06/11/2002 12:00AM

N.Y. millionaire Win dead at 22


ELMONT, N.Y. - Win, the first New York-bred to reach $1 million in earnings, died in March from complications of colic at Tanrackin Farm in Bedford Hills, N.Y. The gelding was 22.

Win put the New York-bred program on the map with victories in important Grade 1 races, including the Man o' War and Manhattan. Win also won the Rutgers, Tidal, and Bernard Baruch (twice).

Trainer Sally Bailie purchased Win for $8,000 as a 2-year-old at auction. Bailie raced Win in partnership with Fred Ephraim and Paul Cornman. Win was retired in 1986 with a leg injury, but returned to competition as a 9-year-old after being away from the races for more than three years.

In his third race after the layoff, Win captured a 1 1/4-mile handicap at Belmont Park. Win retired with a record of 14-10-3 from 44 starts and earnings of $1,407,210. He was voted New York-bred Horse of the Year, champion older horse, and turf male in 1984 and 1985.

Win spent most of his retirement at Tanrackin Farm and is buried there.