Friday, June 20, 2014




The Kiddie List searches for the best and brightest of this next generation of two year olds. Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, Creative Cause, Drill, Dreaming of Julia, Beholder, Kauai Katie, Emollient, Fortify and countless other runners were featured on the Kiddie List 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 workers and blue bloods breezing four furlongs and farther. I’ll cover the New York, Kentucky, California and Florida tracks, and occasionally Arlington, Fair Hill and Monmouth. If a particularly well bred baby from the database shows up at another track, I’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.



6/19/14 Race 1

Caval (Blame - Sultana, by Storm Cat) – featured on the June 19 Kiddie List, she’s the first winner for her Freshman Sire, Horse of the Year, Blame. Caval dueled on the outside, took command at the top of the stretch, raced greenly, but opened up to win the five furlong maiden race by 5 ½ lengths in a final time of :56.78. Paid $4.20 to win.

Haleys Rainbow (Songandaprayer - Holy Spirit, by Ghostzapper) fought with Caval, but had to settle for second best, 7 ¼ lengths ahead of the third place finisher. Paid $2.60 to place.

So You Say (Flatter - Hurricane Hannah, by Southern Halo) chased in third the whole way ‘round and was no match for the top two. No show wagering.

Exacta in the 4 horse field paid $8.20.


June 21, 2014


Race 1 | MSW | 6F Turf

Beauty Sisters (War Front - Nafisah (IRE), by Lahib) $300K KEESEP13; She’s a half to UAE Gr. 3 winner SNAAFY (by Kingmambo). Their dam was second in an English listed stakes at age two and was a SW at three. Third dam MGSW AL BAHATHRI was an Irish Champion 3YO Filly. This entire distaff family is filled with European class. MGSW HAAFHD, RED CADEAUX, Hong Kong Horse of the Year MILITARY ATTACK and Dubai Duty Free (UAE-1) winner GLADIATORUS are all descended from this line.

Lamontagne (Congrats - Orion's Daughter, by Tactical Cat) $95K FTKOCT13; Her dam is a full sister to the dam of Darley Alcibiades S. (G-1) and Sorrento S. (G-3) heroine WICKEDLY PERFECT (by Congrats). The dam is also a half to the dam of MGSW SAILORS SUNSET.

International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus - Parlez, by French Deputy) $85K FTMSEP13; He’s a half to SW and juvie SP FOOLS IN LOVE (by Not For Love). This is the distaff line of MGSW HALORY HUNTER and his half brother, the Group 1 winner and sire VAN NISTELROOY.

Thank You (Congrats - Actceptional, by Noactor) $60K FTNAUG13; The gelding is a half to SW OMNISCIENT (by Pulpit), SP runners Mrs. Debbie M (by War Chant) and Miss Emelina (by Big Brown). Another half sister bore Best Pal Stakes winner ALBERTS HOPE (by Run Away and Hide). This is the distaff line of SW sires LITTLEEXPECTATIONS and VALID EXPECTATIONS.

Spanish Armada (War Front - Sister Marilyn, by Saint Ballado) $290K (RNA) KEEAPR13; He’s a full brother to French SP War Singer. There’s little blacktype in the immediate distaff line. Fourth dam is the Kentucky Oaks heroine and blue hen NATIVE STREET. Spanish Armada has RF inbreeding to Almahmoud through her daughters Natalma, dam of War Front’s grandsire NORTHERN DANCER and Cosmah, dam of SAINT BALLADO’S damsire HALO.

Penalty Phase (Congrats - Bear's Lightning, by Maria's Mon) $27K KEESEP12; His SP dam is a full sister to the dam of SW PEAK MARIAS WAY and to the dam of G-1 winner MEADOW BREEZE and her half brothers, MGSW OVERANALYZE and GSW MIGHTY MONSOON.




Unbridled Reward (Warrior's Reward - Unbridled Appeal, by Unbridled) she’s a half sister to Belleofthebridle and Southern Parkway, who are juvenile stakes placed. First crop sire Warrior's Reward, a son of Medaglia D’Oro, has three starters, all winners.

Rachel's Ready (More Than Ready - My Rachel, by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) She’s a half sister to Firehouse Red who placed in stakes at ages three and four. Her dam is G-3 stakes placed half sister to the graded stakes winners JACK MILTON (Transylvania S., Poker S.) and PEACE PRESERVER (Noble Damsel S.).

Promise Me Silver (Silver City - Uno Mas Promesa, by Macho Uno) First crop sire Silver City, a son of Unbridled’s Song, has nine starters, four winners. There’s no blacktype in the first two generations of this female family.

Rousanne (Desert Party - Auntie Soph, by Valiant Nature) First crop sire Desert Party has four starters, three winners. There’s no blacktype (stakes winners/placers) in the first two generations of the female family, however, the G-1 winners CETEWAYO, WILCOX INN and DYNAFORCE can be found in the third generation.

Irish Nuggets (Irish Road - Nuggets, by Deep Gold) The dam is a full sister to the juvenile stakes placed One Good Reisen and a half to restricted stakes winner Da Candy Man, who also placed in a stakes at age two.

Ol Sanish (Curlin - Dimple Pinch, by Smoke Glacken) The dam is a minor stakes winner and is a half sister to a minor stakes winner. There’s very little blacktype in this distaff line.


June 22, 2014


Race 7 | Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes | 5 ½ Furlongs

Homer Matt (Majesticperfection - Ms. Cornstalk, by Indian Charlie) $625K FTFMAR13; He’s a half-brother to Canadian Champion Two Year Old Fillies BIOFUEL and TU ENDIE WEI. Freshman sire Majesticperfection has one winner from four starters.

Mentioned on the June 19 Kiddie List, Wake Up Nick (Cindago - Storm Hearted, by Lion Hearted) (C) $35K BESMAR14; 1:00.60 (16/50); first work back for this 9 ¼ length MSW debut winner who zipped 4 ½ F in :51.22. Not much blacktype in the female family, but watch for this one in the baby stakes races at Del Mar. His sire is a superior Polysire with 23% winners and 50% ITM. Wake Up Nick is trained by Doug O’Neil.

Story to Tell (Bluegrass Cat - Haddie Be Good, by Silver Deputy) $200K BESMAR14; His dam won the PG Johnson as a 2YO. This is the distaff line of G-1 winners SWEET TALKER, INCLUDE ME OUT, GSW SILVER MEDALLION, CHECK THE LABEL and SW ON THE MENU.

Henry's Holiday (Harlan's Holiday - Ford Gallop, by Victory Gallop) $115K OBSMAR; His dam is a full sister to the precocious VICTORY USA, who won the Moccasin Stakes and placed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Frizette and Del Mar Debutante at age two and won the Beaumont S. (G-2) at three. Third dam is MGSW and new course record setter FORESTA.



Wicked Rascal (West Acre - Seductive Lady, by Langfuhr) (C) 6/10/14 – 4F :52.20 (1/4); won his debut by 4 ½ lengths on May 18 in a 4 ½ furlong MSW. He’s a half to TWO T'S AT TWO B (by Untuttable) who won the Frank Gomez Memorial and the first leg of the Florida Stallion Stakes series, Dr. Fager Stakes. He placed in the two other contests of the series. Wicked Rascal is a half to SCANDALOUS ACT (Act of Duty) who swept three races in the Filly Division of the Florida Stallion Series - My Dear Girl, Susan’s Girl and Desert Vixen S. Don’t be surprised to see Wicked Rascal develop into a FL stakes horse.



Southern Barbecue (Hear No Evil - Sexy Stockings, by Tabasco Cat) (C) 6/11/14 - 5F :59.93 (2/7); He’s a full brother to MG1SW JACKSON BEND, and a half to SW GARTER BELT (by Anasheed) and to SP Grande Shores (Black Mambo).



Beautiful Tashy (Pomeroy - Racene, by Miner's Mark) (F) $95K (RNA) OBSAPR14; 6/15/14 - 4F :49.90 (4/5) She’s a half to this year’s Fountain of Youth hero WILDCAT RED (by D’Wildcat) and to Jamaican SW RACING MACHINE (by Skimming).


SW – Stakes Winner

MSW – Multiple Stakes Winner

GSW – Graded Stakes Winner (G1SW, G2SW, G3SW – Grade, 1, 2, 3 stakes winner)

SP – Stakes Placed

MSP – Multiple Stakes Placed

GSP – Graded Stakes Placed

Blacktype – A stakes race. A horse’s name is designated in bold print when they have won or placed in any stakes race. Names in bold capital letters designate a stakes winner, including Graded or Group races. Bold small lettered names specify that the horse has placed in a stakes race including Graded or Group races. Names with no bold print designate horses that have not won or placed in a stakes race and thus, they have no Blacktype.

Blue Hen – A superior mare who has a widespread influence on the breed through her sons and daughters. Examples: La Troienne, Almahmoud, Somethingroyal. See Rasmussen Factor regarding inbreeding to these mares.

Broodmare Sire – a/k/a Damsire. The sire of the dam.

Classics – In the US, for colts, Kentucky Derby-G1, Preakness Stakes [G1], Belmont Stakes [G1]; for fillies, Coaching Club of America Oaks [G1]. The classic distance in the US is one and one-quarter miles, (10 furlongs), the length of the Derby. In England, for colts, 2,000 Guineas [G1], Epsom Derby [G1], St. Leger Stakes [G1]; for fillies, 1,000 Guineas [G1], Epsom Oaks [G1]. The classic distance in England is one and one-half miles (12 furlongs), the length of their Derby.

Dam – female parent of the horse (mother).

Damsire – a/k/a Broodmare sire. The sire (father) of the dam.

Distaff Family – a/k/a Female Family - The maternal line, starting with the dam, tracing back to the second dam, third dam, etc.

Full Brothers or Sisters – Full brothers and sisters are by the same sire and out of the same dam.

Half Brothers or Sisters - Half-brothers or sisters have the same dam but a different sire.

Inbreeding - Mating of closely related individuals, for instance, Danehill is inbred to Natalma through her son, Northern Dancer, the grandsire of Danehill, and through Spring Adieu, the second dam of Danehill. Thus, Danehill is inbred through two half siblings to one dam.

Rasmussen Factor – The "Rasmussen Factor" (or RF) is a term used to describe inbreeding to superior females (see Blue Hen) through different individuals in the first five generations. Leon Rasmussen and Rommy Faversham developed the breeding theory. The inbreeding must occur through the sire and the dam (on both sides of the pedigree) and the duplication of the inbred female must be within five generations. Examples of the RF Factor: Elusive Quality – RF to Somethingroyal through her sons Secretariat and Sir Gaylord. Unbridled – RF to Aspidistra through her son, Dr. Fager and daughter, Magic; Article by Leon Rasmussen regarding the Rasmussen Factor.

Sire – male parent of the horse (father). A thoroughbred horse becomes a sire after one of his offspring is registered in the Jockey Club Registry.

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