06/21/2007 11:00PM

Meadow Creek horses on block


A dispersal of Meadow Creek Farm's holdings, including a 2006 Royal Ascot winner, will be part of Tuesday's Barretts summer sale of horses of racing age and 2-year-olds in training in Pomona, Calif.

The Meadow Creek dispersal is part of a 21-horse supplement to the main catalog of 141 horses. The main catalog comprises 23 horses of racing age and 118 2-year-olds in training.

The one-day sale, which will be held on the Los Angeles County Fair grounds, begins at 1 p.m.

The four-horse Meadow Creek dispersal, consigned by Andy Havens, agent, includes Gilded, a 3-year-old filly who won the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2006; Bodes Galaxy, the runner-up in the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York, England, last August; and Laddies Poker, a sharp maiden winner on turf at Santa Anita in April.

Laddies Poker was the morning-line favorite for the Will Rogers Stakes at Hollywood Park in May, but was scratched on the morning of the race because of illness, trainer Vladimir Cerin said at the time.

At the time, Cerin described Laddies Poker as "an important horse." Earlier this week, Cerin declined to say if he would bid for Laddies Poker.

"I'll see what the price is," Cerin said, smiling. "I'm not divulging my plans.

"He got sick and we missed the last race. Once they decided to sell the horse, I backed off on his training. We've just been jogging."

A training preview, which will extensively showcase the 2-year-olds for sale, is scheduled for Monday at the Fairplex Park racetrack, which is adjacent to the sale grounds.

The 2006 Barretts summer sale saw 120 horses sell for an average of $9,453, a decline of 13.1 percent in average over the 2005 sale. The 2006 sale-topper was a 2-year-old Comic Strip filly purchased for $67,000.

Dancing General retired due to injury

Dancing General, winner of the Pro or Con Handicap for statebred females at Santa Anita in April, has been retired after injuring a leg in a bizarre accident at Hollywood Park on May 31.

In her final start, an allowance race, Dancing General finished second by a nose, but struck the inside rail and nearly fell on the first turn of a two-turn turf race. The incident occurred when Dancing General was unable to avoid a section of temporary turf course rail that was placed farther out onto the course than other sections to cover a wet portion on the course, track officials said at the time.

Trainer Rafael Becerra initially said Dancing General did not suffer an injury, but a few days later said that she needed to be retired.

"She's got a little damage there in the pastern," Becerra said. "It would take six months to heal. What's done is done. She never had a pimple on her."

Owned by Stan Fulton, Dancing General, 5, ended her career with 4 wins in 12 starts and earnings of $324,800. Becerra was hoping to start Dancing General in stakes for state-bred fillies and mares on turf this summer. Bred by Golden Eagle Farm, Dancing General is by General Meeting, out of the Nureyev mare Dance with Shadows.

Dancing General may be offered at auction in the fall.

Stravinsky filly runs at Ascot

Waveline, a California-bred 2-year-old filly by Stravinsky, finished seventh in the Group 2 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday. Her chances were hampered in the six-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies when jockey Jimmy Fortune lost an iron after the start.

Owned and bred by Paul Reddam, Waveline is out of Teresa Ann, who was subsequently bred back to California-based stallion Momentum, Reddam said. Reddam owns Momentum, who stands at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, Calif.