Smart Strike

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Smart Strike
Sire Mr. Prospector
Grandsire Raise a Native
Dam Classy 'n Smart
Damsire Smarten
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1992
Country Canada
Colour Bay
Breeder Sam-Son Farm
Owner Sam-Son Farm
Trainer Mark Frostad
Record 8: 6-1-0
Earnings $337,376
Major wins
Salvator Mile Handicap (1996)
Philip H. Iselin Handicap (1996)
Leading sire in North America (2007, 2008)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2008)

Smart Strike (foaled May 21, 1992 in Ontario- Died March 25, 2015) was a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse. The son of the Champion sire, Mr. Prospector, and out of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame mare Classy 'n Smart, Smart Strike is a half-brother to 1991 Canadian Triple Crown champion Dance Smartly.

Owned and bred by Sam-Son Farm, on the racetrack, Smart Strike's most important win came in the Grade I Philip H. Iselin Handicap. However, he was just developing into a top-flight horse when his career was cut short by injury. He suffered a condylar fracture during a workout while preparing for the Breeders' Cup.

At maturity, he reached 16 hands (64 inches, 163 cm) high.[1]

A Champion sire[edit]

Since he was retired to stud duty at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky in 1997, Smart Strike's value as a stallion rose dramatically as a result of the performance of his offspring. Twice honoured as the leading Sire in North America, he was the sire of 113 stakes winners, 12 champions, four Breeders' Cup winners, and two Classic victors.


For his contribution to Thoroughbred racing, Smart Strike was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2008. While remarkably healthy and fertile until early 2015, Smart Strike was humanely euthanized on March 25th, 2015 as a result of complications due to laminitis.


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