• Champion Sprinter Work All Week has been retired due to a fracture.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Harmonize comes widest of all to win the Jessamine Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Got Lucky gets there on the wire in the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland.Posted 4 days ago
  • Airoforce kicks away in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for hot trainer Mark Casse.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ben's Duchess takes advantage of a speed duel to win the L.A. Woman.Posted 4 days ago
  • Inheritance, a $1.9 million 2yo in training purchase, broke her maiden by 13 today at Belmont.Posted 4 days ago
  • Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 4 days ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 5 days ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 5 days ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 5 days ago

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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