Saturday, October 11, 2014
Big Apple Babies for Saturday, October 11, 2014
Race 6, 2-year-olds, six furlongs, dirt, 3:25 p.m.
MARCH (bay colt, Blame – Lifeinthefastlane, by Unbridled’s Song) is a half-brother Eightyfiveinafifty, successful sprinting on dirt in taking the G3 Bay Shore and breaking his maiden by 17 ¼ lengths. That came in his second lifetime start when making his sophomore debut off of a layoff. Their placed dam is dam of seven foals of racing age. All five to run are winners. March was the most expensive weanling to sell by his sire, a champion whose first crop is two.
Owner: Robert V. LaPenta
Trainer: Chad C. Brown
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
Sales history: $320,000 Keeneland November weanling
MAWTHOOQ (chestnut colt, Distorted Humor – Ready’s Gal, by More Than Ready) is the fifth foal from his dam, a multiple graded stakes winner who earned over $600,000. Ready’s Gal won her first two starts, both sprinting on dirt, and was second in the G1 Frizette at two. Switched to turf later in her career, she won a quartet of graded stakes races – the G3 Lake George, G3 Hillsborough, G3 Matchmaker, and G2 Canadian. Her three foals to race include two winners, highlighted by G3 Derby Trial winner Machen. Second dam Exquisite Mistress was a multiple stakes winner who produced to other stakes horses in addition to Ready’s Gal. Mawthooq was the third highest-priced yearling by his accomplished sire to sell at auction last year.
Owner: Shadwell Stable
Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Jockey: Cornelio Velasquez
Sales history: $850,000 Keeneland September yearling
FURYOFTHENORSEMAN (bay colt, Northern Afleet – Dynasty, by Time for a Change) will be the seventh foal to race from his dam, four of whom have won. The group is highlighted by Harissa, a ¾ sister to Furyofthenorseman, a multiple stakes winner who earned $468,966. While her biggest victory came sprinting on the dirt in the G2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap, other stakes wins stakes victories came going a route of ground. Dynasty broke her maiden upon her debut when sprinting on dirt, but found her greatest success on the lawn. She won the Lake George Stakes before it was graded and picked up a pair of graded placings. In addition to Harissa, she is the dam of Seattle Queen, stakes placed in Ireland.
Owner: Hibiscus Stable
Trainer: Steve Klesaris
Jockey: Angel S. Arroyo
Sales history: $75,000 Keeneland November weanling, $45,000 Fasig-Tipton October yearling
UNBRIDLED HERO (chestnut colt, Unbridled’s Song – Home Crowd, by Came Home) is the first foal from his dam, who broke her maiden as a two-year-old in her career debut. Both of her career victories and her stakes placing in the Ruthless came sprinting on dirt. Home Crowd is a half-sister to a pair of stakes winners, the multiple listed winner Throng and multiple graded stakes winner Funny Moon, whose biggest victory came in the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks. Other members of the family include Temperence Hill and Vanlandingham.
Owner: Whisper Hill Farm
Trainer: John C. Kimmel
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Sales history: $325,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling
Other Notes: Blackwater Charly’s second dam, Chamrousse, won the G2 Black-Eyed Susan.
To be eligible for Big Apple Babies, a first-time starter running in a non-statebred race must meet at least one of the following criteria:
* Is out of a graded-stakes-winning mare
* Is a sibling to a graded-stakes winner
* Is out of a Grade 1-placed mare
* Is a sibling to a Grade 1-placed runner
* Is out of a black-type earning mare who earned at least $300,000
* Is a sibling to a black-type earner who has earned at least $300,000
* Has a second dam who was a Grade 1 winner
* Has a second dam who produced a Grade 1 winner
* Sold for at least $300,000 at auction