Carl Lizza Jr., who breeds and races under the name of Flying Zee Stable and owns Highcliff Farm in Delanson, N.Y., in partnership with Joseph Bartone, has decided to reduce his number of broodmares currently at Highcliff Farm from 110 to 70. The reduction is effective immediately. Most of the mares are in foal for the 2004 breeding/foaling season and have been priced to sell. The mares will be listed on the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) Sales page at http://nybreds.com/NYTBsale_ads.html.
According to Suzie O'Cain, who along with her veterinarian husband, Dr. Lynwood O'Cain, manages Highcliff Farm, "When you breed to race, as Carl (Lizza) does, sometimes the numbers can get away from you. Most of these mares are in foal to various Highcliff stallions like Grade I performers Western Expression and Key Contender, and all are priced to represent really attractive offers for the 2004 breeding season."
Flying Zee Stable led all New York breeders in New York Breeding & Racing Program breeder awards for 2002, and it ranks among the top three in that category for 2003.