06/22/2007 12:00AM

Dream Run thriving in June


Dream Run has been on a run this month, getting both his first winner and a six-figure auction juvenile during the last 10 days.

A son of Cherokee Run, Dream Run stands at Empire Stud in Hudson, N.Y., for a fee of $5,000. His first runners are 2-year-olds of 2007.

His New York-bred daughter Ashley's Dream won at Delaware Park on June 13 to become his first winner. Bred by Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, Ashley's Dream is the third winner from the Storm Bird mare Audy's Bird, and her third dam is 2007 Hall of Fame inductee Mom's Command, winner of the New York Racing Association filly triple crown in 1985.

At the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2-year-olds in training sale, a filly by Dream Run was purchased for $100,000 on June 19.

The New York-bred filly, who worked a furlong in a rapid 10.20 seconds on June 16 at the under-tack show, was consigned as Hip No. 119 by Ricky Leppala, agent, and purchased by Joe Brocklebank, agent. Out of the Secretariat mare Eternally Hopeful, she is a half-sister to the winning New York-bred Tough City Girl from the family of Grade 3-placed Swingin Verse.

Winner of the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Sprint during his racing days, Dream Run won 5 of 25 starts and earned $456,734. His dam, the Naevus mare Miss Dreamland, is a half-sister to stakes winners Wouldn't We All, Trajectory, and Western Dreamer.

Black type continues through Dream Run's third and fourth dams, and includes the classy California Derby winner Linda's Chief.

Two have their first winners

First-crop sires Hook and Ladder and Desert Warrior were represented by their first winners recently.

Hook and Ladder's son Spanky Fischbein won at first asking at Belmont Park on June 15 in a maiden special weight for New York-breds. Bred by Chester and Mary Broman, he is owned by Gold Square Stable and trained by Todd Pletcher.

Purchased for $230,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale, Spanky Fischbein is out of Moneymakinmamma, by In Excess. His second dam, Queen of Money, won the Grade 3 Santa Ynez Stakes and placed in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks to Sharp Cat. She is also the dam of stakes winners Quiet Cash and Pocketfullofpesos.

Hook and Ladder stands at Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y. His 2007 fee is $6,000.

Desert Warrior's New York-bred son Run Warrior Run won a maiden race at first asking at Delaware Park on June 17.

Bred by Joseph and Jennifer Daniels, he is owned by Frank Henson and trained by Tim Salzman. Run Warrior Run is out of the winning Prospectors Gamble mare Gambling Thyme, whose stakes-winning second dam, Same Thyme, is the mother of stakes-placed Sparkle and Spice. The family also includes the graded-stakes-placed runner All Star Lover.

Desert Warrior, who was also a first-out winner, is out of the Secretariat mare Navajo Pass, who is a full sister to Terlingua, the dam of Storm Cat.

Desert Warrior stands at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. His 2007 fee is $3,000.

Gimme Credit does it again

There's no doubt that Hampshire Farm's New York-bred Gimme Credit loves the Belmont Park turf.

He won last weekend's open Notoriety Stakes for his third victory in five races on the surface, sending his career earnings to $241,713 with a record of 6-1-1 from 15 starts. Gimme Credit sped seven furlongs in 1:20.71.

A son of state sire Artax, Gimme Credit is out of the Devil's Bag mare Shagadellic and is a half-brother to the top-weighted sprinter in Italy, Golden Stravinsky.

Gimme Credit hails from an outstanding family, as his third dam, Cold Hearted, produced Belmont Stakes winner and top turf influence Caveat, as well as graded stakes winner Dew Line.

Cold Hearted's family also includes multiple Grade 1 winner Tranquility Lake and graded stakes winner and sire Benchmark.

Gimme Credit was bred by Doug Koch's Berkshire Stud and Oak Cliff Stable, and foaled at Berkshire Stud. Last year he won the open Equalize Stakes at Saratoga Race Course and the restricted Wanderkin Stakes at Belmont Park.