Smiling Tiger

Grade 1 Winner Smiling Tiger to Stand at Harris Farms

Smiling Tiger, a three-time Grade 1 winner of $1,480,704 will stand the 2015 breeding season at John Harris’ Harris Farms near Coalinga, CA. Owned by Phil Lebherz and Alan Klein, Smiling Tiger previously stood at his owner’s Premier Thoroughbreds, LLC near Oakdale, CA. Co-owner Phil Lebherz commented, “We are excited to announce that Harris Farms […]

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Champion She’s a Tiger Retired, to Be Sold at F-T November

She’s a Tiger, winner of the Eclipse Award as champion juvenile filly of 2013, has been retired from racing and will be offered for sale at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. She’s a Tiger is a daughter of Tale of the Cat, and is out of the Cahill Road […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Smiling Tiger Retired

Top class sprinter and multiple Grade 1 winner Smiling Tiger has been retired and will stand at Premiere Equine Center in Oakdale, Calif., in 2014. His introductory fee will be $5,000, according to the Daily Racing Form. Smiling Tiger, a 6-year-old son of Hold That Tiger, had not raced since winning the G3 Vernon O. […]

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Smiling Tiger shows true stripes with Vernon O. Underwood win

A return to Betfair Hollywood Park helped Smiling Tiger end a six race losing streak in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes Sunday. Fresh off a third place finish in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint Nov. 3, the 5-year-old Hold That Tiger horse rallied outside under jockey Rafael Bejarano in the final quarter of […]

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Smiling Tiger could be out of BC Sprint

Trainer Jeff Bonde says Smiling Tiger might not be a go for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint due to a “few issues.”  Bonde tells the Daily Racing Form:  “I don’t have any answers yet. He acts jarred up.” Smiling Tiger finished third in the 2010 BC Sprint and has won seven sprint stakes but has […]

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Smiling Tiger to F-T November sale after Breeders’ Cup

Multiple Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter Smiling Tiger is taking dead aim on the 2011 running of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs on November 5.  Following his tilt at this year’s event, the multiple Grade 1 winner and millionaire will make the short journey from Churchill Downs to Lexington for […]

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Zipse: The Factor’s performance was eye-popping

Like many other racing fans, Zipse at the Track was wowed by The Factor’s performance in winning the Grade 1 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar Sunday.  With only a couple of months to go before the Breeders’ Cup, The Factor is making a case for being the nation’s top sprinter after a convincing win […]

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Baffert: Del Mar instead of Saratoga for The Factor

There won’t be a showdown between Uncle Mo and The Factor in this weekend’s King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga.  While Uncle Mo is set for his comeback in the King’s Bishop, The Factor will make his first start since April in Sunday’s Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert announced.   Like the […]

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Del Mar: Smiling Tiger vs Euroears in Bing Crosby

Smiling Tiger seeks to defend his title in Sunday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, but he’ll have to contend with Bob Baffert’s speedster Euroears, who will be making his first start since a second to Rocket Man in the Dubai Golden Shaheen last March. Smiling Tiger enters the Bing Crosby off […]

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Smiling Tiger laughs all the way to winner’s circle in Triple Bend

Smiling Tiger was an impressive 3-length winner over Camp Victory and Amazombie in the 60th running of the Grade 1 Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park. Ridden to victory by Joel Rosario, Smiling Tiger is trained by Jeff Bonde for owners Klein or Lebherz. Smiling Tiger covered the 7 furlongs on the all-weather track in […]

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