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Kiddie List searches for the best and brightest of this next generation of two-year-olds. Formerly, I covered the
Kiddie List at the Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds blog. Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union
Rags, Creative Cause, Drill, Dreaming of Julia, Beholder, Kauai Katie, Emollient, Fortify and countless other runners were
featured on the Kiddie List before they hit the national radar. Many juveniles
that were introduced on the Kiddie List rewarded their backers with double
Kiddie List will spotlight the top workers and blue bloods breezing four
furlongs and farther, plus some entries and results. I’ll cover the New York, Kentucky, California
and Florida tracks, and occasionally Arlington, Fair Hill and Monmouth. If a particularly well bred baby shows up
at another track, I’ll include that one as well. Due to the enormous number of
juveniles, some of these names may show up only once or twice. You can find more of this season’s two-year-olds on the 2015
Kentucky Derby Contenders and 2015 Kentucky
Oaks Contenders lists.
June 21, 2014 |BELMONT
Araqeel (Tapit - August Storm, by Storm
Creek) (C) $180K KEESEP13; 4F :48.19
(2/26); This pretty gray colt is a half
brother to Nashua Stakes winner BREAK
WATER EDISON (by Lemon Drop Kid). Three of his
four half siblings to race at age two hit the board, and their dam won a stakes
race in her second start, so this is a precocious family. After a steady stream of three furlong works
at Saratoga, Araqeel transferred to Belmont for his latest
Unnamed (Malibu Moon - Tap Your Heels, by
Unbridled) (C) !1 Million KEEAPR14; 4F :48.46 (4/26); This million dollar baby is
a half brother to leading sire Tapit. His breeding is extremely close to Tapit,
as Tapit is by Pulpit, a son of A.P. Indy out of a mare by Mr. Prospector. Malibu Moons is also a son of A.P. Indy out of
a mare by Mr. Prospector. Despite this close breeding, Tap Your Heels’
offspring haven’t fared well on the racetrack. Out of nine foals of racing age,
five made it to the track and only two, Tapit and his half sister
Overandabeauty (by Grand Slam) found the winner’s circle. Here’s hoping this unnamed colt stays sound
and fulfills the promise of his pedigree.
(Medaglia d'Oro - Victory Ride, by Seeking the Gold) (C) $770K KEEAPR14;
4F :48.46 (4/26); This son of a Test Stakes (G-1) heroine is a half brother to Magical Ride (by Storm Cat), who placed
in the Adirondack Breeders' Cup S. [G2] as a juvenile. Does her name sound
familiar? It should. She’s the dam of
this year’s Preakness runner-up RIDE ON
CURLIN (by Curlin). Although Victory
Ride was a sprinter/miler, there’s plenty of stamina in this distaff line. Hurry up and name this colt – he has a good
pedigree for the Derby – any derby!
G R's Giant (Frost Giant - Piano Chimes, by Chimes Band) (C) $50K
FTNAUG13; 4F :48.46 (4/51) dirt training
track; He doesn’t have as an illustrious
pedigree as some of the others. His dam
placed in two listed stakes as a 2YO.
All five of G R's Giant’s half siblings made it to the track, four are
winners and two hit the board in their debut.
This guy has been working very strongly and his sire’s 2YO win at an
In Spite of Mama (Speightstown - Mama Theresa, by
Carson City) (F) 4F :49.07 (10/51) gate
breeze. This filly is bred to be a drag
racer. Speed on the top, speed on the bottom and more speed in between. Her dam and half sibling won/placed in their
debut. The dam is a stakes placed half-sister
hero of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G-1) over BLAME, the Suburban (G-2) and Discovery Handicaps (G-3). In Spite of Mama’s fourth dam is the blue hen
COOL MOOD, grand dam of Belmont Stakes winner TOUCH GOLD and Canadian Triple Crown victor WITH APPROVAL.
Myfourchix (Henny Hughes - Stellaluna, by
Tapit) (F) $90K OBSAPR14; 4F :48.24 (2/51) gate breeze. Her half-brother by
Cowboy Cal has hit the board in both starts. Her dam is a half to Hawthorne
Gold Cup winner FAIRBANKS and to
Coolmore Lexington Stakes victor KEATS.
This is the female family of stakes winner DARN
THAT ALARM and Breeders' Cup Marathon hero AFLEET AGAIN.
June 22, 2014 |BELMONT
Face the Music (Stormy Atlantic - Voyage, by Rahy)
(C) 4F :49.67 (17/30) gate breeze. He’s a Phipps family homebred out of an
unraced half-sister to multiple G1 winners PINE
ISLAND and POINT OF ENTRY. This is the distaff family of BC Distaff winner PLEASANT HOME and graded stakes winners
COUNTRY HIDEAWAY, BOCA GRANDE and VACATION. Conservative trainer Shug McGaughey
conditions Face the Music and this colt has posted some very quick works.
Security Risk (War Front - Smuggler, by
Unbridled) (C) 4F :49.67 (17/30) gate
breeze. Stablemate to Face the
Music. Despite being bred to the best
stallions, Champion 3 YO Filly SMUGGLER
has yet to produce a blacktype runner. All four babies raced, two are winners.
Smuggler is the most accomplished offspring of Champion Older Mare INSIDE INFORMATION. Smuggler’s half-sister by Mr. Prospector bore
Pennsylvania Derby (G-2) winner GONE
Just too Perfect (Pleasantly
Perfect - Winter Tide, by Tale of the Cat) (F) 4F :48.55 (7/30) gate
breeze. She’s a full sister to Pleasant Miss
who placed in four stakes at two, including the Oak Tree
Juvenile Fillies Turf. Four half siblings
raced and three are winners. All won/placed at age two.
Reality (Super Saver - Dianehill (IRE), by
Danehill) (C) $150K OBSMAR; 4F :49.10 (12/30) gate breeze. He’s a half to U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas
winner SPLASH POINT
(by Street Cry). Reality’s
second dam is BC Sprint winner VERY
Derby winner and Freshman Sire Super Saver has four starters,
no winners. Expect his offspring to start winning around August and improve
with distance and maturity.
Stanford (Malibu Moon -
Rosy Humor, by Distorted Humor) (C) $550K BESMAR14; :59.55 (1/12) dirt training. He’s the second
of three foals to race. A half sibling was unplaced in one start. The dam was
0-3 in her career. The second dam is a ¾
sister to Champion Johannesburg.