Monday, April 26, 2010

My New Baby!

Chelle and I got one of those offers you just can't refuse. So today we bought 5% of two Smarty Jones fillies. This one is Angry Dragon. She's a two-year old who's all set to start racing at the end of June, if everything goes as planned.

Besides having Smarty Jones as her daddy, her mama is Screamer, who won a Grade II and is half sister to El Roblar. If you go to Pedigree Query here, you can see her pedigree.

The other filly, Red Baroness, is also by Smarty Jones, but she's out of Must Be A Lady, who has already produced two winners. Smarty Jones, of course, is already turning out to be an excellent sire, and an early win sire, so we're pretty excited about these two fillies. Red Baroness's pedigree is here. I'll post a photo when we get one. There's some turf in her breeding, so that gives us some options.

Chuck Simon is their trainer and is based out of Arlington Park. But he's run horses at Churchill Downs, Fairgrounds, and many other of the larger tracks. He'll run horses where they can succeed.

So perhaps some traveling is in our future.


Jennifer Hagan said...

So Exciting!! Thats wonderful for you. Congrats. I do like dem Smarty babies!!


Joyce said...

Thanks! We really are excited! Of course, 5% isn't much, but we're really doing it more for the fun of it and love of the sport than anything else. We didn't have the best of experiences with a 20K claimer, so we decided to try a different route this time. :-)