05/16/2002 11:00PM

New York well stocked at Midlantic sale


New York-breds will be a strong presence at Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic two-day sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, Md., beginning Monday.

More than 50 New York-breds were among the sale horses after a list of early withdrawals for the Midlantic sale was released on Thursday afternoon.

The New York-bred contingent includes Crafty Cowboy (Hip No. 72), a son of the New York-based freshman sire Rodeo. The colt's third dam, Spectacular, produced the 1979 Horse of the Year, Spectacular Bid. Crafty Cowboy is consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. and Ciaran Dunne, agent.

Polites Beauty (Hip No. 269) is the first foal out of Polite Society, whose second dam is Petite Diable, the producer of the late Dixie Brass, a Grade 1 winner and leading New York sire. Polites Beauty, a daughter of Jules, is consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.

A Dixie Brass filly (Hip No. 159), out of Koluctoo's Lori, is a half to three winners, including Saratoga Nights, an earner of more than $154,000. The filly is consigned by Carolina Bloodstock, agent.

Penny on the Post (Hip No. 461), a filly by Gold Fever, is out of Yestday's Kisses, a graded winner and a stakes producer. Woodside Ranch, agent, is the consignor.

A Tomorrows Cat filly (Hip No. 26) is the first foal out of Costly Emotion, a daughter of Affirmed. Tomorrows Cat, one of this year's freshman sires, stands in New York. The filly is consigned by Kenneth M. Lejeune, agent.

Presence makes strong impression

Presence, a 2-year-old New York-bred colt by You and I, made a strong debut for his owner and breeder, Barry Schwartz, at Belmont Park on May 9.

Presence won a five-furlong open maiden race by three lengths as the odds-on favorite, covering the distance in 59.22 seconds.

Schwartz said Presence, who is out of Fateful Beauty, is a possible candidate for the $100,000-added Flash Stakes at five furlongs on June 7, the eve of the Belmont Stakes.

Presence is a half-brother to David, a restricted stakes winner who placed in graded stakes while carrying Schwartz's colors.

o Freshman sire Gold Token, who stands at Questroyal Stud in Hudson, N.Y., was represented by his first winner last Sunday when his 2-year-old daughter, Cowgirl in Lace, won her career debut at Charles Town. Gold Token, a 9-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, stands for $5,000.

o Roman Dancer, who figured to be a serious factor in this summer's Big Apple Triple for New York-bred 3-year-olds, will be sidelined for four months because a bone chip in his right knee. Roman Dancer, who is based in California with trainer Christopher Paasch, won the Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct in his last start for owners Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez.

o Bloodstock agent Jeff Minton will hold a paddock sale of horses of racing age at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 20. Consignors can obtain nomination forms by calling (518) 587-3169 or (518) 369-5674, or by writing J.T. Minton Auctions LLC, 20 Gailor Lane, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866.

o A new feature at www.nybreds.com is the listing of New York-bred winners from around the country for the past seven days.

o To take part in the current name the foal contest on the Internet, click on www.nybreds.com and vote by May 26. Contestants will be asked to pick a name for a colt by The Wicked North-Iron Pixie, by Northern Prospect. The foal was born on March 2 at Silvernails Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y. The winner will receive a day at the races and dinner for two.