01/26/2009 12:00AM

Yet Again's score benefits Shapoffs


Yet Again's victory in last weekend's Affectionately Handicap was another victory for the Shapoff family and their support of New York racing and breeding.

Bred and owned by Cary Shapoff, Yet Again, a 4-year-old filly by Catienus, closed with a powerful rush in the race for open company at 1 1/16 miles on the inner dirt track at Aqueduct.

Shapoff's brother Edward is the owner and breeder of the New York-bred filly Weathered, who has won multiple open stakes.

The consistent Yet Again raised her earnings to $184,366 with a record of 6-6-5 from 22 starts.

Yet Again also finished on the board in the open Restored Hope Stakes at Aqueduct and the restricted New York Oaks at Finger Lakes Race Track.

A thoroughly New York product, she is out of the Distinctive Pro mare Folly Go Rightly.

Distinctive Pro stood at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y., while Yet Again was conceived and foaled at Highcliff Farm in Delanson, the former home of Catienus.

Folly Go Rightly is also the mother of New York Oaks winner Carlow, sired by Forever Silver.

Carlow, also a winner of the Niagara and Susan B. Anthony stakes, earned $310,764.

Forever Silver, winner of the Grade 1 Brooklyn Handicap in 1989, was trained by the Shapoffs' late father, Stanley Shapoff.

"Folly Go Rightly produced good-looking, correct foals," said Cary Shapoff. "I sent her to Catienus because at the time I was trying to breed to better stallions. During her early training I decided on the name Yet Again because her older half-sister Carlow had been so good to us, and it looked like she might be another one who could be competitive."

Folly Go Rightly died in 2007 shortly after foaling the Millennium Wind filly Clear Expectation, who is being prepared for her career by trainer David Markgraf in Florida.

Folly Go Rightly was a full sister to stakes winners Pro Flight and Jon Dark. Her winning daughter Kall Me K is now in residence at Ellen Bongard's Rojan Farm in Saratoga Springs, and is in foal to leading state sire Freud.

Yet Again is the second New York-bred winner of an open stakes race so far in the young season.

The first was Haynesfield, winner of the Count Fleet Stakes on Jan. 3 at Aqueduct.

Stanislavsky's first winner

New York sire Stanislavsky got his first winner when Take a Number won his maiden recently at Penn National. New York-bred Take a Number had previously hit the board twice as a juvenile. He is a member of his sire's first crop. He is out of Tanked, by Tank's Number, and is owned by Merrylegs Farm.

Tanked is also a New York-bred and is a half-sister to the stakes-placed statebred Pink Ibis.

Stanislavsky is a 9-year-old son of champion Dehere.

His dam, the Nureyev mare Spinet, is a half-sister to Prince of Birds, champion miler in Ireland and winner of the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas.

Spinet's third dam is Glad Rags II, also an Irish champion and the dam of multiple graded turf stakes winner Terpsichorist, an earner of $426,986.

The Merrylegs Farm of Paula Ann Cohn Hallman owns Stanislavsky.

Stanislavsky has stood at Carl Lizza Jr.'s and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm since his retirement.

His fee for 2009 is $3,500.

Stanislavsky won at Aqueduct, and finished on the board in the Withers and Bay Shore stakes, both Grade 3.

Tapit yearling filly fetches $150,000

A New York-bred yearling filly by Tapit was purchased for $150,000 at the Keeneland January sale.

Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, she was purchased by Black Cherry Farm.

The filly is out of Fickle Factor, by Touch Gold. Fickle Factor is a half-sister to stakes-placed Allude.

Third dam Sharon Brown, by Al Hattab, produced the brilliant Horse of the Year Holy Bull.

Correction:An earlier version of this column misattributed the quotation about the broodmare Folly Go Lightly to Edward Shapoff.