10/31/2003 12:00AM

NYTB directors jobs open


The New York Thoroughbred Breeders is beginning the nomination process for six new directors for two-year terms that begin Jan. 1, 2004.

The two-year terms for six of the 11 NYTB directors - those of Dr. Frank Ariosta, Chester Broman, Vivien Malloy, Suzie O'Cain, Barry Ostrager, and Paul Schosberg - will expire on Dec. 31. Five of the six directors, Schosberg being the exception, will seek re-election.

NYTB members interested in obtaining a seat on the board are required to meet eligibility rules before their names can be included on the election ballot. An NYTB member must have paid membership dues by April 1, 2003, to be considered for election.

Members wishing to be on the ballot must submit an application to the NYTB by Nov. 24. Ballots will be mailed to NYTB members by Dec. 1 and are due back by Dec. 19.

No sophomore slump for Tomorrows Cat

Tomorrows Cat, the leading freshman sire in New York in 2002, is just as hot this year, with 11 2-year-old winners. Among Tomorrows Cat's 2003 juvenile winners are West Virginia and French Dish, who both will run in next Sunday's New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. West Virginia is headed to the $125,000 Great White Way for colts and geldings. French Dish will run in the filly division of the Stallion Stakes, the $125,000 Fifth Avenue.

French Dish and West Virginia are owned and were bred by Don and Mary Zuckerman, who also bred and raced Tomorrows Cat, a son of Storm Cat.

West Virginia was an impressive winner of a maiden race on New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park on Oct. 18. The colt won the mile race by 11 1/2 lengths and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 85. French Dish won her career debut by 1 1/4 lengths in a six-furlong race at Belmont on Oct. 8.

Tomorrows Cat stands at Metropolitan Stud in Pine Plains, N.Y.

Three New York-breds in Fasig-Tipton sale

Three registered New York-breds are in Sunday's Fasig-Tipton one-day selected sale in Lexington, Ky.

The first New York-bred scheduled to go through the sale's ring is Hip No. 17, a weanling filly by New York stallion Phone Trick, the sire of the 1997 Horse of the Year, Favorite Trick. Consigned by Harry L. Landry Bloodstock, the filly is out of Plume Poppy, a daughter of Hagley. Plume Poppy, a winner in Ireland and stakes placed in this country, has produced seven foals of racing age and three winners.

Hip. No. 23, a weanling filly by Albert the Great, is out of the unraced mare Rominna. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, the April foal is from the first crop of foals by Grade 1 winner Albert the Great.

Hip No. 24 is a colt from the first crop of the New York-based sire City Zip. The colt, who is named Lord O the Zipseas, is out of Sea Loving, a daughter of Polish Navy.

Statebred sales pass $12.8 million mark

Twenty-one New York-bred yearlings, 11 colts and 10 fillies, sold for a total of $281,900 at Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky fall sale held in Lexington on Oct. 20-21.

Three of the 24 New York-breds in the sale were not sold.

The highest-priced New York-bred was Hip No. 566, a daughter of Mt. Livermore-Cecelia Tudor, by Chief's Crown, who sold for $47,000. Consigned by Highclere Sales, agent, the filly was bought by Cape Tejas Enterprises. The filly is a half-sister to stakes winner Classic Time.

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sale brought the total spent on New York-bred yearlings in 2003 to $12,855,200, which is $942,300 higher than what New York-bred yearlings sold for last year at auctions through Oct. 22.

* The NYTB awarded scholarships to seven New York State college students. The scholarships are worth a total of $14,500. The scholarships were made possible by money raised through stallion seasons donated by New York stallion owners and managers to the Thoroughbred Charity Auction.