The victory by Beltway Bob in the $50,000 Maryland Million Turf Starter Handicap on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Laurel Park marked the first stakes winner for his sire Baltimore Bob, who stands at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine, Md. Robert Gerczak bred Beltway Bob, and has owned Baltimore Bob since his racing days. The 15-year-old stallion stands for private contract. (Read more about Beltway Bob's Maryland Million win here)
One of four foals from Baltimore Bob’s test crop, 6-year-old Beltway Bob was conceived while his sire was in Florida. Baltimore Bob retired to stud after winning 11 of 36 starts, three stakes – Pimlico’s Henry S. Clark, Colonial Downs’ Da Hoss and Lone Star Park’s Grand Prairie Turf Challenge (all at one mile on the grass) – and placing in six additional stakes, including the Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Handicap at Sam Houston and Grade 3 Fair Grounds Handicap at Fair Grounds. He campaigned for Gerczak throughout his six-year career, earning $381,577, the majority while racing on the turf in the Mid-Atlantic region. He moved to Shamrock Farm for the 2014 breeding season.
A son of Malibu Moon, Baltimore Bob is from the immediate family of Maryland Million winners Phlash Phelps (two-time Turf winner), Action Andy (Sprint) and Baltimore Belle (Oaks). He is out of Maryland Broodmare of the Year Gabby’s Love.
From five small crops to race (totaling 42 foals), Baltimore Bob has sired 25 starters who have earned more than $800,000, an average per runner of $32,037. Beltway Bob is his leading earner with $175,469 to date.