Thursday, October 17, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Friday, October 18, 2013
Race 2, All 2-year-olds, 5 ½ Furlongs, Dirt, 1:22 p.m.
MENDOCINO JOE (dark bay or brown colt, Malibu Moon—Right Place, by Petionville) is out of a winning full-sister to Runaway Model, who won the Grade 2 Alcibiades and Grade 2 Golden Rod as a 2-year-old. She also earned Grade 1 placings in the Ashland and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Mambo Train, a half-brother to Right Place, won the Turf Paradise Derby and placed in two graded stakes. Right Place, a daughter of listed stakes-winning 2-year-old Ticket to Houston, posted a maiden victory at Delaware Park. Her only other foal of racing age, Right Charlie, has won a single race in three starts.
Owner: Stonestreet Stables & Biagi Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $175,000 Fasig-Tipton October yearling; $550,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 seconds, video)