Red-Baroness-Circle 8 Racing
Red Baroness (KY)


Red Baroness – TB, CH, M, Foaled April 2, 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.

Red Baroness is the dam of three of Circle 8 Ranch and Tropical Racing‘s runners including Aizu (by Japan), Graded Stakes Placed Yafa (by Handsome Mike), and Imoto (by Handsome Mike). She has a Ride On Curlin yearling at Circle 8 Ranch and she is in foal to Sky Mesa.


Red Baroness Smarty Jones Elusive Quality
I’ll Get Along
Must Be a Lady Lord at War (ARG)
Must Ask
Adrenaline. Excitement. Thrills!

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