San Carlos H. (gr. II)
(gr. II , 7f ,)
BOB BLACK JACK
(DK B/ h,
Stormy Jack Molly's Prospector , by Native Prospector
BBruce A. Dunmore, CA.; OHarmon, Jeff and Kasparoff, Tim; TJames M. Kasparoff
Toccet Full Figure , by Polish Numbers
BKaren Mulholland, KY.; OWatson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul; TBob Baffert
(DK B/ h,
Cactus Ridge Studentoftheweek , by Sunny Clime
BWm A. Thomson, KY.; OJoseph Lacombe Stable, Inc.; TDoug F. O'Neill
Bob Black Jack sure knows how to come back from a 14-month layoff in style. The 5-year-old son of Stormy Jack, who had been sidelined due to a leg injury since winning the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita in December 2008, burst back onto the racing scene with a 21Ú4-length victory in the Feb. 20 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at the Southern California track.
Bob Black Jack is owned by Jeff Harmon and Tim Kasparoff and is trained by Jim Kasparoff, who is TimÕs younger brother. The horse, who started 2008 with a world-record victory in the restricted Sunshine Millions Dash Stakes at Santa Anita, was bought for just $4,500 by Robert Harabedian at the 2006 Barretts January mixed sale from Hideaway Farms, agent.
Bob Black Jack was bred in California by Hemet residents Gary and Marlene Howard, and Bruce Dunmore, a close friend from Albuquerque, N.M.
The horse is out of the winning Native Prospector mare MollyÕs Prospector, who was acquired by Dunmore and the HowardsÕ San Jacinto, Calif.-based Hideaway Farms for $3,000 at the 2003 Ruidoso November mixed sale from Double L Farms, agent.
The Howards, who also bred grade III winner Lil Sister Stich, re-sold MollyÕs Prospector for $1,200 to Dinesh Maniar of the Romoland, Calif.-based Getaway Farms at the 2006 Barretts October mixed sale. Carrying a full sibling to BobÕs Black Jack, she was consigned by Hideaway as agent.
MollyÕs Prospector is a half-sister to three stakes winners and to Susan Powter, the dam of grade I victor Joey Franco. She is in foal to Best Minister and is due at the end of April. Breeding plans for 2011 are undecided.
Bob Black Jack is the first stakes winner for Stormy Jack, who is co-owned by the Howards. The son of Bertrando stands for $2,500 at John HarrisÕ Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.ÑE.M.