09/10/2004 12:00AM

Hips to watch at Keeneland sale


ELMONT, N.Y. - Keeneland's September yearling sale will offer 13 New York-breds during the first four sessions of its 14-day sale, which begins Monday.

Here's a look at the early New York-bred offerings:

Hip No. 198: A filly by Irish champion El Prado, the sire of Grade 1 winner Medaglia d'Oro. The filly is the second foal out of Adorahy, whose dam, Adorable Micol, was a stakes winner and stakes producer. Adorable Micol's top progeny included graded stakes winner Adcat and Adorydar, who was Grade 1-placed.

Hip No. 481: A Gone West colt whose dam, Confidently, is a full sister to stakes winner Yankee Gentleman. Confidently, an unraced daughter of Storm Cat, is out of Grade 1 winner Key Phrase.

Hip No. 596: A filly by Grade 1 winner Forestry, whose first foals are 3-year-olds this year. Forestry's stakes winners include graded-stakes-winning sprinters Forest Danger and Smokey Glacken. This is the first offspring from the filly's dam, Ivy's Jewel, a stakes winner.

Hip No. 675: A colt by Royal Academy, a Grade 1 winner and sire of nearly 100 stakes winners. The colt's dam, Paper Princess, a stakes-winning daughter of Flying Paster, has produced three winners.

Hip No. 677: A son of two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Tiznow. Tiznow's first crop are yearlings of 2004. This colt is out of the Unbridled mare Parsec, who has produced one other registered foal.

Hip No. 702: A filly by Grade 1 winner Grand Slam, who sired last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint winner, Cajun Beat. The filly's second dam, Thirty Zip, produced the dam of multiple stakes winner City Zip, a sire standing in New York

Hip No. 791: A colt by European champion and sire Diesis. The colt's dam, Up Her Sleeve, was unraced. Among Up Her Sleeve's winners is Mike K, a graded winner with more than $422,800 in earnings.

Hip No. 895: A son of Grade 1 winner Aptitude, whose first crop are yearlings this year. The colt's unraced dam, Dissa Six, has produced New York-bred stakes winner Fourth and Six, who raced from 2 until he was 10.

Hip No. 1086: A colt by champion sprinter Stravinsky, whose first foals are 3-year-olds of 2004. The yearling's second dam, Call the Queen, is a half-sister to Hail Emperor and has produced several stakes-placed runners.

Hip No. 1100: A filly by the late Machiavellian, once a leading sire in the United Arab Emirates and a Group 1 winner. The filly is the second offspring out of Sehna, an unraced daughter of Dixieland Band. Sehna's first foal, C C's Last Stand, is a winner.

Hip No. 1191: A Tale of the Cat colt whose dam, Affirm Foundation, is by 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed. Tale of the Cat, a Grade 1-winning sprinter, is the sire of this year's Haskell winner, Lion Heart, and graded stakes winners My Trusty Cat and Feline Story.

Hip No. 1213: A Swain filly who is a half-sister to a stakes-placed runner. The filly's sire, a champion in Europe, is the sire of Dimitrova, the winner of last year's Grade 1 Flower Bowl. Bald Cat, the filly's dam, has produced several winners, including the stakes-placed Hollywood Baldcat.

Hip No. 1225: A colt by champion sprinter Gulch. His dam, Black Bacardi, is a daughter of Hermitage. Black Bacardi's dam, Conquistress, produced 2001 Kentucky Derby runner-up Invisible Ink.

* At last month's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's selected and open sales of yearlings, 72 New York-breds sold for a total of $762,000, which reflected a sizeable drop from $1,029,800 for 61 New York-breds sold at the same four-day sale last year.

Four New York-bred colts and one New York-bred filly commanded bids of $50,000 or more, including a son of the late New York-bred Grade 2 winner Notebook and half-brother to two multiple stakes winners. The colt was purchased for $60,000.

The OBS sale brought the total of registered New York-breds sold at the four major summer yearling sales in the East in 2004 - Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select, Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred, and OBS - to 198 for bids totaling $9,311,200 and averaging $47,026. At the same sales in 2003, a total of 204 New York-bred yearlings grossed $8,345,800 for an average of $40,911.