Dixielien, a 2-year-old son of Dixieland Band produced from the stakes-winning Never Bend mare Lien, was purchased by Ben Perkins for $105,000 to top Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training at Timonium, Md. The colt consigned by agent Lynne Martin is a half-brother to grade III winner Jaded Dancer, stakes winner Nephrite, and to the dams of stakes winners Subtle Wave and Dr. Gigolo. FT reported 92 horses were sold during the one-day auction for a gross of $1,315,900 and an average price of $14,303 (More, Fasig-Tipton)…Jack DuArte has been appointed executive director of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association of New Jersey. The position has been open since Stanley Panco's death in March. DuArte has been affiliated with the breeding industry, but comes directly from a career in the wine industry in California…Colonial Downs announced it will open Sept. 4 and race for 32 days through Oct. 17. Racing will be Friday through Tuesday…Beau Genius, the sire of Irish champion Belle Genius and the earners of more than $13.9 million from seven crops to race, has been relocated to Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., where he will stand for $6,000 in 2001. The 15-year-old millionaire son of Bold Ruckus previously stood at Vinery in Midway, Ky., where he covered 77 mares during the 2000 breeding season.

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