11/16/2001 12:00AM

Stallions get ready for parade


The Florida Thoroughbred Farm Managers, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises funds for worthy causes, will hold its annual Parade of Stallions and Equine Trade Show on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Ocala Equestrian Complex, adjacent to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company facilities.

"We have 13 farms who have indicated they will participate, 35 stallions at last count," said Debbie Wojack, executive director of FTFM. "As usual, we will get our last minutes sign-ups so I guess we'll show about 50 stallions."

Before the stallions parade, there will be a three-hour viewing period starting at 10 a.m. "There's more to this than just looking over the stallions," continued Wojack. "We have our annual equine related trade show and a silent auction for all sorts of goods and services. In addition there's a silent auction for 2002 stallion seasons. Then at 1 p.m. the stallions will parade from the OBS side of the fence to the equestrian complex."

Barbara LaCroix's Meadowbrook Farm will send six stallions to this year's parade. They are Impeachment, Kelly Kip, Reality Road, Reparations, Star of Value, and Traitor. Kelly Kip is the leading money-earner of the group with $1.1 million. A grandson of Valid Appeal, Kelly Kip was retired to stud late last January.

"He started late so getting 51 mares was an accomplishment," said Carol Yates of Meadowbrook Farm. "We haven't a final count, but it looks like 40 to 45 foals in his first crop."

Rising Hill Farm sends a trio in Halo's and Horns, Wised Up, and Struggler, who moved from Devonia Stud. Struggler, who was the best sprinter of his age in France, has eight from his first crop at the races and six have won.

Another young sire who will get his share of attention is Outflanker. This son of Danzig, now in residence at Cloverleaf Farm, is among Florida's leading freshman sires. Cloverleaf will also parade the newly retired Snuck In, a graded-stakes winning son of Montbrook.

Dun Hill Stud sends four to the parade, including its newcomer, the graded stakes winner Middlesex Drive, and the relocated Cobra King. Bridlewood Farm will parade its

3-year-old graded stakes winner Put it Back (Honour and Glory), and its veteran Marco Bay.

Stoneriggs Farm sends a threesome in graded stakes winner Classic Cat, the newly arrived Flame Thrower (Saint Ballado), and Greenwood Lake. Millionaire and world traveler Running Stag makes the short haul from Adena Springs south to the parade grounds.

Padua Stables will send over its three residents. Millionaire Yes It's True and graded stakes winner Dance Master stood the 2001 season at Padua. Exchange Rate (Danzig) enters stud in 2002 with a $12,500 fee, the highest fee of any new stallion in Florida.