06/02/2005 11:00PM

A. P Jet leading the money race


When Avery Hall won the recent Open Mind Handicap at Monmouth Park, she became the 10th stakes winner for New York stallion A. P Jet. A 3-year-old filly, Avery Hall defeated older females in the Open Mind.

The victory helped make A. P Jet, a son of Fappiano, the leader among active New York stallions, with 2005 progeny earnings of $1,137,939 through May 31.

A. P Jet stands at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y., for a fee of $5,000 live foal. Following a racing career in Japan, where he was a Grade 3 winner, A. P Jet was retired to Sugar Maple Farm to begin his stud career in 1997. He has progeny earnings of more than $9 million from five crops to race.

A. P Jet's top earner is the 5-year-old mare Travelator, winner of the Regret Stakes and Garland of Roses Handicap, both open events, in 2004. Travelator, who has been graded stakes placed several times, has earnings of $466,442.

A. P Jet is also the sire of Galloping Grocer, who has earned $237,108 and who won the $100,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes and placed in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes in 2004.

Purchased for $2 million as a yearling of 1990, A. P Jet was certainly bred to be a stallion. Fappiano, winner of the Metropolitan Handicap, was by Mr. Prospector and sired Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Unbridled, who in turn sired Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone plus champions Banshee Breeze, Halfbridled, and Anees. One of Unbridled's sons, Unbridled's Song, is one of the most popular and expensive stallions in America.

A. P Jet is out of the In Reality mare Taminette, who also produced multiple Grade 1 winner Tappiano to the cover of Fappiano. His second dam, Tamerett, by Tim Tam, is the mother of two fine sires in Known Fact and Tentam. Known Fact won the Group 1 2000 Guineas, while Tentam captured the United Nations and Metropolitan handicaps, both Grade 1 events. Tamerett also produced Secrettame, the mother of outstanding sire and Grade 1 winner Gone West.

Dan Hayden, manager at Sugar Maple Farm, said that A. P Jet has 60 2-year-olds ready to hit the track, and that "we keep hearing good things about them."

According to Hayden, A. P Jet will have about 35 foals for 2005 and is booked to 100 mares this year.

Well Fancied retired

Well Fancied, the champion New York-bred sprinter of 2004, when he won the Grade 2 General George and Grade 3 Toboggan handicaps, has been retired.

A 7-year-old gelding, Well Fancied is by the late New York stallion Prosper Fager, a son of Mr. Prospector whose dam, Princess Fager, is a half-sister to the classy New York-bred Royal Roberto.

Royal Roberto was a top runner in 1982, when he won two graded events, the Lexington and Everglades handicaps, plus the Laurel Turf Cup, as well as the DeWitt Clinton Stakes over fellow New York-breds.

Well Fancied's dam, the Tricky Creek mare Patty's Fancy Tric, is out of multiple stakes winner Elpaso Patty, a daughter of Hopeful Venture.

Well Fancied was the first foal of Patty's Fancy Tric, conceived when Prosper Fager stood at Highcliff Farm.

Bred by Seymour Cohn, Well Fancied defeated such good runners as Badge of Silver, Peeping Tom, and New York Hero during his career.

Bestowed now 2 for 2

New York-bred turf runner Bestowed remained unbeaten in two starts after winning a restricted first-level allowance at Belmont Park on May 30.

Bred and owned by Gallagher's Stud, the 3-year-old Bestowed is by Repeal, also bred by Gallagher's. Repeal, by Rahy, is a half-brother to stakes winner Statement.

Bestowed is out of the Rubiano mare Blond Lady, a half-sister to the top-class runner Allez Milord, winner of the Grade 1 Oak Tree Invitational in North America and a champion in Europe. Bestowed's fourth dam, Gleam, is a half-sister to Flaming Page, the dam of the great runner and sire Nijinsky II, winner of the English Triple Crown.