New Sires for 2004 (Cont.)
Van Nistelrooy (2000, Storm Cat--Halory, by Halo, $7,500, Ashford Stud, Versailles, Ky.). The highest-priced yearling of 2001, at $6.4 million, Van Nistelrooy won or placed in stakes in four of his six starts, with his big win coming in the Galileo E.B.F. Futurity Stakes (Ire-II). He currently is standing in New Zealand. Zavata (2000, Phone Trick--Pert Lady, by Cox's Ridge, $7,500, Walmac International, Lexington, Ky.). Zavata's Beyer Speed Figure of 112 in winning the 2003 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) at six furlongs at Saratoga is one of the highest of the year for a sprinter. He is scheduled to close out his career in the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I). Booklet (1999, Notebook--Crafty Bobbie, by Bob's Dusty, $6,500, Glencrest Farm, Midway, Ky.). Booklet closed out his 2-year-old season with a pair of stakes wins, then captured the Holy Bull (gr. III) and Fountain of Youth (gr. I) Stakes to start his 3-year-old season. He earned $989,460.Wake At Noon (1997, Cure the Blues--Sermon Time, by Silver Deputy, $6,000/ Canadian funds, Select Stud, Kettleby, Ontario, Canada). Canada's big horse of 2002, millionaire Wake At Noon earned Sovereign Awards as Horse of the Year and best sprinter and older male. Thirteen of his 19 wins came in stakes. He is a finalist for 2003 champion older male. Repent (1999, Louis Quatorze--Baby Grace, by Cipayo, $5,000, Cloverleaf Farms II, Reddick, Fla.). During a five-race span, millionaire Repent won four graded stakes and ran second in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). He also was a close second in the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Morluc (1996, Housebuster--Flashing Eyes, by Time to Explode, $5,000, Buck Pond Farm, Versailles, Ky.). Millionaire Morluc set a course record of :56.06 for five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 2000, then lowered it to :55.73 two years later. Say Florida Sandy (1994, Personal Flag--Lolli Lucka Lolli, by Sweet Candy, $5,000, Buckridge Farm, Stuyvesant, N.Y.). This 19-time stakes winner, who earned $2,085,408, trails only Funny Cide on the list of New York-bred earners. Dollar Bill (1998, Peaks and Valleys--Saratoga Dame, by Saratoga Six, $3,500, Signature Stallions, Reddick, Fla.). Millionaire and grade II winner Dollar Bill placed in five grade I stakes and was fourth in the Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont (gr. I) Stakes.
by David Schmitz
Date Posted: 12/9/2003 2:54:08 PM
Last Updated: 12/9/2003 2:56:59 PM
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