Mike Smith



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    Mr. Besilu (KY) B , C, foaled January 18, 2009 ( A.P. Indy - Balance, by Thunder Gulch)
    No Trainer listed
    Here are the Workouts
    Track Date Course Distance Time Note Rank
    Payson Park Training Center 3/23/2013 Dirt 4F 49.4 Breezing 12/19
    Payson Park Training Center 3/17/2013 Dirt 4F 49.00 Breezing 4/13
    Payson Park Training Center 2/24/2013 Dirt 4F 49.00 Breezing 1/14
    Payson Park Training Center 2/17/2013 Dirt 4F 49.00 Breezing 2/29
    Payson Park Training Center 2/10/2013 Dirt 3F 36.00 Breezing 1/6
    Payson Park Training Center 2/3/2013 Dirt 3F 37.40 Breezing 7/1
    Payson Park Training Center 1/27/2013 Dirt 3F 39.40 Breezing 7/
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    Animal Kingdom Draws Post 12 in World Cup
    By Claire Novak, The Blood-Horse Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:28 AM
    Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 12 of 13 when the field was drawn March 27 for the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I) to be run March 30 at Meydan
    Excerpt from article
    $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I), race 9, approximate post time 2:05 p.m. EDT NH4YO&Up and SH3YO&Up, 1 1/4m, Tapeta
    Post, Horse, Jockey, Trainer
    1. Treasure Beach, C. Soumillon, M. de Kock
    2. Red Cadeaux, G. Mosse, E. Dunlop
    3. Dullahan, G. Stevens, D. Romans
    4. Hunter's Light, S. De Sousa, S. bin Suroor
    5. Capponi, A. Ajtabi, M. Al Zarooni
    6. Side Glance, J. Spencer, A. Balding
    7. Planteur, R. Moore, M. Botti
    8. Royal Delta, M. Smith, W. Mott
    9. Meandre, M. Guyon, A. Fabre
    10. Monterosso, M. Barzalona, M. Al Zarooni
    11. African Story, K. Fallon. S. bin Suroor
    12. Animal Kingdom, J. Rosario, G. Motion
    13. Kassiano, W. Buick, S. bin Suroor
    *All horses carry 57 kilograms (125.6 pounds) except for mare Royal Delta, who will carry 55kg (121.25 lbs)

    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/77109/animal-kingdom-draws-post-12-in-world-cup#ixzz2Om87P7Q1
  • i do not think mike is going to win the world cup with mike smith but if he dose congrats to him
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    ROYAL DELTA UPDATE Marcus Hersh Daily Racing Form tweets ‏
    Bill Mott met Royal Delta as she came on track and led her down chute himself, stood her 3 minutes before training
    Royal Delta abundle of energy. Went straight into gallop after standing bucked reared but settled into smooth stride
    Royal Delta was perfect in gate schooling never turned hair from decent gallop all set for Sat. My pick. #dubaiworldcup
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    The Blood-Horse Dubai World Cup: Mike Smith
    VIDEO Interview with Mike Smith
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    Jay Privman Daily Racing Form tweet
    Game On Dude on cruise control going 4f with Smith.
    Officially :47.40, could not have looked better. CT Classic next.

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    Mike Smith Entries April 6 - Keeneland
    Al Khali Wgt-118 Race 4 Allowance
    Small Kitchen Wgt-118 Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming $62,500
    Emollient Wgt-121 Race 9 Central Bank Ashland S
  • That name in Mike's list, Small Kitchen, just cracks me up! Is this a Repole horse or named by somebody with a teenaged boy who eats his way thru the family fortune...
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    Did not know that---FUNNY!
    Hugs, Keta
  • Did Mike move his tack from Southern CA for good?
  • That name in Mike's list, Small Kitchen, just cracks me up! Is this a Repole horse or named by somebody with a teenaged boy who eats his way thru the family fortune...
    I just looked it up the horse is owned my Gainesway.
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    Mike's schedule & results since mid-March 2013
    March 15 - SANTA ANITA
    War Academy finished 1st by 3 1/2 lengths Race 2
    Upbeat Mood finished 2nd beaten by a neck Race 5
    March 16 - OAKLAWN PARK
    Oxbow finished 2nd beaten by a head Race 10
    March 17 - SANTA ANITA
    Kilat finished 3rd beaten 1/2 length Race 6
    Ismene finished 2nd beaten 1 1/4 lengths Race 8
    March 23 - GULFSTREAM PARK
    Skyfall finished 2nd beaten 3 1/2 lengths Race 2
    Secret Jewel finished 2nd beaten 4 1/4 lengths Race 6
    Limonar (IRE) finished 9th beaten 2 1/2 lengths Race
    March 24 - SANTA ANITA
    Lady of Shamrock finished 2nd beaten 1 length Race 7

    DUBAI- In Dubai to ride Royal Delta in Gold Cup March 30.

    April 6 - KEENELAND
    Al Khali Wgt-118 Race 4 Allowance
    Small Kitchen Wgt-118 Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming $62,500
    Emollient Wgt-121 Race 9 Central Bank Ashland S
    April 7 - SANTA ANITA
    Troy Story Wgt-124 Race 9 Maiden Special Weight
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    Second Chance Pays for Emollient in Ashland
    By Frank Angst, The Blood-Horse Updated: Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:27 PM
    One week after finishing 30 lengths behind Dreaming of Julia, runaway winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II), Emollient delivered a decisive victory of her own in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
    Juddmonte Farms homebred Emollient and Mike Smith quickly cleared the field after breaking from the outside in the field of 13 3-year-old fillies, enjoying a clear lead through a quarter mile in :23.75 and half mile in :48.12.
    Entering the short Keeneland stretch, Emollient displayed another gear as she drew off to a nine-length victory under a hand ride. Emollient completed the 1 1/16-mile race on the Polytrack in 1:43.49.
    "She was very comfortable out there; we weren't getting challenged early," said Smith, who was riding the Empire Maker filly for the first time. "I thought, 'Well at some point I'm going to try to see if I can kick this race open.' I did just before we headed for home and I was amazed at the burtst of speed she gave me."
    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/77358/second-chance-pays-for-emollient-in-ashland#ixzz2Pj4BrIZi
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    Ashland S. (gr. 1) KEENELAND, Lexington, KY RACE REPLAY VIDEO
    Purse: $500,000 Date: April 6, 2013
    Class: Grade I Age: 3 yo fillies Race: 9
    Distance: 1 1/16 miles Post Time: 5:13 PM
    Emollient wins with Mike Smith
  • i believe mike smith will be riding game on dude in the charlestown classic. if he is i cant wait cuz ill be attending my first charlestown classic and might be able to see mike smith in person ^.^
  • Santa Anita notes: Mizdirection to be ridden by Flores in Las Cienegas


    I just about freaked out when I saw the head line but then I knew it had to be Mike was riding somewhere else that day.
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    Game On Dude Among 50 CT Classic Nominees
    By Blood-Horse Staff Updated: Monday, April 8, 2013 12:33 PM
    Game On Dude, second in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II) in 2011, is among the 50 nominees for and an expected entrant in this year's $1.5 million race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 20.
    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/77398/game-on-dude-among-50-ct-classic-nominees#ixzz2PtNmxAYg
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    Mizdirection Ready to Run in Las Cienegas
    4/7/2013 6:17 PM | horseracingnation.com
    Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s firm turf course Sunday in a bullet 1:01.20 for next Saturday’s Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.
    She was ridden by David Flores, who has the riding assignment Saturday in place of Mike Smith, who rides War Academy Saturday in the Arkansas Derby.
    “She’s doing great; she’s ready to run,” said trainer Mike Puype, who also plans to start Schiapparelli in the Las Cienegas with Joe Talamo, who has ridden the gray daughter of Ghostzapper in each of her six career starts, winning three. Schiaparelli also worked on turf Sunday, going four furlongs in 49.40.
    Mizdirection, a 5-year-old gray Mizzen Mast mare, has won nine of her 14 starts and earned $1,094,621 for her owners, who include radio and TV sports talk icon Jim Rome.
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    Mike Smith will ride War Academy Saturday in the Arkansas Derby.
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    Derby Dozen – April 9, 2013 – Presented by Shadwell Farm
    The Blood-Horse 07 Apr 2013 11:59 PM
    Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen

    I particularly like lucky number 7. Here is what Steve had to say about him
    War Academy Bob Baffert
    Giant’s Causeway—Cabbage Key, by A.P. Indy
    Pulling this one out of left field, despite the fact he’s behind the eight-ball and is a big lazy horse with not a lot of racing foundation. But I feel he’s going to run big in the Arkansas Derby. Watched his last race several times and was very impressed with the way he won and the way he moves. Remember, Manando, the horse he just cruised by with little effort, gave Goldencents all he could handle in the Sham Stakes (98 Beyer), and he came home in :23 4/5, :24, and :06 2/5 eased up. What I also love about him is how he takes after his sire and most of all his broodmare sire, running low to the ground. His stride is extremely reminiscent of A.P. Indy and rightly so. His dam is inbred 3×4 to Gay Missile, who is the great-granddam of A.P. Indy and granddam of Mayville’s Magic, who was bred to A.P. Indy to produce War Academy’s dam. So, you’ve got A.P. Indy’s great granddam close up twice in his female family. Also, I love the fact that in the year of Secretariat’s 40th birthday, this colt is inbred three times to Big Red through super mares Terlingua (dam of Storm cat), Weekend Surprise (dam of A.P. Indy), and Secrettame (dam of Gone West). Many questions, but I’ll take a shot with him.
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    Three Chimneys Farm ‏tweet VIDEO
    GOOSE BUMPS!!! “@jimrome: This is a great short film on MIZDIRECTION

    Keta Note: Great film on MIKE SMITH too!
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    Mike E. Smith Entries April 12-14
    April 12 - Santa Anita
    Motown Men Wgt-124 Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming $40,000
    Hollywood Icon Wgt-121 Race 4 Maiden Special Weight
    Sanibel Sid Wgt-124 Race 5 Claiming $25,000
    My Philly Girl Wgt-121 Race 7 Allowance
    April 13 - Oaklawn Park
    Mr Blackthorn Wgt-118 Race 3 Maiden Special Weight
    War Academy Wgt-118 Race 10 Arkansas Derby
    April 14 - Keeneland
    Judy In Disguise (GB) Wgt-118 Race 8 Beaumont S. Presented by Keeneland Select
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    Jose A Contreras ‏tweets Horse/Jockey for KY Derby
    Velázquez w/ Verrazano;
    Castellano w/ Normandy Invasion;
    Rosario w/ Orb;
    Gomez w/ Vyjack;
    Smith w/ Palace Malice;
    Borel w/ Revolutionary.

    Gary Stevens ‏@HRTVGary tweet Riding Oxbow
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    Kentucky Derby: Borel on Revolutionary, Smith to ride Palace Malice
    By Jay Privman Daily Racing Form Updated on 04/15/2013 2:25PM
    Calvin Borel will ride Revolutionary and Mike Smith has picked up the mount on Palace Malice in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, trainer Todd Pletcher said Monday.
    Revolutionary won the Louisiana Derby with Javier Castellano, who since has chosen to ride Normandy Invasion in the Derby.

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