06/19/2008 11:00PM

New York filly tops Florida auction


New York-bred fillies brought two of the top three prices at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training.

A New York-bred filly by Peace Rules was the sale topper at $250,000. A daughter of Exchange Rate sold for $170,000, the second-highest price on the second day of the two-day sale and third-highest overall.

Consigned as Hip No. 455 by Michael Yates's Shadybrook Farm Inc., the Peace Rules filly was purchased by Arch Bloodstock on behalf of John Wieczorek's Avalon Farm of Verdigris, Okla.

The filly was bred by the New Dawn Stud of Richard Simon.

She is out of Long Gone Lady (by Long Gone), who is also the dam of stakes-placed Britten's Beauty.

"I thought Peace Rules would be a good stallion and a fit for this mare," said Simon. "Together they produced a real nice-

looking filly."

And also speedy, for she worked three furlongs in 33.40 seconds during the under-tack show on June 15.

Long Gone Lady is a daughter of the Northern Answer mare Lady's Answer, whose family includes Answer Lively, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and 1998's champion juvenile colt.

The second-highest price of the second session was consigned as Hip No. 398 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, agent for Vision Sales. She was purchased by Ken and Sarah Ramsey. The daughter of Exchange Rate out of Infinity, by Saint Ballado, was bred by Nutmeg Stable.

Infinity descends from Talking Picture, the champion juvenile filly who won the Matron and Spinaway during her racing days.

A statebred son of Judge T C was purchased by Gary Contessa for Team Penney Racing for $135,000. Selling as Hip No. 515, he was also bred by Simon and consigned by Peacock Ridge (Becky Boyd), agent. The colt is out of stakes-placed Navarro Rose, by Native Prospector.

Also hitting the six-figure mark was a New York-bred son of Freud at $120,000. Consigned by Tradewinds Farm, agent, as Hip No. 59, he was bought by Joe Brocklebank, agent for Repole Stable. Bred by Linda Handford, he is out of Solar Song, by Fly So Free.

Solar Song is a full sister to Flying Free, who placed in the Perryville Stakes at Keeneland. Third dam Princess Karenda is a multiple Grade 1 winner.

Weathered the 14th open stakes winner

New York-bred Weathered earned her second open stakes victory in the $175,000 Susan's Girl Stakes at Delaware Park on June 14.

Bred and owned by Edward L. Shapoff, she made all the pace in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

Weathered, by New York sire and Suburban Handicap winner Key Contender, sent her career earnings to $206,737 with a record of 6-0-1 from 8 starts.

She is the fifth winning offspring of Thunder Stand, a daughter of Thunder Puddles.

Shapoff sent Thunder Stand to Key Contender on the advice of Dr. Lynwood O'Cain of Highcliff Farm, with whom he has a long relationship in New York breeding.

Key Contender stands at Highcliff Farm, in Delanson, N.Y., for a fee of $3,500.

Thunder Stand, who placed in the Bouwerie Stakes, is a half-sister to stakes winners Liver Stand and Endsaseeket, both New York-breds.

This family also includes statebred Fairlee Wild, winner of the Mohawk Stakes and the dam of Fair Mix, winner of the Group 1 Prix Ganay in France.

Weathered is one of 14 New York-breds to win an open stakes so far in 2008. She could possibly run next in the Grade 2, $500,000 Delaware Oaks on July 12.

Wishing Wishes scores at Finger Lakes

Wishing Wishes captured the Susan B. Anthony Stakes at Finger Lakes on June 15 for her first stakes win. A 4-year-old daughter of Graeme Hall, she was bred by Sez Who Thoroughbreds and is owned by Edward Lipton. She sent her career earnings to $158,569 with a record of 5-2-1 in 11 starts.

Wishing Wishes is out of Arunforyourmoney, by Runaway Groom.

The dam also of stakes-placed Mister Miguel, Arunforyourmoney is a half-sister to Honest Princess, champion 3-year-old filly in Puerto Rico. This family also includes Beldale Lustre, winner of the Grade 3 San Gabriel Handicap.