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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, AUGUST 1

Jon Forbes

RACE 5, TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, 5 ½ FURLONGS, DIRT, 3:13 P.M.

 

CORAIL (2yo bay filly, Indian Charlie—Meteor Miracle, by Twining) is a half-sister to Grade 2 La Jolla Handicap winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Meteore, by Pulpit, who earned $292,576 over the course of his 20-race career. Meteor Miracle has only one other foal to race, a colt by Unbridled’s Song named Just Playing who is 0-for-2 lifetime.
Owner: Wertheimer and Frere
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez


ZAZZ (2yo gray/roan filly, Tapit—Rasta Farian, by Holy Bull) is out of a mare who won Presque Isle’s H.B.P.A. Stakes. Rasta Farian is also a half-sister to G3 Jessamine Stakes winner Somali Lemonade. Zazz’s third dam, Chic Shirine, won the G1 Ashland Stakes at age three and went on to be a very successful broodmare. Chic Shirine is the dam of Grade 2 True North Handicap winner Waldoboro, as well as the granddam of multiple turf graded stakes winner Hungry Island, Grade 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Soaring Empire, Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes winner El Padrino (himself by Tapit’s sire, Pulpit), and multiple Grade 3 winner Cappuchino. This is Rasta Farian’s first foal to race.
Owner: Helen K. Groves
Trainer: Michael Matz
Jockey: Joel Rosario