Smarty Jones Sires First Millionaire

Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones sires his first millionaire, Keiai Gerbera.

Smarty Jones , the champion 3-year-old male and dual classic winner of 2004, came through with his first millionaire when his 4-year-old daughter Keiai Gerbera won the July 11 Procyon Stakes (Jpn-III) in track-record time. The $435,388 in earnings she picked in the victory upped her career total to $1,162,477.

Keiai Gerbera, out of the Danzig mare Anna Sterz, defeated males in the seven-furlong stakes. Keiai Gerbera, who has won six of 10 starts, races for Keiai Gisizairyo Hanbaisyo Co.

Smarty Jones, who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), is by Elusive Quality out of the Smile mare I’ll Get Along. He stands at Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. His 2010 fee was $10,000.