Smiling Tiger

California Shipper Spiced Perfection Wires Field In Go For Wand

Shipping in from California to make her first start since running fourth in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on November 2 at Santa Anita Park, Spiced Perfection wired the field to win the Grade 3, $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking alertly from post 3 with […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: A New Breeders’ Cup Era?

While the Breeders’ Cup returns to Santa Anita for a record 10th time Nov. 1 and 2, many things will be different about this running of the World Championships. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss those changes from previous editions at Santa Anita and talk about what they’re […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Will The Preakness Stay Put?

The Stronach Group and the city of Baltimore recently announced a major agreement to overhaul Pimlico Racecourse and keep the Preakness in town for years to come, pending legislative approval. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the details of the deal and what it might mean for horse […]

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El Tigre Terrible Splits Rivals To Speakeasy Victory

Last turning for home in a field of 11 juveniles, trainer Peter Miller’s El Tigre Terrible hugged the rail throughout and split horses in the shadow of the wire to nail his stablemate Bulletproof One by a head in a thrilling finish to Sunday’s $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden for the first time […]

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Spiced Perfection Overcomes Stumbling Start For TCA Victory

Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable, and Peter Deutsch’s California-bred Spiced Perfection (4-1) put in an athletic performance to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, overcoming a bad stumble at the start, closing from last and holding off the challenge of Dawn the Destroyer to win by a head on the wire. The 4-year-old […]

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Jockey Kevin Krigger Returns To Emerald Downs, Rides Three Winners Saturday

Sari’s Tiger rallied from far back under red-hot Kevin Krigger and scored a 2 ¾-length victory Saturday in the $13,600 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs. For Krigger, who began riding here Friday, the victory capped off a second consecutive three-win night for the 35-year-old native of the Virgin Islands. Krigger is […]

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Smiling Tiger Starts Hot With Latest Crop Of Juveniles

Smiling Tiger began the year riding a wave of momentum when Spiced Perfection became his first Grade 1 winner a week before the calendar turned to January 2019. That led into a busy breeding season, which has now rolled into a fast start with his next class of 2-year-olds. The latest example of that came […]

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Spiced Perfection Denies Game Amy’s Challenge In Madison

Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable, and Peter Deutsch’s Spiced Perfection was a determined winner of Saturday’s G1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland, heading Amy’s Challenge in the lane and out-dueling her to the wire to win by a neck. The 4-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger, ridden by the red-hot Javier Castellano for his third win on the […]

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Grade 1 Winner Spiced Perfection Named California-Bred Horse Of The Year

Grade I winner Spiced Perfection was named the 2018 California-bred Horse of the Year at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton San Gabriel on Monday, Feb. 25. Spiced Perfection is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Indiana Horse Racing: California Eyes Are ‘Smiling’

With a victory in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, Spiced Perfection became the first Grade 1 stakes winner for her sire Smiling Tiger (Hold That Tiger). The fast bay filly also is from the stallion’s first crop of runners, which propelled him into 19th place among freshman sires in 2017, and the […]

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