SMARTY JONES’s newest stakes winner is Canadian filly NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS, who drew off to a length and a half score in Woodbine’s $150,000 Gr. 3 Royal North S. on Sunday, July 28. Benjamin Hutzel’s 4-year-old filly recorded her fourth win from six starts with her first stakes score, and completed the six furlongs on the turf in a snappy 1:09.49. Those in the beaten field included 2012 Canadian champion older female and female sprinter Roxy Gap.
NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS, now an earner of $247,207, is the 22nd stakes winner for SMARTY JONES in his first five crops, half of whom are graded winners! SMARTY JONES has the highest percentage of stakes winners from starters among the leading sires in the Northeast this year. And the pride of Pennsylvania has become an international sensation. His seven stakes winners to date in 2013 include California Gr. 1 winner CENTRALINTELIGENCE and Singapore Gr. 1 winner BETTER LIFE (AUS). He is the sire of Japanese millionaires Keiai Gerbera (JPN) and Noble Jewelry and Panamanian Gr. 1 winner SMART D N A.
SMARTY JONES’s runners have major success running short and long—this season, CENTRALINTELIGENCE is a Gr. 1 winner at six furlongs, while Smart Ellis finished third in the one and three-quarter-mile San Juan Capistrano H.-G2 at Santa Anita. And with more than 76 percent winners from starters, and average earnings per runner of more than $82,000, SMARTY JONES runners can make anyone look pretty darn smart!