Friday, August 17, 2012
RACE 2, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, 1 1/16 MILES, TURF, 1:30 P.M.
NORUMBEGA (2yo gray/roan colt, Tiznow—Meghan’s Joy, by A.P. Indy) is a half-brother to a pair of turf stakes winners: Quiet Harbor, victorious in the Grade 3 Violet, and Seal Cove, winner of the restricted Gleaming Stakes. Another half-sibling, Hunting, won the Grade 3 Stuyvesant Handicap on dirt, while another, Minister’s Joy, was Grade 3-placed on turf and synthetic. Their dam was a winner on turf and placed in three stakes on dirt.
Owner: Stuart S. Janney, III
Trainer: Claude McGaughey, III
Jockey: Joel Rosario
RACE 4, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, SEVEN FURLONGS, DIRT, 2:31 P.M.
BAD HOMBRE (2yo dark bay/brown colt, Sky Mesa—A Little Evil, by Deputy Minister) is out of an 0-5 half-sister to Favorite Trick, who was named Horse of the Year and Champion Two-Year-Old for 1997 after winning all eight of his starts, including the Grade 1 Hopeful and Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Three other half-siblings to A Little Evil earned black type, including restricted stakes winner Cold N Calculating, Grade 1 placed juvenile Medievil Hero, and Grade 3 placed juvenile Crafty and Evil. All three of A Little Evil’s foals to race are winners.
Owner: Summit Thoroughbreds
Trainer: John Kimmel
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Sales history: $155,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling; $180,000 OBS March juvenile (one furlong in 10 2/5 seconds, video)
VIOLENCE (2yo dark bay/brown colt, Medaglia d’Oro—Violent Beauty, by Gone West) looks to become the second winner from as many foals out of his dam, whose other foal of racing age romped by 3 ½ lengths in his lone start to date, a Woodbine turf sprint a year ago. Their dam won a single race in seven starts. Violence’s third dam, Sky Beauty, won nine Grade 1 races, swept the Filly Triple Crown, and was named Champion Older Female. Violence was the second most expensive of 86 yearlings by his sire to sell at auction in 2011.
Owner: Black Rock Stables LLC
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $600,000 Keeneland September yearling
PAGETS (2yo dark bay/brown colt, Forestry—Apple of Kent, by Kris S.) is out of a mare who won the Grade 2 Shuvee Handicap and was third in the Grade 1 Hempstead Handicap. She has produced three winners from five foals to race, including Imperial Pippin, who has placed in four stakes in England. Apple of Kent is a half-sister to five horses who won stakes, all on turf. One of them, True Flare, won a pair of Grade 2 races and was Grade 1 placed before going on to produce Grade 1 Malibu (dirt) winner Latent Heat, Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap (dirt), heroine Indian Flare, and Grade 3 Poker Handicap (turf) victor Art Master.
Owner: Juddmonte Farms
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Corey Nakatani