Monday, August 8, 2011


The summer racing season is upon us. Del Mar and Saratoga have held their opening weekends. The race distances are lengthening and the less precious juveniles being unwrapped like Christmas presents.

Every day on this blog from now until the end of the Saratoga and Del Mar meetings, I’ll point out blue blooded babies from my Kiddie List database that are entered to race or have a series of decent works.

Most two year olds will be mentioned only once or twice, but you can keep track of these babies through free virtual stable email notification systems at:

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Results (8/8/11):

Saratoga | Race 4 | 5 1/2F T | MSW

Jagati (Yes It's True - Look for Good, by Unbridled's Song) – 1st $6.10

Benofear, DULLAHAN scratched.


ENTERED (8/9):

Delaware | Race 5 | 1 mile | MSW

Bob Got Loaded (Bob and John - Best Practices, by Tough Knight) He’s a half brother to multiple stakes placed miler Best Reward. A half brother went 0 for 5. Their dam is a full sister to the stakes winning sprinter Knight Raider and a half to another stakes winner. She’s also a half to the grand-dam of recent Graduation Stakes champ Ruler of Dubai.

Machiavelique (Street Cry (IRE) - Arme Ancienne (GB), by Sillery) He has four half siblings, three are very lightly raced, with only one or two starts each. None have won. His dam is a French listed stakes winner and a half to Artiste Royal, two time champ of the Charles Wittingham Memorial (G1). She’s also a half to the French Group 1 winner Aquarelliste and a French listed winner. The second dam is a multiple French Group 3 winner and a half sister to Breeders’ Cup Classic shocker Arcangues.

Sound Effect (Rockport Harbor - Vickey's Echo, by Clever Trick) Pretty gray colt’s full sister Ambient won at first asking and is 2 for 5 overall. He is a half brother to multiple stakes winner French Braids, stakes winner Donegal, and stakes placed Ruckus and Supersonic Dave. Their dam is a half to multiple stakes winenrs Victorious Trick and Last Answer. The stakes winning second dam is a half to Canadian Champ Giboulee.




La Grande Arche (Arch - Spice Island, by Tabasco Cat) 3F :37.00 (7/29) breezing. He’s a half brother to Florida Derby (G1) winner Ice Box. Two of three half siblings are winners and their dam is a long winded turf router, owning wins in the Long Island Handicap (G2) and Dowager both at 1 ½ miles over the turf.


Distorted Point (Distorted Humor - Point Ashley, by Point Given) 4F :50.21 (28/50) breezing muddy. She’s the second foal for her dam. Her full sister Elle Point hasn’t started, but is also breezing at Saratoga. Their dam won the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and placed in the Oak Leaf (G1). She’s a half to multiple stakes winner Raw Gold.

New Wave (Tale of the Cat - Ecology, by Unbridled's Song) 5F 1:02.86 (1/3) breezing muddy. Pretty gray filly is a half sister to General Quarters. She won her debut at Arlington and will likely point towards the summer stakes races for her trainer George Arnold.



Da Bammm (Chapel Royal - K. O. Kitty, by Tale of the Cat) 6F 1:15.00 (1/3) breezing. He’s a half brother to the multiple stakes placed sprinter Syriana’s Song.

Imperial Truth (Empire Maker - Picture Palace, by Caerleon) 4F 49.80 (16/31) breezing.. Two of his three half brothers raced and won. Neither were particularly precocious. His dam need three tries to win her maiden. She’s a half to five stakes winner. She’s also a half to the dam of Champion Turf mare Forever Together and the dam of the graded stakes winning sire Broken Vow. Fourth dam Take A Stand is a blue hen.

Mi Luna Grande (Broken Vow - Mi Luna Nueva, by El Prado ) 6F 1:17.40 (3/3) breezing. Gelding is the third foal for his dam. He’s a half brother to the graded stakes placed miler Dos Lunas and his half brother is a winner. Their dam is a stakes placed half sister to the multiple graded stakes warriors Kim Loves Bucky and Transduction Gold.

Monastic (Rock Hard Ten - Motokiks, by Storm Cat) 5F 1:01.80 (5/21) breezing. he’s a half brother to the fabulous graded turf mare Keertana and Arlington Oaks heroine Snow Mountain. Their unraced dam is a half sister to the Italian Group 1 Champ and top sire Knifebox and multiple graded stakes winner Parochial.

Rojo Verde (Songandaprayer - Sailor Pluto, by You and I) 4F :48.00 (1/31) breezing. Pretty gray colt is a full brother to the multiple stakes winning sprinter Go Go Shoot and stakes placed sprinter Songofthesailor. A full sister has won half of her 12 starts. Their dam is a half to G1 winner Tarlow.


Flame Run (Hard Spun - Swept Away, by Mystery Storm) 5F 1:01.00 (4/22) breezing. She’s a half sister to two stakes winners and a stakes placed runner. Four of five of her half siblings are winners and her dam is a multiple G3 winner.

In Jeopardy (Johannesburg - Flat Fleet Feet, by Afleet) 5F 1:01.00 (4/22) breezing. He has eight half siblings and one is a stakes winner. Their dam is a multiple graded stakes winner and includes the Top Flight (G1) on her resume.

Givhans Ferry (Congaree - Trepidation, by Seeking the Gold) 4F 47.60 (2/34) breezing. She won her maiden on 6/26 at first asking. She’s full sister to Irish Group 3 winner Maoneach and a half sister to Iowa Derby hero Tiz Now Tiz Then. Third dam is Kentucky Oaks heroine Dispute.

Lemon Bay (Bernardini - Sweet Fervor, by Seeking the Gold) 4F :49.20 (15/34) breezing. She’s the first foal for her Grade 2 winning sprinter. Her dam is a half sister to multiple graded stakes winning sire Concerto and G3 winner Illusioned.

Del Mar:

Eileen's Dream (Bernardini - Turbo Dream, by Unbridled) 5F 1:00.60 (1/46) handily. She’s a half sister to the multiple G1 winning sprinter Dream Rush and another half sister Dream Sweeper was stakes placed. Eileen’s Dream’s three year old full sister Adream has been working at Parx.

Midnight Transfer (Hard Spun - French Satin, by French Deputy) 5F :59.00 (4/46) Handily from the gate. He’s the fourth foal produced by his dam. Two siblings have raced, one is a winner. Their dam won the Florida Oaks and she’s a half sister to the multiple G1 victor Lion Heart.


El Padrino (Pulpit - Enchanted Rock, by Giant's Causeway) 4F :49.39 (18/86) breezing muddy. He’s the first foal for his dam, who was unplaced in her sole start. She’s a half sister to the dams of G2 turf winner Al Khali and G3 miler Soaring Empire. Another G2 winning sister produced G1 winner Serra Lake and the multiple stakes winner Cappuchino. Second dam Chic Shrine won the G1 Ashland.

Twill Be (Tiznow - Little Bonnet, by Coronado's Quest) 3F :37.94 (11/14) breezing dirt. He’s a half to Hopeful Stakes winner Boys at Tosconova.