Monday, June 25, 2012


JUNE 23 – 24, 2012

The summer season of racing is upon us. The conclusion of the Triple Crown means that this blog turns its attention to the two year olds of 2012 as we attempt to find the best and brightest of the crop. Last year, we pointed out Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, Creative Cause, Drill and countless other runners before they hit the national radar. Many juveniles that were highlighted on the Kiddie List rewarded their backers with double digit wins.

The Kiddie List will cover the best juvenile workers breezing four and five furlongs. We’ll post the top workers and blue bloods from New York, Arlington, Fair Hill, Monmouth, Keeneland, Churchill, Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. If a particularly well bred baby from the database shows up at another track, we’ll include that one as well. Due to the enormous number of juveniles, some of these names may show up only once or twice. It’s highly suggested that you use a virtual stable, available through Equibase, DRF or Brisnet to follow the babies in whom you’re most interested.


Saturday June 24

Sugar Spun (Hard Spun - Queena Coleena, by Lemon Drop Kid) (F) $100K KEESEP2011. 4F :47.00 (1/51). Both her dam and half brother are 0 -5. The most notable blacktype winner produced by this immediate distaff line is Pasco Stakes (7F) winner Uptowncharliebrown. The second dam is also a stakes winner.

Scissortail G (Value Plus - Gigi's Skyflyer, by Skywalker) (F) 4F :48.00 (5/51) gate. She’s a half sister to juvenile stakes winner Soonerette. Their dam is an allowance/listed class runner who is a half sister to four listed stakes winners and a stakes placed runner.

Cardston (Concerto - Pincher Creek, by Storm Creek) (C) 4F :48.20 (10/51). He’s a half brother to Thecushmaker, who placed in her debut going 1 1/16 miles over the Arlington turf. She placed in the 1 mile Gold Digger Stakes over the lawn as a juvenile. Their dam was an allowance class runner who won 2 of 11 starts. There’s no other blacktype in the immediate female family, although the second dam is a half sister to the stakes veteran Colonel Bradley.

Bethany Belle (Successful Appeal - Come On Get Happy, by Mr. Greeley) (F) $22K OBSAPR2012. 5F 1:00.00 (2/49). Race Record: 1-0-0-0 ($2,000) fourth going 5F on Polytrack. Her half brother is an allowance class runner who won his debut. Their dam was 0-6 in her career. There is no blacktype in the first two generations.

Courtney's Hope (Henny Hughes - Mama Dean, by Woodman) (F) $20K OBSAPR2012. 5F 1:01.00 (6/49) Race Record: 1-0-1-0 ($8,000). Second going 5F on Polytrack, beat Bethany Belle by 5 ½ lengths. Her dam was G-3 stakes placed sprinter-miler and a half sister to Florida Derby winner Vicar.

Leaving Trax (Circular Quay - Copelan's Joy, by Copelan) (C) $52K OBSAPR2012. 5F 1:00.00 (2/49). This is a hardy distaff family. All five of her half sibings have raced and three are winners. Their dam raced a remarkable 69 times and won a couple of stakes races early in her career. Copelan's Joy is a half sister to a multiple stakes winner who is a veteran of 55 starts.

My Bourbon Buy (Horse Greeley - Willamaze, by Broad Brush) (C) $25K OBSAPR2012. 5F 1:01.00 (6/49). Both half-siblings are winners although neither were precocious. Their dam was unplaced in her only start and she’s a half sister to G-3 winners Undermine and Holberg, the latter raced in England. The second dam Sweet Willa is a stakes placed full sister to Grade 1 winner Willa On the Move and a half sister to Travers Stakes (G-1) hero Will’s Way. Met Mile winner Tizway and the stakes placed sire Citidancer are part of this female family. The fourth dam Laurie’s Dancer was a Champion and Horse of the Year in Canada.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Grayrock (Rockport Harbor - Kidder Done, by Thunder Gulch) (F) $35K OBSAPR2012. 4F :48.00 (5/48). Her half brother didn’t start until he was three and placed in his debut. Their dam went 0-8 in her racing career. The second dam Kalypso Katie was second in the Epsom Oaks (Gr. 1), otherwise the immediate distaff lie has no notable blacktype.

Stay in Dixie ( Dixie Union - See How She Runs, by Maria's Mon) (C) 4F :48.00 (5/48) gate. His dam started her career with a five race win streak, including victories in the Fantasy (G-2) and Selene (G-1), but Stay in Dixie’s half siblings weren’t that precocious. Stay In Dixie has a string of strong works and could emulate his dam. He’ll likely be best in longer sprints up to 1 1/8 miles.

Bold Perspective ( Sky Mesa - Zain Lass, by Swain (IRE)) (C) $22K (RNA) OBSMAR2012. 5F 1:02.00 (9/31) gate. He has win-early speed over long distance turf attributes in his pedigree. His dam went 0-18 in her racing career, but she placed in her debut and in a juvenile mile turf race. Bold Perspective’s three year old half brother placed in his only start. There’s no other blacktype in the immediate female family although Bold Perspective’s fourth dam Sweet Tooth is a blue hen. Her offspring included Alydar, Champion Our Mims, etc.


Sunday, June 24

Beat the Drums (Smart Strike - Storm Flag Flying, by Storm Cat) (F) 4F :47.53 (6/75). This filly is Phipps family racing royalty and will eventually want to run two turns. Her dam is a Champion Juvenile, her second dam My Flag was a Champion Juvenile, and her third dam was the great Champion Personal Ensign. To top it off, Beat The Drum’s third and fourth dams are blue hens. Beat the Drums’ half brother Colors Flying won only once and retired with a 7-1-1-3 record.

Decoder (War Front - Database, by Known Fact) (F) 4F :47.53 (6/75). Another Phipps family bred filly, she’s a full sister to G-1 winning turf miler Datalink. A half brother Wiki, is stakes placed. Their dam won her debut going 7F over the dirt and later won a listed stakes at 1 1/8 miles over dirt. Database is a full sister to the stakes winning Vespers, dam of Donn Handicap (G-1) hero Hymn Book. Another half sister produced G-3 stakes winner Strike The Bell.

Garmentos Girl (Indian Charlie - Misgoldy, by Miswaki) (F) $250K KEESEP2011. 4F :48.17 (10/75). Her dam won in her second start, gong 5 ½ F over turf. That was her only victory in 11 starts. One half brother won once in 6 starts, while the other half brother is 0-4. Misgoldy is a half sister to multiple G-1 winner Formal Gold, while a half sister produced the hard knocking stakes winning sprinter Noonmark.

Honorable Dillon (Tapit - Shy Greeting (ARG), by Shy Tom) (C) $100K FTFMAR2012. 4F :47.16 (1/136) dirt training track. He’s a half brother to Argentinean Champion Juvenile Filly Forty Greeta, dam of Fort Hughes, a juvenile stakes placed runner who became a stakes winning sprinter at three. Honorable Dillon’s half brother Liquidity Trap is juvenile stakes placed over the lawn. Their dam placed in a stakes race in her debut and won in her third try.

Girl Code (Teuflesberg - Code Satan, by Lost Code) (F) $4K FTKOCT2011. 5F 1:01.16 (8/30) dirt training. Her dam is a veteran of 47 starts. She won her second start as well as a listed stakes and placed in five other listed stakes. A versatile mare, she won from 6F on dirt to 1 1/16 miles over turf. The second dam Native Satan was a hardy veteran of 60 starts and a multiple stakes winner. Girl Code has a solid pedigree filled with hard trying winners and unless her hooves are on backwards, she could wind up being a steal.


Saturday, June 23

Forest Boy (Forestry - Belvedere Miss, by Pleasant Colony) (C) $270K OBSMAR2012. 4F :48.00 (11/63). Forest Boy breezed a furlong in :10.00 at the OBS Select two year old in training sale. One of his two half sisters have started and she’s 0 for 4. Their dam won her second start and was an allowance class dirt miler. Belvedere Miss is a half sister to Hollywood Starlet (G-1) heroine Diplomat Lady, who is by Forestry. Another half sister Dream Play is a G-3 winner. The second dam Playcaller won three listed stakes and forest boy’s third and fourth dams are also stakes winners. Forest Boy has 3 x 2 inbreeding to Kentucky Derby hero Pleasant Colony, indicating that he may prefer running longer distances than the typical progeny of Forestry.

Maui Marquise (Marino Marini - Gemstone Rush, by Wild Rush) (F) 4F :47.20 (2/63). Maui Marquise’s half brother won his debut. Their dam was in the money 14 of 21 starts, including a win in a listed stakes going 1 1/8 miles over the dirt. She’s a half sister to a listed stakes winner.

Sassy Brunette ( Big Brown - Turkappeal, by Turkoman) (F) $47K (RNA) KEESEP2011. 4F :48.20 (12/63). Sassy Brunette has a precocious pedigree. 4 half siblings won/placed in their debuts. Two, Pink Champagne and Z Appeal are juvenile stakes winners. Their dam placed in her debut. She’s a multiple stakes winner and G-2 stakes placed. Spinaway (G-1) heroine Mani Bhavan was produced by Turkappeal’s half sister.

Wildcat Angie ( Wildcat Heir - Sweeping Showers, by End Sweep) (F) $15K OBSAPR2012. 4F :48.20 (12/63). Race Record: 2-1-0-0 ($29,925). Her seven year old half brother Beat Your Bluff is a hardy veteran of 53 races and placed in his second start. He’s still racing. Their dam was winless in two starts. There’s no blacktype in the first two generations of this female family.

Sunday June 24

Alexander's Band (Tribal Rule - Roses 'n Rainbows, by Commendable) (C) 4F :47.80 (6/77). He has a speed over stamina pedigree. There isn’t much to his immediate female family. Alexander's Band is a first foal. Roses 'n Rainbows won twice in 8 attempts, needing five starts to win her maiden. None of her half siblings won more than twice and there’s no blacktype in the first two generations. The second dam is unraced, but the third dam Tricky Squaw was a G-3 winner.

Handsome Sam (Awesome Spirit - Holy Request, by Urgent Request (IRE)) (C) 4F :47.80 (6/77). His sire, by Awesome Again out of a full sister to Tiznow, raced 7 times and hit the board once, winning a maiden claiming event at Hollywood. Holy Request was a career maiden claimer until breaking through with a win in her four year old season. She won 3 of 42 starts. Handsome Sam’s three year old half sister is winless in 4 tries. There’s no blacktype in the first two distaff generations, but the third dam was a G-3 winner.

Hedy (Touch Gold - Salvadoria, by Macho Uno) (F) 4F :47.80 (6/77). This Adena Springs bred filly has the pedigree to enjoy running two turns. Her sire won the Belmont Stakes and her damsire was a Champion Juvenile. Hedy’s dam won her only start and she’s a half sister to Santa Maria Handicap (G-1, 8.5F) heroine Sugar Shake. The second dam Skipping Around is a G-2 winner and the third dam Royal Veagess is a multiple stakes winning veteran of 45 starts.

Meydan Magic (Tribal Rule - O K Topless, by Old Topper) (G) 4F :47.60 (3/77). He’s a full brother to Ruler of Dubai, winner of the Graduation and I’m Smokin Stakes, both sprints held over the Del Mar Polytrack. Their dam needed four tries to win her maiden, but hit the board in her three previous attempts. She placed in two listed stakes and ended her career with a good 29-3-8-7 record as a dirt sprinter. There’s no other blacktype in the first two distaff generations.

Calm Pacific (Stormy Atlantic - Ministress, by Deputy Minister) (R) 5F 1:00.20 (6/48). His half brother is currently 0-7 and their dam went 0-4 in her racing career. The second dam was a G-1 winner in Chile.

Silverado Moon (Malibu Moon - Thedamewantstowin, by Gulch) (F) $150K FTFMAR2012. 5F 1:00.20 (6/48). She is a first foal. Her dam failed to hit the board in three starts, but she’s a full sister to juvenile stakes winner Outrigger. The second dam is multiple G-2 stakes placed Damewood.


Saturday, June 23

Ambition (Indygo Shiner - Ruth's Proof, by Dixie Union) (C) $85K FTKJUL2011. 4F :48.80 (10/65). His first crop sire, a son of A.P. Indy, won the Jefferson Cup (G-3, 9FT). He currently stands in Argentina. Ambition’s dam failed to hit the board in three starts, but she’s a half sister to multiple graded stakes placed Sun Cat. The second and third dams are French stakes winners.

Bourbon Pride (Lion Heart - Royal G G, by Royal Academy) (C) $85K OBSMAR2012. 4F :47.80 (1/65). His half sister won her maiden going a mile on the lawn after four attempts. Their dam Royal G G won in her third start, going 1 1/16 miles over the turf. She’s a half sister to Headache, winner of the Hawthorne Gold Cup (G-2 10F). the third dam La Spia, won the Del Mar Debutante (G-2) and placed in the BC Juvenile Fillies (G-1). Bourbon Pride has Rasmussen Factor inbreeding to Crimson Saint through her daughter Terlingua, dam of Storm Cat (second sire of Lion Heart) and Crimson Saint is also the dam of Royal Academy.

Efficient Market (Tapit - Salty Response, by Cozzene) (C) $175K KEEAPR2012. 4F :48.80 (10/65). He’s a first foal. His dam won/placed 6 of 10 starts. She won in her second start and also won the Lady’s Secret Stakes (8.5F). Salty Response is a half sister to Dogwood Stakes (G-3) heroine Salty Strike. Another half sister is stakes placed and the second dam Lake Huron is a stakes placed juvenile. Efficient Market’s sixth dam is the influential blue hen Cosmah.

Midas Dancer (More Than Ready - Bolshoi Ballerina, by Theatrical (IRE)) (C) $100K KEESEP2011. 4F :48.60 (4/65). Both half siblings are claiming class runners. One won in his debut while the other needed 8 tries. Neither have won more than 3 times in double digit starts. Their dam is an unraced half sister to juvenile G-3 winner and BC Juvenile runner-up Aly’s Alley. Bolshoi Ballerina’s half sister produced the multiple stakes winning sprinter Chief of Affairs.

Pebble Hill (Lemon Drop Kid - Fircroft, by A.P. Indy) (F) 4F :48.60 (4/65). She’s bred to love two turns. Both half siblings to race won their maiden in their third starts. Their dam Fircroft was a classy, precocious runner. She won her first start, then placed in the Matron (G-1). Fircroft won the Miss Grillo (9F off turf) and later placed in the Black Eyed Susan (G-2, 9F) and Coaching Club American Oaks (G-1, 12F). This female family produced the multiple stakes winners Zanjaro, Storm In May and the English G-1 winner Amadeus Wolf.

Road Agent (Rock Hard Ten - Prairie Township, by Smarty Jones) (C) $37K (RNA) OBSAPR2012. 4F :48.80 (10/65). He’s a first foal. His unraced dam is a half sister to multiple G-1 winner Peace Rules (Haskell, Bluegrass, Suburban, etc.). Offspring of Rock Hard Ten are best over turf and polytrack.

All Her Class (Street Cry (IRE) - Dreaming of Anna, by Rahy) (F) 5F 1:00.40 (3/28). This is the second 5F work for this royally bred filly. Her dam was undefeated as a two year old, winning the BC Juvenile Fillies and earning 2006 Champion Juvenile Filly. Dreaming of Anna later found her calling going long over turf, winning four G-3 events and placing in the G-1 QE II. All Her Class is her much anticipated first foal. Dreaming of Anna is a full sister to the multiple G-2 winning sire Lewis Michael and she’s a half sister to the G-2 turf specialist Justenuffhumor. The second dam, Justenuffheart was a multiple stakes winner and she’s a half sister to Champion and sire Kitten’s Joy and multiple G-1 turf mare Precious Kitten. If All Her Class lives up to expectations, she could be proficient over all surfaces, but especially turf. She may not be as precocious as her dam, but should certainly enjoy running two turns.

Moonwalk (Malibu Moon - Lucinda K, by Red Ransom) (F) $220K (RNA) KEESEP2011. 5F 1:02.00 (9/28). She’s a ¾ sister to AtswhatImtalknabout, who placed in the San Felipe and was fourth in the Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies. She’s also a half sister to G-2 placed Thatswhatimean. Another half sister produced G-2 placed turf mare Stormy Lucy. Their dam Lucinda K won or placed 4 of 6 races, including placing in two stakes at Calder.

Your Move (Mass Media - Metro Girl, by Dixie Union) (F) 5F 1:01.40 (7/28). Entered 6/28 – CD R4 Her full sister Chance Encounter was third in her first two starts sprinting at Calder. Their dam won/placed two of three starts. Your Move is bred to be a precocious sprinter. There’s no blacktype in the first two generations, but the second dam is a half sister to the multiple stakes warrior Midway Road and her G-1 placed half sister Tuzia produced Remsen & Nashua Stakes hero Buddy’s Saint.

Sunday, June 24

Pretty Cool ( Smart Strike - Puxa Saco, by Dehere) (F) $190K KEESEP2011. 4F :49.00 (5/41). She’s a half sister to the juvenile stakes winner Exclusive Diva. Their dam won/placed 13 of 26 starts. Puxa Saco won her debut and the Moccasin Stakes as a juvenile. She developed into a multiple stakes placed sprinter, finishing third in the Humana Distaff (G-1) and capturing the Desert Stormer (G-3). Pretty Cool should be fairly precocious and may carry her speed two turns.

Send an Angel (Street Sense - Leona's Knight, by Suave Prospect) $240K OBSAPR2012. She breezed a furlong in :10.00 at the OBS April two year olds in training sale. Her half brother is 0-6. Their dam is a veteran of 61 races. She won her first two starts then won or placed in six stakes races at Calder. There is no other blacktype in the first two generations, but this is the female family of multiple G-1 winner Hal’s Hope, Mia’s Reflection, Rexon’s Rose, etc.

Roman's Avenue (Street Sense - Career Fair, by Storm Cat) (C) $230K KEESEP2011. 5F 1:00.80 (2/19). Race Record: 1-1-0-1 ($31,800). This is his first breeze after a 4 ½ length win going 4 ½ F in a sharp :52.52. His dam went 0-2 in her racing career, but she’s a half sister to Test (g-1) heroine Victory Ride and Hollywood Derby (G-1) winner River Flyer. Career Fair’s full brother Mr. Mabee won the Claiming Crown Emerald Stakes. The second dam is multiple stakes winner Young Flyer. Roman’s Avenue has shown early talent and should improve with racing. He’s one to watch in the future.


Saturday, June 23

Boller Bomb (Unusual Heat - Ligacao Direta (BRZ), by Minstrel Glory) 4F :47.80 (2/37). Her dam is a Brazilian veteran of 39 races and the second dam is a stakes winner. Boller Bomb should be best going long over the turf.

Spellbound (Bernardini - Layreebelle, by Tale of the Cat) (F) $260K KEESEP2011. 4F :47.80 (2/37). She’s the first foal out of her unraced dam. Layreebelle is a half sister to five stakes placed runners. The second dam Voodoo Lilly is a G-3 winner. This is the female family of the multiple stakes winning veteran Mr. Livingston.

Spirited Touch (Elusive Quality - So Spirited, by Favorite Trick) $85K KEENOV2010 Weanling. 4F :48.00 (5/37). His half brother is a Russian stakes winner, but his two half sisters haven’t lived up to expectations, as they went winless in their few starts. Their dam is an unraced half sister to the G-1 winning sires Roman Ruler and El Corredor. A half sister, Silver Tornado is a G-3 winner, but it appears that the colts of this immediate distaff line are better than the fillies. Spirited Touch should be fairly precocious and could be one to watch through his juvenile season.

Call Me West (Tapit - Alpine Garden, by Lemon Drop Kid) (C) $375K KEESEP2011. 6F 1:13.20 (2/6). He’s a first foal. His dam won 5 of 16 starts, including the G-3 British Columbia BC Oaks (G-3) and Distaff Handicap. Call Me West has Rasmussen Factor inbreeding to the blue hen Lassie Dear through her daughters Weekend Surprise (dam of A.P. Indy, who is Tapit’s second sire) and Lassie Dear is the second dam of Lemon Drop Kid. Call Me West should enjoy going two turns.

Power Broker (Pulpit - Shop Again, by Wild Again) (C) $360K EESEP2011. 6F 1:13.20 (2/6). His dam needed 13 starts to win her maiden, but placed third in her first three starts. She eventually won a listed stakes. Shop again is a half-sister to Personal Ensign S.(G1-8.5f) heroine and G-2 winner Trappe Shot, plus two other stakes horses.

Look for updates on Saratoga on Wednesday.


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