04/13/2007 12:00AM

Friendly Island joins $1M club


With his second-place finish in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, Friendly Island became the 19th New York-bred millionaire.

A 6-year-old horse bred by Kildare Stud and Adrian Regan, Friendly Island sent his earnings to $1,369,714 and has a record of

9-2-2 from 19 starts.

Owned by Stuart and Anita Subotnick, Friendly Island won the Grade 2 Palos Verdes Handicap at Santa Anita before his effort in Dubai. Winner also of the Grade 3 Maryland Breeders' Cup, he placed in the Forego and Breeders' Cup Sprint, both Grade 1 events.

Sired by Crafty Friend, Friendly Island is out of the Ogygian mare Island Queen, whose dam, Regal Peace, was a stakes winner in England.

He was foaled at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y.

Friendly Island also became the third member of the New York foal crop of 2001 to earn millionaire status. The others are Fleet Indian, the Eclipse Award champion older female of 2006, and West Virginia, winner of the Iselin and Excelsior handicaps, both Grade 3, and placed several times in Grade 1 events, including twice to the 2006 Horse of the Year, Invasor.

The leading New York-bred money earner is Eclipse and dual classic winner Funny Cide at $3,455,603. He is followed by Say Florida Sandy at $2,085,409.

Several other New York-breds have done well in open company in recent weeks.

Half Heaven continued her stakes-winning ways at Turfway Park by winning the Fairway Fun Stakes. She also won the Wintergreen and My Charmer stakes at Turfway Park.

A 5-year-old mare bred by David Cassidy, Half Heaven sent her career earnings to $349,461, with a record of 8-7-1 from 23 starts. She is owned by Stronach Stables, which purchased her for $160,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November selected mixed sale in 2006.

Half Heaven is a daughter of state sire Regal Classic, out of the Desert Wine mare Sand Pirate, also the dam of Niagara Stakes winner Doll Baby.

Sand Pirate is a half-sister to Sharp Looking Lady, the mother of millionaire Continental Red.

Half Heaven's victory in the Fairway Fun was the 11th open stakes win by a New York-bred in 2007.

J'ray won the Marie G. Krantz Memorial Handicap on the Fair Grounds turf course for her fifth straight in-the-money finish in an open stakes race. A daughter of Distant View bred by her owner, Lawrence Goichman, J'ray sent her earnings to $420,218, with a record of 6-3-1 in 12 starts. In her last five races she also has been second in the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere, the Grade 3 Frances Genter and Grade 3 Suwannee River, and first in the Grade 3 Bayou Breeders' Cup Handicap.

Goichman also bred and raced Read the Footnotes, the New York-bred winner of the Nashua, Remsen, and Fountain of Youth stakes, all graded events. He stands at Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y.

Time Squared, a 3-year-old son of Fusaichi Pegasus bred by Chester and Mary Broman, won a maiden race on opening day at Keeneland.

Purchased for $1,050,000 at the Keeneland 2-year-olds in training sale in 2006, Time Squared is out of Indy Glory, a daughter of A.P. Indy campaigned by the Bromans who is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Stephen Got Even.

Time Squared is owned by Fab Oak Stable and Richard J. Giacopelli.

Nine New Yorkers in Keeneland ring

Nine statebreds are cataloged to Keeneland's April 2-year-olds in training sale on Tuesday.

A colt named Explosive Surge, from the immediate family of Time Squared, is entered as Hip No. 218, from the consignment of Sequel Bloodstock, Becky Thomas, agent.

A son of the 2003 Horse of the Year, Mineshaft, Explosive Surge is out of the Cox's Ridge mare Immerse, the dam of Indy Glory.

A half-sister to Read the Footnotes is Hip No. 137 at Keeneland, from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent.

She is by Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, out of Baydon Belle, by Al Nasr. Baydon Belle's dam, Vague Prospect, by Vaguely Noble, is a half-sister to Fire the Groom, winner of the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes.

A filly named Blitzen Too, by champion Thunder Gulch, is cataloged as Hip No. 6, from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent.

She is out of stakes winner Lady She Is Too, a daughter of Two's a Plenty who has also produced John Paul Too, winner of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Too Scarlet, winner of the WNBC Stakes.

John Paul Too and Too Scarlet are both New York-breds.