10/20/2005 11:00PM

N.Y-breds on sale at Fasig


Sixty-two New York-breds are cataloged in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale, to be held Monday through Wednesday in Lexington, Ky.

Selling gets underway at 10 a.m. daily at the Newtown Paddocks.

New York sires represented at the sale include Gold Fever, Judge T C, Phone Trick, Prime Timber, Ormsby, Regal Classic, and Wheelaway.

Gold Fever has a colt in the sale from a very fast family.

He is out of the unraced Storm Bird mare Winterland, whose dam, Water Sprite, a winning daughter of Secretariat, is a half-sister to the brilliantly fast runners Caller One and Prospect Bay.

Caller One won the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen Sprint; Prospect Bay won the Grade 2 A Phenomenon Handicap.

Gold Fever is the sire of millionaires Gold Mover and A Bit O'Gold. A Bit O'Gold is scheduled to run in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Oct. 29.

Ormsby, the sire of New York Derby winner Trial Prep and the excellent sprinter Top Shoter, is represented by a filly out of Pipit, by the late state sire Cormorant.

Pipit is a full sister to New York-bred graded stakes winner Social Retiree, winner of the Gallant Man Stakes at Saratoga.

Judge T C, sire of Grade 1 winner and millionaire Request for Parole, has a filly in the sale out of Winterwish, by Shotiche.

Winterwish is a half-sister to Lodge Hill, who won the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine and placed in the Grade 1 Canadian International.

N.Y. Breeders fall sale down 8 percent

The second annual New York Breeders Sales Company fall mixed sale, held last Sunday in Saratoga Springs, experienced declines in gross and average compared to its inaugural in 2004.

The two-day sale in 2004 grossed $1,230,000 for 191 sold, an average of $6,440. This year the company conducted a one-day sale and grossed $690,500 for 116 sold, averaging $5,952, a decline of 8 percent on average.

The company sold 38 percent of the horses cataloged, while 42 percent, or 128 horses, did not reach their reserve price or received no bid at all. The median price was $2,500. The auction was held in a tent on the Saratoga Race Course backstretch.

Heavy rain and high winds, which caused damage to parts of the Saratoga region during the weekend, were partly responsible for the figures.

However, the sales company's general manager and director of sales, Harry L. Landry, acknowledged the product has to improve for the future.

"If this is going to be a viable, ongoing sale, which we feel it can be at this point, we just have to have more support from our shareholders in putting a better quality mare in the sale," said Landry. "There has been an education process going on. The people who have horses in the sale that are not commercial should not be entered. That doesn't do us any good, it doesn't do our image any good, and it certainly doesn't do their pocketbooks any good."

The sale-topper, consigned by Blue Chip Stock as agent, was the mare Long Distance, a 9-year-old daughter of Expensive Decision purchased by John McMahon for $45,000.

Long Distance won the Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Stakes during her racing days, and is believed in foal to popular young sire Malibu Moon, a son of A.P. Indy.

Long Distance sold as Hip No. 63, with McMahon representing several young investors.

Owner Ken Ramsey purchased the young mare Linnea Cal for $14,000 from Blue Chip Stock, as agent, as Hip No. 60.

She is out of stakes winner Justenuffheart, who is a half-sister to Ramsey's champion turf male Kitten's Joy.

Linnea Cal is believed in foal to New York stallion Mayakovsky.

Landry said the sales company is planning a second edition of its yearling sale for next summer in Saratoga Springs.

Dawn of War doing Cadillac Women proud

The Catienus colt Dawn of War, winner of the Grade 1 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity and a probable starter in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Belmont Park, descends from the fine New York-bred runner Cadillac Women.

He is out of Hillary Step, a daughter of Cadillac Women.

Cadillac Women won the Indian Summer Stakes and Palatine Breeders' Cup as a 2-year-old in 1991. She also finished third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and second in the Grade 2 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes.

Cadillac Women is a daughter of Travers Stakes winner Carr De Naskra, who stood in New York for several years at The Stallion Park in Millbrook.