1:53.7 - $1,178,793. Bay Horse foaled 2006. 15 Hands
Smiling Shard was a simply outstanding two year old winning three Group One races across New Zealand and Australia.
When he won the Harness Jewels in 1:53.7 he became the fastest ever male performer in New Zealand – regardless of age!
As a three-year-old Smiling Shard and Dexter won the rich New Zealand Yearling Sales Series Open Final and the Northern Stakes. He narrowly missed becoming a double Australasian Breeders Crown champion finishing second in the Final.
In the ensuing two seasons the champion duo starred in the free-for-all ranks winning back-to-back Kaikoura Cups, the Ashburton Cup, running second in the Hunter Cup, Taylor Mile and the Franklin Cup and third in the NZ 4yo Jewels and the Interdominion Grand Final at Addington behind the champions Im Themightyquinn and Blacks A Fake.
His driver Dexter Dunn described him as “the most natural two-year-old I’ve driven. Beautifully gaited and a beautiful horse to drive” and went on to say “Of all the horses I’ve driven he’d have the biggest heart.”
- NZ 2yo of the year. Won the NZ Jewels in 1:53.7 as a 2yo.
- Won two Kaikoura Cups, ran 2nd in the Hunter Cup and 3rd in the Interdom Grand Final to Im Themightyquinn and Blacks A Fake.
- One of three millionaires sired by Grinfromeartoear.
- An exciting pedigree being bred 3x3 to Abercrombie and 3x3 to Blue Horizon. Carries 3 strains of the great “Golden Miss” siring family.