Smiling Tiger

Sires for 2021: The Regional Scene

After completing our marathon tour of covering options in the Bluegrass, today we take a tour of the main regional hubs. Clearly, it would be impractical to go into anything like the same depth and, besides, local breeders know their own markets best. But while we will only visit some of the principal centers, and pick out only one or two names in each, bloodstock investors anywhere can acknowledge the professionalism that unites horsemen, coast to coast, and think about the possibilities of diversification or experiment--above all in those programs...

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Smiling Tiger Colt Tops WTBOA Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale

For the second time in the last four years, a colt by Smiling Tiger topped the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's annual summer sale, which was again held at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wa., Aug. 18. The sale topper, Hip 57, was purchased for $70,000 by Brian Koriner, acting on behalf of Jay Em Ess Stable (Samantha Siegel) from the Critter Creek Farm consignment, agent for PT Syndicate #1 LLC. The chestnut colt is the second foal out of the stakes-placed Swiss Yodeler...

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Spiced Perfection Class of Inside Information

Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable and Peter Deutsch's well-traveled multiple Grade I winner Spiced Perfection (Smiling Tiger) will make her first start at Gulfstream Park as a likely favorite and the class of Saturday's seven-furlong GII Inside Information S. Capturing the GI La Brea S. for Brian Koriner at the end of her 3-year-old campaign, the bay was subsequently moved to Peter Miller's barn and finished a close second in Laurel's GIII Barbara Fritchie S. before scoring a hard-fought victory in the GI Madison S. Apr. 6 at Keeneland. Fourth in...

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