Sunday, July 1, 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 five workers and blue bloods from Aqueduct/Belmont/Saratoga, 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.

June 28


Alpha Dude (Dixie Union - Run Sarah Run, by Smart Strike) (C) HOL 3F 36.80 (7/24). He’s a half-brother to First Dude.

Justaframeofmind (Distorted Humor - Unbridled Elaine, by Unbridled's Song) (C) HOL 4F :53.80 (14/14). He’s a half-brother to Nashua (G-3) and Monmouth Cup (G-2) winner Etched and Sham Stakes (G-3) hero Out Of Bounds. Their dam won the BC Distaff.


Secret Bid (Street Cry – Inside Information) (C) SAR 3F :37.66 (7/20). A son of a Champion mare and half brother to multiple grade 1 heroine Smuggler (Mother Goose, CCA Oaks).

Biker Chick (Tiznow - Dance Away Capote, by Capote) (F) $25K KEESEP2011. SAR 3F :37.56 (3/20). Her dam won the Irish Sonnet S. (Del Mar,7F) at two, and became a MSW.

Corporate Culture (English Channel - Treysta, by Belong to Me) (F) $180K KEEAPR2012. SAR 3F :30.09 (17/20). Half-brother Bridgfield placed in UAE 2000 Guineas Trial. Their dam is a half - sister to MGSW and sire Hard Spun.

In Todd We Trust (Tiznow - Horns Gray, by Pass the Tab) (C) SAR 3F :39.40 (19/20) He’s a half-brother to multiple G-1 winner Awesome Humor. She won the Spinaway (G-1), Adirondack (G-2) and Debutante (G-3) at two.

Jet Away (Mr. Greeley - Resort, by Pleasant Colony) (F) SAR 3F :37.66 (7/20) She’s a half-sister to Peter Pan Stakes winner Sightseeing. Their dam is multiple G-1 stakes placed.

Artfully (A.P. Indy - Magnificience, by Stormy Atlantic) (F) 4F :52.76 (7/7). She is the first foal out of the brilliant but fragile Magnificience. Her dam set a new stakes record for 6 ½ furlongs 1:14.61, in the Santa Paula Stakes (G-3).

June 29

Fair Hill

Guts and Glory (Mr. Greeley - Private Feeling, by Belong to Me) (C) Fair Hill 4F :49.40 (1/2). He’s a half- brother to Champion Lookin At Lucky.


Tapicat (Tapit - Zealous Cat, by Storm Cat) (F) $725K KEESEP2011. SAR 3F :36.55 (1/26). Her dam is a half-sister to MGSW Pohave; The third dam is Champion Track Robbery.

True Fortune (Yes It's True - Fortuesque, by Fortunate Prospect) (F) SAR 3F :37.89 (1/4). She’s a half- sister to the hard trying multiple graded stakes winner Musket Man. Their stakes placed dam is a half-sister to the dam of multiple G-1 hero Ron The Greek.


June 30


Carnival Court (Street Sense - Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy) (F) $650K KEESEP2011. SAR 4F :49.09 (6/13). She’s a half-sister to Champion Mare Royal Delta. She has a classic pedigree, but her female family is precocious. She’ll likely be a late season juvenile and if she has the talent, is one to add to your early Oaks list.

Incognito (A.P. Indy – Octave, by Unbridled’s Song) (C) SAR 4F :49.90 (9/13). He’s the second foal produced by his dam. His full brother has a 1-1-0-0 record. Octave placed in the BC Juvenile Fillies and counts the BC Distaff amongst her many graded stakes wins.

Rugged (Distorted Humor – Composure, by Touch Gold) (C) SAR 3F :37.12 (4/8). His half-brother Tranquil Manner placed in the Woodward Stakes (G-1). Their dam won the Oak Leaf Stakes (G-1) and placed in the BC Juvenile Fillies at two, then evolved into a MG1 winner at three.

Summer Sands ( Tiznow - Surf Song, by Storm Cat) (C) 4F :49.90 (14/90) His dam is a half sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hero Midshipman and multiple graded stakes winner Fast Cookie. The second dam Fleet Lady was a multiple G2 winner.

Reef Road (Henrythenavigator - Cloakof Vagueness, by El Prado) (F) $170K (RNA) OBSAPR2012. 4F :49.33 (5/15) dirt training. From the first crop of the top turf miler, Reef Road’s dam is a multiple stakes winner and a half sister to the multiple turf stakes winners Dynameaux and Wesley.


Elnaawi (Street Sense – Pilfer, by Deputy Minister) (C) $500K KEESEP2011. 3F :36.20 (3/25). He’s a half-brother to MGSW To Honor And Serve (Nashua, Remsen, Cigar Mile, etc.). Fourth dam Java Moon is a blue hen.

Liberty Girl (AP Warrior - Champagne Glow, by Saratoga Six) (F) $130K KEENOV2010 Weanling.  4F :47.40 (3/50). She’s a half-sister to multiple G1 winner Champagne D’Oro and Belmont Stakes hero Ruler On Ice.

Derby Eve (Tiznow - Sweet Damsel, by Turkoman) (F) 4F :49.00 (23/50). She’s a full sister to Travers and Santa Anita Derby hero Colonel John.


July 1


Beat the Drums (Smart Strike - Storm Flag Flying, by Storm Cat) (F) 4F :51.12 (65/72). 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 :51.12 (65/72). 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.


Meydan Magic (Tribal Rule - O K Topless, by Old Topper) (G) 4F :48.80 (18/84) gate. 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.

Visualization (Unbridled's Song - Eyes On Eddy, by Touch Gold) (C) $70K RNA BARMAY2012. 4F :50.60 (62/84). He’s a full brother to Landaluce winner Repo. Their dam was a hardy 30 start multiple stakes winner between 1 1/16 and 1 1/8 miles.

Carson's Crown (Harlan's Holiday - Delicatessa, by Dare and Go) (C) 5F 1:00.20 (1/58). Race Record: 1-1-0-0 ($30,000). He came up between horses to win his 5F debut by ½ length. This is his second consecutive bullet post race. His dam was stakes placed at two and became a multiple stakes winner in Canada. She’s a half sister to two stakes winners, including Sassy Pants, the dam of the Grade 1 heroines Dubai Escapade and Madcap Escapade. Sassy Pants is the grand dam of Darly Debutante winner Mi Sueno. I expect we’ll see this John Sadler colt in upcoming stakes at Del Mar.