01/02/2009 12:00AM

Succession of stakes winners puts Freud on top


Freud was New York's top sire in 2008 with progeny earnings of $3,282,147.

An 11-year-old son of Storm Cat, he stands at Sequel Stallions New York, in Hudson, for a fee of $7,500.

A winner in Ireland and placed in England's Group 2 Cork and Orrery Stakes, Freud is a full brother to Giant's Causeway. He has been a New York sire since he entered stud in 2002.

Freud's first crop of 2-year-olds to hit the auction ring in 2005 was well-received, with a high price of $300,000 and an average of $113,750 for 12 sold.

His first crop, foals of 2003, has thus far produced stakes winners Flirt for Fame, Tamberino, and Follow My Dream.

Multiple stakes winner Flirt for Fame is Freud's leading earner at $347,350. She is out of Flirt With Fame, by Trench Digger.

Tamberino, out of the Crusader Sword mare Emotional Energy, won the Staten Island Stakes, while Follow My Dream, whose dam is Phoenician Miss, by Classic Go Go, captured the Perfect Arc Stakes.

Freud's other top earner is Logic Way, a member of his second crop and an earner of $328,897.

Logic Way, winner of the Mohawk Stakes, finished second in the recent Grade 2 W.L. McKnight Handicap at Calder.

Stakes winners Quick Little Miss and Mighty Eros also came from Freud's second crop, foals of 2004.

Quick Little Miss won the Moccasin Stakes at Hollywood Park and finished second in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet and third in the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes.

Mighty Eros won the Park Avenue Stakes at Aqueduct.

Freud has stakes winners Extra Sexy Psychic and Meriwether Jessica so far from his third crop.

Extra Sexy Psychic won the Cozy Lace Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, while Meriwether Jessica won the Jack Betta Be Rite Stakes and finished second in the Grade 3 Tempted Stakes, both on the New York Racing Association circuit.

Freud's fourth crop, foals of 2006, included Dagnabit, winner of the open Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park.

Two daughters of the late former New York sire Cure the Blues have crossed well with Freud.

Bebop Blues is the dam of Freud's Cure, while Lady Groush is the dam of Crazy Catlady. Both are stakes-placed.

Cure the Blues, who stood at Milfer Farm in Unadilla, N.Y., is by Stop the Music.

Freud is the sire of nine stakes winners, with cumulative progeny earnings of $7.4 million for his four crops to race.

He has 84 winners from 132 starters, a rate of 64 percent, and his average earnings per starter is $55,792.

Mr. Fantasy flatters his dam with huge win

Twice Forbidden is quite a broodmare.

Her son Mr. Fantasy made an impression in his debut at Aqueduct last Sunday, drawing off by more than 10 lengths at six furlongs in a maiden event for New York-breds.

By E Dubai, he was timed in 1:10.51 and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 97.

He was bred by Corra Cavalo Thoroughbreds and is owned by a partnership led by West Point Thoroughbreds.

Twice Forbidden, a daughter of Horse of the Year and former New York sire Spectacular Bid, is also the mother of Tin Cup Chalice and Don Corleone.

Tin Cup Chalice became the first winner of the Big Apple Triple last year, a series comprising the Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont, New York Derby at Finger Lakes, and Albany Handicap at Saratoga.

Tin Cup Chalice, by state sire Crusader Sword, also won the Grade 2 Indiana Derby.

Don Corleone, also a winner of the New York Derby, is by former New York sire Incurable Optimist.

Twice Forbidden is a half-sister to stakes-placed Fresno Home.

Third dam Fresno Flyer is the granddam of two stakes winners in First Compulsory and Fun in the Snow.

This family includes the popular runner Silky Sullivan, winner of the Santa Anita Derby.