Dashing through the snow at Aqueduct on Saturday, Dec. 14 was SMARTY JONES’s 4-year-old son JONESY BOY, who rallied from last to nail down the one and an eighth-mile $100,000 Queens County S. in the final strides. The lightly-raced colt owned by George and Lori Hall and trained by Kelly J. Breen scored for the second time in two outings for the year - never worse than second in six career starts, he has now earned $151,330.
JONESY BOY is the latest of a long line of impressive runners in 2013 for SMARTY JONES, who has nine stakes winners for the year through mid-December. SMARTY JONES stakes winners have been sensational around the world - CENTRALINTELIGENCE taking the Gr. 1 Triple Bend H. at Hollywood Park; BETTER LIFE winning the Gr. 1 Singapore Derby in Singapore; NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS scoring the Royal North S.-G3 at Woodbine. . . plus stakes success at Aqueduct and Laurel, Turf Paradise and Sunland Park.
SMARTY JONES’s runners consistently put up sensational numbers: progeny earnings of $5 million-plus from 2010 to 2012, and fast approaching that total in 2013; more than 78 percent winners from starters lifetime, average earnings per runner approaching $86,000, 16 percent stakes horses per starters! Smart money rides with SMARTY JONES!Add a comment Add a comment
Leading the field at every call, NEVADA KID captured the the $200,000 Jewel Stakes, the richest race on Claiming Crown Day at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Dec. 7, by more than two lengths. The 4-year-old son of SILVER TRAIN owned by Hurricane Boys and Richard C. Pell and trained by Nick Zito boosted his career earnings to $278,935 from 18 career starts.
NEVADA KID became eligible for the Claiming Crown by racing for a $30,000 claiming tag on Dec. 27, 2012. He won that race, and in 10 starts prior to the Claiming Crown this year, he hit the board six times. Sent off as the Jewel’s fourth choice in the field of 10, the Kentucky-bred dictated the pace in the one and an eighth mile test before spurting clear at the head of the stretch.
SILVER TRAIN is the sire of four stakes winners, and 14 stakes horses, in 2013, and has progeny earnings in excess of $3.3 million. He is Pennsylvania’s current leading active sire by number of winners, with 97, and lifetime three out of four of his runners are winners.Add a comment Add a comment
The fastest of Bernardini’s sons to retire to stud, BUFFUM will stand the 2014 season at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. A million-dollar sales yearling, 5-year-old BUFFUM hails from the incredible speed family of champion sprinters Gold Beauty and Dayjur. His stud fee has been set at $3,500.
“Buffum was pure class. He had so much natural speed and is the fastest Bernardini I have ever trained,” commented trainer Tom Albertrani.
Retired sound from racing, BUFFUM won Belmont Park’s Bold Ruler Handicap-G3 going gate-to-wire while completing seven furlongs in 1:21.68. A winner in his debut at 2, a Belmont Park maiden special weight at one mile, he recorded three triple-digit Beyer figures during a career of four wins and a second in 11 starts, earning $261,550.
A member of one of racing’s most dynamic families, BUFFUM is out of stakes-winning Storm Beauty, a Storm Cat half-sister to champion sprinter Gold Beauty and the dam of six sales yearlings sold for an average of more than $650,000. Purchased at Saratoga for $1.2 million by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, BUFFUM is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Stormy West and stakes-placed runners Value Stream and Renaissance Lady. Found under his second dam, stakes winner Stick to Beauty, is Hall of Famer Sky Beauty, Grade 1-winning millionaires Point of Entry, Tale of Ekati and Pleasant Home, Saratoga Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky and Pine Island, and dozens of other stakes winners.
BUFFUM will be available for inspection at Northview Stallion Station beginning November 18th.
E Dubai, sire of 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner Fort Larned and the leading active sire in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2013, has been moved from Northview PA to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2014 season. He will stand for $5,000.
A son of incomparable sire of sires Mr. Prospector, 15-year-old E Dubai is a proven international stallion, siring 33 stakes winners, including Italian champion Once More Dubai, Grade 2 Godolphin Mile winner Skysurfers and Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint hero Desert Code. His leading earner is the recently retired Fort Larned, who amassed $4,171,322 while winning 10 of 24 starts. In addition to his thrilling score in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Fort Larned recorded Grade 1 wins in the Whitney and Stephen Foster Handicaps and set a track record at Gulfstream Park in winning the Grade 3 Skip Away Stakes among his seven stakes victories.
E Dubai ranked among the top 10 stallions in the nation in 2012 with progeny earnings of nearly $8 million. This year, he leads all active stallions in the Mid-Atlantic region by number of winners (104) and progeny earnings (nearly $4.5 million). His additional 2013 stakes horses included graded performers Fordubai, My Gi GI and Pinard. From eight crops of racing age, he has progeny earnings of nearly $36 million, and average earnings per starter of $60,780. Add a comment Add a comment