07/21/2006 12:00AM

Fleet Indian a millionaire


Fleet Indian became the 17th New York-bred millionaire with her facile victory in the Delaware Handicap last Sunday.

In a proverbial stroll in the park performance, she cruised home 5 1/2 lengths best in 2:02.08 for the Grade 2, $1 million race at 1 1/4 miles.

Winning her sixth consecutive race, Fleet Indian sent her career earnings to $1,104,513 with a record of 11-0-1 in 16 starts.

Bred by Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, the daughter of Fleet Indian is out of the Afleet mare Hustleeta, who is a half-sister to graded stakes-placed Cherokee Wonder.

Todd Pletcher trains the 5-year-old Fleet Indian for Paul H. Saylor.

During her streak, Fleet Indian has won the restricted Montauk Handicap, the Grade 3 Next Move and Grade 3 Sixty Sails, the ungraded Obeah, and the Delaware Handicap.

Fleet Indian was originally purchased for $40,000 as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale, resold for $230,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company March 2-year-old auction in 2003, and sold again to Saylor for $290,000 last January.

Funny Cide is the richest New York-bred with earnings of $3,432,628, with Say Florida Sandy next at $2,085,409. The first to pass the $1 million mark was Win, in 1985.

The Delaware Handicap was the 23rd open stakes race won by a New York-bred in 2006.

Ferocious Won one win from bonus

Ferocious Won is a step closer to winning the Big Apple Triple and its bonus after capturing the $177,600 New York Derby last weekend at Finger Lakes Race Track.

Ferocious Won captured the first leg of the series, the seven-furlong Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park on June 25.

If he can win the Albany Handicap at Saratoga, going 1 1/8 miles on Aug. 23, he will become the first to earn a bonus of $250,000 for the sweep.

Bred by Sanford Goldfarb, Ferocious Won is by Lite the Fuse out of Shawklit Ruse, by Air Forbes Won.

Shawklit Ruse is a daughter of Shawklit Music, who is a half-sister to Mr. Shawklit, winner of the Grade 3 Westchester Handicap.

Shawklit Music is also a half-sister to Shawklit Man, winner of the Remington MEC Mile, and to Shawklit Won, who placed in the Grade 2 Gotham Stakes and Grade 1 Wood Memorial.

This highly productive family also includes millionaire and multiple graded stakes winner Crafty Shaw.

Ferocious Won sent his career earnings to $259,797 with a record of 4-3-2 from 11 starts.

He is owned by Goldfarb, Ira Davis, Michael Glassberg, and William Vidro.

Hook and Ladder filly sells for $310K

Gullible Gal, a filly from the first crop of state sire Hook and Ladder, sold for $310,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling sale on July 17.

Consigned by Burleson Farm, agent, she was purchased by Ahmed Zayat.

Gullible Gal is a half-sister to Ready to Please, winner of the Grade 2 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park earlier this year and third in the recent Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont.

Gullible Gal is out of the Pine Bluff mare Guilty Pleasure, who is also the dam of impressive New York-bred maiden winner Chief Officer, who won her debut by 10 lengths in restricted company on June 30 at Belmont.

Guilty Pleasure is a daughter of Exquisite Mistress, by Nasty and Bold. Exquisite Mistress has produced Ready's Gal, winner of the Grade 3 Hillsborough and Grade 2 Lake George stakes, and Go Scotty, winner of the Sam Houston Turf Sprint Cup.

Chief Officer also is owned by Zayat, who purchased her for $230,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select 2-year-olds in training sale this year.

Hook and Ladder is a 9-year-old son of Dixieland Band who won the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park BC Sprint Handicap and Grade 2 Mr. Prospector Handicap, and placed in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap.

He is out of stakes-placed Taianna, a daughter of Cox's Ridge from a family of graded-stakes winners, including former New York stallion Abaginone.

A dozen yearlings by Hook and Ladder are cataloged at two summer sales in Saratoga, the preferred yearling sale on Aug. 12-13 and the open yearling sale on Aug. 15.

Hook and Ladder stands at Lakland North LLC Farm in Hudson, N.Y., for a fee of $5,000.