(2-13-23) This past weekend those who had shares of MyRacehorse’s Stay Fabulous (Violence – Jeanne’s Speight, by Speightstown) were disappointed and surprised that she was claimed. Although it has been a tough start for her as a MRH owner you get very attached to a member of your fractional stable.

A look at he beginnings…MRH and Bloom Racing secured the winning bid for Stay Fabulous by Violence (Medaglia d’Oro – Violent Beauty, by Gone West) for $150,000 on the final day of the 2022 June Ocala Breeders’ Sale of two-year old’s in training.

This is what took place yesterday, her 4th career race…Stay Fabulous finished fourth in the first race at Oaklawn and was claimed for $30,000 by trainer Lynn Chleborad and owner Michael S. Hawkbaker.

So what happens next? New owner Mike Hawbaker replied to our request and I think she will be in good hands for the future.

Stay Fabulous’ New Owner Mike Hawbaker tells us about why he claimed her…..

Thank you for the note about Stay Fabulous. I hope you still follow her career as I’ll be posting when she is allowed to run for me. This is my first claim and I think I have to wait at least 30 days before re-entry. Maybe more. She is my 3rd horse I’ve had in training. I bred one, bought one at yearling auction and now claimed one. I have a Midnight Storm (Pioneerof the Nile – My Tina, by Bertrando) foal due in April too:)

I’ve been following Stay Fabulous for a while and think she has potential for the level of racing I do. I would never be able to afford her type so was looking for one that may be dropping from higher aspirations to my level.

I’d like to keep her but also need to run where they are competitive as horses can get discouraged if they try hard but still are uncompetitive. The claiming game is hard for those of us with the connection. Steve claimed my first homebred (Storm Strategy) earlier this month and I’m still in the doghouse with my family as we raised him from a foal and were attached.

Here is Stay Fabulous at her new barn after the race yesterday and after the vet exam and testing. All seems well with her.

Just FYI so you know the care she will be getting; we have 9 rescue animals including an off the track thoroughbred and blind 30 year old pony (my kids learned to ride on her) that keeps the racehorses company when back with me for a rest so rest assured, she will be well cared.