Shanghai Bobby – An Undefeated dual Gr.1 winning Champion 2YO – Winner of his five 2YO starts over five different distances from 4½ furlongs to 1 1/16m
“He was a really great 2yo. He displayed his brilliant speed in the Hopeful and Champagne and then showed tremendous courage to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.” Todd Pletcher
“a champion in every sense of the word”
Steve Haskin, Bloodhorse.com, 01/22/13
Outstanding first yearlings sold for $575,000, $400,000, $380,000, $310,000 etc. and averaged $124,000
First crop 2YO’s already include…
March X Press – dual winner, including the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga & 4th in the G1 Natalma Stakes.
Mr. Pete – dual winner including the Aspirant Stakes & runner-up in the New York Breeders Futurity.
Shangroyal won a MSW over 5½f. at Belmont for Wesley Ward.
Gotta Go won a MSW over 6f. at Churchill Downs by an impressive 4¾ lengths.
Spirit of Shanghai won impressively on debut at Santa Anita & third in the Landaluce Stakes.
Bobby Ax – MSW winner over 6f. at Gulfstream Park & runner-up in the Kiss A Native Stakes.
Touchdown Trojans – MSW winner over 5½f. for trainer Henry Dominguez & runner-up in the Permian Basin Stakes.
Amiability – MSW over 5½f. by 2 lengths at Delaware Park.
Black Horus – impressive 2-length winner in Italy.
Kazan – third in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes.
Wolverette – third in the Jamestown Stakes.
September 18, 2017
The winners keep coming for exciting young sire Shanghai Bobby with Gotta Go (2c Shanghai Bobby x Disturbingly Hot, by… View Article
September 10, 2017
Exciting young sire Shanghai Bobby added a new stakes-winner to his tally with a stylish victory in the $117,263 Aspirant… View Article
August 17, 2017
An impressive last to first debut winner at the start of the month, March X Press (2f Shanghai Bobby x… View Article
August 3, 2017
Charging home from last to first, March X Press (2f Shanghai Bobby x Indian Rush, by Indian Charlie) made it… View Article
July 24, 2017
Stakes-placed Bobby Ax (2c Shanghai Bobby x St Michele, by Devil’s Bag) became the latest winner for exciting young sire… View Article
July 16, 2017
Champion 2YO Shanghai Bobby added another stylish winner to his resume with a Belmont victory for Mr Pete (2c Shanghai… View Article
July 9, 2017
Wesley Ward produced a slick winner for Champion 2YO Shanghai Bobby when Shangroyal (2c Shanghai Bobby x Mama Tia, by… View Article
June 19, 2017
Champion 2YO Shanghai Bobby has broken the ice with his first winner following an impressive victory at Santa Anita on… View Article
Shanghai Bobby was the undisputed 2yo champion of 2012, topping the Experimental Free H. by a margin of 3lbs. In the Eclipse Award voting, Shanghai Bobby received 253 of the 254 votes, thanks to a record of five victories from five starts from April to November. After taking the Gr.2 Hopeful S., he recorded Gr.1 victories in the Champagne S. (by five lengths) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. His sire Harlan’s Holiday is a champion sire of 2yo’s.
Shanghai Bobby’s stallion prospects have been boosted by two other sons of Harlan’s Holiday, Into Mischief and Majesticperfection, both of whom sired first-crop Gr.1 winners.
There are very few limitations to Shanghai Bobby’s options as Storm Cat will be back in the fourth generation in the pedigrees of his foals, Mr Prospector in the fifth and Northern Dancer even further back.
Goldencents, the first Gr.1 winner by a son of Harlan’s Holiday, is out of a grand-daughter of FORTY NINER and so is Practical Joke, Into Mischief’s other Gr.1 winner. Harlan’s Holiday sired the very smart Mendip from a mare by CORONADO’S QUEST. Majesticperfection’s top-class Lovely Maria has a dam by THUNDER GULCH.
Harlan’s Holiday has shone with the FAPPIANO line siring Classic placed Denis of Cork, plus Graded winners from mares by UNBRIDLED, UNBRIDLED’S SONG, RED BULLET and EMPIRE MAKER. Shanghai Bobby has had a $250,000 first-crop colt out of an UNBRIDLED’S SONG mare.
Other branches of the Mr Prospector line to suit Harlan’s Holiday include GONE WEST (broodmare sire of Gr.2 winner Willcox Inn) and SEEKING THE GOLD (Gr.2 winner Annual Report). MR GREELEY is broodmare sire of two Graded winners by Harlan’s Holiday. A GRAND SLAM mare produced Into Mischief’s Gr.3 winner Strict Compliance. Another son of Harlan’s Holiday has a Gr.2 winner out of a LEMON DROP KID mare. Shanghai Bobby’s first yearlings included a $400,000 colt inbred 4×2 to CARSON CITY and a $275,000 filly out of a GRAND SLAM mare.
Another branch of the RAISE A NATIVE line has worked with Harlan’s Holiday. The high-class Majesticperfection has a dam by WAVERING MONARCH, while the good Canadian 2yo Bear Holiday is out of a MARIA’S MON mare.
SEATTLE SLEW line mares supplied Harlan’s Holiday with Graded winners out of daughters of DONERAILE COURT, SLEW CITY SLEW and PULPIT.
Harlan’s Holiday has GSW’s out of mares by Roberto’s sons SILVER HAWK and DYNAFORMER and grandson ARCH.
Harlan’s Holiday has Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners out of DEPUTY MINISTER mares, which opens the door for AWESOME AGAIN, DEHERE, FRENCH DEPUTY and SILVER DEPUTY.
DIXIELAND BAND sired the dam of the 2014 Gr.2 winner Conquest Harlanate and also figures as the sire of the second dams of several good winners by Harlan’s Holiday.
Inbreeding to STORM CAT through Shanghai Bobby should reinforce his excellent 2yo ability. His first-crop yearlings included a $575,000 colt out of a FOREST WILDCAT mare and a $380,000 filly out of a FORESTRY mare.
Shanghai Bobby’s family produced the smart American Lion to TIZNOW.
Undefeated Champion 2YO
1stBreeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1, 8½ f., Santa Anita by a head from He’s Had Enough and Capo Bastone.
1stChampagne Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Belmont Park by 5 lengths from Goldencents and Fortify.
1stHopeful Stakes-Gr.2, 7f., Saratoga by 3¾ lengths from Fortify and Bern Identity.
1stTrack Barron Stakes-L., 5½ f., Belmont Park by 1 length from Handsome Jack and Nice Going.
1stAljamin Stakes-L., 6½ f., Belmont Park by a neck from Slan Abhaile and Dads Cap (at 3 years).
1stMaiden, 4½ f., Aqueduct by 4 lengths from Ju Ju Eyeballs and Do You Smell Smoke.
2ndHoly Bull Stakes-Gr.3, Gulfstream Park beaten 2 lengths by Itsmyluckyday with Clearly Now back in third.