INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: Most Impressive Debut Victory?

A first impression can go a long way.

In Thoroughbred racing, a strong debut victory can be the springboard into stakes competition that can last for the rest of a horse’s career, and potentially into the breeding shed. The sport is built on catching lightning in a bottle, and when the world sees what it thinks is a flash, it can be potentially life-changing.

On this edition of INQUIRY, we ask the folks on the sales grounds to recall a rookie sensation with the question, “What is the most impressive debut win you’ve ever seen?”

Chris Knehr – WinStar Farm

“The one that sticks out is probably Maclean’s Music. That was a freakish performance.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl McEntee – Ballysax Bloodstock

“Maclean’s Music. That first out of his, running the 106 Beyer was insane. That was something special.”

 

 

 

Scott Mallory – Mallory Farm

“A filly named Promise Me More. She was entered in a stakes race for her very first race, and she ended up winning by five when she trailed the field the whole time. That was pretty impressive, and it gave me my first win as a breeder.”

 

 

 

Tom Hinkle – Hinkle Farms

“Back in the early ’80s, we owned a filly named Romper, and she won here at Keeneland. It was the first race we won at Keeneland, and she won by 15 lengths in 1:09 and change.”

 

 

 

 

Marc McLean – Crestwood Farm

“We bred Xtra Heat, so to us, that was a big deal when she won her first start.”

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