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Not all of tomorrow's stars will cost huge money. Let's take a look at some of the diamonds in the rough selling at this year's Keeneland September sale.Read More
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  • rl.studfarmpk · il lie good horses · 208 days ago ·
  • CauseForConcern · Laurie, I have not been one to anticipate yearling sales in the past, but your article drew some interest. I was disappointed in the early retirement of Majesticperfection. He had beaten the eventual BC Sprint Champ, Big Drama, with ease, prior to his retirement due to injury. He was bought by Airdrie Stables, and, I think, this might be his first crop. Did you, by chance, spot any offspring of his at this sale? Otherwise, thanks for enlightening me with your insight, and educating me in an area where I have not had any experience. · 207 days ago ·
The Freshman Sire Square Eddie is the latest son of Smart Strike to make make headlines as a sire. Read More
I've found some of the most promising unraced maidens. I'll follow them from their first start and see how they turn out, as claimers, nonstarters, or possibly even an elusive Graded Stakes winner.Read More
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  • jmac500 · What's the site? · 282 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · you want a good 2yo,keep an eye on the street cry patrick byrne will be bringing out this summer.all i have to say. · 282 days ago ·
As I go through and look at the potential contenders for the Derby and the Oaks and their pedigrees, it gets me thinking – if money wasn’t an issue and I owned a mare, which sire would I have her bred to?Read More
  • cocoa2 · Speightstown seems to be based off his wives, as far as distance goes. Haynesfield was out of a distance running mare while Speightstown's sprinters are usually out of sprinters. He is a good pick for any mare, but if you're looking for a colt who wants 10f and the mommy only wanted 8f, I think Hat Trick or Street Cry would be your man. · 371 days ago ·
Wow--opening bid was $400K..board on fire...colt out of Mini Sermon
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  • yukichan · We are very proud to add Hip 333 to our lineup, a handsome colt by one of our favorites, Smart Strike, out of Mini Sermon(Pulpit)! #obs · 400 days ago ·
  • yukichan · Sorry, left out buyer: STONESTREET · 400 days ago ·
Good looking colt at Barretts, (Hip 103).
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  • Horsefan90 · Good looking Hard Spun colt as well, (Hip 122). · 409 days ago ·
  • Cocoa2 · Coolemore bought a Dunkirk for 575k, have to wonder if try just want to improve his rankings and want more facts to brag about in his commercials on HRTV · 409 days ago ·
The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is an opportunity for fans to live vicariously and get a first look at the offspring and siblings of stakes winners Read More
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  • travel_vic · Distance ability at best....from that Broodmare sire. I have to upload the maiden win of old John at old Jefferson Downs when he was owned by two ladies: Colleen Madere and Dorthea Lingo. · 545 days ago ·
  • Buckpasser · JH's broodmare sire Double jay was top broodmare sire for 5 yrs from 1971 to 1982 and was no worse than third for the rest of this period. Stamina came from him. Nodouble, Old Hat, Irish Jay etc. we're quite durable horses . · 545 days ago ·
This is where it is at. Amazing broodmare sire and not a bad sire either. Don't know why he isn't bred to more.
Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Optimizer. Read More
Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Dullahan. Read More
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  • travel_vic · cocoa quick give me a deep closer that won the belmont · 683 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · I didn't say he was going to win. TV, the belmont field tends to be a pack, usually 5 lengths long. That means no deep closers. · 683 days ago ·
This was not a great racehorse, but a good racehorse, so don't get carried away.
Smart Strike was a good race horse, but is overrated because of his ability as a sire and not his performance
Grade I winner Stacelita, a finalist for 2011 champion female turf runner, has been retired from racing and booked to Smart Strike.A French-bred, Stacelita made four starts in the United States last year. Campaigned by Martin Schwartz, she captured the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park an...Read More
The Malibu Stakes, run at Santa Anita in December of every year, features some of the finest horses in California ...Read More
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  • freddycaple · The Factor just rolled!! That is the horse to watch this spring! derbydeals.com · 836 days ago ·
  • GregRiessland · dead heat that didn't have to be his best race, the point was he felt the effects of a heated match thats what caused him to drop later. oh yes he did roll! · 834 days ago ·
The family of G3 Long Island Handicap winner Hit It Rich (by Smart Strike) was nurtured at Wimborne Farm in Bourbon County, Ky., where the farm stallion was the very fast and very high-class Lord at War, an Argentine-bred chestnut by the Brigadier Gerard stallion General out of the Con…Read More
Never Retreat tossed her name into the Canadian Horse of the Year ring with her second graded stakes victory in as many Woodbine starts, taking the Grade 2 Canadian Stakes in emphatic fashion under Julien Leparoux. Read More
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  • RichardBlakley · Big day for grays yesterday! Big ups to Team Block, Julien (nice day!) and the classiest runner in the Block stable (ya hear that, Giant Oaf?)... · 942 days ago ·
  • RichardBlakley · Big day for grays yesterday! Big ups to Team Block, Julien (nice day!) and the classiest runner in the Block stable (ya hear that, Giant Oaf?)... · 942 days ago ·
2008 champion turf female Forever Together has been retired. Read More
Although he started his career on the dirt, Air Support has made an early name for himself running on the New York turf, earning a trip to the Breeders’ Cup courtesy of a workmanlike win in the Grade 3 Pilgrim at Belmont Park on October 3.   A son of Smart Strike out of the unraced Danzig mare...Read More
A $550,000 Smart Strike colt fetched $550,000 during the Sept. 16 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Bought by Bradley Weisbord, for Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables, he was consigned by Gainesway, agent.Read More
George Bolton, who once had an interest in two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, noted how “the good ones are not easy to buy” during the first of four book two sessions at the Keeneland September sale Sept. 14.Read More

Smart Strike - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video09/14/96Smart Strike4thBel81 1/8 mDWoodward Stakes-G1 3+ MCigarL'CarriereGolden Larch1:47.06
View DetailsView Video08/25/96Smart Strike1stMth91 1/16 mDPhilip H. Iselin-G1 3+ MSmart StrikeEltishSerena's Song1:41.40
View Details07/27/96Smart Strike1stMth111 mileDSalvator Mile-G3 3+ MSmart Strike