Grade I Winner Bob and John Retired

Grade I Winner Bob and John Retired
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Bob and John

Bob and John, a homebred grade I winner for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Seeking the Gold will stand as the property of Stonerside and Pin Oak.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Bob and John scored his big win in the 2006 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) and also won that year's Sham Stakes (gr. III) and this year's Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) in what was his final start. As a 2-year-old, Bob and John placed in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and Real Quiet Stakes.

Bob and John, who was named for Robert McNair and Stonerside racing and bloodstock manager John Adger, won or placed in 11 of 14 races and earned $996,330. His other stakes-placings came in the San Felipe (gr. II), Texas Mile (gr. III), and El Cajon Stakes.

"This horse is the total package," Baffert said about the Kentucky-bred colt. "He's got everything--looks, race record, pedigree--the kind of horse that makes it as a stallion."

Bob and John is a half-brother to stakes winner Connie Belle and is out of the graded stakes-winning Deputy Minister mare Minister's Melody. His third dam, Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Too Bald, is a half-sister to the granddam of major sire Broad Brush.

"Bob and John has all the qualities that we look for in a stallion and that have been successful for us in the past," Abercrombie said.

A fee will be announced later.

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