08/09/2007 11:00PM

Top New York-bred brings $310K at Fasig-Tipton sale


A daughter of Unbridled's Song sold for $310,000 to top the New York-bred contingent at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale last week.

Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, she was purchased by Starlight Stables as Hip No. 201.

The filly, out of Housebuster's daughter Dither, is a half-sister to two stakes winners, including New York-bred How 'bout No, from a family that includes Grade 3 winner Move.

Live Oak Plantation went to $200,000 for a colt by Dixie Union, from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent, as Hip No. 74. She is out of Prairie Princess, winner of the Grade 3 Miesque Stakes, from the family of the multiple graded stakes winner Gene's Lady, who earned $946,190.

A half-brother to Albany Stakes winner Indian Hawke was purchased for $155,000 by Anthony Bonomo. Selling as Hip No. 4 from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent, the colt is from the first crop of Travers Stakes winner Medaglia d'Oro and is named Mr. D'oro.

Dogwood Stable paid $140,000 for a colt by Stormy Atlantic who is a half-brother to stakes winner Seeyoubychance. Consigned by Gainesway, agent, as Hip No. 17, he is out of Gypsy Swap, by Woodman. Gypsy Swap is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Promenade Girl from the classy family of graded stakes winners Another Review, No Review, and Dance Colony.

Denali Stud, agent for Stepwise Farm, sold a half-sister to Miss Preakness Stakes winner Time's Mistress for $120,000 to Marlene Brody. Selling as Hip No. 204, she is out of Doyenne, by Deputy Minister. Doyenne's mother, Seewillo, captured the Grade 3 Queen Charlotte Handicap. Seewillo is out of Perfect Pigeon, the dam of Arlington Million winner Golden Pheasant.

Eight New York-bred yearlings grossed $1,132,000. The average, $141,500, was down 31 percent compared to last year's average of $206,364. Last year, 11 New York-breds sold for $2,270,000.

Two win open stakes

New York-breds Oprah Winney and Pays to Dream won open stakes races last weekend.

Oprah Winney captured the $100,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park, dominating a field that included graded stakes winner Sweet Fervor.

Bred by Gatsas Thoroughbreds and owned by Dubb, Goldfarb and Cast of Characters, Oprah Winney, a daughter of Royal Academy, sped six furlongs in 1:09.35.

Oprah Winney sent her career earnings to $513,780 and has a record of 6-3-3 from 13 starts. The 4-year-old filly has also won the Gradeo2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap this year.

The 3-year-old Pays to Dream won the $80,000 Glow Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. A son of High Yield bred and owned by December Hill Farm, Pays to Dream defeated eight rivals in the one-mile race, including graded stakes winner Teuflesberg. Pays to Dream sent his career earnings to $144,135 and has a record of

4-1-1 from 9 starts.

Pays to Dream's dam, Changing Ways, won the Grade 2 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga in 1994 and is also the mother of Hot Attraction, who placed in the Grade 3 Santa Ynez Stakes. Changing Ways, by Time for a Change, is a half-sister to Jacodra's Devil, winner of the Gradeo3 Santa Anita Budweiser Breeders' Cup, and to Jacodra, winner of the Grade 3 Potrero Grande Handicap.

Another Grade 1 winner for Catienus

New York sire Catienus got his second Grade 1 winner when his daughter Precious Kitten captured the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap at Del Mar on Aug. 4.

Precious Kitten sent her career earnings to $889,688, with a record of 5-7-1 in 15 starts. She is the leading earner by Catienus. Precious Kitten, a 4-year-old filly, has also won the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere and Grade 3 Gallorette.

Catienus is also the sire of Grade 1 winner Dawn of War, an earner of $409,489, and Grade 1-placed Nolan's Cat, an earner of $340,222. Catienus stands at Highcliff Farm, in Delanson, N.Y., and is the leading sire in New York for 2007 with progeny earnings of $2.9 million.