January 27, 2014
Raise your glass to SMART STRIKE! The two-time Leading General Sire got his 100th career stakes winner on Jan. 25, 2014 when daughter Cloud Scapes won the G3 Endeavor S. going 1 1/16 miles over Tampa Bay’s turf. The Pin Oak homebred, now first or second in 6 of 8, was making her stakes debut for the H. Graham Motion barn.
Remarkably, over half of SMART STRIKE’s stakes winners are graded stakes winners—Cloud Scapes was his 53rd. SMART STRIKE is the sire of 12 champions, including two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN and the $5.3 earner ENGLISH CHANNEL—both now exciting young sires. He has no fewer than 192 stakes horses from his 942 starters—a strike rate of 20.4%. SMART STRIKE’s progeny have earned nearly $108 million.