08/30/2007 11:00PM

Disco Rico will stand 2008 in N.Y.


The third-crop sire Disco Rico is moving from Maryland to Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y., where he will stand the 2008 breeding season for $4,000, live foal.

A multiple graded stakes-winning son of Citidancer, he earned $532,244 with a record of 9-5-1 from 17 starts and was Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old male in 2000.

Disco Rico won seven stakes races during his three seasons of campaigning at ages 2, 3, and 4. His victories included the Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes and Maryland Breeders' Cup Handicap.

Disco Rico is nearing the $2 million mark in progeny earnings, and 76.5 percent of his starters had won races through Aug. 20.

His stakes winners include Pure Disco, La Chica Rica, Auntie Millie, and Disco Fox.

Disco Rico's sire, Citidancer, by Dixieland Band, is the sire of Grade 1 winners Urbane and Hookedonthefeelin.

He is out of stakes-placed Round It Off, by Apalachee, whose next two dams are stakes winners Capp It Off and Turn Capp. Round It Off is a half-sister to Miss Slewpy, winner of the Grade 2 Ladies Handicap, from a family that includes Eclipse champion sprinter Smoke Glacken.

N.Y.-bred juveniles impress

Three New York-bred juveniles turned in impressive performances at Saratoga in recent days.

Expect the End won the $80,000 Jena Jena Stakes for fillies at six furlongs by 14 lengths. That effort followed a second in the open Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 29.

Bred by Sez Who Thoroughbreds Inc. in Stillwater, N.Y., she is owned by Sanford Goldfarb, Michael Dubb, and Irwin Goldfarb's Cast of Characters Stable.

A daughter of Precise End, Expect the End is out of the Valid Expectations mare Expect Awhile, who is a half-sister to stakes winners Formerly Diablo, Vilhelm, and Urus. Expect Awhile is out of Florida Oaks winner Erstwhile, a daughter of champion Arts and Letters.

Purchased for just $1,200 at the Ocala Breeders Sales August open yearling sale, Expect the End sent her career earnings to $73,280 with a record of 2-1-0 in 3 starts.

A much more expensive purchase, Jet Setting, won her maiden at first asking in the race following the Jena Jena.

Bred by Chester and Mary Broman and owned by George and Lindsay Bolton, Jet Setting, a daughter of Forestry, was purchased for $425,000 at the Fasig-Tipton August select yearling sale.

Jet Setting is the first foal of the Gone West mare Gone Musical, whose dam, Igotrhythm, earned more than $400,000 with wins in the Grade 2 A Gleam and Grade 3 Las Flores handicaps.

Igotrhythm is a half-sister to Slew Gin Fizz, winner of the Grade 3 Sheridan Handicap and second in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes. This family includes the great sire Mr. Prospector.

The third impressive New York-bred juvenile winner was Big Truck, who scored by more than six lengths over his contemporaries at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Bred by A. Lakin and Sons and owned by Eric Fein, he is yet another from the first crop of hot young stallion Hook and Ladder.

Big Truck is out of the Go for Gin mare Just a Ginny, a half-sister to Goodbye Doeny, who placed in the Belmont Futurity. The family includes Malevic, a Group 1 winner in Italy, and graded stakes winners Irving's Baby and Deeliteful Irving.

Big Truck was purchased for $90,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Eastern Midlantic May preferred 2-year-old training sale.

Griffinite gets first winner as sire

State sire Griffinite was represented by his first winner from his first crop recently when New York-bred Coastal Drive won his maiden at Monmouth Park.

A son of Unbridled's Song and winner of the Grade 3 Lafayette Stakes, Griffinite is out of Copious, a half-sister to $3.9 million earner Devil His Due.

Bred by John W. Fenton II and Jerry Herron, Coastal Drive won by 6 1/2 lengths at five furlongs and was claimed by Michael Dubb. He is now trained by Richard Dutrow Jr.

Coastal Drive is out of the Cannonade mare Desert Drive, from a family that includes New York Breeders Futurity winner Infinite Justice.

Griffinite stands at Metropolitan Stud in Pine Plains, N.Y.