10/11/2001 11:00PM

Make way for champ 'One Way'


There will be a new rich kid on the stallion block when the Ontario breeding season gets underway next spring.

Multiple champion One Way Love, the richest offspring of former Canadian stallion Regal Classic, will began stud duty at John Carey's T.C. Westmeath Stud in Caledon.

John Hillier, who owned the horse in partnership with Bruno Schickedanz, has bought out Schickedanz's fifty percent share and will be making his first venture into the stallion business.

Schickedanz has retained some breeding rights to the stallion.

"It's exciting and scary at the same time," said Hiller. "I got into the claiming game six years ago and I've enjoyed it and made enough money with it that we can afford to do these things. But [standing a horse at stud] is a long-term commitment."

Hillier and Schickedanz had three great years with One Way Love, an attractive dark bay who was bred by Sovereign Award winning trainer Jim Day.

The horse was claimed by the partnership and trainer Mike Wright Jr. in the fall of 1997, his 2-year-old season, for $50,000. That day, One Way Love, won his maiden by five lengths.

He later won the Kingarvie Stakes, the first of a remarkable 11 stakes wins over the next three seasons.

As a 3-year-old, One Way Love took Hillier and Schickedanz through the Canadian Triple Crown trail, running in all three races. He finished third in the second jewel, the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie.

Last year, the horse moved to the stable of trainer Abraham Katryan, won six stakes races, including the Grade 3 Vigil and Autumn handicaps, from distances of

6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. He finished third in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Handicap at Belmont Park to Trippi and More Than Ready.

In December, the horse was honored with Sovereign Awards for outstanding older horse and sprinter and was second to Quiet Resolve in the voting for Horse of the Year.

One Way Love injured a suspensory at the end of his 5-year-old campaign, and, despite efforts to get him back to the races this year, he was retired. His career record of 15 wins in 41 starts earned him $962,517.

Hillier, who said that One Way Love's fee would be set at $3,000, admits he is a novice in the breeding game, but said he will begin buying mares for his new stallion. His wife, Marilyn, is also increasing her involvement in the horse business.

"I've got one of my own mares, Run Deer Run, a daughter of Cherokee Run," said Hillier. "I'll be going to sales at Keeneland and Maryland to look for mares. They will be bought specifically for One Way Love. I want to be a little more scientific about it."

o Perigee Moon, an undefeated 2-year-old last year in Europe and a Group 3 winner, will enter stud next spring at Mike Byrne's Park Stud in Orangeville. The 3-year-old is by Hennessy and out of Lovlier Linda, the dam of Grade 2 winner Old Trieste.