10/05/2006 11:00PM

Fall sale satisfies weanling interest


With an emphasis on weanlings and the continuing sale of bloodstock owned in partnership by Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, the New York Breeders Sales Co. will conduct a fall mixed sale at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, Oct. 15.

The auction, which also offers an open mixed session, begins at 11 a.m. and is the fourth conducted by New York Breeders Sales Co.

The weanling component at the company's first sale, at Saratoga on Sept. 28, 2004, attracted attention with a $57,000 colt by Thunderello.

"I think it is a niche that we've found, and they seemed to be our best-selling area," said Harry L. Landry, general manager of the sales company. "We felt like that was an area where we had real buyer interest, and it seemed to be an area that was missing in the market structure. We're getting some very good interest from people we have talked to."

The first 79 horses in the catalog are Lakland North horses owned by Thomas and Lakin. Selling as Hip No. 1 is Lavish Numbers, a stakes-winning mare who is a half-sister to New York-bred Grade 1 winner Behaving Badly. Lavish Numbers is by Polish Numbers out of Timeleighness, a Sir Raleigh mare who has also produced stakes-placed Light Up the Town.

Weanlings will be auctioned in the second session and are cataloged as hip numbers 80 through 149.

Hip No. 97 is a colt from the consignment of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, agent, by young sire Cactus Ridge, unbeaten winner of the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity. A New York-bred out of Rent Free, by Talc, the colt is a half-brother to stakes-placed Nurse Culkin from the family of statebred multiple stakes winner Cavanagh Special, an earner of $381,069.

Next in the book is a New York-bred colt by Questroyal sire Roaring Fever out of Rita's Smile, by Missionary Ridge. Consigned by Landry Bloodstock LLC, agent, the colt's dam is a half-sister to Provincetown, winner of the Ashley T. Cole Handicap from the family of millionaire statebred Lottsa Talc. Lottsa Talc was a state champion whose victories included the Barbara Fritchie and Distaff handicaps, both Grade 2 events. She is out of Antilassa, who is also the dam of the speedy state champion Appealing Guy, winner of the Hollie Hughes Handicap.

Another weanling with a good New York pedigree is a Street Cry filly, selling as Hip No. 132 from the consignment of Saratoga Glen Farm LLC, agent. She is out of the Cormorant mare Cazzy B., who placed in the open National Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga. Cazzy B. is also a full sister to stakes winner Budgerigar, winner of the Sag Harbor Stakes. Budgerigar is the mother of Avian Assembly, winner of the Anne Arundel Handicap.

Another statebred success in open stakes

Whatdreamsrmadeof finished second in the $100,000 Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies last weekend at Turfway Park, becoming the 55th New York-bred to win or place in an open stakes race in 2006.

A daughter of Graeme Hall bred by Sez Who Thoroughbreds, Whatdreamsrmadeof was purchased for $65,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training from the consignment of Moonshadow Farm, agent.

Sez Who Thoroughbreds, owned by Richard Simon, was voted breeder of the year for 2005 by New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.

Owned by Susan and Clinton Akins, Whatdreamsrmadeof won her maiden in a six-furlong statebred race at Saratoga on Aug. 28, winning by more than nine lengths. She earned $20,000 for her effort in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies at one mile, sending her career total to $48,100.

Graeme Hall, winner of the Arkansas Derby and Jim Dandy Stakes, is represented by his first crop of runners as 2-year-olds of 2006.

Whatdreamsrmadeof is out of Easter Ruckus, a daughter of Eastern Echo who is also the dam of Ladyecho, winner of the Dearly Precious Stakes at Aqueduct and placed in the Grade 2 Cotillion Handicap and Grade 3 Delaware Oaks.

Eastern Ruckus is a half-sister to stakes winner Gold Star Deputy from a family that includes Gentleman Beau, winner of the Grade 3 Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap.