09/27/2001 11:00PM

Tabasco Cat colt sells for $205K

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The 55 New York-bred yearlings who sold at Keeneland's recently concluded 13-day sale brought $1,036,700, for an average of $18,849.

Nineteen other New York-breds who went through the sales ring failed to reach their reserve prices, including a pair of colts who brought live bids of $260,000 and $130,000.

The New York-bred who brought the highest bid ($205,000) was a Tabasco Cat colt out of Notice Me, a black-type winner and a stakes producer. Bred by Dr. Doug Koch's Berkshire Stud in Pine Plains, N.Y., the colt was consigned by Denali Stud, agent. The buyer was John R. Murrell from Dallas. Murrell has raced, among others, stakes winners Sir Cat, Sky High, and Belle's Gold, and

Johns Treasure, the runner-up in the 1986 Belmont Stakes.

The second-highest priced New York-bred yearling was a $130,000 Miswaki colt out of a successful Italian racemare, Karla Wyller. The colt was bred by the late Jerry Brody's Gallagher Stud in Ghent, N.Y., and consigned by Denali Stud, agent. The buyer was John Fulton, agent.

The Miswaki colt was the only New York-bred yearling to sell before the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C. on Sept. 11, which caused the postponement of the second day of the auction.

Another New York-bred colt who brought a six-figure price was a son of Smart Strike out of stakes winner Top Ruhl. The colt, who was consigned by Chadwick Farms LLC, agent for J. J. Eaton Racing, was bought for $100,000 by Water Color Stable. J. J. Eaton Racing purchased the colt as weanling at auction

for $24,000 from breeder John Hettinger of Akindale Farm in Pawling, N.Y.

Through Sept. 23, a total of $7,977,000 had been spent on 183 New York-bred yearlings at public auctions this year.

Recommended List comes north

Recommended List will arrive from Florida next week to stand stud at Clermont Farms in Germantown, N.Y., for the 2002 breeding season.

A 6-year-old son of Roman Diplomat, Recommended List began his career as a stallion in Florida and was the last horse Fred Hooper stood at stud before his death last year.

The horses from Recommended List's first crop are now yearlings.

Bred and raced by Hooper, Recommended List is a graded stakes winner of $269,631.

Dr. S. T. Green and Carol R. Morrison purchased recommended List from Hooper's estate. He will stand for $2,500 at Clermont, according to farm manager Everett Schoenborn.

Clermont lost a stallion when Carry My Colors, a first-year sire, was moved to Silvernails Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y., for the 2002 season, according to the horse's owner, Fred Picarello.

Carry My Colors, a track-record holder over Aqueduct's inner track, will stand for $3,500.

Say Florida Sandy nears milestone

Say Florida Sandy came closer to becoming the all-time leading New York-bred in money won when he picked up $18,000 for finishing fourth in the $300,000 Vosburgh at Belmont on Sept. 23. Say Florida Sandy, a 7-year-old, holds the second spot with career earnings of $1,725,926, and trails the leader, L'Carriere, by only $249.

Before the Vosburgh, owner John Rotella had considered running Say Florida Sandy in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, but Rotella said that is now unlikely.

Rotella said he would rather place him in a softer spot. That spot most likely will be the $125,000 Hudson Handicap against statebreds on Oct. 21 on New York Showcase Weekend at Belmont Park.

*New York stallion Tomorrows Cat made The Jockey Club's list of 84 North American stallions who were bred to more than 100 mares in 2000. Tomorrows Cat, who stands at Questroyal Stud in Hudson, N.Y., was bred to 125 mares last year, resulting in 99 registered foals through Aug. 31. Tomorrows Cat, whose horses from his first crop are yearlings, stood for $10,000 in 2000 and

2001.

The 55 New York-bred yearlings who sold at Keeneland's recently concluded 13-day sale brought $1,036,700, for an average of $18,849.

Nineteen other New York-breds who went through the sales ring failed to reach their reserve prices, including a pair of colts who brought live bids of $260,000 and $130,000.

The New York-bred who brought the highest bid ($205,000) was a Tabasco Cat colt out of Notice Me, a black-type winner and a stakes producer. Bred by Dr. Doug Koch's Berkshire Stud in Pine Plains, N.Y., the colt was consigned by Denali Stud, agent. The buyer was John R. Murrell from Dallas. Murrell has raced, among others, stakes winners Sir Cat, Sky High, and Belle's Gold, and

Johns Treasure, the runner-up in the 1986 Belmont Stakes.

The second-highest priced New York-bred yearling was a $130,000 Miswaki colt out of a successful Italian racemare, Karla Wyller. The colt was bred by the late Jerry Brody's Gallagher Stud in Ghent, N.Y., and consigned by Denali Stud, agent. The buyer was John Fulton, agent.

The Miswaki colt was the only New York-bred yearling to sell before the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C. on Sept. 11, which caused the postponement of the second day of the auction.

Another New York-bred colt who brought a six-figure price was a son of Smart Strike out of stakes winner Top Ruhl. The colt, who was consigned by Chadwick Farms LLC, agent for J. J. Eaton Racing, was bought for $100,000 by Water Color Stable. J. J. Eaton Racing purchased the colt as weanling at auction

for $24,000 from breeder John Hettinger of Akindale Farm in Pawling, N.Y.

Through Sept. 23, a total of $7,977,000 had been spent on 183 New York-bred yearlings at public auctions this year.

Recommended List comes north

Recommended List will arrive from Florida next week to stand stud at Clermont Farms in Germantown, N.Y., for the 2002 breeding season.

A 6-year-old son of Roman Diplomat, Recommended List began his career as a stallion in Florida and was the last horse Fred Hooper stood at stud before his death last year.

The horses from Recommended List's first crop are now yearlings.

Bred and raced by Hooper, Recommended List is a graded stakes winner of $269,631.

Dr. S. T. Green and Carol R. Morrison purchased recommended List from Hooper's estate. He will stand for $2,500 at Clermont, according to farm manager Everett Schoenborn.

Clermont lost a stallion when Carry My Colors, a first-year sire, was moved to Silvernails Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y., for the 2002 season, according to the horse's owner, Fred Picarello.

Carry My Colors, a track-record holder over Aqueduct's inner track, will stand for $3,500.

Say Florida Sandy nears milestone

Say Florida Sandy came closer to becoming the all-time leading New York-bred in money won when he picked up $18,000 for finishing fourth in the $300,000 Vosburgh at Belmont on Sept. 23. Say Florida Sandy, a 7-year-old, holds the second spot with career earnings of $1,725,926, and trails the leader, L'Carriere, by only $249.

Before the Vosburgh, owner John Rotella had considered running Say Florida Sandy in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, but Rotella said that is now unlikely.

Rotella said he would rather place him in a softer spot. That spot most likely will be the $125,000 Hudson Handicap against statebreds on Oct. 21 on New York Showcase Weekend at Belmont Park.

*New York stallion Tomorrows Cat made The Jockey Club's list of 84 North American stallions who were bred to more than 100 mares in 2000. Tomorrows Cat, who stands at Questroyal Stud in Hudson, N.Y., was bred to 125 mares last year, resulting in 99 registered foals through Aug. 31. Tomorrows Cat, whose horses from his first crop are yearlings, stood for $10,000 in 2000 and

2001.