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Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Bridesmaids’ Weekend for Lemon Drop Kids

I admit I have a particular fondness for Lemon Drop Kid offspring, especially his daughters, and they did him quite proud this weekend—although oddly enough as runner-ups.

On Saturday, African Violet was passed late to finish second behind Proud Spell in the G2 Delaware Oaks, while Kiss with a Twist held place against a large field, finishing second to Communique in the G2 Modesty. Today, Santa Teresita (second last out to Zenyatta in the G2 Milady) couldn’t make an impact, but longshot Lemon Drop Mom was an impressive second behind Hystericalady (and in front of Unbridled Belle) in the G2 Delaware Handicap.

This female success shouldn’t be surprising, though; all three of Lemon Drop Kid’s G1-stakes winners are daughters: Christmas Kid, Citronnade and Lemons Forever.

And let’s not forget his sons. Kiss the Kid finished second in the Bob Harding Stakes at Monmouth on Saturday, while Cosmonaut failed to three-peat in the G3 Arlington Handicap, finishing second to Stream Cat.


Michael said...

I too am a huge Lemon Drop Kid fan... if I had a few grand and an extra mare laying around...

Brooklyn Backstretch said...

Add me to the list of wasn't until his owners went into the winner's circle at the Belmont that I realized that he was owned by the parents of a former close colleague, which of course made me like him even more. I'm a sucker for his progeny and will nearly always bet I did a first-time starter at Belmont last Friday. Lime Rickey, finished last I think.