Happy Sailor navigates winning trip in $100,000 Bara Lass Stakes

First Stakes win and third straight victory for daughter of Midshipman

Happy Sailor tracked the early pace from second before taking command at the top of the stretch and pulling away to win the six-furlong Bara Lass Stakes by six-and-a-half lengths at Sam Houston Race Park March 20.

It was the first Stakes win for the three-year-old filly by Midshipman, who was notching her third straight victory.

Sent off as the favorite in the field of seven, Happy Sailor was content to sit just off the early pace set by Texas Red Bel. She began her rally on the far turn, overtaking Texas Red Bel as the field hit the top of the stretch. Happy Sailor continued to draw off through the lane, crossing the wire an easy winner.

Happy Sailor was bred in Texas by Larry S. Huntsinger and races for Diamond W Racing Stable. Happy Sailor is out of the winning El Corredor mare, Forest Path, a half-sister to Graded Stakes-placed Drum Roll.

Happy Sailor was the second Stakes winner of the day for Midshipman, who also sired Wink, winner of the Melody of Colors Stakes at Gulfstream. Midshipman continues to be a consistent sire of Black Type horses. His 17% career Black Type horses from starters continues to be among the best in the business – no stallion under $50K can do better.

Midshipman is standing the 2021 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $7,500 stands and nurses.