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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 WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Jon Forbes

RACE 2, TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, FIVE FURLONGS, DIRT, 1:22 P.M.

 

MR HALL’S OPUS (2yo bay filly, Officer—Sala de Oro, by Expelled) is the third foal to race of her dam, who has produced one winner to date, Truth and Justice, victorious in the Sorority at Monmouth Park, Presque Isle Debutante, and My Trust Cat at Delta Downs as a 2-year-old. Truth and Justice debuted a 3 ½ length winner at Monmouth in May of her freshman season. Sala de Oro also found black type success as a juvenile, taking Emerald Downs’ Barbara Shinpoch, and is a half-sister to multiple stakes winners No Turbulence and Hall of Gold, with the former having finished third in the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel.

Owner: George & Lori Hall
Trainer: Kelly Breen
Jockey: Elvis Trujillo
 

ANDELE (2yo bay filly, Bernardini—Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy) is a granddaughter of stakes winner Baby Zip, who was named Broodmare of the Year for 2005 after producing 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper and 2000 Grade 1 Hopeful hero City Zip. Getaway Girl, who won three races at Great Lakes Downs as a 3-year-old, has one winner from four fouls, Grade 3 British Columbia Derby winner Northern Causeway.

Sales history: $500,000 Keeneland September yearling
Owner: Darley Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Ramon Dominguez