10/13/2005 11:00PM

Robert Scanlon, consignor, dies


Robert Scanlon, one of the most prominent and successful juvenile consignors, died of cancer on Thursday at age 57.

The Scanlon Training Center in Williston, Fla., prepared such standouts as Afleet Alex, winner of the 2005 Preakness and Belmont; Unbridled's Song, winner of the 1995 Breeders' Cup Juvenile; Artax, winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint and champion sprinter in 1999; and Grade 1 winners Songandaprayer and Lion Heart.

Scanlon routinely was among the year's top-grossing juvenile consignors and frequently achieved seven-figure prices at auction. At the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Calder sale, he sold a world-record Tale of the Cat-Carry All colt to Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum for $5.2 million. In 2004, Scanlon was North America's third-leading juvenile seller at auction, grossing $7,036,000 for 43 horses.

A memorial service was planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocala, Fla.