Gainesway has today announced its decision to pension the 19-year-old stallion Smoke Glacken due to the stallion’s declining fertility and the general effects of his advancing age.
Gainesway President Antony Beck commented, “After winning a Championship on the racetrack Smoke Glacken proved himself at stud, siring fast and durable horses who were always competitive at whatever level they were racing. He has been an asset to Gainesway and his participation in our stallion program will be missed.”
On the racetrack, Smoke Glacken won the Hopeful S. (G1), Sapling S. (G2), and Tyro S. at two, and went on to become Champion Sprinter at three, after winning six stakes, including the Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash S. (G2), Riva Ridge S. (G3), Southwest S. (G3), and Jersey Shore Breeders’ Cup S. (G3).
Bred by Perry M. Rosebrock, Smoke Glacken was trained by Henry Carroll and campaigned by Alex Karkenny, William Roberts, and Robert Levy. The gray/roan son of Two Punch—Majesty’s Crown, retired with a career record of ten wins, two seconds, and one third from 14 starts and amassed earnings of $759,560.
The offspring sired by Smoke Glacken frequently emulated their speedy sire. He currently has sired 15 crops (with his 16th crop expected in 2014), and has sired 54 blacktype winners, including 16 graded blacktype winners, among them On Fire Baby (G1, 2013, $751,974), Delaunay (G2, 2013, $848,486), Smok’n Frolic (6 Graded Stakes Wins, $1,534,720), and Persistently (G1, $526,256).
Smoke Glacken has currently sired 790 foals of racing age from 13 crops to race, with current gross progeny earnings in excess of $48,000,000. He will remain a pensioner at Gainesway.