08/21/2003 11:00PM

Dream Run off to stud


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Dream Run, a graded-stakes-winning sprinter, has been retired and will stand the 2004 breeding season at Lakland North in Hudson, N.Y.

Becky Thomas, who owns the farm with Lewis Lakin, said Dream Run will stand as the property of Lakland North and John D. Murphy, the horse's owner during his racing career. The stud fee will be $5,000. Dream Run recently arrived at Lakland North from trainer Mike Gorham's barn in Delaware Park.

Dream Run, a 5-year-old son of Cherokee Run, earned $456,743 during four seasons of racing. In his final start, Dream Run finished second as the heavy favorite in an allowance race at Suffolk Downs on July 21. He retires with a record of 5-6-4 in 25 starts.

Dream Run's biggest win came in the 2002 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap, which also turned out to be the last win of his career. He also finished second in the Grade 3 Derby Trial and was third in both the Grade 2 Illinois Derby and Kentucky Cup Sprint. Paul McGee was Dream Run's trainer for all but his last three starts. Earlier this year, Gorham took over training Dream Run.

"He's a very pretty and athletic-looking horse," Thomas said. "He brings a different cross to New York."

Dream Run, who is out of Miss Dreamland, a daughter of Naevus, joins sires Precise End, Freud, and Good and Tough at Lakland.

Hypothetical pedigree site

The New York breeding and racing program, through its website - www.nybreds.com - recently began offering a free service to breeders who wish to hypothetically match up their mares with all registered New York stallions.

The service, Hypo-Mating.com, highlights how hypothetical matings would match up in five-generation up to nine-generation pedigrees.

The New York breeding and racing website will soon feature a reference glossary to familiarize the uninitiated with pedigree pages and breeding terminologies.

The hypothetical pedigrees will be printable and formatted to highlight inbreeding patterns.

Eight sell for $1.53 million

Eight New York-bred yearlings sold for a total of $1,530,000 at Fasig-Tipton's three-day select yearling sale in Saratoga Springs on Aug. 5-7.

Four of the New York-breds to go through the sale's ring failed to reach their reserve price.

The New York-bred sales topper was a Grand Slam colt bought for $550,000 by Jeanne Vance, who raced 1999 Belmont Stakes winner Lemon Drop Kid with her late husband, Laddie.

The chestnut colt, who was consigned to the sale by Derry Meeting Farm, agent, is out of the Deputy Minister mare Lilac's Queen, the dam of Queen of Millbrook, a restricted stakes winner. The colt was bred by James F. Edwards and foaled at Edwards's Keane Stud in Amenia. The price on the Grand Slam colt was the sixth-highest at the first session of the sale.

Affirmed Success's breeder honored

Albert Fried Jr., a longtime owner and breeder in New York, will be honored early next month by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at a dinner in Kentucky recognizing breeders from around the country.

Fried owns Buttonwood Farm in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and is the owner and breeder of Grade 1 winner Affirmed Success, a Kentucky-bred gelding, who was retired two weeks ago.

Among the New York-bred stakes winners campaigned by Fried since he first got involved in racing in 1977 are Marc's Rainbow, Hearts at Risk, Tinchen's Prince, and Lamplight.

* Rudy Santopietro, owner of Pond View Stud Farm in Bullville, N.Y., where he stood several stallions and bred multiple stakes winner Terrorist, died at his Florida home on July 20. He was 76.

Santopietro had been living in Florida for 13 years while still maintaining Pond View Stud Farm, where over the past two decades he had stood the stallions Star Gallant, Herb Water, Minstrel Glory, Drum's Captain, Hooched, Legatee, Spartan Emperor, Halo Greek, Fast Passer, and Solo Road.