12/14/2007 1:00AM

Bonus offered for breeding to Maybry's Boy

EmailRandy Hill, the owner of Maybry's Boy, is offering a $10,000 bonus to one lucky breeder for the son of Broad Brush who stands at Highcliff Farm in Delanson, N.Y.

Maybry's Boy begins his stud career in 2008 at Carl Lizza Jr. and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm for a fee of $2,500, live foal.

"I believe I have a good stallion, and I'm willing to find ways to help him get started at stud," said Hill. "I liked his being by Broad Brush and he had the nickname 'Iron Horse' early in his career, when we thought he might be on the Kentucky Derby trail until an injury sidelined him."

According to Suzie O'Cain of Highcliff Farm, breeders who pay a stud fee will enter a drawing for the bonus, to be held at the conclusion of the breeding season.

Each purchased season represents an entry for the bonus drawing.

Veterinary certification of the mare as being in foal is necessary to enter the drawing.

Bred by Jonabell Farm and the late John Franks, Maybry's Boy was the first purchase for Hill's RCH Stables.

Hill, who credited bloodstock agent Mike Ryan for his help, purchased Maybry's Boy for $220,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale in 2000.

A winner in each of his six seasons of racing, Maybry's Boy earned $322,700 with a record of 8-4-6 from 43 starts.

His impressive victory in the Grade 3 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park had his connections thinking about the longer races on the classics trail in 2002.

Maybry's Boy was trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey.

The 8-year-old is out of Aly's Conquest, a daughter of Alydar who placed in the Grade 3 Vagrancy Handicap to champion Sky Beauty.

Maybry's Boy is the first of four winners produced by Aly's Conquest.

His second dam is Am Capable, a daughter of Icecapade who won the Grade 3 Affectionately and Grade 3 Distaff handicaps in New York.

Hill is the CFO of PCS Securities, a Wall Street marketing research firm that does independent research for money managers around the globe.

He looks forward to Maybry's Boy's new career in New York.

"I'm familiar with some people in the New York program and want to get involved," he said. "This is a way I can support the program."

By the Light beats open foes

The exciting New York-bred filly By the Light won the $300,000 Delta Princess last weekend on the Delta Jackpot card at Delta Downs in Louisiana.

Bred by Paul Rothfuss and owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, the daughter of Malibu Moon is unbeaten in four starts.

She won her maiden at Belmont Park and followed with wins in the Lady Fingers and New York Breeders Futurity at Finger Lakes, defeating males in the futurity.

Her dam is Dixie Tempo, by Major Impact.

Dixie Tempo is a full sister to Queen of Wilshire, winner of the Grade 3 Hawthorne Handicap.

By the Light's fourth dam is La Basque, mother of former New York sire and multiple Grade 1 winner Bounding Basque.

This outstanding family includes champion Heavenly Cause, along with major winners Quixotic Lady and Two Punch.

By the Light, purchased for $190,000 at Fasig-Tipton's Eastern Midlantic yearling sale, has now earned $451,815.

Another New York-bred open stakes winner last weekend was Half Heaven, who returned to Turfway Park and won the My Charmer Stakes for the second year in a row.

Bred by David Cassidy and owned by Stronach Stable, she is a daughter of state sire Regal Classic.

Half Heaven is out of Sand Pirate, a daughter of Desert Wine who has also produced Niagara Stakes winner Doll Baby.

Sand Pirate is a half-sister to Sharp Looking, the mother of millionaire Continental Red, winner of the Grade 2 San Luis Rey Handicap.

Half Heaven increased her earnings to $435,526 with a record of 9-9-2 from 29 starts.

Sez Who Thoroughbreds leads way

The top New York breeder in purse earnings from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30 is Sez Who Thoroughbreds at $5,756,348.

Sez Who Thoroughbreds has already surpassed its total for 2006, which was $5,325,647.

Rounding out the top five for the first 11 months of 2007 are Flying Zee Stables at $2,692,029; Thomas & Lakin at $1,796,144; Chester and Mary Broman at $1,319,065; and Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey at $1,218,956.