Bred: Northwest Farms LLC (Ky.)
Sire: Smarty Jones
Dam: Silver Echo, by Eastern Echo
Smarty's Echo broke his maiden at Arlington Park in his second start. Just a month later, the Smarty Jones son took second in the Grade 1 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland.
Smarty's Echo is a half brother to stakes winners Notoriously and Cherokee Echo. He is by Smarty Jones, who won two legs of the 2004 Triple Crown before finishing a heartbreaking second to Birdstone in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes.
Smarty's will be the frist starter for breeder Northwest Farms, to go to the Breeders' Cup. He was sold for $45,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September Sale after bringing $15,000 at the sale company's 2011 Breeding Stock Sale. He is trained by Anne Smith and owned by Windy Hill Farm.