Peek in Our Paks – Reneé P


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This Month’s Pick

Staff Member: Reneé Portnoy
Department: Merchandising
Horse: Smokeshow City
Discipline: Racing

Smokey is actually owned by my husband and his two friends, but I sponsor his SmartPaks! Smokey or “the grey” as he was referred to for the first few months we owned him came into our lives recently. He was born and raised in Florida and then came up to Boston to try his luck as a racehorse. Smokey is currently 2.5 years old and is learning the ins and outs of living at the racetrack. He’s started learning how to leave the gate and exercise with other horses. He had his first timed workout recently and is progressing along really well. His trainer, Kevin McCarthy, believes that Smokey’s SmartPaks have really helped him acclimate to living at the track and build the strong, healthy foundation needed to be a successful racehorse.


Smokeshow City’s SmartPaks

SmartFlex III Resilience
I added SmartFlex III to Smokey’s SmartPaks because this formula is designed to help hard-working horses “bounce back” from tough workouts. Since Smokey is a young race horse in training and working hard, I want him to have the comprehensive joint, tendon, and ligament support provided by this formula.

SmartFlex® III Resilience

As Low As: $59.95
(197 reviews)

SmartGut Pellets
Because Smokey is in training at the racetrack, he doesn’t have access to turnout (although he does have a big hay bag that’s constantly full AND a jolly ball ☺) and is at risk for gastric upset. SmartGut provides a selection of ingredients that support a healthy stomach.

SmartGut® Pellets

As Low As: $41.95
(374 reviews)


SmartMuscle Mass
As Smokey is a young race horse in training, we are looking to develop his natural lean muscle. SmartMuscle Mass provides 12 amino acids, the building blocks of muscle tissue, to support the normal muscle-building process.

SmartMuscle® Mass
(5 reviews)


Why Renee uses SmartPaks:

I use SmartPaks because they are incredibly convenient and easy to feed. I never have to worry about Smokey running out of the supplements he needs or getting an incorrect dose. They ship right to the track and are easy to feed, no matter who is doing the job. I love that there is such a selection of supplements available to meet the exact needs of my horse. It is also really easy to change the supplements in the SmartPaks, as my horse’s needs change.

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2 comments on “Peek in Our Paks – Reneé P
  1. dana says:

    Do you have any issues with the ingredients for the race track and medication rulings? I race in California and do not want to have any problems with testing

    • SmartPak SmartPak says:

      Hi Dana, thank you for asking! We would encourage you to review the most recent Jockey Club guidelines regarding forbidden substances when determining which supplements would be most appropriate for your individual horse in your state. – SmartPaker Casey

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