Dragons Back (KY)
BUCCHERO – ANGRY DRAGON, BY SMARTY JONES
TB, CH, F, Foaled March 7, 2020
Bucchero ( Kantharos / Meetmeontime, by General Meeting ) is the first son stud by the rising star Kantharos. He earned $947,939 on turf, dirt, and synthetic from 5f to 1 1/16 m with a total of 11 wins and was ITM 20 of 31 starts from 2 to 6 years old. Bucchero won 7 stakes races on both turf and dirt and was stakes-placed on synthetic. He is a multiple Gr.2 winner with back-to-back victories in the Woodford Stakes at Keeneland in 2017 and 2018. In his career, Bucchero defeated 24 different graded-stakes winners.
The filly’s dam, Angry Dragon ( Smarty Jones / Screamer, by Roanoke ) is the dam of four of Circle 8 Ranch and Tropical Racing’s horses including colts Toretto and Suegaar (both by Handsome Mike and currently in training). She also foaled a filly by Sky Mesa for Circle 8 Ranch and Tropical Racing on March 5, 2021.
Smarty Jones (Elusive Quality / I’ll Get Along, by Smile ) 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.
|Dragons Back (2020)||Bucchero (2012)||Kantharos (2008)|
|Angry Dragon (2008)||Smarty Jones (2001)|
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