07/14/2005 11:00PM

Class pedigrees in Fasig-Tipton sale


Yearlings by New York sires Freud, Good and Tough, and Phone Trick are among 20 New York-breds cataloged to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

The two-day auction, which heralds a succession of yearling sales in the coming months, gets underway on Monday.

Freud, whose yearlings make up his second crop, is represented by four in the sale, including a beautifully bred colt from a family of Grade 1 winners.

That colt is out of Sultry Secret, a half-sister to Sultry Song, winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup and Woodward, and Solar Splendor, winner of the Turf Classic and Man o' War. Sultry Song and Solar Splendor both earned more than $1 million during their careers.

Freud is also the sire of a full brother to a New York-bred stakes winner, Multiplication, who captured the Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park last year.

A filly by Phone Trick is a half-sister to The Name Was Gone and Dancing Blues, a pair of stakes-placed New York-bred fillies. She is also a half-sister to Doctor Danielle, the dam of Spectacular Moon, winner of the Grade 2 Astarita Stakes. Good and Tough, whose daughter Maddalena won the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes earlier this year and placed in the recent Grade 1 Prioress, is represented by a filly out of the Rubiano mare Diamondsandrubys. The filly is a half-sister to New York-bred Reddy for Rubys, winner of the Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes.

At the 2004 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, six New York-breds grossed $852,000 for an average of $142,000.

More success in graded company

The performance of New York-breds in graded events continued in a big way at Belmont Park last weekend when Acey Deucey captured the Grade 1 Prioress Stakes.

A daughter of former state sire Abaginone, Acey Deucey added the Prioress to her earlier victory in the Grade 2 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct, sending her career earnings to $381,080 with a record of 5-2-1 from 9 starts.

Bred by Gary Mottola in the name of his Glen Grey Farm, the 3-year-old Acey Deucey is out of Misty Mountains, an Al Nasr mare whose mother, Cascapedia, was the Eclipse Award champion older filly or mare of 1977, when she won the Milady and Vanity handicaps and placed in the Hollywood Gold Cup against males. Cascapedia produced graded stakes winners Glacial Stream and Cascading Gold.

New York-bred If It's Meant to B won the $65,000 Six Perfections Stakes in the race before the Prioress. By former top New York-bred runner and deceased New York sire David, she was bred by Stonewall Farm.

If It's Meant to B sent her earnings to $122,004, with a record of 3-3-0 from 12 outings. She is a half-sister to stakes-winning New York-bred Golden Damsel, who placed in the Grade 3 Affectionately Handicap, and is from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Morluc.

At Monmouth Park last weekend, Capeside Lady continued her dominance of the filly stakes there with a victory in the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher Handicap for older females.

A 4-year-old daughter of Cape Town, bred by Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, Capeside Lady has won four stakes at Monmouth in the past two years. In addition to the Molly Pitcher, she has won the Grade 2 Monmouth Breeders' Cup Oaks, Little Silver Stakes, and Monmouth Beach Stakes.

Capeside Lady, who shared New York champion 3-year-old filly honors with Sugar Punch in 2004, sent her career earnings to $638,760 with a record of 7-1-2 from 14 starts.

Survey provides thumbnail

A survey released last week found that the typical New York breeder owned a farm of less than 100 acres in size, and relies on outside income to help offset the costs of operation. The survey of New York breeders was released Wednesday, the result of a cooperative study by New York Thoroughbred Breeders' Inc., and Friends of New York Racing.

According to the survey, approximately two-thirds of state breeders have net worth of less than $1 million. The typical farm boards approximately 25 Thoroughbreds, and has an average of 2.54 full-time employees. The average breeder has run his or her farm for slightly more than 13 years.

The survey was conducted in the spring of 2005, with the goal of obtaining basic demographic information about the state industry.

The survey was sent to 395 farms in the state, with 95 respondents.