Smooth Jazz to New York
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Smooth Jazz moves to New York for the 2008 breeding season.
Freshman sire Smooth Jazz is being relocated for the 2008 breeding season to Buckridge Farm in Kinderhook, New York. The 8-year-old son of Storm Boot out of Blushing Issue will stand for $3,000.  He previously stood at Cloverleaf Farms II in Florida.

From his first crop of 43 named 2-year-olds of 2007, Smooth Jazz is represented by 15 runners and five winners (in the Northern Hemisphere, excluding Hong Kong and Japan, through Nov. 15). He currently ranks third among New York-based 2007 Leading First Crop sires. His top runner to date is Smooth Air, the second-place finisher in the Jack Price Juvenile at Calder on Oct. 10.
 
A sprinter trained by Todd Pletcher, Smooth Jazz had five wins from 11 starts and bankrolled $321,105. Among his wins was his impressive performance in the seven furlong Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland Race Course in which he earned a 117 Beyer Speed Figure and a "0" Ragozin Number.

"Smooth Jazz is one of the most exciting young sire prospects, not to mention one of the best sire values, in New York," said Buckridge Farm owner Amy Boll. "He's exploded out of the gate this year with a $240,000 2-year-old in training purchase, plus a multiple stakes-placed runner in his first crop. Better still, his babies are bred to keep improving as they head into their 3-year-old seasons.”
 
Smooth Jazz will stand as property of a syndicate.

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