11/14/2008 12:00AM

Hook and Ladder rings up a double

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Progeny of Hook and Ladder won two of the six divisions of the New York Stallion Stakes Series last weekend at Aqueduct.

His 2-year-old colt Lookin at Her won the Great White Way, while his 3-year-old filly Under Serviced won the Staten Island.

They became his fourth and fifth stakes winners this year, sending his seasonal earnings to $1.77 million, ranking him sixth in the state with only two crops to race.

Hook and Ladder is a nationally ranked second-crop sire with cumulative earnings of more than $2.3 million. He stands at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, N.Y.

Last weekend's races brought to a close the 2008 New York Stallion Stakes Series program, which was also conducted on April 13 at Aqueduct, June 1 at Belmont Park, and

Aug. 6-7 at Saratoga Race Course. The series awarded $1,145,000 this year.

"The competition and quality of horses entered for the series is on a steady incline," said Jeffrey Cannizzo, executive director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. "It is a bar that is continually being raised, not only by foals of racing age, but by the stallions themselves. Attach the improved stallion rosters and black-type mares with one of the strongest breeding incentive programs in the nation and the highest purse structure, and the outcomes speak for themselves. New York is the place to be breeding and owning stallions."

Bred and owned by Chester and Mary Broman, Lookin at Her is the first foal of Absolutely Lovely, by Silver Ghost.

Absolutely Lovely is a half-sister to Pacific Fleet, winner of the Westchester and Aqueduct handicaps, both Grade 3 events. Lookin at Her sent his earnings to $115,906, with a record of 2-0-2 in 5 starts.

Under Serviced sent her earnings to $226,800 in the Staten Island. Purchased for $325,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February 2-year-old auction. She has a record of 5-1-1 in 7 starts and won the Schenectady Handicap earlier this year.

Under Serviced is out of Gaye's Blossom, by Thirty Six Red, making her a half-sister to multiple stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Gallant Step.

The other juvenile winner on the card was Sarah Accomplished, winner of the Fifth Avenue for fillies. Bred and owned by Sugar Maple Farm, she is by Performing Magic out of Accomplished, by Awesome Again.

She is the first winner for her dam, who is a half-sister to multiple stakes winners Nice to Know and Cheers and Tears. Sarah Accomplished has earnings of $93,486 with a record of 2-0-1 in 4 starts.

Performing Magic, who stands at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y., is also the sire of Trinity Magic, winner of the recent Sleepy Hollow Stakes. His progeny earnings for 2008 are nearing $600,000.

The dependable veteran Classic Pack won the Cormorant division, sending his career earnings to $574,544 with a record of 6-3-5 from 23 starts. A 5-year-old son of Regal Classic, he was bred by his owner, John T. Becker, and is out of Three Pack, by Stacked Pack.

Three Pack, also a New York-bred, won the Schenectady Stakes.

The Perfect Arc division went to George Santangelo's Follow My Dream, a daughter of state leading sire Freud. She is out of the Classic Go Go mare Phoenician Miss, who is a half-sister to El Camino Real Derby winner Cassaleria from a family that includes top sire Distorted Humor.

Freud also stands at Sequel Stallions New York.

Follow My Dream has earnings of $232,536 with a record of 4-3-3 in 26 starts.

Mor Chances won the Thunder Rumble division for owners Vincent Scuderi and Sullivan Lane Stable. By the deceased American Chance, he is out of Miss Winmor, by Northern Baby. The stakes-placed Miss Winmor is a half-sister to Triunfante, the dam of New York-bred stakes-placed runner Raffie's Dream.

Mor Chances was bred by Michael and Penny Lauer.

Sez Who leads pack through third quarter

Runners bred by Sez Who Thoroughbreds top the list of state breeders in money won at $3,463,544 for the period of Jan. 1 through Oct. 31, 2008.

Four others are over $1 million in this regard, with Flying Zee Stables second at $2,259,154.

Rounding out the quintet are Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin at $1,709,879, Chester and Mary Broman at $1,572,731, and Michael Martinez at $1,034,611.