Filly’s Sale Almost Too Good to be True for Smith

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For Maryland horse owner Larry Smith, the outcome of his first pinhooking venture was almost too good to be true.

A Jimmy Creed  filly that had been purchased by Smith for $1,200, sold for $110,000 during the June 14 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales June 2-year-olds in training sale, producing a huge windfall for the former trainer.

Consigned by Mayberry Farm as Hip 534, the filly named Slewgoodtobetrue was bought by Larry Zap, agent for Joseph Ciaglia Jr.

The only juvenile in the sale foaled in South Carolina, the filly was bred by Jim Brinkley and is out of Chiefette, a daughter of Chief Seattle who tallied eight wins and $188,520 in earnings. She is from the female family of multiple stakes winner and $498,090-earner Miracle Wood. The filly breezed an eighth-mile in :10 2/5 during the under tack workouts.

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