Grade II victor Teton Forestfound his first winner when his son Smokey Lonesome won June 19 at Hollywood Park in his second start. The 2-year-old gelding rallied to capture the $48,000 maiden event in near track record time over the Cushion Track surface.
Smokey Lonesome’s gutsy late surge stopped the clock in :56.99 for the five furlongs, a time that fell just a quarter of a second off the track record of :56.74. Bred in Kentucky by Sandra Dozier Hill and Charles Hill, the gelding won the race for the partnership of Bruce Chandler, Richard Matlow, and Stuart Tsujimoto.
Smokey Lonesome is the third winner out of the Alysheba mare Exclusive Symbol.
Freshman sire Teton Forest, out of the Al Nasr mare Tomorrow’s Child, becomes the first graded stakes-winning son of prominent stallion Forestry to sire a winner. The talented miler raced in the colors of B. Wayne Hughes and stands for $5,000 at Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.