Smiling Tiger Colt Tops at Washington Yearling Sale

Auburn WA (August 23, 2017)-A colt by Smiling Tiger was sold for $67,000 to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s summer yearling and mixed sale Aug. 22 in Auburn, Wash.

The sale topper, consigned as Hip 92 by Halvorson Bloodstock Services, was bought by John and Janene Maryanski. Bred in Washington by John Roche, the colt was produced from the stakes-winning Supremo mare Premo Copy, who has produced seven winners, including Washington state champion 3-year-old filly Castinette Dancer and stakes winner Seattles Best Copy.

Soft Copy, the colt’s second dam, was purchased by Roche for $4,200 from McMurry Bloodstock Agency at the 1985 WTBOA winter mixed sale and went on to Washington championship honors while winning 11 races, including the Bay Meadows Oaks. Soft Copy also produced the additional stakes winner Run a Copy.

The Maryanskis were the leading buyers at the 2017 venue, spending $155,000 for three yearlings.