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) is 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.

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 has risen dramatically as a result of the performance of his offspring. Going into 2009, he is the sire of fifty-six stakes winners including:


For his contribution to Thoroughbred racing, Smart Strike was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.One of his newer offspring,a colt, was born in February 2011.


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