11/11/2002 1:00AM

Three at $60K lead sale


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keeneland's November breeding stock sale neared conclusion Monday with a trio of $60,000 lots sharing position as early session leaders.

They were: the stallion prospect Prowling, by Storm Cat out of Seeking the Gold's sister Miner's Game, bought from the Claiborne Farm, agent, by Santa Rosa Ltd.; the Seeking the Gold broodmare Sifting, in foal to Pine Bluff, bought by Cam Allard from Lane's End, agent; and a weanling Two Punch filly out of Skat Girl (by Dixieland Band) that New Partners bought from Lane's End, agent. Monday was the eighth of 10 sessions.

The Monday session followed a night of violent thunderstorms that injured a security guard and required evacuation of one sale barn, but the sale continued Monday without problems.

On Sunday, a $290,000 half-sister to Grade 1 winner Marquetry led the day's selling. John J. Greely IV, agent, bought 3-year-old Walk on Gold in foal to Joyeux Danseur. Three Chimneys, agent, was the seller. Sunday's session sold 255 head for a total of $6,747,000 for an average price of $26,458 and median of $20,000.

Sunday night's thunderstorm was part of the strong line of storms that killed at least 32 people and left about 45 missing throughout the South and Midwest.

A security guard working for the crew of the movie "Seabiscuit," which is being filmed at Keeneland, broke a leg when a tree toppled onto his guard shack. There were no other injuries among horses or people, but Keeneland evacuated barn 15 when winds blew down its shedrow walls.

Calumet Farm and the Thoroughbred Club, located on either side of Keeneland on Versailles Road, also sustained damage.