In her first 13 career starts, Hay Hay Paula won three times, adding one second and three thirds. Since then, the 5-year-old daughter of Bahamian Squall has gone on a tear, winning four of her next five, including the last three in row, all at Gulfstream Park.
The latest score by the mare bred by Pamela Edel came Friday in a $54,000 allowance optional claimer at a mile and a sixteenth over the Tapeta surface. With Miguel Vasquez in the irons. Hay Hay Paula was off eighth and last, but made a furious late run to enter the “from last to first” category, getting up at the wire by a neck. She was clocked in 1:44.19 and paid $7.60.
The $23,400 check increased Hay Hay Paula’s earnings to $136,680, and her record now is 7-1-3 in 18 starts.