the ability to perform at high levels on the racetrack due to an outstanding genetic makeup and paternal influence.
synonyms: precocity, stamina, intelligence, physicality.
In his first crop to race since he returned from Japan in 2014, Street Sense is continuing to make his presence known on the racetrack. His two-year-old son McKinzie was most impressive in his career debut on October 27th at Santa Anita, posting a five and one-half length victory while recording a final seven-furlong time of 1:22 3/5, very fast for a two-year-old at this time of the year. His 99 Beyer was the highest debut Beyer for two-year-old in the past four years and the Bob Baffert trainee now heads to the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity on December 9th. A win in that high-level event would give his sire his 9th career G1 winner.
Another juvenile son, Avery Island, broke his maiden in his second start at Aqueduct, in wire-to-wire fashion, by a widening five and one-quarter lengths. In his next - and first stakes - start he essentially mirrored his maiden win, taking the lead past the first quarter mile and then staying on top the rest of the way in the G2 Nashua Stakes on November 5th. He is now being pointed to either the G2 Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill on November 25th or the G2 Remsen at Aqueduct on December 2nd.