29 February 2016
Smolda's great season continued yesterday when he produced a record breaking run to win the Group One Bohemia Crystal FFA.
Locked away on the pegs for the first half of the race, the son of Courage Under Fire was able to move to the breeze with 1200 metres to travel.
From there he traveled sweetly and when it got down to the business end of the race Smolda was simply too good.
Running home in 28 seconds at the end of a mile and a half, Smolda stopped the clock at 1:52.7 - wiping an incredible 0.7 seconds off the previous Australasian record!
This was Smolda's fifth win this season (three at Group One level) and takes his lifetime earnings to $1,373,334.