Richest Minnesota-bred quarter horse has won race three times
Dickey Bob is the 9 to 5 morning line favorite in Wednesday’s $22,800 Bob Morehouse Stakes at 350 yards, a race he won each season from 2018 through 2020. The 8-year-old Minnesota-bred gelding settled for runner up the past two years, losing in 2022 to his younger full brother Jess Rocket Man. Owned and bred by Lunderborg LLC, Dickey Bob, by Apollitical Jess out of Paint Or More, has earned more than any other state-bred quarter horse. His career earnings total $405,864.
“He’s as sound as a drum. He is an iron horse.,” trainer Jason Olmstead said. In 2022, Dickey Bob won five races at four different racetracks making nine starts. “I pick and choose my spots with him. He deserves a win. He likes to win,” Olmstead said.
His record stands as proof. Dickey Bob has 24 victories from 51 career starts. Olmstead believes that the gelding knows the difference between winning and losing. Most recently in a July 3 allowance at Prairie Meadows Dickey Bob stumbled leaving the gate and lost all chance. “He was mad for two days after that loss,” Olmstead said.
Relentless Legacy won the race the night that Dickey Bob stumbled. The 4-year-old is also trained by Olmstead and will race in the Morehouse as well. He is the 5 to 2 second choice. “I don’t know if we can outrun that Hardy horse,” Olmstead said referring to Eos Whiskey Girl, trained by Ed Ross Hardy, who won the June 7 North Star State Derby by 2 1/4 lengths at odds of 16 to 1 beating three of Olmstead’s state-bred 3-year-olds. She will face an older, more experienced field, a factor Olmstead believes can make a difference. The Bob Morehouse Stakes is the eighth race on a nine-race program that begins at 5:07 CT.
Eos Whiskey Girl is 4 to 1 on the morning line . Olmstead has a third horse in the Morehouse, Relentless Babe. Completing the field are Michael B trained by Briannah McDaniel, Western Reserve trained by Hardy and Myownersbroke trained by Mark Wilson.