Ba Dee Yah (Uncle Mo) Wins La Combe Memorial at Fair Grounds

Uncle Mo’s Ba Dee Yah Romps in LaCombe Memorial

Uncle Mo daughter Ba Dee Yah (3f Uncle Mo x Pearl Turn, by Bernardini) didn’t waste her stakes debut on Saturday, romping in the Allen Black Cat LaCombe Memorial Stakes.

Racing just over a mile on the dirt after the race was moved from the turf, Ba Dee Yah was happy to let the leader open a few lengths on her early as she stalked in second out of the gate. She moved closer as the race went on before taking an advantage as they raced past the three-furlong marker.

It wasn’t until the upper stretch that she was able to fully clear the rest of the field and she quickly went to work pulling away to win by 5 ¾ lengths for trainer Tom Amoss.

Owned by Gold Standard Racing Stable, the Ontario-bred was bred by Anderson Farms and sold for $485,000 as a yearling in 2022 at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale.

The filly out of multiple staked place and Grade I fourth Pearl Turn is a three-quarter sister to Canada’s 2020 Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Gretzky The Great and two other winners. Pearl Turn is out of a half-sister to Grade II winner Saint Anddan as well.

This family also includes Grade I winner Love Theway You are and Grade II winners Tower of Texas and Street Sounds among others.

Pearl Turn returned to Uncle Mo last year for a full sibling to Ba Dee Yah.

Ba Dee Yah is the 99th worldwide stakes winner for Uncle Mo, who is also the sire of 191 stakes performers in six different countries.