02/16/2007 12:00AM

Greeley's Galaxy takes up residence in New York


Today's column continues its review of stallions who have entered stud duty in New York for the 2007 season.

Greeley's Galaxy: The Illinois Derby winner of 2005, he stands at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y., for $7,500.

The speedy runner is by the Gone West stallion Mr. Greeley, sire of Grade 1 winners Nonsuch Bay and El Corredor and of two top 2-year-olds of 2006, Horse Greeley and Belgravia, both graded stakes winners.

Greeley's Galaxy is the first foal of Ascot Starre, a daughter of Ascot Knight who is a half-sister to millionaire License Fee, a graded stakes winner on turf and dirt.

Ima Personal Flag: A son of the late New York sire Personal Flag, he stands at Middle Creek Farm in Woodhull, N.Y., for $1,400.

Like Personal Flag's New York-bred son Say Florida Sandy, Ima Personal Flag was a durable campaigner, winning 20 of 75 starts and earning $155,859. He is out of R.K's Gold, a daughter of Regal and Royal whose fourth dam is Levee, the mother of the great Shuvee, and whose family includes New York-bred stakes winner Fairlee Wild.

Kissane: A son of Appealing Guy out of the winning Blue Ensign mare Chelala, he stands at Cheese And Quaker Farm in Canandaigua, N.Y., free to approved mares.

Kissane, winner of the Wine Country Handicap at Finger Lakes in 2000, is by one of the quickest New York-bred runners in recent years. Appealing Guy won the Hollie Hughes and Joe Palmer handicaps and is a half-brother to New York-bred millionaire and graded stakes winner Lottsa Talc.

Michael's Temper: By Danzig's son Mughtanim, he stands at Foggy Bottom Farm in Geneseo, N.Y., free to approved mares.

Mughtanim is a half-brother to Hopeful Stakes winner and successful sire Salt Lake. Michael's Temper is out of the winning mare Rapid Temper, by champion Temperence Hill.

Orville N Wilbur's: This fleet son of Out of Place stands at Sterlingbrook Farm in Canandaigua, N.Y., free to approved mares. Winner of the Grade 2 San Rafael Stakes, he is out of Squalling, a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Turf winner Prized.

Quigley: A New York allowance winner by Santa Anita Derby winner Indian Charlie, he stands at Breezy Knob Farm in Ava, N.Y., for $2,000. His dam, the Naevus mare Scratch Dancer, traces to Mrs. Peterkin, whose family includes Kentucky Oaks winner Sweet Alliance and her champion son Shareef Dancer.

Uncle Camie: A graded-stakes-winning son of former state sire Abaginone, he stands at Foggy Bottom Farm in Geneseo, N.Y., for $2,500.

The New York-bred Uncle Camie earned $321,442, winning 8 of 22 starts, and is out of the unraced Final Style, by Smart Style. Final Style's third dam is The Bride, a half-sister to Secretariat from the family of major stakes winners Personal Business, Sir Gaylord and First Family.

New York-bred brings half-million in Florida

A New York-bred colt by Stormy Atlantic brought the second-highest price at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company selected 2-year-olds in training sale on Feb. 13.

Consigned by Nick de Meric, agent, he was purchased by Lael Stable for $500,000.

The colt is out of the Distinctive Pro mare Elise, a half-sister to the good statebred turf runner Currency Arbitrage and New York Derby winner Copper Mount. Elise is also a half-sister to Without Feathers, winner of the Grade 1 Monmouth Oaks.

State stallion Hook and Ladder was represented by a New York-bred filly at $325,000 from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent.

Purchased by Hoods Up Stable, she is out of Gaye's Blossom, by Thirty Six Red. Gaye's Blossom is a half-sister to stakes winner Gallant Step, who placed in several graded stakes on the New York Racing Association circuit.

Hook and Ladder stands at Sequel Stallions New York, in Hudson, N.Y., for a fee of $6,000 in 2007. His first foals are 2-year-olds of 2007.

A New York-bred colt by Wiseman's Ferry sold for $270,000 at OBS from the consignment of True South LLC, agent.

Purchased by Zayat Stable, he is the first foal of the Langfuhr mare Allocation, whose own dam Seeking the Circle placed in the Grade 3 Tempted Stakes. This family includes Spruce Needles, winner of the Grade 1 Arlington Handicap.

The OBS sale opened the season of major auctions of juveniles. Next up is the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder on March 6, in which 17 New York-breds are cataloged.