08/24/2004 11:00PM

Snuck In colt leads Ocala session


A Florida-bred colt by Snuck In was the highest-priced yearling to sell as of 5 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday at the second open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company August yearling sale.

The colt, out of the Deputy Minister mare Full Approval, sold for $70,000 to W.D. North, agent. The colt was consigned by Cookson Thoroughbreds, agent.

The Wednesday session was the second of the sale's three open sessions.

Late Tuesday, a colt by Pikepass out of the Roy mare Dutch's Duchess sold for $220,000 to top the first open session. At that session, 240 horses sold for gross receipts of $3,261,700, up 43.5 percent compared with last year's opening session. Average price was $13,590, compared with $10,429 last year, and median price was $7,000, compared with $6,750 last year.