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Big Apple Babies

Big Apple Babies, formerly 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 Big Apple Babies will help fans find the stars of tomorrow as they head postward for the first time.

 

FORBES’ FIRSTERS FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Jon Forbes

RACE 6, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, SEVEN FURLONGS, 2:50 P.M.

ELNAAWI (dark bay/brown colt, Street Sense—Pilfer, by Deputy Minister) is a half-brother to To Honor and Serve, who won the Grade 2 Remsen and Grade 2 Nashua as a 2-year-old, the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap and Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby as a 3-year-old, and the Grade 1 Woodward and Grade 3 Westchester as a 4-year-old. Their dam captured a listed route stakes at Delaware Park and is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner India. Elnaawi was the second most expensive of 47 yearlings by his sire to sell at auction in 2011.

Owner: Shadwell Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Channing Hill