09/20/2007 11:00PM

Malloy honored for years of service

EmailVivien G. Malloy has been recognized by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association as New York's breeder of the year for 2006.

She was selected by New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. for the honor. She and her husband, Henry, a retired insurance broker, own Edition Farm near Waccabuc, N.Y., one of two farms they own.

Malloy's first taste of New York racing goes back to the days of the great Whirlaway, whom she saw when her grandfather took her to Empire City Race Track in 1942.

"I'm floored," she said about the honor. "I've been carrying the torch for so long. I don't really recall how I learned about the New York breeding program, but the idea of the incentive awards made me think about how wonderful the program is."

Malloy's first horse was a son of Wait a Bit named A Bit Happy.

Wait a Bit was one of the three horses that finished in a triple dead heat in the famous Carter Handicap of 1944, along with Brownie and Bossuet.

She changed A Bit Happy's name to First Edition - hence the name Edition Farm, established in 1971.

In 1981, Malloy purchased her first broodmare, a daughter of Victoria Park named Roberta's Dream.

Stakes winners and stakes-placed runners bred or raced by Malloy include Mine Tonight, Bayou Blurr, Then She Laughs, Kiss the Pro, and Cliffie.

She is a member of the board of directors of NYTB, which gave her the breeder of the year award in recognition of her long support of the state program.

One of the initiatives most important to Malloy is education, and she serves on the education committee of NYTB. She also conducts education programs for breeders and students, involving them in all aspects of horse care.

Malloy started a summer internship program for students upon joining the NYTB board, and will be hosting a visiting student from Chile in January.

The internships take place at Edition Farm North near Hyde Park, N.Y., where the Malloys keep most of their horses.

Malloy is an unabashed booster of the modern New York breeding program, which was boosted by the creation of the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund in 1973.

"It's getting better and better, and just watch our smoke," she said. "I'm a New Yorker and I'm a believer. It makes me so happy that New York-breds have won a Derby and many Grade 1's, along with open stakes races around the country and world."

Six-figure statebreds sell at Keeneland

New York-breds continue to prove attractive at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Zayat Stables went to $300,000 for a daughter of Hennessy in the fourth session, on Sept. 13. Consigned by Blackburn Farm, agent for Longford Farm, she is out of Regal Ruby, by Rubiano.

Regal Ruby is a half-sister to New York-bred Crafty Alfel, an earner of $870,226 who won the Hollie Hughes Handicap and placed in several graded events, including the Gravesend Handicap.

On Sept. 17, a Mr. Greeley colt was purchased for $260,000 by Margaret O'Toole.

Consigned by Woods Edge Farm (Peter O'Callaghan), agent for Parting Glass Racing, he is out of the stakes-placed Dehere of the Dog, by champion Dehere.

Dehere of the Dog is a half-sister to Sunray Spirit, winner of the Grade 3 Cowdin Stakes, from a family that includes champion Heavenly Cause and Wood Memorial winner Bounding Basque.

Mission Approved takes open stakes

New York-bred Mission Approved continued his winning ways by capturing the Princeton Stakes on Sept. 14 at the Meadowlands.

Bred and owned by William F. Corryo Jr., the son of With Approval was coming off an upset victory in the Grade 3 Saranac Handicap at Saratoga Race Course on Sept. 2.

Mission Approved sent his career earnings to $201,332 with a record of 5-1-1 from 9 starts.

He is out of the winning mare Fortunate Find, by Fortunate Prospect. Fortunate Find is a half-sister to stakes-placed Won Jenelle, from the family of millionaire and multiple Grade 1 winner El Senor.