01/03/2003 12:00AM

Honor Glide among top new sires


Among the estimated 330 stallions that will stand in Florida for the 2003 breeding season are seven particularly intriguing newcomers. Here is a look at them.

Honor Glide, a 9-year-old by Honor Grades-Becky Branch, by Run the Gantlet, will stand at Cloverleaf Farms II for $4,000, payable when the foal stands and nurses. Honor Glide will stand on the property of Bonnie Heath Farm, which raced him.

Standing slightly more than 16.1 hands, Honor Glide won 11 of 38 races, including six graded stakes (two Grade 1's), and retired at the age of 8 with earnings of $1,397,187. He raced best from one mile to 1 1/2 miles.

Adena Springs South will stand Red Bullet, winner of the 2000 Preakness Stakes, who retired with earnings of $1,161,920 and a record of 6 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds from 14 starts. He is by the late Eclipse Award champion Unbridled, and his dam, Cargo, is by the French champion Caro. Cargo placed in graded stakes, and she also foaled the Canadian stakes winner Millennium Allstar. Red Bullet will stand for $30,000 live foal, the highest fee in Florida.

Outofthebox, a 5-year-old son of Florida's leading sire Montbrook, won the Grade 1 Super Derby, placed in the Grade 1 Florida Derby and Grade 1 Fountain of Youth, and earned $743,008. He was stakes placed at 2 in the Grade 3 What a Pleasure and the In Reality division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

Outofthebox traces to one of the original Ocala Stud tap-root mares, Old Bess, by Vincentive. Old Bess is an ancestor of Montbrook and the successful young sire Halo's Image. Outofthebox will stand for $7,500 live foal.

Snow Ridge is a 16.1 hands chestnut. His biggest win came in the Grade 1 San Carlos Handicap at seven furlongs. Other highlights of his 21-race career include beating City Zip in the Grade 2 Kentucky Sprint and winning the Grade 2 Palos Verdes Handicap by four lengths. Padua Stables stands Snow Ridge, a son of Tabasco Cat-Snow Forest, by Woodman, for a fee of $5,000 live foal.

Graeme Hall, winner of two Grade 2 stakes - the Arkansas Derby and the Eclipse Handicap at Woodbine - enters stud at Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Winding Way Farm. Winding Way used to be Tartan Farms and later became Mockingbird Farm. Graeme Hall is by Dehere, a champion 2-year-old and leading sire, and is out of Win Crafty Lady, by Crafty Prospector. Win Crafty Lady is a Grade 3 stakes winner and is from the family of another young Florida stallion, Diligence. Graeme Hall has been announced as booked full for 2003 at a fee of $7,500 life foal.

Texas Glitter, a 7-year-old bay standing at 16 hands, is by Glitterman-Come on Texas, by Apalachee, and stands at Signature Stallions, formerly DunHill Stud. Texas Glitter won on dirt and turf. He won nine stakes. Texas Glitter is from the Bold Ruler line and his dam traces to Round Table. Texas Glitter's fee for 2003 is $4,000 live foal.

Three Wonders, by Storm Cat-Wood of Binn, by Woodman, won the Grade 3 Kent Breeders' Cup at Delaware and placed in the Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds. His dam, Wood of Binn, was group stakes placed in France and stakes placed in the United States. She has two foals to race and both are graded stakes winners. Three Wonders will stand at Hidden Point Farm for $5,000 live foal.

* Max's Pal, a nine-time stakes winner, has been retired and will stand at Lambholm South in Ocala for $2,500 live foal. In four seasons of racing, Max's Pal won 12 of 28 starts and more than $725,000, including the Best Turn and Fred Capossela stakes at Aqueduct.