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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 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Jon Forbes

RACE 6, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, 5 ½ FURLONGS, DIRT, 3:11 P.M.

 

REVOLUTIONARY (2yo War Pass—Runup the Colors, by A.P. Indy) is out of a mare who won the Grade 1 Alabama and was second in the Grade 1 Spinster and Grade 1 Ballerina Handicap. Runup the Colors’ dam won the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks and also produced Group 1 winner and Irish and Italian highweight Flagbird, Grade 1 Acorn heroine Prospectors Delite, and Grade 2 King’s Bishop victor Top Account. Runup the Colors has five winners from six foals to race, including Grade 2 placed runners Tafaseel and Ice Road. Revolution was the most expensive of 14 juveniles by his sire to sell at auction this year.

Owner: WinStar Farm
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $80,000 Keeneland September yearling; $235,000 OBS March 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 2/5 seconds, video)