Sunday, September 01, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Monday, September 2, 2013
Race 6, All 2-year-olds, 5 ½ Furlongs, Dirt, 4:06 p.m.
HARPOON (gray/roan colt, Tapit—Christmas Star, by Star de Naskra) is a half-brother to Cuvee, who won the Grade 1 Futurity, Grade 2 Saratoga Special, and Grade 3 Kentucky Breeders’ Cup Stakes as a 2-year-old, and Will He Shine, who took the Grade 2 True North Handicap. Christmas Star, who has five winners from as many starters, also has produced stakes-placed runners Christmas Party and Catera. Grade 1 Hollywood Derby victor Olympio and Grade 2 Del Mar Debutante winner Call Now are half-siblings to Christmas Star.
Owner: Let’s Go Stable
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $500,000 Keeneland September yearling