03/10/2006 12:00AM

Two fillies top Ocala under-tack show


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A pair of fillies by Cherokee Run and Songandaprayer proved fastest at the first under-tack preview for the March 21-22 select juvenile sale at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. in Ocala, Fla.

Hip No. 28, a daughter of Songandaprayer and the Grade 3-placed Froze, and Hip No. 37, a Cherokee Run filly out of Glory Way, each worked an eighth-mile in 10 seconds to top the workout tab.

The Songandaprayer filly will sell as part of the Eisaman Equine consignment. The Cherokee Run filly, from the family of Grade 1 winner Andover Way, sells through the Mayberry Farm agency.

Three juveniles covered a quarter-mile in 21.20 seconds. They were Hip No. 101, a Salt Lake-Lady Manolo colt offered by Moonshadow Farm for Norman Casse; Hip No. 129, a Rizzi-Love Destiny filly consigned by Ricky Leppala, agent; and Hip No. 174, a Trippi-Norika colt in the Old South Farm consignment.

The fastest work over three furlongs was 34.60 seconds, posted by Hip No. 8. That lot is an Exploit-Fine Dining colt offered by Rolling Meadows Farm, agent.

The first under-tack show on Friday showcased hip numbers 1-268. The second preview, set for Saturday at 9 a.m., was to include hip numbers 269-535.

The company was to hold another pair of under-tack previews on March 17-18, with each starting at 9 a.m. at the OBS facility in Ocala.

$16 million colt gets a name

Coolmore principal John Magnier and partners Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor, who purchased the world-record $16 million Forestry-Magical Masquerade colt at Fasig-Tipton's Calder select juvenile sale on Feb. 28, have named their colt The Green Monkey, according to The Jockey Club.

The Green Monkey is a new golf course in Barbados whose owners include Magnier and Irish bookmaker J.P. McManus. The course, one of three courses at the famed Sandy Lane golf resort in Barbados, was designed by American course designer Tom Fazio and is open only to Sandy Lane guests.

Before Dawn, 1981 champion, reported dead

Before Dawn, 1981 champion juvenile filly, reportedly has died. The Blood-Horse first reported her death this week but gave no date of death.

Before Dawn was a Calumet-bred daughter of Raise a Cup and the Tim Tam mare Moonbeam. She had not produced a live foal since 1999, when she foaled an Irish-bred Danehill filly named Jules, who was bred by Mervyn Stewkesbury.

Trained by John Veitch, Before Dawn won the Grade 1 Spinaway and Matron stakes as well as the Grade 2 Astarita and the Fashion Stakes during her championship season. She also finished second to Timely Writer in the Grade 1 Champagne that year. Before that loss, she had scored five wins against her own sex by margins ranging from 2 1/2 lengths to 7 3/4 lengths. At 3, she resumed her winning ways, reeling off four consecutive victories before finishing third in the Grade 1 Fantasy at Oaklawn. She was also runner-up behind Blush With Pride that season in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks.

Before Dawn never produced a stakes winner, but all of 11 her starters were winners. Three - Beautiful Gold, Moranbon, and Blue Saddle - placed in stakes company.

Before Dawn sold as part of the 1991 Calumet Farm dispersal at the Keeneland November auction. Offered through the Lane's End agency, she brought a $640,000 bid from Horse France and was shipped to Ireland.

Judge T C heading to Saudi Arabia

New York stallion Judge T C, sire of Canadian champion Lady Shari and Grade 1 winner Request for Parole, has been sold to Prince Sultan Mohammed Saud al Kabeer of Saudi Arabia and will stand at that country's Nofa Equestrian Resort, bloodstock agent Mike McMahon confirmed Thursday.

The 15-year-old Judge Smells stallion most recently stood at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where he was advertised this season with an $8,500 fee. The Narvick International bloodstock agency brokered the sale.

A multiple graded winner, Judge T C has more than $13 million in progeny earnings and has sired six graded winners. Judge T C is out of the unraced Secretariat mare I'm Pretty.

* HorseRacing TV will offer live coverage of the March 14 Barretts select 2-year-old sale in Pomona, Calif., starting at 2 p.m. Pacific. HRTV announcers Peter Lurie, Sean McCarthy, and Millie Ball will host the coverage.