04/08/2004 11:00PM

Strong slate of Keeneland juveniles


A small but select group of New York-bred 2-year-olds will be offered for sale at Keeneland on Tuesday.

Here's a look at the horses representing the Empire State:

Hip No. 6: A Two Punch filly foaled in May and the first registered foal out of the Pine Bluff mare Very Reasonable. The filly's second dam, Stay a Leader, was a stakes winner and producer. The filly's breeders, Berkshire Stud and Oak Cliff Stable, bred Private Emblem, the champion 3-year-old New York-bred in 2002, and Rhum, the New York-bred champion turf female in 2002.

Hip No. 30: From the first crop of freshman sire Precise End, this colt is out of the Gulch mare Amazing Madeline, who has had no starters. Precise End, who stands in New York at Lakland North in Hudson, won the Grade 3 Bay Shore in the United States and the Display Stakes in Canada.

Hip No. 45: Withdrawn from Fasig-Tipton's Calder sale in February, this Stravinsky colt is a half to Kentucky Derby contender and New York-bred Read the Footnotes, a multiple graded winner. Stravinsky, a champion sprinter in Europe, had six black-type winners from his first crop of runners in 2003.

Hip No. 73: A Forestry colt from the same family as 2001 New York-bred horse of the year Say Florida Sandy. The colt's dam, Dancin Renee, is a half-sister to Say Florida Sandy, who this year retired to stud in New York with earnings exceeding $2 million. Dancin Renee, the New York-bred horse of the year in 1997, was a graded stakes winner with nearly $500,000 in earnings. The colt was bred by Sanford Bacon, who bred and campaigned Dancin Renee and Say Florida Sandy.

Hip No. 76: Named Kate's Humor, this Distorted Humor colt, is out of Dave's Kate, a stakes-placed daughter of Apalachee. Distorted Humor sired last year's Kentucky Derby winner, New York-bred Funny Cide. A May foal, the colt is a half to Elvi Gamble, a track-record holder at Gulfstream Park and a stakes winner.

Hip No. 78: A filly by freshman sire Stephen Got Even, who was a Grade 1 winner and a millionaire. The filly's dam, Debbie Freckles, is a daughter of Meadowlake and has produced one winner from one runner.

Hip No. 81: A colt by Precise End out of Devil's Waltz, a daughter of Marshua's Dancer. The colt's half-brother, Waltzin' Storm is a graded-placed runner. The colt's second dam, Kirt's Pride, produced multiple stakes winner Miss L Attack.

Filly for Dancin Renee

Dancin Renee foaled an Unbridled's Song filly at Tim Little and Anne Morgan's Mill Creek Farm near Saratoga Springs on March 22. Sanford Bacon co-bred the filly with Taylor Made Farm.

Dancin Renee is among 43 stakes winners sired by New York stallion Distinctive Pro, who stands at Howard Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag. Dancin Renee's first offspring - a Wild Again filly named Swing Again - won an open maiden race by 3 1/2 lengths at Belmont Park as a 2-year-old in 2001. A winner of seven stakes, Dancin Renee was the second starter and second of five six-figure earners produced from three-time New York broodmare of the year Lolli Lucka Lolli.

Owners seminar

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders will host a seminar for prospective owners at Aqueduct on April 25. Featured speakers will include a trainer, owner, representative from an ownership partnership, bloodstock agent, and jockey. The four-hour seminar is free and begins at 8 a.m. in Aqueduct's film theatre. For reservations, contact the NYTB offices at (518) 587-0777.

The NYTB is accepting reservations for its dinner banquet - co-sponsored by the New York Breeding and Racing Program - to announce the 2003 New York-bred champions at the Desmond Hotel in Albany on April 26. The deadline for reservations is April 20. The cost is $75 per person for NYTB members and $100 for non-members.