In six seasons of racing at the highest level, Smolda notched up 32 wins and prizemoney of more than $2.5 million.
He also won himself a reputation for being as tough as boot leather, showing grit and determination that set him apart from the others.
During his stellar career, the outstanding pacer won nine Group 1s, including the 2016 Inter Dominion. He raced in five Australian states and New Zealand, making fourteen crossings of the Tasman in the process.
And he also found time to serve as an equine ambassador for the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, helping to perpetuate the memory of Tom Kirkwood who lost his life to cancer on the eve of his eighteenth birthday.
In the words of Marcus Kirkwood: “Smolda certainly managed to burn his name across the sky, and many of us will never forget what the feelings were like.”
Breeding: Courage Under Fire-Under The Mattress.
Record: 68 starts, 32 wins, 23 placings, $2,558,544 in stakes.
Group 1s: Inter Dominion Final 2016, Hunter Cup, Len Smith Mile, 3-y-o Jewels, Ballarat Cup (twice), NSW Derby, South Australia Cup, Bohemia Crystal F-F-A.