01/10/2003 1:00AM

Mockingbird leads breeders again


LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the second year in a row, Harry T. Mangurian Jr.'s Mockingbird Farm in Florida has topped the nation's earnings list for individual breeders and breeding partnerships for 2002.

According to The Jockey Club's statistics for individual breeders, Mockingbird-bred runners earned $11,175,975 last year, well ahead of Frank Stronach's second-ranked Adena Springs operation, which had earnings of $9,360,102. Mockingbird bred the winners of 516 races from 3,279 starts, compared with Adena's 237 winners from 1,374 starts.