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Smokin' Joey Wins Listed Eye Liner Stakes
At Ipswich in Queensland, Coolmore's former dual Champion Australian Sire Encosta de Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) added a black-type success when 7YO gelding Smokin' Joey (Encosta de Lago-Dalzing, by Blazing Sword) scored by 0.3-length for trainer Wez Hunter in the $175,000 Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Daph 'N' Alf (Longhorn-Gobbledegook, by Distorted Humor) & 3YO colt Ulmann (Sebring-Darsini, by Danehill). Smokin' Joey took his record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Goodwood Handicap, Gr3 Tab.com.au Stakes, Gr3 Victoria Handicap & Listed March Stakes) and 8 placings (including the Gr1 Emirates Stakes & Gr3 Sebring Stakes) from 52 starts for $1,398,533 earnings.