October 28, 2017 - Santa Anita, Race 8, Msw, USD $50,000, 7F, .0000

McKinzie, c, 2, 2015 by Street Sense

1st Dam: Runway Model (MGSW & MGISP, $725,598), by Petionville
2nd Dam: Ticket to Houston, by Houston
3rd Dam: Stave, by Navajo

Owner: Karl Watson, Michael Pegram & Paul Weitman
Breeder: Summer Wind Farm (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

McKinzie (Street Sense)’s 7-2 odds for this debut seemed quite generous as he stormed clear in the stretch to become the second “TDN Rising Star� of the day. Named for longtime Los Alamitos racing executive Brad McKinzie, who passed away in August after a battle with cancer, the bay raced out wide in mid-pack off a sharp first quarter in :22.38. Picking off rivals to stick his nose in front as they hit the half in :45.24, he charged clear in the lane under confident handling from Hall of Famer Mike Smith to win for fun.

A $170,000 KEESEP buy, McKinzie is out of MGSW & MGISP Runway Model (Petionville), who was purchased by breeder Summer Wind Farm for $2.7 million carrying her first foal by Storm Cat at the 2006 Keeneland November sale. The 15-year-old mare, a half-sister to SW & MGSP Mambo Train (Kingmambo), has since produced the yearling colt Lock Box (Super Saver) and a weanling filly by Liam’s Map.

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