Saturday, June 12, 2010
Baltimore Bob, a 5-year-old son of Malibu Moon, won a hard-fought stretch duel to take the $50,000 Da Hoss S. at Colonial Downs on June 12. This was the second stakes victory of the year for the dark bay or brown horse, following his score in the Henry Clark at Pimlico on Apr. 17.
In the Da Hoss, which went one mile over Colonial's inner turf course, got hung four wide after breaking from the far outside in the 10-horse field. Despite the disadvantage, he steadily advanced along the backstretch and through the far turn. He engaged pacesetter Frisky Thunder, putting him away at the furlong marker, only to be challenged again by the late-running Vanquisher. He held off that foe to finish the mile in 1:35.48.
Baltimore Bob has won $261,380 in a four-year career that has spanned 25 races, including eight victories and a trio of seconds and thirds. Prior to the Clark, Baltimore Bob previously finishing third in a pair of Grade 3 turf events: the Fair Grounds H. and the John B. Connally H.
Spendthrift stallion Malibu Moon had a huge day on June 12; in addition to Baltimore Bob, his daughter Life At Ten won the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park and Funny Moon was third in the same race.
Malibu Moon's success in 2010 has put him high on the North American general sire list in several categories: third in graded stakes winners; third in overall winners; fifth in earnings; and seventh in stakes winners.