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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.



Jon Forbes



ROSSWEISSE (2yo chestnut filly, Majestic Warrior—Rough Water, by Stormin Fever) is out of the 1991 Grade 3 Arlington Oaks winner, Grade 1 Alabama runner-up, and Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks third-place finisher. At 2, Rough Water was third in the Grade 3 Golden Rod. Six of her 10 foals to race are winners, including Scoop, heroine of the Grade 3 Indiana Oaks. Scoop later produced Coolwind, who won two minor stakes and placed in a pair of Grade 3 events. Kings Lynn, a stakes-placed half-sister to Rossweisse, produced Sara Louise, who defeated Rachel Alexandra in the Grade 3 Pocahontas as a juvenile and captured the Grade 2 Top Flight Handicap and Grade 3 Victory Ride as a sophomore, and Just Louise, who took the Grade 3 Debutante at Churchill Downs for 2-year-old fillies.

Owner: Bluegrass Hall
Trainer: D. Wayne Luckas
Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan
Sales history: $55,000 Keeneland September yearling; $125,000 Fasig-Tipton Timonium 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 3/5 seconds, video)


TEEN PAULINE (2yo dark bay/brown filly, Tapit—Effectual, by Carson City) is out of a mare who debuted a 3 ¼-length winner at Keeneland in April of her 2-year-old season before going on to win the Grade 3 Debutante at Churchill Downs in July. She was fifth of seven in the Grade 2 Spinaway, her career finale. Her only other named foal, No La Hace, has four wins in five starts, all in claiming races. Stonestreet Stables purchased Effectual for $475,000 when she was pregnant with Teen Pauline.

Owner: Stonestreet Stables
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
Jockey: Julien Leparoux