Smok'n Frolic, Winner of $1.5 Million, Retired
Updated: Sunday, September 5, 2004 1:54 PM
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2004 5:57 PM
(from Dogwood Stable release)
Photo: J.Stewart/Lang Photos
Dogwood Stable's Smok'n Frolic, a 5-year-old mare who earned $1,534,720 in her career, has been retired from racing it was announced Sept. 2.
A daughter of Smoke Glacken
, Smok'n Frolic retires after 33 starts with nine wins, eight seconds and two thirds. Thirty of those starts were in stakes, 25 of them graded.
"Smok'n Frolic has been one of the most consistent and admirable mares in training, having won stakes for four straight years," said Cot Campbell, Dogwood's president. "She has been wonderful to us and we hate to see her go. However, it is clearly indicated and she should be a popular offering at Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale, where she will be sold by Three Chimneys."
Dogwood purchased Smok'n Frolic from the OBS at Calder Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale for $85,000. She broke her maiden at second asking. In her third start, she won the Fashion Stakes at Belmont. Todd Pletcher trained her throughout her career.
The gray mare's career highlights include a 2 1/2-length win in the inaugural running of the Sunshine Millions Distaff at Santa Anita in 2003. She registered back-to-back wins in the Next Move Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct (2003 and 2004). She captured two Florida-bred Awards – as champion older female in 2003 and outstanding filly of 2002.
Smok'n Frolic's last 22 starts were all in stakes races, beginning in the Lake George (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga on July 29, 2002. During that period she also won the Cotillion (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park and the Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III).
"She sprinted, ran a mile and an eighth, was effective on turf, and was a great deal of fun," Campbell said.
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