10/07/2004 11:00PM

Weanlings expected to be popular item


The Ocala Breeders' Sales fall mixed sale begins Monday with weanlings the dominant sales category.

"I fully expect our weanling market to be very strong," said OBS general manager and sales director Tom Ventura.

The following is an alphabetical list of Florida stallions who were graded stakes winners and have first weanlings going to market.

Fappie's Notebook: The son of Notebook earned $561,085 and won six races, including the Grade 3 Deputy Minister Handicap. He also placed in four additional stakes.

Forbidden Apple: By Pleasant Colony-North of Eden, he is Grade 1 stakes winner of $1.6 million and is a half-brother to Eclipse champion turf horse Paradise Creek. Forbidden Apple is also a half-brother to the near-millionaire and successful young sire Wild Event. Forbidden Apple won at up to 1 1/4 miles.

Graeme Hall: A son of Dehere-Win Crafty Lady, he is a multiple graded stakes winner who retired with earnings of $1.1 million. Graeme Hall raced three full campaigns and part of a fourth. He was a Grade 2 stakes winner at 2, 3, and 4, and Grade 2 stakes placed at 5. Middle distance was his forte.

Honor Glide: He is a two-time Grade 1 winner by Honor Grades-Becky Branch, having won the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park and the Sword Dancer Handicap at Saratoga. A grandson of Danzig, he retired with earnings just under $1.4 million. Honor Glide was ranked among America's best on the turf and he was active for seven campaigns.

Lexicon: By Conquistador Cielo-Felida, he is a three-time graded-stakes-winning sprinter who campaigned on the West Coast and earned $820,965.

Outofthebox: His pedigree roots - he is by Montbrook-Cricket Box - go back four generations in Florida. He won five races, including the Grade 1 Super Derby.

Personal First: He is by the Storm Bird stallion Personal Hope and is out of the stakes-placed Rekindling. Personal First's career highlight came when he won the Grade 3 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga.

Red Bullet: His biggest victory came in the 2000 Preakness when he left Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus behind him. Red Bullet is by Unbridled and out Cargo, and is the only classic winner standing in Florida.

Snow Ridge: By Tabasco Cat-Snow Forest, he won five stakes, including the Grade 1 San Carlos Handicap.

Texas Glitter: He won nine stakes and placed in 11 others, on dirt and turf. Texas Glitter is by Glitterman-Come on Texas.

* Successful Appeal, who leads both the juvenile and freshman sire lists, has been moved from Florida to stand at Walmac International in Kentucky. He left Florida as the sire of seven weanlings cataloged for this sale - three colts and four fillies. There are also six mares cataloged who are believed to be in foal to the cover of Successful Appeal.

* There are 24 Florida sires whose offspring have won $1 million or more this year. Heading that list is the Bridlewood Farm resident Halo's Image. His 49 winners, which include Grade 1 winner Southern Image ($1,612,150), have earned a bit more than $3 million. Next is Ocala Stud's Montbrook with 58 winners ($2.1 million), including eight stakes winners. The eight stakes winners places Montbrook at the head of this category. Others who are making their mark are Ocala Stud's Concorde Tune with 40 winners, including six stakes winners, and Farnsworth Farms' Double Honor, who is tied with Double Diamond Farm's Northern Afleet with five stakes winners each. Double Honor is the national leader in juvenile winners with 17. Double Honor is also the nation's leading juvenile sire in percentage of winners, at 33 percent.