05/08/2008 11:00PM

Northern Netti's Bouwerie win may lead to open stakes


In the wake of her impressive victory in last Sunday's Bouwerie Stakes at Belmont Park, Northern Netti appears headed for open stakes competition.

She won the restricted Bouwerie Stakes, at seven furlongs, by 9 1/4 lengths in the terrific time of 1:21.24 to remain unbeaten in three starts. Her earnings are $139,303.

A 3-year-old daughter of City Zip owned by Jim and Susan Hill, Northern Netti is based at Woodbine in Canada with trainer Reade Baker.

Northern Netti won her maiden last fall at Woodbine, and won a first-level allowance on April 6 at that track. Both races were at five furlongs on Polytrack.

Her breeder is Prentiss Hallenbeck of Bristol, Tenn.

Northern Netti is out of Run With Netti, by Star Gallant.

She was claimed for Hallenbeck by leading Finger Lakes trainer Mike Ferraro for $10,000.

Run With Netti went on to win nearly $250,000, with victories in the Anniron, Proud Puppy, and Susan B. Anthony handicaps at Finger Lakes in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Hallenbeck's association with Gus Schoenborn Jr. and his family is the reason he bred Run With Netti to City Zip.

"I had my mares with Gus at Contemporary Stallions and went to his stallions," Hallenbeck said. "I was a partner in Chromite when he was at stud there, and sent Run With Netti to City Zip."

City Zip was at Contemporary Stallions when that mating occurred in 2004.

Schoenborn has since sold Contemporary Stallions, which was located in Coxsackie, N.Y.

Run With Netti today is boarded at Christopher Shelli's Fort Christopher's Thoroughbreds, LLC, in Fort Ann, N.Y.

Run With Netti's dam is Run With Style, by Run Dusty Run, and she finished second in the Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct to the good runner Count Pennies.

Run With Style is also the dam of stakes-placed Run for Little Bit.

Immediately after the Bouwerie, the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes was under consideration for Northern Netti, although a start in that prestigious race is now doubtful.

New York-breds Cupecoy's Joy (1982) and Grecian Flight (1987) have won the Acorn.

"I've been doing this for a long time and this doesn't happen too often, so right now it's real exciting," said Hallenbeck. "The tough times outweigh the good times, so you just want to put this in a bottle and take it out for a sniff every day."

Hallenbeck is also the breeder of state champion A In Sociology, winner of several graded turf stakes in the mid-1990s for owner Frederick Ronca and the late Hall of Fame trainer P. G. Johnson.

Dream of Kaylee hits the board

New York-bred Dream of Kaylee finished third in the Grade 3 Kentucky Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 1.

He was making his career debut in the five-furlong event.

Bred by the JM Stables of John and Joseph Marino of Saugerties, N.Y., he is owned by Schroeder Farm LLC and partners.

Dream of Kaylee is by Cactus Ridge out of Witchkin, by Salem.

He was purchased for $50,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

Dream of Kaylee is a half-brother to a pair of stakes-placed runners - Eddie White Sox, who placed in the Genesee Valley Breeders at Finger Lakes, and Bella Dorato, who placed in the Finger Lakes Juvenile Fillies.

Dream of Kaylee is the 28th New York-bred to hit the board in an open stakes race so far in 2008.

Sez Who tops breeders in earnings

Sez Who Thoroughbreds is this year's New York state leading breeder by earnings through April 30 with $1,293,771.

Their top performer is Sherine, winner of the Grade 2 Comely Stakes.

In second place is Flying Zee Stables at $625,539, led by top performer I Lost My Choo.

Chester and Mary Broman are third at $483,337 led by I Promise, while Edition Farm is fourth at $377,720, led by A Shin Forward.

Rounding out the top five is Roddy Valente Jr. at $355,620, with Grade 1 winner Bustin Stones his top performer.