Two-year-olds of 2017

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Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:28 pm

The Iavorone backstory for those who didn't follow it at the time.

Iavarone Ready to Re-Enter Racing
By Bill Finley

Michael Iavarone, the founder of IEAH Stables, which enjoyed a spectacular ride before imploding, is planning to get back into Thoroughbred ownership and says he’s ready to make another significant investment in the sport.

Iavarone said this time around his only partner will be his wife, Jules, and that he is not interested in forming another racing syndicate or taking on other partners.

“I’m going to do it on my own and only worry about myself and not anyone else,” he said. “I’m definitely going to get back into the game and I’m going to do it on a significant scale. I only like to play at the higher end. I don’t like to dabble around with lower-end horses.”

Iavarone had hoped to make a big splash upon his return as he said he was in negotiations to purchase GII Fountain of Youth S. winner Gunnevera (Dialed In). Though he didn’t land Gunnevera, he said he is actively looking to buy other top-class horses and believes it may be only a matter of weeks before he has his first starter of the year.

The IEAH story started as one of the great success stories in the sport’s history. Iavarone and partner Richard Schiavo, unknowns in the racing industry, started the syndicate in 2003 and almost immediately built a stable filled with stars. Their greatest talent, of course, was 2008 GI Kentucky Derby and GI Preakness S. winner Big Brown (Boundary), but there were others. IEAH stakes winners included Eclipse Award winner Benny the Bull (Lucky Lionel), GI Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Kip Deville (Kipling), multiple Grade I winner Court Vision (Gulch) and GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Stardom Bound (Tapit).

But IEAH was often far from a feel-good story. Their trainer was the controversial Rick Dutrow, Jr., who is currently serving a 10-year suspension for drug violations. And IEAH, like many racing ownership groups that grew too quickly for their own good, was having trouble keeping its head above water financially. In order to keep the business going, IEAH was accepting money from James Tagliaferri, who was investing money on behalf of his clients and receiving kickbacks for doing so from IEAH and other companies. The kickbacks were disguised as consulting fees for Tagliaferri. In 2014, Tagliaferri was found guilty of investment adviser fraud, securities fraud and wire fraud as part of schemes that caused his clients to lose $50 million.

Iavarone and Schiavo were never charged with any crimes.
More: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ia ... er-racing/
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:58 pm

Dos Palos (2-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: October 20, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 32/50
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Venice (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: October 23, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/15

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Waki Patriot (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: October 22, 2017
Track: KEENELAND
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 51:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 30/37
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:16 pm

Japanese-Based Into Mischief Colt Could Try Derby Trail
Delta Barows (Into Mischief), who opened his account at first asking with an impressive four-length success over a rain-affected Tokyo turf course Oct. 21, may make his next start on the dirt, according to a report on Yahoo Japan.

A $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling and $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile, Delta Barows was hammered at the windows for the 1600-meter test last Saturday and was off as the 3-2 favorite in the full field of 18 newcomers. Away smartly, the bay colt settled in second down the back of the course, was roused to the front in upper stretch and increased his margin to the wire (video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXfpozI ... e=youtu.be).
More: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ja ... rby-trail/
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:38 am

Daisy (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: October 27, 2017
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:31 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/8
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:56 am

Line of Departure (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: October 27, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:22 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 6/13
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:08 pm

Don't miss the 5th at Belmont today and firster Analyze It. It's been quite a while since a 2YO debuted more impressively on the grass. Dueled inside, which has been the worst part of the track for two weeks on the Widener, and drew off to win in 1:34.3, getting his last quarter in under 23 seconds. Very impressive.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:37 pm

And the best part... Point of Entry!
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:19 pm

Mckinzie (Street Sense x MGSW Runway Model) crushed in a 7F debut at SA for Baffert/Pegram.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:22 pm

Diver52 wrote:Mckinzie (Street Sense x MGSW Runway Model) crushed in a 7F debut at SA for Baffert/Pegram.
https://twitter.com/DRFAndersen/status/ ... 7217433602
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:37 pm

Diver52 wrote:Mckinzie (Street Sense x MGSW Runway Model) crushed in a 7F debut at SA for Baffert/Pegram.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... 17/10/28/8
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:25 pm

The TVG analysts said that this colt was named after Bob Baffert's dear friend Brad McKinzie, who passed away in August.
I hope he becomes a classic winner.
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Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:31 am

Diver52 wrote:Mckinzie (Street Sense x MGSW Runway Model) crushed in a 7F debut at SA for Baffert/Pegram.

The only 2yo colt this year to earn higher Beyer than debut winner McKinzie (99) was G1 FrontRunner winner Bolt d’Oro (100).
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:40 pm

Analyze It impresses in debut victory
http://www.drf.com/news/analyze-it-impr ... ut-victory
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:11 am

Venice (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: October 30, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 4/14
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:44 am

A Different Style (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: November 1, 2017
Track: PARX RACING
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:07 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/18
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:17 am

Land Battle set to break through in Clever Trevor

After finishing second or third in three stakes, Land Battle will be looking for a stakes win of his own in Friday night’s $100,000 Clever Trevor at Remington Park.

The Clever Trevor, at seven furlongs, drew 11. It is expected to produce starters for the $400,000 Springboard Mile, which will award Kentucky Derby points for the first time when it is renewed Dec. 17 at Remington.


http://www.drf.com/news/land-battle-set ... ver-trevor
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:32 am

Kitty Kat Kate (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: November 4, 2017
Track: TURFWAY PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:20 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: All Weather Track
Rank: 5/13


Venice (2-Year-Old Filly)
Date: November 4, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 6/11


Line of Departure (2-Year-Old Colt)
Date: November 4, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 52:18 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 23/25
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:46 pm

Nice win by Tesora (Scat Daddy x Romance Is Roman) at DelMar #4 today. Her second win in two starts, she was checked at about the 1/4 pole, fell back to last, then came around the outside to win going away.
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:56 am

C Brown is making a case for Good Magic as champ 2-year-old male.
Seems like a slippery slope... 1 win? Even if it is the big day, it's just 1 win.
I think Bolt should get it, he ran good considering how the race went for him, and he dominated in his other races.
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