From the Fasig-Tipton-Tipton Media Team:
Multiple G1 Winner BAST to be offered at Fasig-Tipton November
Three-time Grade 1 winner BAST, in foal to Triple Crown winner JUSTIFY, will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency will consign the three-year-old daughter of UNCLE MO on behalf of owner Charles Chu’s Baoma Corporation.
BAST is the only three-time Grade 1 winning filly of her crop in the U.S. She is also the only Grade 1 winning juvenile filly of that crop to add a graded stakes victory at three.
Trained throughout her career by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, she established herself as the West Coast’s leading two-year-old filly in 2019. Following a second-place finish in her career debut at two at Del Mar, BAST returned to the races three weeks later to break her maiden in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) by a powerful 8 ¾ lengths.
Stretching out to 1 1/16 miles for her next start in the Chandelier S. (G1), she went-to-wire to notch her second career G1 win.
BAST would next run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita. Despite setting swift fractions over a tiring racetrack, she gamely held on to finish third, just two lengths behind eventual Eclipse Champion BRITISH IDIOM.
BAST would conclude her two-year-old campaign with a victory in the Starlet S. (G1) at Los Alamitos, winning in impressive gate-to-wire fashion over an off racetrack.
BAST began her three-year-old campaign in January, turning back in distance to seven furlongs in the Santa Ynez S. (G2). Despite spotting four pounds to her rivals, she delivered another effortless victory, increasing her earnings to $852,200 in what would be her final career start. All four of her career wins were in Grade 1 or Graded Stakes company.
“Bast’s tremendous ability and gorgeous looks should make her an outstanding broodmare,” said Baffert. “I have only seen five yearling fillies at the sales that were a ‘must buy’ in my life, and she is one them. She is that beautiful.”
Purchased by Baffert and agent Donato Lanni on behalf of Baoma Corporation for $500,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s 2018 Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale, BAST is a daughter of Champion UNCLE MO. She is offered in foal to Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year JUSTIFY.
Her dam LAFFINA, by ARCH, is a half-sister to Graded stakes winner MANANAN MCLIR, and stakes winners BIG SUR and CHARMING N LOVABLE. CHARMING N LOVABLE is in turn the dam of G1 winning female FAULT. LAFFINA is also a half-sister to graded stakes performer SANDRA’S ROSE, the dam of SOUTH BEND, a stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed three-year-old colt this year.
“Bast was a fantastic racemare,” said John Sikura of consignor Hill ‘n’ Dale. “Selected and trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, in foal to Triple crown winner Justify, and by leading sire Uncle Mo. She is without fault and has everything a breeder desires – class, performance, and pedigree at the highest levels.”
Added Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning: “Bast is another tremendous racehorse campaigned by Charles and Susan Chu. Her brilliance on the racetrack and impeccable pedigree make her a broodmare with unlimited potential.”