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Forbes' Firsters

Forbes’ Firsters is a series that takes a glance at the pedigrees and sales histories of select 2-year-olds who are making their debuts in maiden special weight races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, or Saratoga Race Course. Many of history’s best horses have commenced their careers in New York, and Forbes’ Firsters will help fans find the stars of tomorrow as they head postward for the first time.

 

FORBES’ FIRSTERS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

Jon Forbes

RACE 2, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, ONE MILE, 12:58 P.M.

INMYFATHERSIMAGE (chestnut colt, Curlin—Friendly Michelle, by Artax) is out of a mare who won the Grade 1 Prioress and Grade 3 La Troienne. From two foals to race, Friendly Michelle has one winner, Da Vinci, who has three victories to date. Da Vinci is by A.P. Indy, the sire of Curlin.

Owner: Jennifer Contessa & Carl Bowling
Trainer: Gary Contessa
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh