Back to Ohio notched her sixth Stakes victory when she came from just off the pace to win the six-furlong First Lady Stakes by one length at Mahoning Valley on Monday, 19 November.
The three-year-old Midshipman filly, who was undefeated as a juvenile – including four Stakes wins – now boasts a record of eight wins and one second-place finish in nine career starts, with earnings of $377,100.
Despite bobbling a bit at the start, Back to Ohio quickly recovered and prompted the early pace set by Lady Lottie. Back to Ohio continued to track from second through the far turn, then moved up to challenge Lady Lottie for the lead at the top of the stretch. Back to Ohio put away that rival with a furlong to go and began to pull away through the lane, winning by a length while under a hand ride. Lady Lottie had to settle for second, with Buckeye Princess taking third.
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.
In addition to Back to Ohio, Midshipman is also represented by the talented juveniles Amidst Waves, already a two-time Stakes winner and Ship Cadet, winner of the Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga. In Chile, Midshipman is represented by Chilean Champion two-year-old colt and Triple Crown winner Fortino and Facundo H, winner of Chile’s G2 Clasico Copa de Oro.
Midshipman will stand the 2024 breeding season at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for $15,000, stands and nurses.