09/28/2006 11:00PM

Top NY stallions represented in sale


Several leading New York sires, including A. P Jet, Chief Seattle, and Catienus, are among state stallions represented at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale, which opens on Monday.

More than 175 New York-breds are cataloged to the sale, which runs through Wednesday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

A. P Jet is the sire of a New York-bred filly that is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Bedside Manner, selling as Hip No. 248.

The property of Sugar Maple Farm and consigned by Paramount Sales, agent, she is out of the Distinctive Pro mare Distinctive Miss.

Thomas J. Gallo III Sales Agency LLC, agent, is selling a Chief Seattle filly as Hip No. 725 at Midlantic.

She is out of the young Wild Zone mare Precious Queenie, a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Royal Strength from the family of New York Stallion Stakes winner Rush Chairman Bill and stakes-placed Raven.

A statebred filly by Catienus, selling as Hip No. 541 and consigned by Chasemedaly Farm, has a top New York pedigree.

She is a half-sister to New York-bred Gold Joy, winner of the Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park in 2004 and thirdin the Grade 3 Flash Stakes.

Gold Joy, bred by Chasemedaly Farm, is out of Lizzie Worthington, a daughter of Gold Seam whose New York-bred dam Warfie won the Grade 2 Long Island Handicap and earned $418,490.

Hook and Ladder, whose first foals are yearlings, has nine cataloged to the auction, including a statebred filly from the Thomas/Lakin Dispersal consigned as Hip No. 340 by Becky Merkel, agent.

She is out of Frenziedfruitcake, by Wild Again, who is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Zealous Connection. Zealous Connection is the dam of Here's Zealous, winner of the Grade 3 Gravesend Handicap, and of stakes winners There's Zealous and Here's Zealous.

One of the strongest state pedigrees in the sale is Hip No. 502, a colt by New York sire Millenium Wind.

Consigned by Bill Reightler, agent, he is out of the classy Lady D'Accord, winner of the Grade 2 Bed o' Roses Handicap and third in the Grade 1 Beldame.

Lady D'Accord, bred and campaigned by John Hettinger, is a daughter of D'Accord out of Avichi, the dam of New York-bred Missymooiloveyou, winner of the Grade 3 Miss Grillo Stakes.

Pair of well-bred stakes winners

Last weekend's Joseph A. Gimma and Bertram F. Bongard stakes at Belmont Park were won by a pair of well bred juveniles. Both races for statebreds were worth $100,000 and run at seven furlongs on the main track.

Live Oak Plantation's Win With a Wink won the Gimma for fillies to remain unbeaten in three starts.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the daughter of Dixieland Band sent her career earnings to $121,860 and got the distance in 1:25.40.

Win With a Wink was bred by Hettinger, whose Akindale Farm is in Pawling, N.Y.

She is out of the Clever Trick mare With a Wink, the Delaware Handicap winner purchased by John Hettinger for $240,000 at the 1994 Keeneland November sale as a broodmare prospect.

Bought for $400,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, Win With a Wink is a full sister to New York-bred Jena Jena, winner of the Iroquois Handicap and runner-up in the Grade 3 Interborough Handicap.

The dam also of Up Like Thunder, winner of the Bongard in 2004, With a Wink is a half-sister to Raja's Shark, a multiple graded stakes winner who earned $673,977.

Beancounter Stable's I'm a Numbers Guy captured the Bongard in impressive fashion, drawing off by six widening lengths in 1:24.40.

Trained by Tim Ritchey, the son of City Zip remains unbeaten in two starts with earnings of $104,580.

I'm a Numbers Guy was bred by Gus Schoenborn Jr. and foaled at his Contemporary Stallions Farm in Coxsackie, N.Y.

Purchased for $225,000 at the Fasig-Tipton February 2-year-olds in training sale, he is a half-brother to New York-bred Halfway to Heaven, an earner of $269,643.

I'm a Numbers Guy is out of Midway Gal, by Midway Circle, a half-sister to graded-stakes-placed Fellow Traveler from a family that includes Grade 1 winners I Ain't Bluffing and Borrego, winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup.