Winnipeg, Manitoba (June 28, 2023) – Two sons of Smiling Tiger stepped onto the track at Assiniboia Downs for the $50,000 Free Press Stakes. At the end of the six furlong contest, they bookended the trifecta with two heads separating the top three finishers.
The spoils of victory went to multiple stakes winning 7-year-old Tiger Dad, who proved best through a stretchlong battle. Rating just off the early pace battle, the tide turned as more joined the fray. At the top of the stretch, Tiger Dad and his soon to be vanquished foe began an all out race to the wire. Meanwhile, Magic Tiger was coming. Tiger Dad prevailed in the exciting finish with Magic Tiger filling in the third spot.
Tiger Dad is a fine example of the hearty, throwback racehorse. In thirty-nine starts, he has finished in the top three twenty-two times and his bankroll stands at $513,250. He races for the Rosette Ranch, LLC of Wyatt Rosette and he is trained by Robertino Diodoro. He was bred by the partnership of Mark Devereaux, Scott Gross, and Mark Gross. He is out of the multiple black-type producing Unusual Heat mare, Q T Shae.