Smiling Tiger

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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Lebherz, Metanovic See Big Returns Supporting Smiling Tiger On A Budget

Bloodstock agent Mersad Metanovic was given fairly simple marching orders from Phil Lebherz during the 2013/2014 mixed sale season: Find mares to support his new stallion Smiling Tiger, and do it as frugally as possible. Two of those broodmare purchases – Tuscan Sunset and Perfect Feat – were secured for a combined $43,500, and they’ve […]

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Spiced Perfection Leads California-Bred Exacta In La Brea Stakes

Dare to Dream Stable’s Spiced Perfection made the leap from California-bred competition to Grade 1 winner in Wednesday’s $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Wednesday, the first of four graded stakes races on the Arcadia, Calif., track’s opening day program. Spiced Perfection defeated another California-bred Hot Autumn, by 1 1/4 lengths, with Emboldened […]

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Spiced Perfection Kicks Away For Betty Grable Victory

Perfectly placed by jockey Flavien Prat behind dueling leaders in the early stages of the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes, Spiced Perfection surged between rivals to take command entering the stretch and drew off impressively to win the seven-furlong sprint by two and one-quarter lengths Sunday. Spiced Perfection, sent off at 4-1 odds, scored her fourth […]

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Cruel Intention Bests Galilean In Golden State Juvenile

In what quickly developed into a two-horse race, Bob Baffert’s Cruel Intention bested Jerry Hollendorfer’s Galilean by a neck as they finished some 16 lengths clear of their competition in Saturday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile at Santa Anita. Ridden by Evin Roman, Cruel Intention, a 2-year-old California-bred colt by Smiling Tiger (who stands at Harris […]

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Old Trainers Never Die, They Just ‘Smile’ On

Smiling Tigress lit up the tote board with a $54.60 mutuel after winning Saturday’s eighth race at Santa Anita by a half length under Tyler Baze for trainer David Bernstein. It was a feel good story all around. The three-year-old California-bred daughter of the Smiling Tiger was coming off four straight races in which she […]

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Ministers Wild Cat Colt Tops CTBA Northern California Sale

A colt by Ministers Wild Cat brought a sale-topping $45,000 at Tuesday’s Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif. The high-bid yearling is out of the multiple stakes-winning Bold Badgett mare Bold Roberta and is a full brother to stakes winner Bella Luma. The colt […]

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Filly By Smiling Tiger Tops Barretts Fall Sale At $220,000

A yearling filly by Smiling Tiger brought $220,000 to top the 2017 Barretts October Fall Mixed sale Oct. 17. Consigned as Hip 94, the filly is out of Carrie’s a Jewel, by Slewdledo. The filly was consigned by Critter Creek Farm and purchased by Steve Gasparrelli’s Slugo Racing. According to figures provided by Barretts, a total […]

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Smiling Tiger Colt Tops Washington Yearling Sale

John and Janene Maryanski went to $67,000 to purchase the sale topper, a handsome bay colt sired by 2017 California freshman sire leader Smiling Tiger. Bred by Yakima horseman John Roche and consigned through Halvorson Bloodstock Services LLC, the colt is a half-brother to seven winners, including Washington champion three-year-old filly Castinette Dancer and stakes […]

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Daughter Of Smiling Tiger Tops Barretts Select Yearling Sale

Hip No. 68, a filly from the first crop of multiple G1 winner Smiling Tiger went through the sale ring for $130,000, making her the highest price at the Barretts Select Yearling Sale at Del Mar Aug. 30. The Daily Racing Form reports that 44 horses were sold during the one-day sale for a total of $1,635,000, for […]

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