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Belle's Good Cide

Belle's Good Cide
Sire Slewacide
Dam Belle of Killarney
Grandsire Seattle Slew
Damsire Little Current
Gender Mare
Foaled 1993
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder John Smicklas
Owner Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Record 26: 2-1-6
Earnings $26,696
Belle's Good Cide is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Belle of Killarney by Slewacide. She was born around 1993 in the United States, and was bred by John Smicklas.
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Belle's Good Cide (born 1993 - died March 8, 2003) was an Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbred racing mare. Bred by John Smicklas, she was the chestnut dam of the chestnut stakes winner Funny Cide (by Distorted Humor). Belle's dam was Belle of Killarney (who also produced the stakes winning Belle of Cozzene), and her sire was Slewacide (a son of Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Seattle Slew).

Belle raced for three years, starting 26 times, winning twice, and earning $26,696.

First sold for $2,800 at the 1994 Heritage Place Fall sale, she then went to the Boniface family's Bonita Farm agent who purchased her, barren at the time, for $3,500 at December 2001 Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic mixed sale. She finished her life at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, New York where Funny Cide was born.

Belle's Good Cide was euthanized due to complications from colic in 2003 just after giving birth to her fourth foal, a chestnut colt by Mojave Moon and bred by Bonita Farm of Maryland. This happened shortly before Funny Cide's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories. The foal was called Homicide and began racing in the year 2006. In 2008 he proved to be a successful point to point horse in Maryland [1].

Of her four foals, among which were Coincide (a grey colt by Cozzene) and Rockside (a bay filly by Personal Flag, a full brother to Hall of Famer, Personal Ensign), all were runners, one is an Eclipse Award winning champion, and two were and are winners.

While Distorted Humor's stud fee skyrocketed as his and Belle's son, Funny Cide, became a champion, there was no opportunity for new horses to be bred with the gelded Funny Cide's maternal ancestry after he had achieved fame.


  1. Green Spring Valley Point-to-Point Results


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