11/03/2006 12:00AM

Speedsters among new Florida sires


The roster of stallions who will enter stud in Florida for the 2007 season continues to grow. Hartley/DeRenzo-Walmac South has added yet another son of Storm Cat to its roster. Newcomer With Distinction takes the exported Storm Cat sire Tiger Ridge's place in the Hartley/DeRenzo lineup, joining Storm Cat scions City Place and Roar of the Tiger.

With Distinction won or placed in seven stakes and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 100 or better in 19 of his 29 races. With Distinction, as do all sons of Storm Cat nowadays, has a strong supporting family, which includes such well-known campaigners as Squander, Zilzal, and Polish Precedent. With Distinction will stand for $7,500 live foal.

Manny Andrade's Get Away Farm began doing business with a connection to Farnsworth Farms when Farnsworth Farms was owned and operated by the Sherman family. Double Honor, who had held court at Farnsworth Farms, was sold to Andrade and moved to Get Away Farm for the '06 season, and he was booked to 106 mares. Sir Leon, a 20-year resident sire at Farnsworth Farms owned by Lucille Geranis, was moved to Get Away as well.

Another new Get Away sire for '07 is Imperialism, by Langfuhr-Bodhavista, by Pass the Tab. He was bred by Farnsworth Farms and raced by Mike Sherman in Florida until the horse's sale took him to California. The Florida-bred colt thrived on the West Coast and soon established himself as a classic contender - he finished third in the '04 Kentucky Derby. When his career ended, Imperialism, a grandson of Danzig, had won or placed in seven graded stakes, including the Hollywood Derby, the Santa Anita Derby, and the San Rafael, earning just under $900,000. A gray or roan horse, he will enter stud at Get Away Farm with a fee of $5,000 live foal.

Pomeroy, whose August victory in the Grade 1 Forego Handicap raised his earnings to $845,050, will stand at Cloverleaf Farms II for $10,000 live foal. A son of Boundary-Questress, by Seeking the Gold, Pomery is a Breeders' Cup Sprint contestant, so his fee of $10,000 live foal is subject to change depending on his performance in the Sprint and whether he earns Eclipse honors as champion sprinter.

There are at least seven sons of A.P. Indy who will stand in Florida for '07. Among the most recent arrivals are Congrats at Cloverleaf Farms II and Leading the Parade, who goes to Roy Lerman's Lambholm South.

Congrats is out of Praise, by Mr. Prospector, making him a full brother to the Claiborne Farm stallion Flatter. Congrats, in a mostly West Coast campaign, won the Grade 2 San Pasqual Handicap and placed in several major fixtures, including the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, earning just under a million dollars. Congrats enters stud with a fee of $12,500 live foal.

Leading the Parade earned his opportunity at stud with two of the three usual requisites: his pedigree is impeccable and he looks the part. His dam is the Eclipse champion 2-year-old filly My Flag and her dam is Eclipse champion Personal Ensign. No fee has been announced for Leading the Parade.

Stakes winner for deceased stallion

Way West was a French-bred and -raced stallion by Gone West who stood at Cloverleaf Farms II prior to his being relocated to West Virginia, where he died last year. Among his several graded stakes winners is Flamethrowintexan, a 5-year-old who since being purchased for $11,000 as a weanling in 2001 has been a versatile West Coast competitor.

Flamethrowintexan won the Grade 3 Longacres Mile in August at Emerald Downs. Last week, trying the turf for the first time, Flamethrowintexan won the Grade 3 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup, his 15th career win in 25 starts, and he boosted lifetime earnings to over $800,000. Owner Paul Heist is pointing him for the Citation Handicap at Hollywood on Nov. 24.