11/18/2005 1:00AM

Regal Classic, 20, still producing stakes winners


New York sire Regal Classic got his 47th stakes winner last week when his son Thinking Out Loud won the $214,434 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine.

Regal Classic, a 20-year-old son of Vice Regent, hails from the distinguished family of champion Dance Smartly and stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbred Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Thinking Out Loud was conceived at Joe and Anne McMahon's farm, where Regal Classic has stood since the 2001 breeding season.

Regal Classic was Canada's champion juvenile in 1987, a year in which he won the Coronation Futurity and placed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

He went on at 3 to win the Prince of Wales, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, and to place in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes.

An earner of $1,456,584, Regal Classic was a graded stakes winner in each of his three seasons of racing.

Thinking Out Loud is his fourth stakes winner this year, joining New York Breeders Futurity winner Classic Pack, Australian Group 1 winner Regal Roller, and Canadian Grade 2 winner Classic Stamp.

Thinking Out Loud is owned by D. Morgan Firestone, who purchased him for $77,690 at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society 2004 sale of Canadian-bred yearlings at Woodbine.

He was bred by Bernard and Karen McCormack, and is trained by David Bell.

As has been the case for several years, Regal Classic is one of the leading New York sires in terms of progeny earnings.

Through Nov. 16, his earnings for 2005 are $2,932,891, which places him second to leader A. P Jet, whose progeny have earned $3,221,540.

Woodbine trainer buys two statebreds

Speaking of Woodbine, a trainer based there, Laurie Silvera, purchased a pair of New York-bred colts at the recent Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale in Lexington, Ky.

One is a son of Signal Tap whose dam, Dana's Wedding, is by former state sire Compliance.

Dana's Wedding is a full sister to New York-bred stakes-placed runners Henny B. and Poppa Charlie K.

The other is from the first crop of Unbridled Time out of the Meadowlake mare Kenora Dream.

This family includes Santa Anita Derby winner Splendid Spruce and Champagne Stakes winner Officer.

Silvera, who paid $15,000 for each yearling, plans on developing the youngsters at Woodbine.

"I bought them on the basis of liking them as individuals," he said. "But because we are close to New York and they are New York-breds, that could turn out to be a bonus in the future. If they do well here, we will race them in New York."

Statebreds sell well at Keeneland

New York-bred weanlings commanded solid prices at the Keeneland November sale, which concluded Friday.

Olin B. Gentry, as agent, purchased a full sister to Go Rockin' Robin for $230,000 from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.

She is by Distorted Humor, sire of New York-bred Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide and Travers winner Flower Alley.

Her dam, the Personal Flag mare Flag Support, is out of Accommodating, a stakes winner in France from the family of champion and Epsom Derby winner Sinndar.

Go Rockin' Robin, a statebred from the same crop as Funny Cide, won the Grade 2 Peter Pan at Belmont and placed in several other stakes, including the New York Derby.

Another weanling from a top New York family attracted $150,000 from Chestnut Valley Farm out of the consignment of Lakland LLC, agent.

The colt, by leading young sire Successful Appeal, is out of the Alydeed mare Vintage Love.

Vintage Love is a half-sister to Well Well Well, winner of the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes, and Elocat, winner of the East View Stakes.

Elocat is the mother of Elocat's Burglar, winner of the Ticonderoga Handicap and an earner of more than $300,000, and from a family that also includes graded stakes winner Timo.

At $110,000 was a son of Quiet American consigned by Moonestone LLC, agent, and purchased by Stan Stefanski.

His dam, M'Lady Doc, by Doc's Leader, is a half-sister to Phi Beta Doc, winner of the Grade 3 Saranac Stakes and an earner of $442,815.