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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 7, 2013

Jon Forbes

 

Forbes’ Firsters for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Race 3, All 2-year-olds, 5 ½ Furlongs, Turf, 1 p.m.

MACK MILLER (bay colt, Bernstein—Pennyhill, by Saint Ballado) is a half-brother to three stakes winners, including Electrify, who won eight stakes, including the Grade 3 Fred W. Hooper Handicap. Electrify raced primarily in dirt routes and was off the board in his lone turf start. Mack Miller’s siblings also include Cream Only, who captured a route stakes at Oaklawn Park, and sprinter Rothko, who has won the Grade 3 Aristides and finished second in the Grade 1 Malibu. Mack Miller’s second dam, Vennila Cream, won five stakes in Louisiana and also produced Grade 3 Toboggan Handicap victor Kazoo.

Owner: Dogwood Stable

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

Sales history: $120,000 OBS March 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 1/5 seconds, video); $42,000 Fasig-Tipton October yearling

 

ALL CASH (chestnut colt, English Channel—Andover the Money, by Dynaformer) is a half-brother to California-bred stakes winners Spenditallbaby and Runforthemoneybaby. Spenditallbaby won two sprint stakes over the all-weather and placed in a pair of graded stakes on turf, while Runforthemoneybaby won a stakes and was Grade 1 placed over a synthetic surface and was stakes placed on turf. All five foals to race out of Andover the Money have won, including English Pound, a full-brother to All Cash who broke his maiden on grass.

Owner: Calumet Farm

Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas

Jockey: Luis Saez

 

LITTLE BOSS (gray/roan colt, Street Boss—Golden Rhythm, by Rhythm) is out of a mare who won stakes on turf in Louisiana and Texas. Two of Golden Rhythm’s four foals of racing age have started, and both have won on the grass.

Owner: P. Vaccarezza, P. Greco, F. Mancari, J and J Stables, et al.

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Sales history: $40,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling

 

WAR HAWK (dark bay or brown colt, War Front—Surveil, by Kingmambo) is the first foal out of his dam, an unplaced daughter of Watch, who won the Grade 3 Cardinal Handicap on the turf. Watch is a full-sister to turf stakes winner War Thief and dirt stakes winner Stop Watch. She is also a half-sister to turf stakes winners Prime Meridian and Remind.

Owner: Jerry Durant

Trainer: Steven Asmussen

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Sales history: $300,000 Keeneland September yearling

 

BELLY OF THE WHALE (chesnut colt, Red Giant—Miss Nashwan, by Nashwan) is out of an Italian Group 3 winner. Miss Nashwan has produced two other starters, no winners. 

Owner: Peachtree Stable

Trainer: Christophe Clement

Jockey: Jose Lezcano