01/09/2004 12:00AM

Two of City Zip's first crop in sale


Two yearlings from the first crop of New York sire City Zip are among 29 yearlings foaled in New York who are consigned to Keeneland's January sale of all ages, which begins on Monday.

City Zip, a 6-year-old son of Carson City, has a colt and a filly in the five-day sale.

Hip No. 457, a filly by City Zip, sells on Tuesday. The filly, who is consigned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent for Willow Oaks Stable, is out of the Sovereign Dancer mare Dances with Quack.

Dances with Quack, a stakes-placed runner, has produced four winners from five horses of racing age.

Hip No. 780, a colt by City Zip, is scheduled to sell at the third session of the sale on Wednesday. Consigned by Dan Mallory, agent, the colt is out of Bobbie Cass, a stakes-placed runner and a full sister to multiple stakes winner Lt'l Mandy A. Bobbie Cass's first foal is a 2-year-old this year.

Three weanlings by City Zip were sold at auction last year for a total of $94,500. City Zip's highest-priced weanling sold for $55,000 at Fasig-Tipton's Timonium sale in December. The colt, who was bred by John Hettinger's Akindale Farm, was bought by Hart Farm and was the second-highest-priced weanling sold at the Timonium sale.

City Zip, who earned more than $800,000 during two seasons of racing, stands at Gus Schoenborn Jr.'s Contemporary in Coxsackie for $7,500. In 2000, he became the fourth horse since 1914 to sweep the 2-year-old stakes for males at Saratoga: the Grade 2 Sanford, Grade 2 Saratoga Special, and Grade 1 Hopeful.

City Zip was bred to 121 mares in his first season of stud in 2002 and to another 100 last year.

At Keeneland, two other New York sires, Rock and Roll and Freud, will be represented by their first yearlings to be sold at auction. Hip No. 1907, a filly by Rock and Roll, is out of the unraced American Standard mare American Champagne. A colt by Freud - Hip No. 1413 - is the first foal out of Saintly Lady, an unraced daughter of Saint Ballado.

* The New York-bred program didn't have to wait long for its first stakes winner of 2004. New York-bred Bobbie Use won the Tropical Park Oaks at Calder on New Year's Day.

Bobbie Use, a 3-year-old daughter of Not for Love out of Truth and Beauty, was bred by Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, the owners of Lakland North in Hudson.

Bobbie Use, who is owned by Sanford Goldfarb and trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., was consigned by Thomas's Sequel Bloodstock to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's selected sale of 2-year-olds at Calder in February 2003. She was bought for $110,000 by Anthony Gordon, agent.

Bobbie Use's dam, Truth and Beauty, is a full sister to multiple stakes winner La Reine's Terms, who has earned nearly $700,000. Truth and Beauty, a daughter of Private Terms, was purchased by Lakland for $20,000 at Keeneland's November sale while she was carrying Bobbie Use.

* The trainer and jockey of Funny Cide - Barclay Tagg and Jose Santos - earned more money with New York-breds than any other trainer or jockey last year, according to statistics from The Jockey Club Information Systems. New York-breds trained by Tagg made 19 starts last year and earned $2,085,135, much of it from Funny Cide's Kentucky Derby and Preakness wins. Dutrow was the runner-up to Tagg with earnings of $1,437,259.

The New York-bred mounts of Santos, Funny Cide's rider for all but one of his 2003 starts, earned $3.8 million in 2003. Edgar Prado was next in line with $2.5 million.

* Jerry Nielsen, the president of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, was re-elected by a unanimous vote for a third term at last week's organizational meeting of the board of directors. Barry Ostrager was re-elected as vice president and Dr. Frank Ariosta was elected secretary/treasurer. Paul Schosberg, a longtime member of the board, did not seek re-election and was unanimously named director emeritus. Becky Thomas Ray, the co-owner of Lakland Farm in Hudson, is new to the board this year.