January 25, 2021

Juvenile

Last updated: 9/29/04 8:20 PM


Race No. 3 — The Century Dream
Juvenile (1 1/16M)


By Paul Buckley


Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, 14 juvenile
colts strut onto the track, exuding class and competitive fire.
Some will go on to greater glory while others fade from view, but
today they’re all ready to roll. Here’s the princely field in
post position order:


















PP   HORSE
  YEAR
  AGE   WT   JOCKEY
  TRAINER
                         
1   WHIRLAWAY   1940   2   122   J. LONGDEN   B. A. JONES
2   NEVER BEND   1962   2   122   M. YCAZA   W. STEPHENS
3   FAVORITE
TRICK
  1997   2   122   J. BAILEY   P. BYRNE
4   DEVIL’S BAG   1983   2   122   E. MAPLE   W. STEPHENS
5   HOLY BULL   1993   2   122   M. SMITH   W. CROLL
6   BOLD LAD   1964   2   122   B. BAEZA   W. C.
WINFREY
7   ARAZI   1991   2   122   P.
VALENZUELA
  F. BOUTIN
8   NASHUA   1954   2   122   E. ARCARO   J.
FITZSIMMONS
9   SECRETARIAT   1972   2   122   R. TURCOTTE   L. LAURIN
10   EASY GOER   1988   2   122   P. DAY   C. McGAUGHEY
11   FIRST
LANDING
  1958   2   122   W. SHOEMAKER
  J. H. HAYES
12   ALSAB   1941   2   122   R. L. VEDDER
  A. SWENKE
13   COLIN   1907   2   122   W. MILLER   J. ROWE JR.
14   BIMELECH   1939   2   122   F. A. SMITH   W. HURLEY


Following are race records (two-year-old and lifetime) for
each horse, as well as notable accomplishments and other tidbits:



1 WHIRLAWAY





Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Champion
Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse Of The Year in 1941
Champion
Handicap Horse and Horse Of The Year in 1942
Triple Crown
Winner




1940
Race Record:
  16-7-2-4,
$77,275
Lifetime
Record:
  60-32-15-9,
$561,161
     


2 NEVER
BEND




Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Won
Champagne S. at Aqueduct in 1:35 4/5
Finished
second in the 1963 Kentucky Derby




1962
Race Record:
  10-7-1-2,
$402,969
Lifetime
Record:
  23-13-4-4,
$641,524
     


3 FAVORITE
TRICK





Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt and Horse Of The Year
Won
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile S. (G1) at Hollywood Park
Won the
Bashford Manor S. (G3), WHAS-11 S. and Kentucky Breeders’
Cup S. at Churchill Downs in 1997
1997 Eclipse
Award winner Jerry Bailey subs for Pat Day (who opts for
Easy Goer)




1997
Race Record:
  8-8-0-0,
$1,231,998
Lifetime
Record:
  16-12-0-1,
$1,726,793
     


4 DEVIL’S
BAG





Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Won his five
starts as a juvenile by a combined 27 lengths
Won
Champagne S. (G1) at Belmont Park in stakes-record time
of 1:34 1/5, defeating Dr. Carter
Won Derby
Trial S. at Churchill Downs in 1984




1983
Race Record:
  5-5-0-0,
$355,020
Lifetime
Record:
  9-8-0-0,
$445,860
     


5 HOLY
BULL




Champion
Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse Of The Year in 1994
Won Futurity
S. (G1) at Belmont Park in third career start, defeating
favored Dehere
Five-time
Grade 1 winner as a three-year-old, including
Metropolitan H. in 1:33 4/5




1993
Race Record:
  4-4-0-0,
$335,760
Lifetime
Record:
  16-13-0-0,
$2,481,760
     


6 BOLD
LAD





Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Set a new
track record of 1:15 3/5 for 6 1/2 furlongs in the
Hopeful S. at Saratoga (1964)
Equalled the
track record of 1:16 for 6 1/2 furlongs in the Futurity
S. at Aqueduct (1964)
Won Derby
Trial S. at Churchill Downs (1965)




1964
Race Record:
  10-8-2-0,
$387,471
Lifetime
Record:
  19-14-2-1,
$516,465
     


7 ARAZI




Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
High Weight
Two-Year-Old Colt in France
Won
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile S. (G1) at Churchill Downs in only
U.S. start as a two-year-old




1991
Race Record:
  8-7-1-0,
$1,099,745
Lifetime
Record:
  14-9-1-1,
$1,213,307
     


8 NASHUA









Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Champion
Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse Of The Year in 1955
Equalled the
track record of 1:08 1/5 for six furlongs at Belmont Park
as a two-year-old
Set a new
track record of 1:54 3/5 for 1 3/16 miles in the
Preakness S. at Pimlico (1955)
Set a new
track record of 3:20 2/5 for two miles at Belmont Park
(1956)
Finished
second to Swaps in the 1955 Kentucky Derby
Arcaro
chooses Nashua over First Landing
Nashua
weighed over 1,200 pounds while racing




1954
Race Record:
  8-6-2-0,
$192,865
Lifetime
Record:
  30-22-4-1,
$1,288,565
     


9 SECRETARIAT









Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt and Horse Of The Year in 1972
Champion
Three-Year-Old Colt, Grass Horse and Horse Of The Year in
1973
Finished
first in Champagne S. at Belmont Park but was
disqualified and placed second (1972)
Set a new
world record of 1:45 2/5 for 1 1/8 miles in the Marlboro
Cup H. at Belmont Park (1973)
Set North
American record of 2:24 for 1 1/2 miles in the Belmont S.
(1973)
Set a new
track record of 1:59 2/5 for 1 1/4 miles in the Kentucky
Derby (1973)
Set a new
course record of 2:24 4/5 for 1 1/2 miles on turf in the
Man o’ War S. at Belmont Park (1973)
Equalled the
track record of 1:33 2/5 for the mile in the Gotham S. at
Aqueduct (1973)




1972
Race Record:
  9-7-1-0,
$456,404
Lifetime
Record:
  21-16-3-1,
$1,316,808
     


10 EASY
GOER







Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Six-time
Grade 1 winner as a three-year-old
Set a new
track record of 1:32 2/5 for the mile in the Gotham S.
(G2) at Aqueduct (1989)
Finished
second to Sunday Silence in the 1989 Kentucky Derby (G1)
Finished
second to Is It True in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)
at Churchill Downs (1988)
Pat Day
chooses Easy Goer over Favorite Trick




1988
Race Record:
  6-4-2-0,
$697,500
Lifetime
Record:
  20-14-5-1,
$4,873,770
     


11 FIRST
LANDING






Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Set a new
track record of 1:49 2/5 for 1 1/8 miles in the Laurel
Maturity H. (1960)
Won the
Derby Trial S. at Churchill Downs (1959)
Finished
third in the 1959 Kentucky Derby
Bill
Shoemaker, 1958 leader in wins and earnings, subs for
Arcaro (who opts for Nashua)




1958
Race Record:
  11-10-1-0,
$396,460
Lifetime
Record:
  37-19-9-2,
$779,577
     


12 ALSAB






Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Set a new
world record for juveniles of 1:35 2/5 for the mile in
the Champagne S. at Belmont Park
Won 1941
match race with Requested by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:16 for 6
1/2 furlongs, besting Belmont Park’s 21-year-old track
record by more than one second
Defeated
Whirlaway (1942 Horse Of The Year) in two of three
meetings as sophomores
Finished
second in the 1942 Kentucky Derby




1941
Race Record:
  22-15-3-1,
$110,600
Lifetime
Record:
  51-25-11-5,
$350,015
     


13 COLIN



Was odds-on
favorite in 13 of 15 career starts
Won Withers
S. at Belmont Park in first start as a three-year-old,
then won Belmont S. at 1 3/8 miles one week later




1907
Race Record:
  12-12-0-0,
$131,705
Lifetime
Record:
  15-15-0-0,
$181,610
     


14 BIMELECH





Champion
Two-Year-Old Colt
Champion
Three-Year-Old Colt
Won
Preakness S. and Belmont S., after finishing second in
the Kentucky Derby (1940)
Full brother
to Black Helen (1935 Champion Three-Year-Old Filly)




1939
Race Record:
  6-6-0-0,
$135,090
Lifetime
Record:
  15-11-2-1,
$248,745
     


Now, for the race:


And they’re off! DEVIL’S BAG explodes out of the gate and
takes command, with HOLY BULL a length back in second and COLIN
to his outside in third. FAVORITE TRICK assumes a stalking
position in fourth along the rail, while BIMELECH tracks COLIN on
the extreme outside in fifth and NASHUA settles into sixth
position between horses. FIRST LANDING and ALSAB travel a bit
wide into the first turn and NEVER BEND hugs the rail, with EASY
GOER angling in to save ground. SECRETARIAT, who walked out of
the gate, as is his custom, lopes along behind EASY GOER, while
ARAZI, BOLD LAD and WHIRLAWAY bide their time at the back of the
pack.


After an opening quarter in :22 3/5 and a half in :45 3/5,
DEVIL’S BAG maintains his one-length advantage, with COLIN edging
past HOLY BULL into second and BIMELECH taking over fourth on the
outside. FAVORITE TRICK skims the rail in fifth and NASHUA stalks
the leaders in sixth. In the next flight, from the inside out, we
find NEVER BEND, FIRST LANDING and ALSAB necks apart, while EASY
GOER and SECRETARIAT remain unhurried about seven lengths off the
lead. ARAZI, BOLD LAD and WHIRLAWAY continue to trail down the
backside.


Heading into the far turn, DEVIL’S BAG clings to a half-length
lead over COLIN, with BIMELECH another half-length back in third
to their outside. Jockey Mike Smith asks HOLY BULL for his run as
the leaders charge past the six-furlong mark in a grueling 1:09
3/5, and FIRST LANDING ranges up to stick a head in front of
NASHUA, who is being ridden confidently by Eddie Arcaro.
Meanwhile, SECRETARIAT is launching his bid on the outside,
leaving NEVER BEND, FAVORITE TRICK, ALSAB and the rest in his
wake.


At the top of the stretch, the legendary COLIN sticks a neck
in front of a determined DEVIL’S BAG with NASHUA looming boldly
in third and SECRETARIAT flying past a tiring BIMELECH into
fourth. EASY GOER is mounting a challenge in sixth and BOLD LAD
finds running room inside for his late bid. WHIRLAWAY is gaining
ground with every stride while drifting toward the outside fence,
despite Johnny Longden’s persistent right-handed whipping. They
hit the sixteenth pole in 1:35, with COLIN extending his lead
over DEVIL’S BAG to one length, but SECRETARIAT is in full flight
and NASHUA has dead aim on the leaders.


With 50 yards to go, SECRETARIAT surges past a valiant COLIN
and draws off to a handy one-length win, stopping the clock in
1:41 2/5.


Following is the complete order of finish:

















FINISH
  HORSE
  MARGINS
  COMMENT
1   SECRETARIAT   1   Wide move
turn, drew clear late
2   COLIN   nk   Stalked,
led, no match for winner
3   NASHUA   3/4   Finished
with good energy
4   DEVIL’S BAG   hd   Set fast
pace, weakened late
5   BOLD LAD   1/2   Closed well
on rail
6   EASY GOER   3/4   Wide turn,
steady gain stretch
7   WHIRLAWAY   1   Angled out
for drive, drifted
8   BIMELECH   no   Stalked
three-wide turns, weakened
9   NEVER BEND   nk   Even effort
10   ALSAB   1/2   Wide trip,
lacked rally
11   HOLY BULL   no   Pressed pace
to turn, tired
12   FIRST
LANDING
  3/4   Wide bid
turn, faded
13   FAVORITE
TRICK
  1/2   Stalked
pace, tired
14   ARAZI   —–   No factor