Multiple stakes winner Baltimore Bob, a son of Malibu Moon from the immediate family of recent stakes winners Action Andy and Baltimore Belle, has moved from Florida to stand at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine, Md.
The 8-year-old dark bay stallion is due to arrive in Maryland this week, noted his former trainer, Carlos Garcia. Owned by Robert Gerczak, Baltimore Bob will stand for $3,000 live foal.
A winner of 11 of his 36 starts, Baltimore Bob earned $381,577, the majority while racing on the turf in the Mid-Atlantic region. He won three stakes at one mile on the grass - Pimlico’s Henry S. Clark, Colonial Downs’ Da Hoss and Lone Star Park’s Grand Prairie Turf Challenge. His six stakes-placings included the Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Handicap at Sam Houston and the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Handicap at Fair Grounds.
“He was a nice horse to train, and was very competitive in every race,” said Garcia. “He’s a beautiful horse, with good conformation, good bone structure, and a good head.”
Out of 2011 Maryland Broodmare of the Year Gabby’s Love (by Perkin Warbeck), Baltimore Bob is a half-brother to stakes winners Baltimore Belle and Gabianna. Baltimore Belle won four stakes, including the Maryland Million Oaks, and earned $373,114. Gabianna captured Pimlico’s The Very One Stakes on her way to earning $136,610.
Another half-sister, Love Me Twice, is the dam of $623,650-earner and Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes winner Action Andy. Descendants of the family include Horse of the Year Skip Away.
Baltimore Bob covered five mares in his test season while in Florida in 2013, getting all in foal.