Multiple Grade I winner Bast (Uncle Mo–Laffina, by Arch) has been bred to Quality Road, Susan and Charles Chu’s Baoma Corporation announced Thursday. Susan Chu said it was still to be decided if the 3-year-old would be offered at public auction this fall or kept for the Baoma Corp.’s broodmare band.
Bast won last year’s GI Del Mar Debutante S., GI Chandelier S., and GI Starlet S. and was third in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. In her only sophomore start, Bast captured the Jan. 5 GII Santa Ynez S. She was retired with four wins from six starts and earnings of $852,200.
“We are thrilled to have three-time Grade I-winning Bast a highlight in Quality Road’s book for 2020,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish. “This very talented filly by Uncle Mo should be a terrific match with Quality Road; I can’t wait to see the result of this mating. This is an A++ TrueNicks pairing, having produced many stakes horses, including the brilliantly fast Switzerland.”