04/21/2006 12:00AM

Catienus, Rizzi have 25 at OBS Sale


New York stallions Catienus and Rizzi are represented by a collective 25 young horses cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company spring 2-year-olds in training sale, scheduled for Tuesday through Friday.

More than 100 statebreds are set for the auction, which also includes juveniles by New York sires such as Freud, Millennium Wind, Prime Timber, Thunderello, Tomorrows Cat, and Wheelaway.

Catienus, who stands at Highcliff Farm in Delanson, N.Y., has 13 in the catalog, including six New York-breds.

Rizzi, who stands at Sez Who Thoroughbreds North in Stillwater, N.Y., has 12 cataloged, including a half-brother to Show Boot, who placed in the Hollie Hughes Stakes.

Consigned by O & H Bloodstock as agent, the Rizzi colt is out of Miss O'Keefe, a stakes-placed Strike the Gold mare who is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Becky's Queen.

State sire Take Me Out, who stands at Milfer Farm in Unadilla, N.Y., is represented by a colt with a venerable New York pedigree. Consigned by Ocala Stud Farms as agent, the Take Me Out colt is out of Obligated Sue, who placed in the Hyde Park Stakes.

Obligated Sue's grandmother, Vandy Sue, a New York-bred, won the New York Breeders Futurity over males and the Grade 3 Distaff Handicap.

Vandy Sue is out of Heat of Holme, a foundation mare for the breeding operation of the late Dominick DeLuke, who produced open stakes winner Hot Cop, New York Breeders Futurity winner Restrainor, and Holllie Hughes winner Columbia Holme, all New York-breds.

Another classy state pedigree belongs to Tonybeatthegate, a son of Sugar Maple Farm stallion Ormsby. Consigned by Nick de Meric, agent, Tonybeatthegate is out of the Ends Well mare Ada Cort, a daughter of statebred Darlin Momma, winner of the Grade 3 Ruthless Stakes.

Darlin Momma is a daughter of the Nehoc's Bullet mare Donna's Darlin, who also dropped Scarlet Begonia, winner of the Lady Finger Stakes, and stakes winner Quacks Darlin.

Solid broodmare Instant Shopper dead

New York breeding lost a terrific mare with the death earlier this month of Instant Shopper.

A daughter of New York sire D'Accord, Instant Shopper produced stakes winners Shopping for Love and Shoppers Gold.

Shopping for Love, an earner of $613,669, was twice champion New York turf female. A multiple open stakes winner, she placed in a trio of Grade 3 turf races.

Shoppers Gold captured the Damon Runyon Stakes in 1995.

Instant Shopper, a foal of 1986 bred by veterinarian John K. Griggs, was owned by Frank Mancini of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Two more open stakes winners

New York-breds continued to perform well in open stakes races this month.

Behaving Badly, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Monica Handicap earlier this year, won the open Bug Brush Stakes at Santa Anita on April 7 for her third consecutive open stakes victory. She sent her career earnings to $464,350 with a record of 7-1-0 in 9 starts.

Behaving Badly could start next in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff on May 6 at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby card. Bred by Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, Behaving Badly is a daughter of Pioneering out of Timeleighness, by Sir Raleigh, and is a half-sister to Lavish Numbers, winner of the Maid of the Mist Stakes in 1997.

Capeside Lady, a multiple graded stakes winner also bred by Thomas and Lakin, won the $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn Park on April 9.

The Bayakoa was the seventh stakes win for Capeside Lady, who sent her earnings to $754,760 with a record of 8-1-3 in 18 starts.

Her dam, Gray Lady Type, winner of the Miss Fairmount Breeders' Cup, is a full sister to Unique Type, an earner of $456,736, and to Magnetic Type, an earner of $369,840.

Thomas and Lakin are also the breeders of two New York-breds who earned graded stakes placings at Aqueduct on the Wood Memorial card.

Big Apple Daddy finished third in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap, beaten less than a length in his graded-stakes debut.

One Way Flight finished third in the Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes in what was also his graded-stakes debut.