01/06/2004 1:00AM

Owner pulls You from sale


Grade 1 winner You, an earner of more than $2 million in her racing career, has been withdrawn from the upcoming Keeneland January sale.

You, a 5-year-old You and I mare, was in the catalog as Hip No. 742 as part of the Mill Ridge consignment. But Mill Ridge announced Tuesday that You's owner, Edmund Gann, has decided to retain the mare. Gann will breed You this spring.

You won the 2001 Frizette Stakes and the 2002 Santa Anita Oaks, Acorn, and Test Stakes for her Grade 1 tallies. She retired in 2003 with a career record of 23-9-8-2 and $2,101,353 in winnings. But she was equally famous for her dam's unusual story.

You's breeder, Dolphus Morrison, donated his Homebuilder mare Our Dani to a university in Monroe, La., before You went to the racetrack. In 2001, when You began winning stakes, Our Dani's value soared. The school eventually sold the mare, who was in foal, at the 2002 Keeneland January auction for $625,000.