08/01/2002 11:00PM

Three days, 14 statebred yearlings


An interesting group of New York-bred yearlings, many by young sires, are part of Fasig-Tipton's select sale in Saratoga Springs this week.

Fourteen registered New York-bred yearlings are consigned to the three-day sale, which begins Tuesday and features more than 200 yearlings.

The New York-breds are:

o Hip No. 1, a Cozzene colt out of a stakes-placed Ogygian mare.

o Hip No. 6, a son of freshman sire Swain out of millionaire Clabber Girl.

o Hip No. 15, a daughter of freshman sire and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Awesome Again out of a Copelan mare.

o Hip No. 24, a colt from the first crop of 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm.

o Hip No. 40, a son of Mt. Livermore and a full brother to David, a multiple stakes winner who won $403,920.

o Hip No. 44, a full brother to Biogio's Rose, a New York-bred champion with $797,959 in earnings.

o Hip No. 72, a filly by freshman sire Tale of the Cat out of a Bold Ruckus mare.

o Hip No. 75, a full brother to Shopping for Love, a New York-bred champion and a stakes winner on turf and dirt.

o Hip No. 92, a filly from the first crop of Artax, who formerly stood in New York.

o Hip No. 108, a colt by Artax out of a stakes-producing Mr. Leader mare.

o Hip No. 132, a Hennessy filly whose dam, Quiet Strike, is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Kalookan Queen.

o Hip No. 198, a King of Kings colt whose second dam, Adorable Micol, was recognized as New York's broodmare of the year in 2000.

o Hip No. 206, an Artax colt out of Avichi, who is a sister to Honorable Miss and the dam of stakes winners Lady D'Accord and Missymooiloveyou.

o Hip No. 215, a colt by leading third-crop sire Maria's Mon out of an Ends Well mare, Bien Sucre, who has produced two winners from two runners.

Last year, nine New York-breds sold for $1,954,998 - for an average of $217,222 - at the select sale.

The New York-bred yearlings who are part of the select sale are just a taste of what is to come next weekend. More than 180 horses bred in the Empire State fill the catalog for Fasig-Tipton's newly expanded two-day preferred sale on Aug. 11 and 12 in Saratoga Springs.

Seasons and shares

A breeding season to one of New York's leading sires, Personal Flag, will be offered as part of Fasig-Tipton's champagne sale of selected seasons and shares on Friday in Saratoga Springs. Personal Flag, the sire of Say Florida Sandy, the all-time leading New York-bred in money won, stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.

A share in freshman sire Rodeo, who stands at Contemporary Stallions in Coxsackie, also will be offered. Rodeo's second starter, Thrown, became the sire's first winner, at Belmont in June.

No bite from Big Apple

For the fourth year in a row, the $250,000 bonus earmarked for the owner of a New York-bred 3-year-old who sweeps the Big Apple Triple will go unclaimed.

Trial Prep played the spoiler when he won the second leg of the series last Saturday in the $143,733 New York Derby at Finger Lakes. No Parole, who won the first race of the Big Apple Triple, the Mike Lee at Belmont in June, finished third, four lengths behind the favorite and runner-up, Private Emblem.

The Big Apple Triple concludes with the $150,000 Albany at Saratoga on Aug. 21.

The series was first introduced in 1999 when the Mike Lee, New York Derby, and Albany were linked together under the Big Apple Triple banner.

Trial Prep, a son of New York sire Ormsby, was bred by Lou Meittinis, who sold the colt at auction as a 2-year-old for $40,000.

Trial Prep is owned by Hemlock Hills Farm, Sanford Gold Farm, and Gabrielle Farm, the same connections behind New York-bred Carson Hollow, who came within a whisker of winning last Saturday's

Grade 1 Test at Saratoga. Several days before the Test, Frank Stronach bought controlling interest in Carson Hollow, who was beaten a nose by You after a fierce battle to the finish line.