Isn’t He Clever Shines Again At Sunland!

ISNT-HE-CLEVER Borderland-Derby12th-Running 022512 FINIsn’t He Clever Shines Again At Sunland! SMARTY JONES’s 3-year-old son ISN’T HE CLEVER got his second stakes win with a shining performance in the $150,000 Borderland Derby at Sunland Park on Saturday, Feb. 25. Driving to the wire to win by nearly two lengths, he completed the mile and a sixteenth distance in 1:43, barely a second off the track record.

ISN’T HE CLEVER closed out his 2011 juvenile campaign in with an 11 3/4-length rout in Sunland Park’s $100,000 Riley Allison Futurity on Dec. 30. The Kentucky-bred has now won four of six career starts, for earnings of $215,960, for owners J. Kirk and Judy Robison and trainer Henry Dominguez.

The leading U.S. sire by international earnings standing outside of Kentucky in 2011, SMARTY JONES had a sensational season last year as his runners garnered more than $5.5 million worldwide. His 2011 graded stakes horses included Japanese star KEIAI GERBERA, an earner of $793,044 for the year, speedster SUNRISE SMARTY, Gr. 3 winner and Gr. 1-placed GILDED GEM, and 3-year-olds CONCEALED IDENTITY, ROGUE ROMANCE and Irish group runner Smartcity. Add a comment Add a comment

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G1 Winner Bullsbay To Northview

BullsbayGrade 1 winner BULLSBAY to Northview for 2011 BULLSBAY, one of leading sire TIZNOW’s best runners and the first son of the two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner and Horse of the Year to enter stud in the Mid-Atlantic region, has been retired to stand at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., in 2011. 

Winner of Saratoga’s 2009 Whitney H.-G1 over millionaires Commentator, Macho Again, Dry Martini and Smooth Air, BULLSBAY consistently faced the best of his generation in the country’s most important events. He captured the venerable Whitney by coming off the pace in the mile and an eighth test and surging past front running two-time Whitney winner Commentator. He earned a 107 Beyer Speed Figure off that effort. Bullsbay also earned a 106 Beyer in the G1 Woodward when beaten a length and a half by Rachel Alexandra. 

BULLSBAY won or placed in six stakes in 2009, including additional scores in the mile and a sixteenth Gr. 3 Alysheba S. at Churchill Downs and Laurel Park’s Harrison E. Johnson Memorial H. over a field that included Gr. 1 winner Richard’s Kid and group winner Admiral’s Cruise. BULLSBAY earned $923,245, with seven wins, six seconds and two thirds..

Out of the stakes-placed Lord Carson mare The Hess Express, BULLSBAY is a half-brother to juvenile stakes winners Our Khrysty and Hidden Expression. His multiple stakes-winning third dam, Grecian Comedy, is a half-sister to Gr. 1-winning millionaire Grecian Flight.

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