03/04/2005 12:00AM

Five 2-year-olds in Freud's first crop sell for $730,000


With first-crop sire Freud leading the way, New York-breds continued their strong winter auction performance at the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder on Tuesday.

The 12 New York-breds sold grossed $1,850,000, for an average of $154,167. At the corresponding sale in 2004, eight statebreds grossed $976,000 for an average of $122,000.

Freud, who stands at Lakland North in Hudson for a fee of $5,000, accounted for $730,000 of the New York-bred's total with five of his offspring sold.

Two Freud juveniles sold for $370,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2-year-olds sale on Feb. 8, giving him a total of $1.1 million for seven lots sold at the two auctions.

Two-year-olds by Dynaformer and Freud, at $300,000 each, topped the New York contingent at the Fasig-Tipton sale.

Michael and Lyn Shanley purchased the Dynaformer offspring, a colt out of Dr. Blum's daughter Impulse Shopper.

"He's a great-looking horse and obviously a two-turn horse, which is the kind we normally like," said Michael Shanley. "We think he's going to be able to run on dirt or turf, so that gives us alternatives if we need them. And it truly is a big bonus being a New York-bred."

The versatile Dynaformer is the sire of Grade 1 winners on both surfaces, while Impulse Shopper is a half-sister to New York-bred Shopping for Love, an earner of $613,669.

Shopping for Love won the open Spicy Living Sweepstakes and placed in the Just a Game Breeders' Cup, Lake George, and Sands Point, all graded stakes on turf in New York.

Shopping for Love is out of Instant Shopper, who also produced New York-breds Shoppers Gold, winner of the Damon Runyon Stakes, and Berkshire Shopper, who placed in the New York Oaks.

The family includes New York-breds Adcat, winner of the Grade 3 New Hampshire Sweepstakes, and Gratiaen, winner of the Albany Handicap.

The Shanleys will send the colt to trainer Todd Pletcher.

The Shanleys owned New York-bred turf star Whitmore's Conn, who won the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in 2003 and the Grade 2 Bowling Green Handicap at Belmont Park in 2002 and 2003.

John P. Fort purchased the Freud New York-bred, a filly out of Palace Emblem, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Retaliation (by Our Emblem).

She worked a quick quarter-mile in 21.80 seconds during the second under-tack show last Sunday.

The filly's third dam, Tuesday Evening, by Nodouble, is the mother of graded stakes winner Madam Pandit, who also placed in the Grade 1 Santa Monica, behind Exotic Wood.

Tuesday Evening is the granddam of Oak Tree Derby winner Greek Sun, who placed in the Grade 1 Secretariat to champion Kitten's Joy last year.

A New York-bred colt by Freud was purchased by Buzz Chace, as agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, for $205,000. He is out the Dayjur mare Kheyrah, who comes from a high-class family.

Kheyrah's granddam is Priceless Fame, a full sister to Kentucky Derby winner Bold Forbes and the mother of Grade 1 winners Saratoga Six and Dunbeath.

Priceless Fame is also the grandmother of Lakeway, winner of the Mother Goose Stakes and Santa Anita Oaks, both Grade 1's.

Chace purchased a New York-bred filly by Horse Chestnut for $110,000, also for West Point Thoroughbreds.

The filly is out of Expect Excellence, who is a daughter of Pentelicus. Pentelicus is a half-sister to three stakes winners from a family that includes Wood Memorial winner Admiral's Voyage.

Former Lakland North stallion Precise End was represented at Fasig-Tipton by a New York-bred colt that sold for $250,000.

The Precise End colt is out of Phone Sophia, a daughter of top New York sire Phone Trick who is a full sister to stakes winner Proud Heritage.

"We're ecstatic about these sales," said Dennis Brida, executive director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. "The value of New York-breds keeps going up, and the thing that makes me really happy is that we now have the first New York-bred crops of Phone Trick and Freud."

Phone Trick, who stands at Milfer Farm in Unadilla, was represented by a New York-bred colt at the OBS sale on Feb. 8 at $550,000, the second-highest price of the sale.