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Big Apple Babies

Big Apple Babies 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 Big Apple Babies will help fans find the stars of tomorrow as they head postward for the first time.


Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, September 7, 2013

Jon Forbes

Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, September 7, 2013
Race 7, 2-year-old Fillies, Seven Furlongs, Turf, 4:13 p.m.
FROM THE TIZ MOMENT ON (bay filly, Tiznow—Coco Belle, by Storm Boot) is the first foal out of his dam, a sprinter who won three stakes, with her biggest victory coming in the listed Miss Woodford at Monmouth Park. She won three of seven starts on the dirt. On synthetic surfaces, she had four wins in 15 starts and was Grade 3-placed. She was winless in four turf starts.
Owner: Leonard C. Green, Steven Wecker, William Achenbaum & Harold Lerner
Trainer: Gary Contessa
Jockey: Phil Teator
Sales history: $75,000 OBS June 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 2/5 seconds, video)
BIKINI BEAUTY (bay filly, Bernardini—Beautyandthebeast, by Machiavellian) is the first foal to race out of his dam, a listed stakes winner in England who later came to the United States and captured the Grade 2 Las Palmas Handicap on the turf. Beautyandthebeast is a half-sister to German Group 1 winner Neatico.
Owner: Neil L. Jones
Trainer: Christophe Clement
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
TAPITBYTHESEA (chestnut filly, Tapit—Haysee, by Orientate) is out of an unraced full-sister to Grade 1 Alabama winner Lady Joanne and a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Shackleford (Preakness, Metropolitan Handicap, and Clark Handicap), multiple graded stakes winners Baghdaria and Afleeting Lady, and stakes winner/multiple graded stakes-placed Stephanoatsee.
Owner: Lakland Farm & Diane & Roger Stanton
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
Jockey: John Velazquez
SUNSET RIDE (bay filly, Artie Schiller—Forest Key, by Green Forest) is a half-sister to Gaviola, who won the Grade 1 Garden City and three additional graded stakes on the turf. Their dam has produced five winners from eight starters.
Owner: St Elias Stable
Trainer: Carl Domino
Jockey: Cornelio Velasquez
Sales history: $190,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling