Arcadia, CA (June 13, 2020) – Reign of Fire, the 2-year-old daughter of Vronsky and Smiling Annie, the 5-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger opened today’s card at Santa Anita with a Harris Farms-sired daily double.
Reign of Fire earned her maiden special weight victory over four and one-half furlongs on the main track with some help from the stewards. She pressed the pace and reached the wire best of all but one. The first under the line was disqualified for an midstretch incident not involcing Reign of Fire and she was moved up to the win.
Bred by Dr. Dorothee Kieckhefer, Lee Evans, and Sandy Evens, she is out of the Kafwain mare, Your Special Day. Racing for LeucadiaLand Stables, LLC, she is trained by Blake Heap.
Smiling Annie needed no help to earn her victory in the 2nd race. She popped out of the gate going five and one-half furlongs over the firm turf course and never looked back, claiming her victory by three and one-half lengths.
Smiling Annie races for her breeders, Al and Saundra Kirkwood and she is trained by Mark Glatt. She is out of the Go for Gin mare, Bootleg Annie.