02/01/2002 12:00AM

Select NY-breds on sale at Calder


Several registered New York-breds, who sold at auction last year as yearlings, are among the 205 horses catalogued at Tuesday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company selected 2-year-old in training sale at Calder.

The sires representing these five New York-breds are Awesome Again, Forest Wildcat, Gold Fever, Pine Bluff, and Southern Halo.

James Layden has consigned Miney's Awesome (Hip No. 114), a filly from Grade 1 winner Awesome Again's first crop who was bought by Naveed Chowhan as a yearling for $112,000 at Fasig-Tipton in Kentucky in October.

Miney's Awesome is out of Mine Tonight, the dam of New York-bred stakes winners Pooska Hill and Minetonightsfirst.

The Forest Wildcat filly (Hip No. 31), I'll Be the One, was bought last year by Layden, agent, for $27,000 at Fasig-Tipton's preferred sale in Saratoga.

I'll Be the One, consigned to Tuesday's sale by Layden, is out of the Coastal mare, Coast Along, a producer of five horses of racing age who are all winners.

Seraphic Too (Hip. No. 89), a Southern Halo filly, was bought last year at Keeneland in September for $42,000 by Kyle Allan Stables. Seraphic Too, consigned to the Calder sale by Eddie Woods, agent, is a half-sister to John Paul Too, a New York-bred stakes winner. Seraphic Too is also a half to Too Scarlet, an extremely talented New York-bred filly who has won six races from eight starts.

Paul Sharp, agent, has the only New York-bred colt in the sale. The unnamed Pine Bluff colt (Hip No. 168) had the fastest 1/8-mile work [10.20 seconds] at Monday's under-tack show. The colt was bought by Sharp last year for $35,000 at Keeneland in September. Sharp's colt is out of an unraced Housebuster mare, Street Tappin, a producer of one other unraced foal.

Becky Thomas bought Notre Legacy (Hip No. 179), the only Gold Fever filly in the Calder sale, for $44,000 at Saratoga's preferred sale of yearlings. Notre Legacy, consigned by Thomas's Sequel Bloodstock, is out of the Caveat mare, Timely Holiday, a full sister to Grade 1 winner Timely Warning.

Sherm makes stunning debut

Sherm, a 3-year-old New York-bred, made a stunning career debut at Aqueduct on Wednesday. Sherm, an A. P Jet colt trained by Gary Contessa for West Point Stable, was a 15 1/2-length winner of a statebred maiden race. Sherm held a commanding lead at every pole and covered the distance in 1:11.70, substantially faster than the five other six-furlong races on the card.

Sherm, bred by John Hettinger of Akindale Farm in Pawling, N.Y., brought $175,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton's select sale at Calder in February. It was the highest price for an A. P Jet 2-year-old at auction in 2001 and the second-highest price overall. The buyer was listed as Erin Anne Stable.

Say Florida Sandy's sibling debuts

The other division of the New York-bred maiden race on Wednesday at the Big A featured the debut of Say Cousin Lenny, a half-brother to multiple stakes winner, Say Florida Sandy.

Say Cousin Lenny put forth a decent effort while racing greenly and finished third, beaten 6 1/2 lengths by the winner, Lilt. The final time for that division was 1:13.34, considerably slower than Sherm's time.

Say Cousin Lenny, a son of Smart Strike, is owned by his breeder, Sandy Bacon, who also is the breeder of Say Florida Sandy.

Bacon still owns Lolli Lucka Lolli, the dam of Say Florida Sandy and Say Cousin Lenny.

Say Florida Sandy, an 8-year-old son of Personal Flag, is currently being freshened at a farm in New Jersey for a 2002 campaign. Last year, Say Florida Sandy won $615,420 for owner John Rotella and was the leading New York-bred in money won. Say Florida Sandy's stellar campaign put him in a strong position for statebred Horse of the Year honors, which will be announced next month.

Rizzi gets 10th stakes winner

Rizzi, standing his first season in New York this year, was represented by his 10th stakes winner from three crops last weekend at Oaklawn Park when Richest Half won the Mountain Valley Sakes.

Rizzi, a graded stakes winner who previously stood in Florida, stands for a syndicate at Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds North in Stillwater, N.Y.