ENGLISH CHANNELSmart Strike—Belva, by Theatrical (IRE)
Bred by: Keene Ridge Farm
Raced by: James T. Scatuorchio
- 8Stakes Winners in 2014
- 7Graded Stakes Winners
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Sire of 13 stakes winners and 7 graded stakes winners, including G2 winners Blueskiesnrainbows and Skyring and Champion Strait of Dover. With 5 Graded Stakes Winners in 2014, English Channel has more GSWs than any stallion $25k or less.
|Smart Strike||Mr. Prospector||Raise a Native|
|Classy 'n Smart||Smarten|
|Tree of Knowledge|
(Statistics through 7/13/14)
|CROPS OF RACING AGE:||4|
|FOALS OF RACING AGE:||315|
|NUMBER OF STARTERS:||192 (61% starters/foals)|
|NUMBER OF WINNERS:||117 (61% winners/starters)|
|NUMBER OF STAKES WINNERS:||13 (7% stakes winners/starters)
|TOTAL EARNINGS||$11,787,089 ($61,391 avg/starter)
WON a maiden special weight race at Saratoga (1 1/16 mi., turf, defeating Zurich (IRE), Apollo Jones, Triton, etc.).
WON Virginia Derby [G3] at Colonial Downs (1 1/4 mi., turf, in 2:02.57, ETW, by 3 1/4 lengths defeating Chattahoochee War, Rebel Rebel (IRE), Silver Whistle, etc.), Colonial Turf Cup S. at Colonial Downs (1 3/16 mi., by 3 1/2 lengths, defeating Exceptional Ride, Interpatation, Classic Campaign, etc.), Woodlawn S. at Pimlico (1 1/16 mi., turf in 1:45.55, by 4 lengths, defeating United, Holy Ground, T. D. Vance, etc.), an allowance race at Keeneland (1 1/16 mi., turf in 1:42.92, TW, by 5 3/4 lengths, defeating No Theatrics, Spring House, All Trumps, etc.), 2nd Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. [G1] at Belmont Park (1 1/2 mi., turf, by a head, to Shakespeare, defeating Ace (IRE), Meteor Storm (GB), etc.), Secretariat S. [G1] (1 1/4 mi., turf, to Gun Salute, defeating Chattahoochee War, Grand Central (IRE), etc.).
WON United Nations S. [G1] at Monmouth Park (1 3/8 mi. in 2:13.24, ETW, defeating Cacique (IRE), Relaxed Gesture (IRE), Silverfoot, etc.), Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. [G1] at Belmont Park (1 1/2 mi., turf, in 2:28.69 ETW, by 4 1/2 lengths, defeating Freedonia (GB), Royal Highness (GER), Interpatation, etc.), Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S. [G1] at Churchill Downs (1 1/8 mi., turf, in 1:47.15, defeating Cacique (IRE), Milk It Mick (GB), Einstein (BRZ), etc.), Canadian Turf H. at Gulfstream Park (1 1/16 mi., defeating Miesque’s Approval, Silver Tree, Good Reward, etc.), 3rd John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf [G1] at Churchill Downs (1 1/2 mi., turf, to Red Rocks (IRE), Better Talk Now, defeating, Rush Bay, etc.).
Champion Turf Male
WON John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf [G1] at Monmouth Park (1 1/2 mi., turf, in 2:36.96, ETW, by 7 lengths, defeating Shamdinan, Red Rocks, Better Talk Now, etc.), United Nations S. [G1] at Monmouth Park (1 3/8 mi., turf, in 2:12.89, defeating Honey Ryder, Better Talk Now, Fri Guy, etc.), Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. [G1] at Belmont Park (1 1/2 mi. in 2:25.73, ETW, defeating Stream of Gold (IRE), Interpatation, Kiss the Kid, etc.), an allowance race at Gulfstream Park (1 1/8 mi., turf, defeating Mending Fences, Sabre Baby, Croton Road, etc.), 2nd Sword Dancer Invitational S. [G1] at Saratoga (1 1/2 mi., turf, to Grand Couturier (GB), defeating Trippi’s Storm, Crown Point, etc.), Manhattan H. [G1] at Belmont Park (1 1/4 mi., turf, to Better Talk Now, defeating Shakis (IRE), Cosmonaut, etc.).
- TURF Potomac River, Skyring, Optimizer, Channel Lady, The Pizza Man, Parranda, Trois Aureole
- DIRT Blueskiesnrainbows, Hon. De Leon
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