01/31/2003 12:00AM

N.Y. breeding: Sez Who sells its first crop of N.Y. 2-y-o's


Thirteen registered New York-breds are part of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company selected sale of 2-year-olds Tuesday at Calder Race Course.

Sez Who Thoroughbreds, which opened a division of its Florida-based commercial operation in Stillwater, N.Y., in 2001, will be represented by its first crop of New York-breds at the OBS sale.

The Sez Who Thoroughbreds consignment has colts by Silver Ghost (Hip No. 58) and Take Me Out (Hip No. 42), and a filly by Open Forum (Hip No. 3).

The 265-acre Sez Who Thoroughbreds North, located 12 miles south of Saratoga Springs, is home to the stallion Rizzi.

Steve Silver, the director of operations at Sez Who Thoroughbreds, said that the number of foals born there has increased every year since the New York farm has been opened.

"We had about 25 to 40 in 2001," Silver said. "Last year, we had 97 New York-bred foals and we anticipate 120 in 2003. I believe we are the largest single owners of New York-breds because we own everything on our farm."

Among the other New York-breds in the OBS sale is a colt by Tomorrows Cat, last year's leading freshman sire in New York. Hip No. 72, consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), was bought last year for $100,000 at Fasig-Tipton's preferred sale of New York-breds at Saratoga. The dam, Mistain, has produced several stakes winners, including Chart Topper and Jimie Son.

Hip No. 57, a Storm Creek colt, comes from the family of Grade 1 winner Exogenous. The colt was consigned by Crupi's New Castle Farm, which bought him for $115,000 last year at Fasig-Tipton's preferred sale at Saratoga. The colt's second dam, Tangled Up in Blue, produced Exogenous, one of the country's top 3-year-old fillies in 2001 and an earner of $945,560.

Hip No. 148, a Not for Love filly, is out of the Private Terms mare Truth and Beauty, a full sister to multiple stakes winner La Reine's Terms. Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), the Not for Love 2-year-old failed to bring her reserve last year at Fasig-Tipton's preferred Saratoga sale and was bought back after a final bid of $48,000.

A Polish Numbers filly (Hip No. 173) comes from the same female family that produced New York-bred champion Biogio's Rose. The filly, who is consigned by Wavertree Stables, is out of Biogio's Girl, a half-sister to Biogio's Rose, a graded winner and a earner of $797,959.

Freshman sires

There are several New York sires who will be represented by their first crop of 2-year-olds this year:

* Good and Tough, standing at Lakland North in Hudson for $6,000, is a son of Carson City, one of North America's leading sires. Good and Tough is a stakes-winning sprinter, with wins in several graded races, including the Grade 2 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup at Keeneland. After two seasons of racing, he retired with earnings of $809,341.

* Let Goodtimes Roll, a son of Horse of the Year Black Tie Affair, stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds for a private fee. A winner on the dirt and turf, Let Goodtimes Roll won at distances from seven furlongs to 1 1/8 miles.

* Rawafed, standing for $1,000 at Four Green Fields in Greenfield Center, is by Group 1 winner Kingmambo, the sire of Eclipse Award champion Lemon Drop Kid. Rawafed was without a win in two career starts.

* Tunbridge Wells is a son of Ends Well, one of New York's leading sires until his death in 2000. A winner on dirt and turf, Tunbridge Wells won six races as an 8-year-old and retired following his 9-year-old campaign. He stands for $1,000 at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham.

* Western Borders, a son of Gone West, one of the country's leading sires, was a stakes-winning sprinter with wins in New York and Florida. He finished third in the Grade 1 Carter in 1998 and 1999. Western Borders stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, and his stud fee is $2,500.

* The New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund has scheduled its first board of directors meeting of 2003 on Thursday at the fund's New York City office at 10:30 a.m.