Turf Sprint Division
Jockey (from last start)
BreederR. S. Evans
The adage “just like a fine wine, some things get better with age” probably best describes this overachiever with a perfect name.
Fast Boat began 2021 on fire with a narrow win in the Pulse Power Turf Sprint Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park followed by a victory in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (G2) presented by Sysco on the Longines Kentucky Oaks undercard. The gelded son of City Zip’s maturation process and march to the Breeders’ Cup culminated Aug. 6, 2021 with a powerful five-wide rally to win the Troy Stakes (G3) at Saratoga. He most recently finished a narrow fourth in the FanDuel Turf Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs Sept. 11.
Turf sprinter Fast Boat showed promise very early in his career with a second-out maiden win and competitive finish in The Kitten’s Joy Stakes, both at Gulfstream Park, but things really took off after being claimed for $40,000 at Belmont Park in October 2018 by trainer Joe Sharp for owner Brad Grady.
Over his next 10 starts for Sharp and Grady, Fast Boat would win five claiming and allowance races, but most importantly develop into a major player among stakes competition. A second in the Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint Stakes at Sam Houston, a third in the Colonel Power Stakes at Fair Grounds and an allowance-optional claiming win at Churchill Downs rounded out a busy 2020 for Fast Boat.
|December 16, 2018||FAIR GROUNDS||1|
|November 25, 2018||FAIR GROUNDS||4|
|October 24, 2018||BELMONT PARK||6|
|September 16, 2018||BELMONT PARK||5|
|January 06, 2018||Kitten's Joy S.||GULFSTREAM PARK||4|