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Haskin's juvenile rundown: Stay Thirsty and Acaffella

It seems every year we have our brilliant, precocious 2-year-olds whose bandwagons start filling up fast after a spectacular maiden victory. Bettors rush to Las Vegas to get their bets down for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and some even are looking for Kentucky Derby odds.


Trying to project what a promising young horse will become when he or she matures into the finished product is one of the enjoyable and rewarding aspects of the sport. It can apply to precocious 2-year-olds in regard to the Breeders’ Cup juvenile races and the following year’s classics. And it can also apply to late-developing 2-year-olds, some whose careers are put on hold due to injury, and they will be at 3, 4, and even 5.


This year, we have several horses who bear watching in the Breeders’ Cup (and in some cases beyond), based on the talent they displayed early in their careers and their pedigrees.

 

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