11/21/2008 12:00AM

J Be K stands at Gainesway for $10,000


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Zayat Stables' multiple graded stakes winner J Be K has been retired and will enter stud at Gainesway Farm in Lexington.

The 3-year-old Silver Deputy colt will stand his initial season for a $10,000 fee.

Ahmed Zayat purchased J Be K at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Calder select juvenile sale for $350,000, and the colt went on to capture three graded races for Zayat Stables: the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes and the Grade 3 Bay Shore and Jersey Shore stakes, all this year. He also was runner-up in the 2008 Withers Stakes, another Grade 3.

At 2, he set a Saratoga track record of 1:03.13 for 5 1/2 furlongs in winning his first start by 7 1/2 lengths.

J Be K retires with a record of 5 wins from 9 starts and earnings of $440,200.

Zayat initially had included J Be K among a draft of horses he sold at the recent Keeneland November sale, but he withdrew the colt.

Glory Day Breeding bred J Be K in Kentucky from the Grade 2-placed Valid Wager mare Major Wager.

The one George Washington foal sells

The Goffs November foal sale in Co. Kildare, Ireland, ended its five-day sale Friday with a unique collector's item: the only known foal by the late stallion George Washington. The weanling filly out of the French-bred Rainbow Quest mare Flawlessly brought a sale-topping price of 280,000 euros, or about $350,000.

Gildawn Stud purchased the filly from breeder Stefano Luciani, who sold her through the Irish National Stud.

The bay filly, foaled Feb. 4, is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Ombre Legere and Group 1-placed Flawly.

George Washington, a popular champion for Coolmore, fatally broke down in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic. The Danehill colt was 4. He had been returned to training after proving subfertile at stud in his only season at Coolmore headquarters in Ireland.

Friday's session sold 11 six-figure horses, but the overall figures still were well off last year's. The final session sold 125 horses for about $6,689,375, yielding an average of about $53,515. Gross was down 47 percent, and average fell 33 percent.

New board at Fasig-Tipton

The Fasig-Tipton auction house, which sold in April to a Dubai-based company, has named a new 23-member advisory board "to assist its management in areas of auction sales and other related initiatives in the industry," according to a company statement.

Members of the new advisory panel are John Adger, former racing and bloodstock manager for Stonerside Stable; trainer Rusty Arnold; Denali Stud owner Craig Bandoroff; Gainesway Farm owner Antony Beck; 2-year-old consignor Niall Brennan; Dogwood Stable principal Cot Campbell; Three Chimneys Farm president Case Clay; Bill Farish of Lane's End Farm; equine veterinarian and Thoroughbred owner Dr. John Griggs; Stone Farm owner Arthur Hancock; Thoroughbred owner and breeder Michael Levy; Robert Manfuso, former racetrack owner and owner of Chanceland Farm in Maryland; bloodstock agent John McCormack; trainer Kiaran McLaughlin; Coolmore financial officer Clem Murphy; Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson; Jay Em Ess Stable principal Samantha Siegel; Hill 'n' Dale Farm owner John Sikura; Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services and The Stallion Co. principal John Stuart; Taylor Made Farm co-owner Mark Taylor; Fasig-Tipton chairman emeritus D. G. Van Clief, Jr.; Live Oak Platation owner Charlotte Weber; and Liberation Farm owner Rob Whiteley.

The advisory board, chaired by Robertson, plans to meet at least three times annually.

Wagon Limit relocates to Florida

Grade 1 winner Wagon Limit, sire of two-time Grade 1 winner and millionaire Silver Wagon, will relocate from Moon Lake Farm in Louisiana to Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for 2009.

The 14-year-old Conquistador Cielo horse will stand for $2,500.

Wagon Limit, a son of the stakes-placed Cox's Ridge mare Darlin Lindy, has six crops to race and progeny earnings of more than $5.8 million. Wagon Limit is the sire of 71 winners, or 53 percent of his total foal crop.

In other Florida stallion news, Hardacre Farm's five-time stakes winner Indy Wind has been retired from racing and will stand at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla., for a $2,500 fee in 2009. The 6-year-old A. P. Indy horse won 8 of 22 races and earned $392,900. He is out of the Kingmambo mare Zagora. From 2006 to 2008, he won consecutive editions of both the Frisk Me Now and Alysheba Stakes.