Bred: Edward P. Evans (Va.)
Sire: Smart Strike
Dam: Lyrical Prayer, by The Minstrel
Purchased for $280,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, Swagger Jack has proved to be worth his price tag. The graded stakes winner is a trainee of Martin Wolfson, and runs wearing the silks of Silverton Hill LLC. After a second place finish by 1/2 a length in the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes (G3) to Fort Loudon, Swagger Jack rallied to another runner up effort in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) to Discreet Dancer. The third time proved to be a charm when Swagger Jack claimed best in the Carter Handicap (G1), defeating both Fort Loudon and Discreet Dancer.