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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 Sunday, August 18, 2013

Jon Forbes


Forbes’ Firsters for Sunday, August 18, 2013

Race 5, All 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 Miles, Turf, 3:03 p.m.

WACO (dark bay or brown colt, Medaglia d’Oro—Sangrita, by Mr. Greeley) is out of a mare who won the Grade 2 Chilukki at one mile on the main track. Sangrita is a half-sister to Grade 1 Suburban Handicap victor Offlee Wild and Recoleta, the dam of European group stakes winners Silent Times and Rock of Rochelle. Sangrita has produced one winner from two foals to race.

Owner: William L. Clifton, Jr.

Trainer: H. James Bond

Jockey: Rajiv Maragh

Sales history: $280,000 Keeneland September yearling


Race 11, 2-year-old Fillies, 1 1/16 Miles, Turf, 6:18 p.m.

JAZIL’S DREAM (chestnut filly, Jazil—American Dreamer, by Quest for Fame) is a half-sister to Maram, who debuted a winner in a maiden claiming race on turf as a 2-year-old before going on to win the Grade 3 Miss Grillo and the inaugural running of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She later added triumphs in the John Hettinger and Miss Liberty. Maram is American Dreamer’s only winner from two foals to races.

Owner: Karen Woods

Trainer: Thomas Albertrani

Jockey: Jose Lezcano