07/29/2004 11:00PM

Strong group of statebreds at auction


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Nearly 200 yearlings were entered in Fasig-Tipton's New York-bred yearling sale Aug. 15 and 16 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Buyers eager to do a bit of early shopping for New York-breds can get a head-start at Fasig-Tipton's boutique sale of yearlings on Aug. 10-12.

Here's a glimpse at the New York-breds in Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga boutique summer yearling sale:

Hip No. 10 - A Forest Wildcat colt whose dam, Quiet Rumour, is a full sister to Group 1-placed runner and graded winner Contested Bid. A daughter of Alleged, Quiet Rumour is also a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Only Queens. Among Quiet Rumour's progeny is Beebe Lake, a stakes-placed runner.

Hip No. 11 - A filly by Grand Slam, this May foal is out of Radioactive, who is a daughter of Alleged. Radioactive, a winner in France, has produced four foals of racing age, including Indian Point, a filly by New York sire Distinctive Pro.

Hip No. 17 - A colt by Golden Missile, whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year. The yearling's dam, Ricadonna, is a multiple stakes winner with earnings topping $200,000. Ricadonna's first foal, a colt by Alphabet Soup, is a winner.

Hip No. 50 - A Miswaki filly whose dam, S S Capote, was unraced. S S Capote, a daughter of Capote, a 2-year-old champion male, is a half-sister to stakes winner Seattle Wave, who produced graded winner Unrullah Bull.

Hip No. 87 - A Gone West filly whose dam, Appealing Kris, was stakes placed on the turf. Gone West, a son of Mr. Prospector, has sired more than 70 black-type winners, including Grade 1 winners Da Hoss, Came Home, Grand Slam, and Commendable. Appealing Kris is a half-sister to New York-bred Statement, a stakes-placed runner on the turf.

Hip No. 89 - A Saint Ballado colt, named A Star by Ballado, is a full sibling to stakes winner Lord ofthe Thunder, a New York-bred with earnings in excess of $329,000. The colt's dam, Astarte, a daughter of Deputy Minister, has produced four winners from four foals of racing age.

Hip No. 103 - A son of 1997 Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold, this colt's dam, Changing Ways, won the Grade 2 Schuylerville Stakes as a 2-year-old at Saratoga. Changing Ways has produced two winners, a Seeking the Gold colt and a Mt. Livermore filly.

Hip No. 144 - A Gone West colt by stakes winner Give Notice, a daughter of Known Fact. Among four foals of racing age, Give Notice has produced three winners, including the stakes-placed Never Give In.

Hip No. 158 - A son of two-time leading sire Deputy Minister. His dam, Horsafire, is a stakes winner and has produced stakes winners Incinerate, Fan the Flame, and Pagofire.

Hip No. 161 - A son of Dynaformer out Impulse Shopper, who is a Dr. Blum mare. The colt's second dam, Instant Shopper, produced multiple stakes winner and New York-bred champion Shopping for Love, whose earnings at the time of her retirement were $613,669. This colt is the second foal out of Impulse Shopper, whose earnings topped $157,000.

Hip No. 169 - This is the first foal out of Jessica Rapid, a daughter of Virginia Rapids. The filly is by Hennessy, the runner-up in the 1995 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Her second dam, Sweetest Sound, has produced eight winners, including stakes winner Dawnelo.

Hip No. 175 - A Langfuhr colt whose dam, King's Daughter, is a daughter of 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand. King's Daughter was a winner as a 2-year-old and has produced one winner, Justin's Thunder.

Hip No. 191 - The Thunder Gulch colt is a half-brother to graded stakes winner Private Emblem, a champion New York-bred who died earlier this year when he sustained a leg fracture during the running of the Kings Point. Private Emblem's biggest win came in the Grade 2 Arkansas Derby in 2002. At the time of his death, Private Emblem had earnings of $783,152. The colt's dam, Merion Miss, also produced New York-bred champion Rhum, a stakes winner with earnings in excess of $300,000. Other winners out of Merion Miss are Taghkanic, Touch'a Class, and Symphony of Psalms.

Hip No. 202 - A filly by two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner Tiznow, whose first foals are yearlings this year. The filly's dam, Morning Sun, is a stakes-winning daughter by Dehere. This is Morning Sun's first foal.