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Steady Smiler is a Stakes Placed T'bred who was sold from Craig's List to a woman who took the time to unlock his secrets. Hint: he likes to stare at mountains.

Unlocking the secrets of a Craigslist t’bred

It was such a low place for a classy and complicated horse to wind up. Steady Smiler, a graded stakes placed warhorse who raced past age 10, but was sound as a bell and statuesque at 17 hands, was just another horse listed on Craigslist when Amy Grayson happened to spot him among the backyard breds and cow ponies. “I figured out that by the time I bought him in April 2010, he had passed through seven race owners,” Grayson says. “I bought him from someone who hadn’t had him for very long, and who listed him on Craigslist when […]