Angry-Dragon-Circle 8 Ranch
Angry Dragon (KY)


Angry Dragon – TB, CH, M, foaled February 3, 2008.

Smarty Jones is one of the most charismatic horses of the 21st Century. After breaking his maiden by 7 3/4 lengths in his 2-year-old debut in November, he won the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes by 15 lengths in his second try. He didn’t start again until January when he won the Count Fleet Stakes at Aqueduct by 5 lengths. Shipped to Arkansas, he captured three straight stakes at Oaklawn Park, the Southwest by 3/4, the Rebel by 3 1/4, and the Gr. II Arkansas Derby by 1 1/2. He headed to the Kentucky Derby unbeaten in six races, which were won by a combined total of 33 1/4 lengths. He then added the Derby by 2 3/4 lengths and the Preakness by 11 1/2, finally losing his Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes by one length to Birdstone. He retired with earnings of $7,613,155.

At stud, Smarty Jones has been a dual hemisphere stallion (Uruguay), siring the earners of more than $37.4 million to date, including two champions. Smart D N A was the Horse of the Year, champion older male and 3-year-old colt in Panama, and Better Life was the champion miler twice in Singapore, earning $1.66 million. Japanese runner Keiai Gerbera was a multiple Gr. III winner who earned $2.45 million. In all, he is the sire of 27 black-type winners, 10 graded.

Angry Dragon’s dam, Screamer, has produced six winners, headed by El Roblar, who raced in the familiar colors of Stonestreet Stables. The son of War Chant finished in the top three in six graded stakes, winning the Gr. III Ack Ack Handicap on the dirt and the Gr. III Inglewood Handicap on the grass while compiling a record of 6-1-3 in 14 starts with earnings of $389,646. Wisconsin, a son of Fusaichi Pegasus, was a six-time winner and earned $120,892. Screamer’s foals have fared well at the Keeneland sales, bringing prices of $195,000, $100,000, $95,000, $75,000, $70,000 and $60,000.

Angry Dragon is the dam of three Circle 8 Ranch and Tropical Racing runners – colts Toretto and Suegaar – both by Handsome Mike and currently in training – and an unnamed filly by Bucchero. She gave birth to a filly by Sky Mesa March 5, 2021.


Angry Dragon Smarty Jones Elusive Quality
I’ll Get Along
Screamer Roanoke
Cheery Tower
Adrenaline. Excitement. Thrills!

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