Every spring/summer, I begin looking through various records to see what two-year-olds I should be keeping an eye on. I’ll add a number of unraced two-year-olds to my Equibase stable based on pedigree and/or good workouts, and then occasionally add more after an impressive debut effort. After the success of last year’s “crop” – Kentucky Derby winner Orb, Belmont Stakes starter Incognito, multiple GSP Saint Vigeur, and multiple GSP Cue the Moon were all added to the stable before or immediately following their racing debuts – I’ve decided to make my watchlisted two-year-olds public.
I will make some posts under my Horse Racing Hipster tag and evaluate some of these horses individually at a later date.
Buneya was a $625,000 yearling purchase at the Keeneland September sale. The daughter of Indian Charlie is out of the Gone West mare Witness Post.
Chivalrous is a half-brother to Haskell winner Paynter. The son of Street Cry sold for $1,000,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Fascinating is by Smart Strike and out of Untouched Talent, making her a half-sister to the brilliant Kentucky Derby and Preakness runner-up Bodemeister. She sold for $1,300,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Indian Smoke is by Zensational and out of the champion sprinter Indian Blessing.
Lord Lochinvar is by A.P. Indy and out of the Lord at War mare Lady Lochinvar, making him a 3/4 sister to multiple G3 winner Aurora Lights (by A.P. Indy’s son Pulpit), and from the same female family as G1 winner Icon Project and multiple G2 winner Munnings.
Mei Ling is a filly by Empire Maker who hails from the same female family as Lord Lochinvar, being out of Lord Lochinvar’s half-sister Lochinvar’s Gold. It’s worth noting that Mei Ling’s sire, Empire Maker, is also the sire of Icon Project.
Mullins Bay is a full sister to top turf sprinter Bridgetown
Sabbatical is by Medaglia d’Oro and out of Daydreaming, a G2-winning full sister to graded stakes winner Girolamo, She’s a Winner (dam of G1-winner Bluegrass Cat), and Supercharger (dam of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver).
Satirical is by Distorted Humor and out of the mare Rockcide. She is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Rule, and her dam is a half-sister to Funny Cide (by Distorted Humor).
Savvy Star is by Medaglia d’Oro and out of She’s a Winner, making this filly a half-sister to Bluegrass Cat.
Seagate is a colt by Distorted Humor and out of the multiple G1-winning mare Cocoa Beach.
Share the Music is a filly by Unbridled’s Song who is out of a half-sister to the dam of Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles (also by Unbridled’s Song)
Wait No More was the sale-topper when she sold for $1,575,000 at the Fasig-Tipton September sale. She is by Medaglia d’Oro and out of the multiple G1-winning mare Wait a While.