Back to Ohio crushes her rivals in the Best of Ohio John W. Galbreath Stakes

Daughter of Midshipman remains perfect in five career starts

Back to Ohio schooled her rivals once again as she cruised to a seven-and-a-quarter length victory in the Best of Ohio John W. Galbreath Stakes at Mahoning Valley Racing on Saturday, 29 October.

The juvenile daughter of Midshipman remains perfect in five starts, with four victories coming in Stakes races. Completing the Midshipman-sired exacta was the promising Soft Talk, who was making her Stakes debut on Saturday.

After getting bumped around coming out of the starting gate, Back to Ohio was settled off the pace in third as Lady Lottie and Shakeurskinnylegs led the field through the early stages. Back to Ohio made her move on the far turn, showing an impressive turn of foot has she swept from third-to-first while racing three-wide. At the top of the stretch the race had been decided, as Back to Ohio began to widen her lead through the lane to win by open lengths. Soft Talk closed strongly to finish second, over five lengths ahead of the third-place finisher, Sparkling Jewel.

Back to Ohio was bred in Ohio by Trail M Boarding & Guest Farm and is out of the Stakes-placed mare, Sheza Runaway Star. In addition to Back to Ohio, Sheza Runaway Star has also produced the Stakes-placed filly, Ucantkeepup. Sheza Runaway Star is a full sister to Stakes-placed Best Air and a half to multiple Stakes winner and track record-setter Rivers Run Deep.

Midshipman is the sire of 17 Stakes horses in 2022, including Fun and Feisty, winner of the G3 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. In addition to 2022 G2 winner Royal Ship, Midshipman is also the sire of other juvenile Stakes winner Top Recruit. No stallion standing for under $60k can top Midshipman's 16% Black Type horses from starters.