12/05/2008 12:00AM

Read the Footnotes leads his class


With three weeks left in the year, Read the Footnotes is on course to be the Empire State's leading first-crop sire for 2008.

A 7-year-old son of champion Smoke Glacken, Read the Footnotes has consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally and has current earnings of $540,000, with 11 winners from 20 runners, including four stakes horses. His top earner is Forty Thieves at $146,893.

Winner of the Monmouth Park NATC Futurity, he is out of Caitlin's Mystery, by Meadowlake.

Read the Footnotes's son Cribnote was one of the prominent juveniles at the Saratoga summer meeting. After winning his maiden race in stylish fashion, he was second in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes to Vineyard Haven, and that after bolting on the stretch turn.

New York-bred Cribnote is out of Totebook, by Notebook, and he also finished third in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont.

Read the Footnotes also is the sire of graded stakes placed Rereadthefootnotes, the New York-bred who finished third in the Grade 3 Sapling Stakes. Rereadthefootnotes is out of Re Re Be Be, by Sheikh Albadou.

The fourth stakes performer is the filly Tailbytherail, who finished second in the Live Oak GTBOA Debutante Stakes. She is out of the Proud Truth mare So Social.

At auction in 2008, juvenile males by Read the Footnotes averaged $102,500 for six sold, while his fillies averaged $55,125 for eight sold.

Read the Footnotes won the Grade 3 Nashua and Grade 2 Remsen as a 2-year-old, the Remsen at 1 1/8 miles. He won the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth as a 3-year-old and earned $450,660, with 5 wins in 8 starts.

His dam, Baydon Belle, by Al Nasr, descends from Kentucky Oaks winner and top producer Native Street. Native Street was the dam of Florida Derby winner Royal and Regal, and his full brother Regal and Royal, winner of the Grade 3 Jamaica Handicap.

Read the Footnotes stands at Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y., where his fee for 2009 is $7,500, down from $8,500 for 2008.

Weathered adds to stakes count

Chevalier Stable's Weathered won the Kamikazie Rick Stakes last Sunday at Aqueduct, her third open stakes victory this year. The 3-year-old New York-bred filly added the Kamikazie Rick to earlier wins in the Lizzy Cool and Susan's Girl stakes.

Bred by her owner, Edward Shapoff, Weathered is by state sire Key Contender out of Thunder Stand, by Thunder Puddles. Key Contender stands at Highcliff Farm in Delanson, N.Y., with which Shapoff has had a long relationship.

Thunder Stand, who placed in the Bouwerie Stakes, is out of the unraced First Albert mare Stand From Under. Thunder Stand is one of six stakes horses produced by Stand From Under, a group that also includes Endsaseeket, winner of the Mike Lee Handicap; Stand on Top, third in the Grade 3 Sorority Stakes; and Boundanddetermined, second in the Busanda Stakes.

Weathered has earned $276,363, with a record of 7-1-1 in 11 starts.

New Yorkers for sale in Maryland

More than 40 New York-bred weanlings are cataloged in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale on Monday, Dec. 8, at Timonium, Md.

Read the Footnotes is the sire of a weanling colt named Fiftynine, whose dam is Native Northrop, by Northrop. Consigned by Becky Merkel, agent, Fiftynine is from the family of Plenty of Light, winner of the Grade 1 Spinster Stakes.

The Thomas J. Gallo III Sales Agency LLC, as agent, is consigning a statebred daughter of New York sire Roaring Fever. She is out of Classic Map, by Classic Account.

Classic Map is a half-sister to three stakes winners, including Bello, winner of the Grade 3 Ben Ali Handicap.

The Gallo consignment also includes a colt by New York sire Anasheed. The colt's dam, the Diesis mare Somerby, is a half-sister to Never Retreat, second in the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes to the outstanding Music Note earlier this year.

Other state sires represented at the sale include Artax, Chief Seattle, Desert Warrior, Golden Missile, Mayakovsky, Roaring Fever, and Say Florida Sandy.