05/15/2003 11:00PM

Maryland breeding: Timonium sale offers 590 juveniles


A record number of juveniles are set to sell at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's two-day 2-year-olds in training sale in Timonium, which kicks off Monday at 10 a.m. The 590 juveniles cataloged were foaled in 17 states, as well as Canada and Ireland, and Maryland is once again well represented. Nearly 40 Maryland-breds were scheduled to sell after scratches were announced through Thursday.

At last year's vendue, a Maryland-bred colt topped the sale at $280,000. The sixth highest-priced colt was a Maryland-bred son of Partner's Hero who brought $135,000. Purchased by agent Buzz Chace for Ernie Paragallo, the dark bay is New York Hero, winner of the Grade 2 Lane's End Stakes this spring and a contender in the Preakness Stakes.

A half-sister to New York Hero is offered this year. A daughter of Wekiva Springs, the gray filly (Hip No. 115) is the third foal bred by David and JoAnn Hayden's Dark Hollow Farm in partnership with William Beatson out of the John Alden mare Nin Two. The Haydens and Beatson also sell Hip No. 129, an Unaccounted For filly out of the stakes-placed One Last Salute. She put in an impressive workout Thursday, getting a quarter-mile in 22.10 seconds, just .40 off the fastest workout of the day.

Dark Hollow Farm has a total of four entered, all with Ocala-based consignor Robert McElroy. The others are Hip No. 110, a daughter from the first crop of Menifee out of stakes winner Mystic Dance, and Hip No. 458, another filly by a first-crop sire, Diamond, out of Clever Art.

Of the statebred juveniles in the sale, more than half are by Maryland sires. Successful sales sire Polish Numbers, who died last November, has three Maryland-bred offspring, including Hip No. 181, the first foal of the stakes-placed Riscay (by Rahy). She also worked in 22.10 seconds. Bred by Elk Manor Farm, the filly sells for Sheffield Stable, H.T. Stables (Allen Jenkins), agent.

Another filly sired by Polish Numbers, Hip No. 257, selling with Robert Scanlan, agent, is a half-sister to 2003 stakes winner Second in Command and graded stakes winner Shrike. The filly was bred by Sycamore Hall Farm, LLC.

Leading Maryland sire Allen's Prospect is represented by three statebred juveniles, all colts. The first in the ring will be Hip No. 332, out of a half-sister to graded stakes winner G. O'Keefe. Allen's Prospect is also the sire of Hip No. 359, out of stakes winner Aileen's Countess, and Hip No. 490, out of a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Wa Bert.

Maryland's top stakes-siring stallion in 2002, Not for Love, has Hip No. 428, a colt named Disbelief who is out of graded stakes winner and stakes-producer Bug Eyed Betty. The colt sells with Nick de Meric, agent.

Two Punch, Maryland's leading sire of 2-year-olds by sales average five of the last six years, has a colt out of the Devil's Bag mare Sum Secret from the family of champion Epitome. He sells as Hip No. 265 with Cary Frommer, agent.

First-year sire Diamond is also represented by a colt (Hip No. 135) out of Our Raja.

Crypto Star, the first Maryland freshman sire to get a winner when his daughter Nagem Nagem Nagem won at Pimlico May 1, has one juvenile in the sale, although not a Maryland-bred. Hip No. 301, out of multiple stakes winner Tira Me Sue, was foaled in Pennsylvania.

Other Maryland sires with Maryland-breds are:

Concern - Hip No. 432, colt out of Calipha; Hip No. 442, colt out of Catos Ridge.

In Case - Hip No. 416, colt out of Blushing Redhead.

Storm Broker - Hip No. 349, filly out of Witchwayisopen.

Waquoit - Hip No. 479, colt out of Crying in the Rain.

Wayne County - Hip No. 93, colt out of Miss Puritan; Hip No. 419, filly out of Boldly Brass.