01/20/2006 1:00AM

Another solid year at stud for Regal Classic


The veteran Regal Classic, annually a leading sire in New York, had progeny earnings of $3,189,757 in 2005 to finish second to A. P Jet among state stallions.

A 21-year-old son of Vice Regent and grandson of Northern Dancer, Regal Classic stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds for a fee of $10,000 for the 2006 season.

A talented runner, Regal Classic had an accomplished racing career. In his native Canada, Regal Classic won the Prince of Wales Stakes, which is the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown, and placed in the Queen's Plate and Breeders' Stakes, the other two legs of the series. Regal Classic was second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and third in the Hollywood Futurity and Blue Grass, all Grade 1 events in the United States.

Vice Regent, who sired 105 stakes winners, is also the sire of champion Deputy Minister, who led the North American sire list in 1997 and 1998.

Regal Classic is out of No Class, making him a half-brother to Eclipse Award turf champion Sky Classic, Canadian champion juvenile Grey Classic, Grade 1 winner Always a Classic, and Canadian champion filly Classy 'N Smart, who is the dam of Eclipse Award champion filly Dance Smartly.

Regal Classic has transmitted his talent and good bloodlines to his sons and daughters. His leading career earner is millionaire Regal Roller, winner of seven group events in Australia, including the Group 1 Futurity.

Regal Classic is also the sire of three earners of more than $900,000: Inish Glora, who has earned $977,618; One Way Love, who has earned $962,517; and Classic Stamp, who has earned $931,088.

Inish Glora, a foal of 1998, is a multiple graded winner in Canada, where she was champion turf mare for 2003 and 2004. She is out of the Assert mare Star Guest.

One Way Love, a foal of 1995, was champion sprinter and champion older horse in Canada in 2000, and is out of First Class Gal, by Geiger Counter. One Way Love was Canada's leading freshman sire of 2005.

Classic Stamp, a foal of 2000, is also a multiple graded winner in Canada and is out of Our Native's daughter Native Rights.

Also sired by Regal Classic is Classic Pack, who was one of the top New York-bred juveniles of 2005, when he won 3 of 5 starts, including the New York Breeders Futurity and Great White Way Stakes. He had earnings of $260,050.

Other top performers by Regal Classic include Thinking Out Loud, who won last year's Coronation Futurity at Woodbine; Regal Sanction, winner of the Grade 2 Pegasus Handicap; Queen's Plate winner Regal Discovery; and Prince of Wales Stakes winner Stephanotis, who also placed in the Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park.

Regal Classic is a versatile stallion, getting top runners on turf and dirt, going long and short.

Broodmare sires who have yielded two or more black-type runners for Regal Classic are Dom Alaric, Affirmed, Tom Tulle, Geiger Counter, Marshua's Dancer, Halo, Plugged Nickle, and Bold Ruckus.

Regal Classic is represented by 499 starters, of which 392, or 79 percent, are winners.

Lifetime average earnings per starter for Regal Classic is $76,606.

He is the sire of 44 stakes winners, with total progeny earnings from 13 crops to race of $38,226,371.

Malibu Moon filly goes for $120K

A filly by Malibu Moon was the top-priced New York-bred yearling at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale from Jan. 9-15.

Consigned by Dan Mallory, agent, and purchased by Tradewinds for $120,000, she is out of Dixie Tempo, by Major Impact.

Dixie Tempo is a full sister to Queen of Wilshire, winner of the Grade 3 Hawthorne Handicap from the family of Wood Memorial winner and former New York stallion Bounding Basque.

New York sire Wheelaway, whose first runners will hit the track in 2006, was represented by a $50,000 colt purchased by Bridal Farm from the consignment of James B. Keogh and Grovendale, as agents.

Phone Trick son wins Winkfield

New York-bred Strummer won the open $65,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes at Aqueduct last Monday.

Bred and owned by Edward C. Behringer and Thomas P. Murray and trained by Thomas Bush, Strummer led all the way in the race at six furlongs.

By Phone Trick, Strummer is out of Wavering Monarch's daughter Manor Queen and is thus a half-brother to New York Breeders Futurity winner Infinite Justice and stakes-placed runner Blue Sunday.