Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith’s description of Lady of Shamrock’s rally best describes her style of victory in Saturday’s $300,000 Del Mar Oaks. “She goes from last to woom,” he said. “She’s got a great turn of foot. You’ve got to trust her.” Smith rode Lady of Shamrock ($4) confidently in the Grade 1 […]
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As he walked back to the jockeys’ room following Saturday’s Grade 2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park, jockey Mike Smith was equal parts ecstatic and shocked. He was naturally happy that he won the $350,000 race aboard Mucho Macho Man, but he was stunned with the ease in which the 2 1/2-length victory was accomplished. […]
Quite the ladies’ man, this Mike Smith… put him in the saddle of a filly or mare in a big-money horse race and it is instant mutual love. Friday at Santa Anita, in a $2-million Ladies’ Classic Breeders’ Cup race that was expected to be the best and most closely contested of all the 15 […]
During her legendary career, Zenyatta won 17 Graded stakes races including 13 Grade I events and defeated 4 champions of 8 different awards. She was even considered by many to possibly be the greatest racehorse the world has ever seen. Zenyatta was ridden by Mike Smith for 17 of 20 starts, during which she would […]