04/02/2004 12:00AM

Freshman sire class about to hit the books


With 2-year-old racing set to begin shortly in New York, more than a dozen freshman sires standing in the Empire State will be represented by juvenile runners this year.

Here's a look at some of those New York freshman sires:

Badge (Air Forbes Won-Revenge Time). A winner at 2 and 3, Badge won at distances ranging from six furlongs to a mile and 70 yards. As a 3-year-old, Badge won the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes and finished third in the Grade 1 Preakness.

Carry My Colors (Roanoke-Miss Cover Girl). Unraced as a 2-year-old, Carry My Colors won from six furlongs to 1 1/8 miles. He set a track record that's still standing for a mile and 70 yards in an allowance race over Aqueduct's inner track.

Catienus (Storm Cat-Diamond City). Catienus raced five seasons and was graded stakes placed in several races. A winner on the grass in England, Catienus came to the United States as a 4-year-old and won races on the dirt, including the Charles Staats Memorial at Delaware Park.

Comeonmom (Jolie's Halo-Single Blade). Comeonmom was a graded stakes winner as a 2-year-old in the Grade 2 Remsen at 1 1/8 miles. As a 4-year-old, Comeonmom raced in Dubai and was stakes placed.

David (Mt. Livermore-Fateful Beauty). A stakes winner at 2 and 3, New York-bred David was stakes placed in three graded races as a 4-year-old: the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup, Grade 2 San Bernardino, and Grade 2 Massachusetts Handicap.

Intidab (Phone Trick-Alqwani). A top sprinter and a winner on the dirt and turf, Intidab raced for six seasons. He was a graded stakes winner in New York as a 6- and 7-year-old. Earlier in his career, Intidab won races in England and Dubai.

Irish Conquest (Conquistador Cielo-Irish Colors). A stakes-winning sprinter, Irish Conquest made 41 starts and won seven races, including three when he was a 7-year-old.

Kelly Kip (Kipper Kelly-Marianne Theresa). A brilliant sprinter, Kelly Kip was a multiple graded stakes winner and track-record-holder. Kelly Kip was a winner in each of his five years at the track. He retired with $1.1 million in earnings and victories in 10 stakes.

Millions (Dehere-Liturgism). Millions won two stakes as a juvenile, including the Grade 3 Laurel Futurity at 1 1/8 miles. He also finished second in the Grade 2 Remsen to Comeonmom. As a 3-year-old, Millions finished third in the Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico.

Precise End (End Sweep-Precisely). A stakes winner at two turns as a 2-year-old in Canada, Precise End won the Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes while sprinting at Aqueduct as a 3-year-old.

River Keen (Keen-Immediate Impact). Grade 1 winner River Keen was a distance runner with victories in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and Woodward as a 7-year-old. Bred in Ireland, River Keen raced in England at 3 and 4 and won on the dirt and turf.

Sandpile (Cure the Blues-Geraldine). Won 3 of 4 starts as a 3-year-old, including a division of the New York Stallion Stakes, the Times Square.

Smokin Mel (Phone Order-She's Smokin). A winner of 2 of 3 starts as a 2-year-old, Smokin Mel won the Grade 2 Gotham Stakes the following year and finished in the money in the Wood Memorial, San Miguel, and Jerome.

Western Expression (Gone West-Tricky Game). This well-bred half-brother to a millionaire and Grade 1 winner, King Cugat, comes from the same family that produced Grade 1 winner Seeking the Gold. Western Expression finished second in the Grade 1 Carter, defeating top sprinter Affirmed Success.