05/23/2008 12:00AM

Who's who among young sires


Let's take a look at several New York sires whose first runners are hitting the track this year.

* Anasheed: Stands at Liberty Stud in Ghent for Questroyal Stud. Fee: $5,000.

This son of Horse of the Year A.P. Indy brings an extremely strong pedigree to the state roster. A.P. Indy is already the sire of top stallion Pulpit, whose numerous Grade 1 winners include Corinthian, Purge, and Sky Mesa. Other sons of A.P. Indy at stud include Malibu Moon, Aptitude, Old Trieste, Stephen Got Even, and Golden Missile.

Anasheed is out of the Nureyev mare Flagbird, a champion older female in Europe. Flagbird is a half-sister to Alabama Stakes winner Runup the Colors, from an immediate family that includes Grade 1 winners Mineshaft, Tomisue's Delight, and Prospectors Delite.

As a runner, Anasheed placed in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity. He got his first winner last weekend at Calder, where Garter Belt captured a maiden special weight event.

* Read the Footnotes: Stands at Sequel Stallions in Hudson. Fee: $8,500.

This son of champion Smoke Glacken was a top member of his generation when he won the graded Nashua and Remsen stakes in late 2003 and followed with the Fountain of Youth in early 2004.

Read the Footnotes is out of Baydon Belle, by Al Nasr. Baydon Belle's family descends from Kentucky Oaks winner Native Street, and includes major stakes winners Royal and Regal, Fire the Groom, and Stravinsky.

His progeny have been well-received in the auction ring. His top-priced yearling in 2007 sold for $140,000.

This year, a trio of Read the Footnotes offspring sold at the Ocala Breeders' Sales February 2-year-olds in training sale for a total of $400,000, topped by a New York-bred filly at $220,000.

At OBS March, a colt by Read the Footnotes was bought for $150,000, while a colt by him at the Keeneland April juvenile sale brought $220,000.

* Roaring Fever: Stands at Dutchess Views Farm/Metropolitan Stud in Claverack for Questroyal Stud. Fee: $5,000.

This son of the great Storm Cat is a full brother to millionaire and Grade 1 winner Raging Fever and to graded stakes winner Stormin Fever.

Roaring Fever is out of Pennant Fever, a daughter of Seattle Slew who placed in the Grade 3 Golden Rod Stakes.

Pennant Fever's dam, Lefty's Pennant, is a half-sister to champion and Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Sacahuista.

This outstanding family carries on to fourth dam Nalee, winner of the Black-Eyed Susan and the mother of Irish St. Leger winner Meneval.

Nalee is a half-sister to Hall of Fame female Shuvee.

Roaring Fever won the Alysheba Stakes and placed in three graded events during his career.

* Stanislavsky: Stands at Highcliff Farm in Delanson. Fee: $3,500.

Stanislavsky is by champion Dehere out of Spinet, by Nureyev.

Spinet is a half-sister to Irish champion miler Prince of Birds, winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas.

This turf-oriented family also includes Terpsichorist, winner of the Sheepshead Bay and Long Island handicaps in New York.

A yearling colt by Stanislavsky sold for $100,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga preferred New York-bred sale in August 2007.

Stanislavsky was third in the Withers and Bay Shore stakes, both graded events.

* Ten Most Wanted: Stands at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson. Fee: $7,500.

Ten Most Wanted is a son of Travers Stakes winner Deputy Commander.

His dam, the Criminal Type mare Wanted Again, is a half-sister to Hollywood Gold Cup winner Cutlass Reality. The family also includes Grade 1 winners Seldom Seen Sue and Super Diamond.

Three of Ten Most Wanted's juveniles averaged $21,000 at the OBS April sale, topped by a New York-bred colt at $32,000 whose granddam, Vivace, earned more than $1 million.

Ten Most Wanted earned $1,718,460 during his career, with wins in the Travers Stakes and Super Derby. He was second to Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes, and returned as a 4-year-old to win the Grade 3 National Jockey Club Handicap.