07/13/2007 12:00AM

Peace Rules has dozen in sale


There are 88 Florida-bred yearlings cataloged for the July 16-17 Fasig-Tipton auction in Lexington, Ky. Thirty-one of these were sired by Florida stallions whose first crops will race in 2008.

Peace Rules, the multiple Grade 1 winner of $3 million, has 12 in the Fasig-Tipton sale - nine colts and three fillies. The Vinery's 7-year-old son of the stallion Jules, Peace Rules is among the more prolific stallions in Florida. He was bred to 170 mares his first season at stud, and there are 104 registered yearlings in his first crop. In 2006 there were nine colts and 11 fillies by Peace Rules sold at public auction. The colts averaged $62,556 and the fillies averaged $45,227

Omega Code stands at Hartley-DeRenzo Walmac South. The Grade 3 stakes-winning son of Elusive Quality was also busy his first year in stud, covering 141 mares and siring, at last count, 99 foals. There are four colts and six fillies from his first crop cataloged at Fasig-Tipton. In 2006 nine of his colts sold at public auction brought an average of $32,778. Five fillies did better at the sales, averaging $44,900

Alke, who stood at Cloverleaf Farms II until that entity closed down on July 1, has four cataloged - three colts and a filly. Alke is a 7-year-old stallion by Grand Slam. Alke is a Grade 3 stakes winner and is Grade 1 placed. He had seven sell at the '06 sales and they averaged $33,429.

Rounding out the first-crop Florida stallions with three or more cataloged to sell at Fasig-Tipton is Bridlewood Farm's Black Mambo. The 8-year-old son of King Mambo was stakes-placed, and he is out of a half-sister to the dam of classic winners A.P. Indy and Summer Squall. Black Mambo's six weanlings sold in 2006 averaged $20,533.

Tamer, clocker, dead at 76

Teddy Tamer, a Florida-based clocker for the Daily Racing Form in the 60s and 70s, died Tuesday at his home in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a cancer victim. Tamer was 76 years old and is survived by his widow, Lee, daughters Kelly and Leslie, son Jeffry and three grandchildren.

Tamer was born in Westerly, RI, and spent his early youth doing part-time work at Narragansett, Lincoln Downs, and Pascoag racetracks. He enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 15 and served until honorably discharged.

"I wanted to be frontside rather than working in the stable area," he said long ago.

To this end he developed a friendship with the legendary DRF clocker Gene "Frenchy" Schwartz, who sold him his first stopwatch. "Paid 35 bucks for it, and that was a lot of money in those days," said Tamer. "But it was worth it. Frenchy taught me the game."

Back in the 60s, Tamer had the responsibility of timing the 2-year-olds selling in the January Hialeah sales for the DRF. He came up with the idea of printing the catalog numbers on saddle cloths.

"I couldn't keep track of them all without something like this," he said.

And it was Tamer who caught trainer Lucien Laurin working an undisclosed chestnut colt early one morning at Hialeah and recorded the first workout for Secretariat.