A Top 5 sire every year since 2007, and twice a leading sire in that stretch, SMART STRIKE is indeed one of the world’s best stallions.
It’s been another banner year for SMART STRIKE and his offspring. The Lane’s End sales grad Swagger Jack defeated subsequent G1 Met Mile hero Sahara Sky in the G1 Carter H. at Aqueduct, while the 4yo filly Centre Court continues to be one of the premier turf fillies in the nation, with her 2013 wins including the G1 Jenny Wiley S. and G2 Honey Fox S.
The 3yo Grade 1-performing filly Scarlet Strike has shone in California with races like the G3 Providencia S. on her resume. SMART STRIKE’s further sophomore standouts include the 2013 stakes winners/performers Art Contemporain, Chamois, Dynamic Strike, Smart Promotion, Saint Vigeur, Smartyfly, and Wave Theory.
SMART STRIKE’s juveniles are already running, too. His daughter Elena Strikes, an impressive first-out winner at Monmouth, came right back to run third in the G3 Schuylerville S. at Saratoga. In Europe, the 2yo filly So In Love (GB) won on debut at Chantilly, then ran second in the Listed Prix Six Perfections at Deauville. Another daughter, Coolmore’s Minorette, a half to the Group 1 winners Master of Hounds and Eishin Apollon, captured her own unveiling at Naas by open lengths.
Buyers now have a crack at SMART STRIKE’s next round of stars. At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga, he has seven catalogued, including a pair of top prospects from Lane’s End. Hip 12 is the first foal from a Sadler’s Wells half-sister to Smarty Jones; Hip 112 is a colt from the four-time stakes winner and Grade 1 performer Runway Rosie (Include).
Looking for the best? Look no further than SMART STRIKE…