|Breeder||Perry M. Rosebrock|
|Owner||William Roberts, Alexander Karkenny, Robert P. Levy|
|Trainer||Henry L. Carroll|
|Tyro Stakes (1996)
Sapling Stakes (1996)
Hopeful Stakes (1996)
Southwest Stakes (1997)
Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (1997)
Black Gold Stakes (1997)
Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (1997)
Riva Ridge Stakes (1997)
|American Champion Sprint Horse (1997)|
|Last updated on February 12, 2010|
Smoke Glacken (foaled 1994 in Maryland, died April 21, 2016) is an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Sired by Two Punch, a son of the important sire Mr. Prospector, his dam was Majesty's Crown, a daughter of Irish stakes winner Magesterial, who was a son of Northern Dancer.
Trained by Henry Carroll, at age two, Smoke Glacken finished second in his racing debut, then won four straight, including the Tyro Stakes and the Grade II Sapling Stakes, both at Monmouth Park Racetrack. His most important win of 1996 was the Grade I Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, which he won by nine lengths. He finished his two-year-old season with $284,500 in earnings.
A sprint horse best at distances of a mile or less, in his three-year-old season Smoke Glacken won six of his eight races and finished second and third in his other two starts. He won the Grade II Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes at Laurel Park, the Grade III Riva Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park, the Grade III Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park by eight lengths, the Grade III Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes, the Mountain Valley Stakes, and the Black Gold Handicap. He was second in the Grade II Lexington Stakes at Keeneland to Touch Gold and third in the Grade III Louisiana Derby to Crypto Star and Half Watch by a half-length. He finished his three-year-old season with $475,060 in earnings.
To date, Smoke Glacken has sired eight graded stakes race winners including:
- Smoke'n Frolic (f. 1999), millionaire multiple stakes winner
- Read the Footnotes (f. 2001), won Fountain of Youth Stakes, Remsen Stakes, Nashua Stakes
- Irish Smoke (f. 2005), winner of the 2007 Grade I Spinaway Stakes