North America's #1 Fourth-Crop Sire
by % Blacktype Performers in 2020
The Leading 2020 California Sire by Number of Blacktype Stakes Winners
4 Stakes Winners, 4 Stakes Seconds in 6 weeks from 5 furlongs to 1 1/6 miles
19 Stakes Horses (16%) from Starters from his First Three Crops
"The Smiling Tiger's I've trained are good minded, tough horses and have handled all the surfaces well."
- Blaine Wright, Trainer (Baja Sur)
"Smiling Tiger proves year in and year out to be one of the best stallions in California. Breeders are rewarded at the sales and on the race track and buyers like myself know that he throws fast durable race horses that run all three surfaces. At a stud fee of $7,500 he is a no brainer for California breeders."
- Mike Nentwig, Owner (El Tigre Terrible)
Smiling Tiger Stallion
2020 Fee: $7500 Live Foal
7 Graded Stakes wins: 3 Grade I, 1 Grade II, 3 Grade III.
Placed in two Breeders' Cup Championships.
Showed his excellent strength, versatility, and stamina in 24 races at the highest level.
24 starts: 19 in the money finishes – dirt, artificial, turf.
Durability: “Racing over 4 years at the highest level, Smiling Tiger has never had an orthopedic operation. He is a tremendously sound horse.” – Jeff Bonde, Trainer