10/11/2007 11:00PM

Move into Garden State good for Generazios

EmailPatricia and Frank Generazio participate in the Thoroughbred business in a big way - with 30 horses in training, 25 broodmares, and as the owner or co-owner of two stallions.

So New Jersey was bound to feel the impact when the Generazios, who live in Cape Cod, Mass. and Jupiter, Fla., transferred a sizable portion of their breeding stock to that state.

"The incentives that are available for New Jersey-breds are amazing," says Patricia Generazio, who became involved in racing and breeding about 30 years ago, along with her husband. "Until five years ago, we had done all of our breeding in Florida. But we bought some New Jersey-breds and did so well that we decided to start breeding our own."

Their first crop of New Jersey-breds - now 4-year-olds - has lived up to the Generazios' hopes, with several accomplished runners and one star.

The Generazio homebred Pure Disco came out running as a 2-year-old in 2005, winning the fillies division of the New Jersey Futurity and placing third in Monmouth Park's prestigious Sorority Stakes. She took honors as the champion New Jersey-bred 2-year-old filly.

Pure Disco (by Disco Rico) has gotten even better with age. She has finished first or second in six stakes at Monmouth and the Meadowlands this year. Last weekend, she added her first unrestricted stakes win - a front-running two-length score as the odds-on favorite in the Meadowlands's Seton Hall University Stakes.

Trained by Tony Wilson, Pure Disco has earned $350,660 from 22 starts. She has to her credit 14 wins or placings, including 12 in stakes company.

Like many of the Generazios' runners, Pure Disco carries on the bloodlines of Concorde Bound, whom the Generazios consider to be the best horse they have raced.

Purchased by the Generazios as a yearling for $27,000 at the 1982 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s September sale, Concorde Bound (Super Concorde-Parisian Tune, by Tunerup) won or placed in nine stakes, including a victory in the Grade 3 Suffolk Downs Sprint Handicap, earning $222,863.

Concorde Bound made a lasting mark while standing at stud for only 2 1/2 years at a now-defunct Florida farm. His career cut short by a fatal colic illness, he was represented by 10 stakes winners from 65 registered foals.

The best racing son of Concorde Bound was Concorde's Tune, a multiple stakes winner of $242,585 for the Generazios. The Generazios have maintained a half-interest in Concorde's Tune, who stands at Ocala Stud Farm in Ocala, Fla.

Concorde's Tune is the maternal grandsire of Pure Disco, who is out of the Generazios' homebred mare V for Vera.

A hard-hitting runner who campaigned for five years, winning 4 of 44 starts and earning $120,444, V for Vera produced Pure Disco as her first foal, and so far he is her only offspring to race. A year-round boarder at Dianne Boyken's Four Winds Farm in Clarksburg, N.J., V for Vera has a weanling colt by Disco Rico and is in foal to Crafty Friend.

The Generazios own shares in New Jersey stallions Crafty Friend and Defrere, both standing at Walnford Stud in Allentown.

They have about 10 mares at Four Winds and at Frances Purdey's Greenfields farm in Colts Neck.

Greenfields is also the new home of the Generazios' stallion Don Six (Wild Escapade-Concorde's Beauty, by Concorde Bound), who has been moved there for the 2008 breeding season. A graded winner of $612,123, Don Six rates as the best runner the Generazios have bred. The 7-year-old horse stood his first two seasons in Florida.