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The Kiddie List - June 25, 2014


The Kiddie List searches for the best and brightest of this next generation of two year olds. Formerly, I covered the Kiddie List from my 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 digit wins.


The 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 Kentucky Oaks Contenders lists. 



June 24, 2014 | Four Furlongs | Main Track

The Darley contingent, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin were working up a storm on the main track. All listed below are from this stable.


Ashland Park (Street Cry (IRE) - Ashado, by Saint Ballado) (C) 4F :49.04(6/14) dirt training track.  Like many Champion mares, Ashado hasn’t done a whole lot as a broodmare. Two of Ashado’s  four foals of racing age have run and one is a winner. The two to race are full siblings to Ashland Park.


Frosted (Tapit - Fast Cookie, by Deputy Minister) (C)  4F  :47.54 (1/14); this pretty gray colt has a precocious pedigree.  His dam placed in two graded stakes as a juvenile and is a multiple graded stakes winner. She’s a half sister to Juvie Champ and Freshman Sire MIDSHIPMAN. Two of her four foals of racing age have run and both are winners. One is a full sibling to Frosted.  Frosted is a stablemate of Ashland Park.


Kick Off  (Bernardini - Game Face, by Menifee) (C) 4F  :48.11 (5/14);  His ¾ sister by A.P. Indy is unraced. Their dam is a MGSW sprinter who won the Princess Rooney (G-1), First Lady (G-2), Inside Information (G-2), etc. She owns the only blacktype in two generations.  Kick Off will likely prefer distances up to 1 1/16 to 1 1/8 miles.


Shot Clock (Medaglia d'Oro - Flashing, by A.P. Indy) (C)  4F  :47.89 (3/14);   He’s the second foal produced by Flashing.  She won her debut at two, and as a three year old FLASHING won the Test and Gazelle Stakes (G-1) and was third in the Mother Goose (G-1).  The second dam MORNING PRIDE was a 2yo stakes winner in France and third dam is Canadian Champion 3YO Filly KAMAR.  Shot Clock has a pedigree fit for the Triple Crown races.  


Zennor (Medaglia d'Oro - Zelanda (IRE), by Night Shift) (C)   4F :48.03 (4/14);  He is a half to English juvenile stakes winner GREY PEARL (by Gone West) and to French Gr.3 winner TIME PRISONER (by Elusive Quality).   Zennor’s dam is a half to French Gr.3 winner EMILY BRONTE, the dam of French Group winners LOCKWOOD and EARNSHAW, the latter is by Medaglia d'Oro.  Zennor’s damsire spent his stud career in Ireland and Australia. He’s a full brother to the blue hen FANFRELUCHE, the dam of three Canadian Champions and to Canadian G-1 winner and sire BARACHOIS.  Zennor has plenty of turf influences throughout his pedigree and will likely develop into a turf router.


June 24, 2014 | Four Furlongs | Dirt Training Track

Curalina (Curlin - Whatdreamsrmadeof, by Graeme Hall) (F) $125K KEESEP13;  4F :49.44 (4/35);  She’s a half to multiple stakes placed Dream Spinner (by Hard Spun). Two of her three half siblings have raced. Both are winners. One placed multiple times as a 2YO.  Whatdreamsrmadeof placed in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies and Grade 2 Fairgrounds Oaks. She’s a half to stakes winner LADY ECHO. Curlina could be fairly precocious and will likely be best up to 1 1/16 miles.


Dia de Encanta (Harlan's Holiday - Selene's Delight, by Maria's Mon) (F) $220K KEESEP13;  4F  :49.45 (5/35);  She’s a second foal. Her half sister by Empire Maker failed to hit the board in five starts.  The dam is a half to a couple of listed stakes winners and there’s some other minor blacktype in the immediate family.  The second  dam is a half sister to Grade 1 winner RING MY BELL, who is the dam of Kentucky Derby winner and sire GRINDSTONE.  Dia de Encanta may prefer longer sprints and two turns.


Lots of Chocolate (Mineshaft - Miss Doolittle, by Storm Cat) (F)  4F :49.70 (8/35);  She’s a full sister to Florida Derby (G-1) hero DIALED IN and a half to juvenile stakes winner BROADWAY GOLD (by Seeking the Gold) and stakes placed Mambo Master (by Kingmambo). Broadway Gold is the dam of Grade 2 winner and Kentucky Oaks runner-up Broadway’s Alibi and multiple stakes winner R Gypsy Gold.   Miss Doolittle placed in the Schuylerville Stakes (G-2) as a two year old and the second dam ELIZA earned Champion 2YO Filly honors.  Lots of Chocolate should mature into a filly who will prefer two turns.


Pointe Class (Arch - Golden Marlin, by Marlin) (F) $250K KEESEP13; 4F :49.78 (8/35);  All four of her half siblings have raced and three have won. Three raced at two, and two of them hit the board. GOLDEN MARLIN is juvie stakes placed and is a multiple stakes winner, including the G-3 Dogwood.  Pointe Class has some turf attributes in her pedigree.  Her sire Arch, a son of Roberto, gets his share of turf winners while damsire Marlin counts the Arlington Million, Secretariat Stakes, and San Juan Capistrano (when it was run at 14 furlongs!) amongst his many stakes victories.  Pointe Class could become a turf router.


Royal Son (Tiznow - Mama Nadine, by A.P. Indy) (C ) 4F  :49.45 (5/35);  Three of his half siblings have raced, one found the winners circle as a two year old.  MAMA NADINE is a stakes winner and Royal Son’s second dam COUNTESS DIANA was a Champion Two Year Old Filly. I don’t expect Royal Son to be particularly precocious.  He has the pedigree to handle Classic distances.


Touch the Moon (Malibu Moon - Touch Here, by Touch Gold) (F) $450K FTFMAR14;  4F :49.49 (7/35);  She’s a first foal.  Her dam is a half sister to KY Oaks heroine SUMMERLY and to stakes placed Let ’em Go.  The second dam Here I Go placed in the Golden Rod at two. Touch the Moon has the pedigree to prefer longer distances.  KY Oaks anyone?




June 24, 2014 | Four Furlongs

Awesome Diamond (IRE) (Galileo (IRE) - Adoration, by Honor Grades) $625k BESMAR14;  4f :47.60 (4/41);  So far, the offspring of Breeders’ Cup Distaff heroine ADORATION have been a disappointment. From six foals of racing age, four have raced, none have won.  Since they all raced over turf or Polytrack and Adoration was bred mainly to turf oriented sires, this could explain the lack of wins on her offspring’s part. Awesome Diamond has three half siblings.  The Patrick Biacone trainee will likely point for maiden races at Del Mar.


Elementar (More Than Ready - Val Marie, by Coronado's Quest) (F) $280K KEESEP13; 4F :47.60 (4/41);  She’s a half to multiple graded stakes winner GRAND ADVENTURE (by Grand Slam), who won the Summer Stakes (G-3) at two.  All four of her other half siblings have had their photo taken in the winner’s circle. Val Marie is a half sister to G-3 winner SCOTUS. The stakes placed second dam is a half to Champion mare LAKEWAY. Elementar is trained by Richard Mandella.


June 24, 2014 | Four Furlongs | Dirt Training Track

Real Big Deal (Stormin Fever - Centerofattention, by Beau Genius) (C ) 4F :53.40 (3/4); He’s a half to stakes winner BEST PRESENT EVER (by Unusual Heat). All five of his half siblings have races and four are winners. Their dam is a stakes winner and placed in the California Cup Juv. Fillies. The second dam is a half sister to the multiple stakes winner and sire, LOST CODE. Real Big Deal is trained by  J. Kruljak.


June 24, 2014 | Five  Furlongs

Visitation (City Zip - Divorce Settlement, by Stormin Fever) (R)  $47K (RNA) BESMAR13;  5F :59.60 (2/22);  He made his debut in a MSW on June 7. Visitation broke slow, bobbled and was never a factor. One of his two half siblings have raced and won. Visitation descends from a prolific stakes winning family.  His dam is a half to the multiple stakes winners HONOR THE HERO, CAPITALIMPROVEMENT, PRENUP, CAT'S AT HOME, and GIANT WRECKER. Another half sister, Marital Spook, bore Hopeful (G-1) winner and sire YONAGUSKA, Bay Shore (G-3) winner HALO HOMEWRECKER. Restricted winner CALL IT OFF and stakes placed Cherokee Spook. Visitation is in the barn of Patrick Gallagher.


June 25, 2014 | Four Furlongs

Gem Twist (Mizzen Mast - Tortuga Lady, by Thunder Gulch) (R) $270K KEESEP12; 4F  :48.80 (17/31) Handily/gate.  He’s a half to Sunland Park Oaks heroine PRINCESS ARABELLA (by Any Given Saturday), stakes winner DYNA'S LASSIE (by Dynaformer) and stakes placed Cairo Six (by Stormy Atlantic). All seven of Gem Twist’s half siblings are winners. Tortuga Lady is a full sister to KY Derby runner-up Invisible Ink. Gem Twist is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and breezed with his stablemate Iron Fist.


Iron Fist (Tapit - Successful Outlook, by Orientate) (C ) $1.5 million dollars KEESEP13; 4F :48.80 (17/31) Handily/gate.  This expensive pretty gray colt is a half to SWEET LULU (by Mr. Greeley), winner of the Test (G-1) and runner up in the Cotillion and La Brea Stakes, both G-1. Iron Fist’s full brother Anchor Down is well-regarded and undefeated in two starts.  SUCCESSFUL OUTLOOK won the Tempted S (G-3) as a 2 YO. The second and third dams are stakes placed and the fourth dam is a multiple stakes winner. Iron Fist has a miler/middle distance pedigree.



June 25, 2014 | Five Furlongs

Dream Police (Wildcat Heir - Powerful Package, by Star de Naskra) (R) $75K OBSMAR14; 5F :59.80 (2/14);  He’s a full brother to Bed o' Roses (G-3) winner DERWIN'S STAR. Their dam is stakes placed and that’s the only blacktype in two generations.  The second dam is a half sister to Travers (G-1) hero and sire CARR DE NASKRA. Dream Police is trained by Jeff Bonde.


Council Rules (Council Member - Playful Sara, by Fast Play) (C)  5F 1:01.60 (10/14) Handily/gate. All six siblings raced and five are winners.  Two full siblings and two half siblings placed as two year olds. The dam is a half to multiple stakes winner GLITTER STAR and the second dam is stakes placed. Council Rules can be found in David Hoffman’s barn.


Tara's Tango (Unbridled's Song - Scarlet Tango, by French Deputy) (F)  5F 1:01.60 (10/14);  She’s a half to King’s Bishop (G-1) hero VISIONAIRE and to SCARLET STRIKE (by Smart Strike), winner of the Providencia Stakes (G-3) and she placed in the Chandelier and Hollywood Starlet, both Grade 1 events, as a two year old. Their dam placed in the Laura Gal Stakes at two and she’s a half to juvie stakes winner OUR COMMANDER, multiple stakes winner DALE'S PROSPECT, and juvie stakes placed Bumpy Road.  Tara’s Tango is trained by is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.


June 25, 2014 | Six Furlongs

Lord Nelson (Pulpit - African Jade, by Seeking the Gold) (C) $340K KEESEP13;  6F 1:12.20 Handily/gate.  He’s a first foal. His second dam is Argentinean Champion 3YO Filly MISS LINDA who also raced in the U.S.  against Azeri and Take Charge Lady.  Miss Linda captured the Spinster Stakes (G-1) Sabin Stakes (G-3). So far, none of her progeny have earned blacktype.  Lord Nelson should enjoy running two turns and is trained by Bob Baffert.  


Bollywood (Bernardini - Tarlow, by Stormin Fever) (C) $700K OBSAPR14; 1:13.60 (4/7) Handily/gate.  He worked 2F in :21.00 at the OBS April sale. Two of his four half sisters raced and won. One placed as a two year old. Their dam won the Santa Margarita Invitational (G-1), La Canada (G-2) and placed at two in the Oak Leaf (G-2). Tarlow’s half sisters have produced the stakes horses MR. BOWLING, YANKEE FORTUNE and GO GO SHOOT. All three are colts. None of the daughters in this immediate family (except for Tarlow) own blacktype. Bollywood is a stablemate of Lord Nelson. Are we looking at a future stakes winner?





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Older Comments about The Kiddie List - June 25, 2014...

Great work, Laurie! It's a tough job keeping up with soon to hit the track babies, but your research is much appreciated!
Gem Twist was the name of the jumper Michael Matz rode to Olympic gold. I'll be following this one and Iron Fist for sure!
babies are one thing:Honest runners
Apparently one person’s garbage is anothers treasure. I found this a good read. I enjoy following and betting juveniles. I suppose Johnston 5 not so much. Keep up the information flow on the kiddies. Maybe some of your readers and I can turn it into pari-mutuel gold.
This is a joke right??? Where do you guys come up with this garbage???

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I've been around horses for most of my life, working in racing stables as a hot walker and exercise rider in my teenage years, and later as a volunteer with rescued and retired racehorses. I became interested in pedigree when the sons and daughters of my favorite horses started their racing careers.   


For more than a decade, I've passionately studied pedigree, how it applies to handicapping and breeding theories. In 2010, I joined Horse Racing Nation as their Pedigree Analyst, focusing on juvenile stakes winners, Triple Crown contenders and first crop sires from a handicapping perspective.   


In 2011, I accepted the role of South Florida Coordinator and Advisory Board Member for the national non-profit Thoroughbred Racing Fan Association (ThoroFan). Working closely with Gulfstream Park management and other race fans, we created a ThoroFan Chapter at Gulfstream Race Track. Our main project is assisting Thoroughbred rescue and re-training groups.


I continue to maintain my website Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds and blog of the same name. As a pedigree consultant, I specialize in assisting small to mid-size breeding/training operations with broodmare breeding reports, sales catalog analysis and recommendations on claims and private sales. 10 - 20% of all proceeds are donated to Thoroughbred rescue and retraining groups.
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