable $75,000

110 C, by Souvenir Copy - Sexy Slew ($100,000) RNA

111 OUT

112 C, by Gilded Time - Shebandowana, Dogwood Stable $35,000

113 OUT

114 C, by Two Punch - She's Catty, Mike Gill $165,000

115 C, by Marquetry - She's Realistic ($70,000) RNA

116 C, by Exploit - Shooting Sherry ($70,000) RNA

117 C, by Out Of Place - Shot Gun Frances, Mike Gill $27,000

118 OUT

119 F, by Tale Of The Cat - Sixty Queens ($47,000) RNA

120 C, by Dance Brightly - Sizzling Skirt, Ruben Valdes $19,000

121 C, by Saint Ballado - Sloane Street, E.P. Robsham $160,000

122 C, by Elusive Quality - Smashing Pumpkin ($85,000) RNA

123, 124 OUT

125 C, by Devil's Bag - Snubs, Paul Pompa, Jr. $67,000

126 C, by Wild Rush - Soap Opera Queen, Heatherway Inc., Agent $170,000

127 F, by Gold Fever - So Oblivious, Martha Bonde $200,000

128 C, by Wagon Limit - So Ritzy, Buckram Oak Farm $120,000

129 C, by Menifee - Sortofa Lady, Equine Analysis, Agent $190,000

130 C, by American Chance - Spectacularcrystal, P. L. Reynolds, Agent For Michael Dubb $52,000

131 C, by Carson City - Speedy Spender ($105,000) RNA

132 C, by Doneraile Court - Spotted Prospector, Mike Gill $130,000

133 C, by Miswaki - Sunrise Motel, Stud El Aguila $35,000

134 C, by Montbrook - Sweet Kris, E. P. Robsham $140,000

135 F, by Montbrook - Sweet Little Kris ($72,000) RNA

136 C, by Marquetry - Sweet Relaunch, Mike Gill $70,000

137 OUT

138 F, by Mr. Greeley - Tammany Hall, Jay Em Ess Stable $100,000

139 F, by Stormin Fever - Tammi's Pal, Jay Em Ess Stable $125,000

140 C, by West Acre - Taunting, Mike Gill $50,000

141 F, by Allen's Prospect - Tern, E. P. Robsham $220,000

142 C, by Victory Gallop - Think Blue ($47,000) RNA

143 F, by Quaker Ridge - Timeless Water, Morgan Wayson/ Tulip Hill Fa $37,000

144 C, by Not For Love - Timely Essence ($47,000) RNA

145 C, by Saint Ballado - Touche De Velours, Juan C. Negron $32,000

146 OUT

147 C, by Glitterman - Treasure Coast ($35,000) RNA

148 F, by Not For Love - Truth And Beauty, Anthony Gordon, Agent For Alfred Hemlock $110,000

149 C, by West By West - Tuna Cat, Harlingen Stables Inc. $100,000

150 OUT

151 F, by Awesome Again - Turkappeal, John Kimmel, Agent For Starview Stable $100,000

152, 153 OUT

154 C, by Lite The Fuse - Walnut Point ($45,000) RNA

155 C, by Event Of The Year - Warm Thoughts ($37,000) RNA

156 F, by Exploit - Wellingtons Choice ($47,000) RNA

157 C, by Quiet American - Wheatley Special, Dogwood Stable $40,000

158 C, by Two Punch - Why Walk, Mike Gill $37,000

159 F, by Mazel Trick - Wonderful ($57,000) RNA

160 F, by Woodman - Wooden Crown ($34,000) RNA

161 C, by Grand Slam - Zesty's Joy, Evelyn Pollard $100,000

162 C, by Pentelicus - Afred's Dream ($70,000) RNA

163 C, by Awesome Again - Aggressive Broad, Gary S. Logsdon $95,000

164 OUT

165 C, by Runaway Groom - A Prized Lady, Evelyn Pollard $100,000

166 C, by Sword Dance (Ire) - Ask Shananie, Anthony Gordon, Agent For Alfred Hemlock $60,000

167 F, by Lycius - Assiuta ($45,000) RNA

168 C, by Forest Wildcat - August Moonlight, Alan Brodsky $70,000

169 F, by Phone Trick - Aurora Slew ($28,000) RNA

170 OUT

171 F, by Open Forum - Average Day, Vincent Blengs $40,000

172 C, by Sword Dance (Ire) - Bear With Me, Mike Gill $42,000

173 F, by Polish Numbers - Biogio's Girl, Eugene Melnyk $450,000

174 F, by Souvenir Copy - Black Foot Beauty, Mike Gill $50,000

175 C, by Mazel Trick - Blazed Star, Mike Gill $50,000

176 F, by Souvenir Copy - Blue Talent, Miguel Nieves $32,000

177 C, by Tabasco Cat - Blushing Peggy, Brian Morgan, Agent $70,000

178 C, by Not For Love - Blushing Pride, Mike Gill $55,000

179 F, by Montbrook - Bold Burst, Equine Analysis, Agent $300,000

180 OUT

181 C, by Saint Ballado - Burn Brightly, Mike Gill $85,000

182 C, by Glitterman - Candy Express, Mike Gill $67,000

183 F, by Peaks And Valleys - Can You Dig It, Jose Marrero $32,000

184 C, by Smart Strike - Cape Fire ($47,000) RNA

185 C, by Valid Expectations - Cat Fever, Mike Gill $85,000

186 F, by Saint Ballado - Chadra North, Gary Pickel $100,000

187 C, by Gilded Time - Champaigne Amelia ($100,000) RNA

188 F, by Clever Trick - Champlain Sunset ($120,000) RNA

189 F, by Devil's Bag - Chargitorose, Mike Gill $77,000

190 OUT

191 F, by Old Trieste - Cindy's Quest, John C. Kimmel, Agent $165,000

192 C, by A. P. Indy - Class Kris, Mark Casse, Agent $77,000

193 F, by Montbrook - Clever Lou, Allen Braun & Kenneth English $100,000

194, 195, 196 OUT

197 F, by Lil's Lad - Crafty Annie ($60,000) RNA

198 C, by Favorite Trick - Craze, Patrice Miller, Agent For Eqb $150,000

199 C, by Doneraile Court - Cryptic Madam ($60,000) RNA

200 F, by American Chance - Crysta, Mr. T. Stables $57,000

201 C, by Montbrook - Cut Class Leanne, Demi O'Byrne $1,200,000