July 22, 2018 - Del Mar, Race 7, Msw, USD $60,000, 6F
Mother Mother, F, 2, 2016 by Pioneerof the Nile
1st Dam: Mother, by Lion Hearted
2nd Dam: Proper Lassie, by Topsider
3rd Dam: Proper Miss, by Tom Rolfe
Owner: George Bolton, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman, Mark Mathiesen and Andrew Molasky
Breeder: T.F. Van Meter (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Mother Mother, a $450,000 KEESEP yearling, came home a resounding winner of her debut at Del Mar Sunday to becoming the newest ‘TDN Rising Star.’ The dark bay filly, sent off the 3-5 favorite, battled on the front through fractions of :22.16 and :46.08. She was inching clear in upper stretch as Tapwater (Tapit), last in the early going, made a three-wide bid at the top of the stretch. Mother Mother easily shrugged off that foe and bounded clear to a 6 1/2-length victory. Over Emphasize (Overanalyze) was third.
The winner is a half-sister to Commanding Curve (Master Command), GISP, $609,378, runner-up in the 2014 GI Kentucky Derby.