English Channel

Smart Strike - Belva, by Theatrical (IRE)

2002, ch, 15.3 hands, entered stud 2008

SIRE OF 9 STAKES WINNERS IN 2014
AND 8 GRADED STAKES WINNERS OVERALL
INCLUDING CHAMPION STRAIT OF DOVER,
G2WS BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS & SKYRING

2015 FEE: $25,000 Live Foal / Stands & Nurses

Standing at Calumet Farm, Lexington, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed for each sire. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. These are sorted by best performance. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them. At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners. Each horse listed is linked to additional information including pedigree, sale history, race chart (with video and recap when available). Race data include distance in furlongs; final time of race; and track code. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.
Horse Age/Sex/Best Win Broodmare Sire Race (Stakes Grade if Applicable; Date; Purse; Distance; Time; Track)
V. E. DAY 3 yo, c, G1W Deputy Minister
Travers S. (gr. I, 8/23/2014, $1,250,000, 1 1/4 miles, 2:02.93, Saratoga ) Replay
Curlin S. ( 7/25/2014, $100,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:50.51, Saratoga ) Replay
PARRANDA 5 yo, m, G2W Rahy
Royal Heroine S. (gr. II, 6/28/2014, $200,000, 1 mile, 1:35.27, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Wilshire S. (gr. III, 4/27/2014, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:33.48, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
SKYRING 5 yo, h, G2W Seattle Slew
Mervin H. Muniz Jr. H. (gr. II, 3/29/2014, $300,000, About 1 1/8 miles, 1:52.01, Fair Grounds ) Replay
2nd Fair Grounds H. (gr. III, 2/22/2014, $150,000, About 1 1/8 miles, 1:50.52, Fair Grounds ) Replay
BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS 5 yo, h, G2W Deputy Minister
San Pasqual S. (gr. II, 1/11/2014, $200,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.17, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
HEART TO HEART 3 yo, c, G3W Silver Deputy
Commonwealth Turf S. (gr. III, 11/15/2014, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:41.54, Churchill Downs ) Replay
Jefferson Cup S. (gr. III, 9/27/2014, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:34.44, Churchill Downs ) Replay
THE PIZZA MAN 5 yo, g, G3W Lear Fan
Stars and Stripes S. (gr. III, 7/12/2014, $150,000, 1 1/2 miles, 2:33.67, Arlington ) Replay
American St. Leger S. ( 8/16/2014, $230,400, Arlington )
POTOMAC RIVER 5 yo, h, G3W With Approval
Fair Grounds H. (gr. III, 2/22/2014, $150,000, About 1 1/8 miles, 1:50.52, Fair Grounds ) Replay
SATIN GOLD 4 yo, f, SW Hold for Gold
Ricks Memorial S. ( 8/29/2014, $50,000, 1 mile, 1:37.46, Remington Park ) Replay
AOC ( 5/1/2014, $24,000, 1 mile, 1:34.82, Lone Star Park ) Replay
ANN OF THE DANCE 5 yo, m, SW Winning
CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of California H. ( 8/22/2014, $90,000, 1 3/8 miles, 2:14.73, Del Mar ) Replay
LA MALAGUENA 5 yo, m, SW Stravinsky
Firecracker S. ( 7/2/2014, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:36.62, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort ) Replay
Wintergreen S. ( 1/4/2014, $60,000, 1 mile, 1:37.34, Turfway Park ) Replay

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI). Lifetime Earnings and Current Year Earnings include Northern Hemisphere winnings. CPI is the average earnings per start for an individual runner divided by the average earnings per start for all horses of the same crop and gender that raced in the same country for a given year.

By Lifetime Earnings

Name Earnings
Optimizer $974,289
V. E. Day $859,010
Parranda $804,655
The Pizza Man $779,937
Strait of Dover $749,628
Blueskiesnrainbows $672,052
Skyring $664,652
Star Channel $411,941
Channel Lady $344,260
Heart to Heart $329,807

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
V. E. Day $859,010
Parranda $536,000
The Pizza Man $415,658
Heart to Heart $251,256
Skyring $215,591
La Malaguena $166,486
Interpol $145,546
Blueskiesnrainbows $122,500
Pumpkin Rumble $114,556
Star Channel $107,086

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
V. E. Day 23.87
The Pizza Man 13.01
Parranda 9.65
Optimizer 9.00
Channel Lady 8.21
Blueskiesnrainbows 7.97
Skyring 7.16
Heart to Heart 5.95
Interpol 5.52
English Progress 5.22

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
All winning or stakes-placed progeny are listed for North American performances within the previous seven days. Winners are updated on the list only when the information on new winners is available. Juvenile runners are included in a separate list. For each runner is listed his or her name, age and sex, and broodmare sire. Race data include the race name (when applicable), track, official finish position, distance, and race date. If video of the race is available, a camera icon and “Replay” are linked to a video player. Equibase charts for all races are also linked.

2-Year-Olds

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Sr. de Los Cielos (2 yo/c) Go for Gin Clasico Puerto Rico Futurity (gr. I), Camarero Race Track (2nd, 7 Furlongs, 11/19) n/a Equibase Chart
Chadwick (2 yo/g) Cure the Blues Sun Power S., Hawthorne (3rd, 6 Furlongs, 11/22) Replay Equibase Chart

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
This section lists the progeny entered in an upcoming race in North America (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico) for the subject stallion. Weekly entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase and are only for races that meet the following purse thresholds: All stakes $50,000 and up; allowance races for $30,000 and up; claiming and optional claiming for $50,000 and up; maiden special weights for $20,000 and up; and, maiden claiming races worth $20,000 or more. For each runner is listed its post position, name, age and sex, and name of the dam. Race data includes the race type or name (applicable to stakes), race date, race number, track, purse, distance, assigned weight, jockey, trainer, breeder and owner.
Post Horse / Age / Sex / Dam Race Wt Jockey / Trainer Breeder / Owner
7 Sierra Delta
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Supreme Council
MCL
11/26/2014, Race 3, Churchill Downs, $20,000, 1 1/16mi
120
  • Didiel A. Osorio
  • D. Wayne Lukas
  • Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • Calumet Farm (Brad Kelley)
9 Irish Strait
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Irish Sovereign
MSW
11/26/2014, Race 5, Gulfstream Park West, $37,000, 5f (T)
118
  • Edgar S. Prado
  • H. Graham Motion
  • Isabelle H de Tomaso
  • Isabelle de Tomaso
3 Blueskiesnrainbows
  • 5 yo Horse
  • Cho Cho San
Zia Park Distance Championship H.
11/26/2014, Race 6, Zia Park, $150,000, 1 1/8mi
121
  • Elvis Trujillo
  • Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Edward P. Evans
  • Bad Boy Racing LLC and Whizway Farms
11 The Pizza Man
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • I Can Fan Fan
Hollywood Turf Cup S. (gr. 2)
11/27/2014, Race 7, Del Mar, $250,000, 1 1/2mi (T)
122
  • Florent Geroux
  • Roger A. Brueggemann
  • Midwest Thoroughbreds
  • Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.
7 Skyring
  • 5 yo Horse
  • Violet Lady
Seabiscuit H. (gr. 2)
11/28/2014, Race 7, Del Mar, $250,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
119
  • Tyler Baze
  • Jose Fernandez
  • Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • Calumet Farm
12 Royal Warrant
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Cullberg Ballet (IRE)
ALW
11/28/2014, Race 10, Churchill Downs, $43,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
117
  • Ricardo Santana, Jr.
  • Ron Moquett
  • G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust - 2008
  • Harry T. Rosenblum and Even Keel, LLC (Keeley and Steve DeSalvo)
6 Strike Back Fast
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Elegant Prospect
MSW
11/29/2014, Race 8, Churchill Downs, $41,000, 1mi (T)
118
  • Jon Kenton Court
  • D. Wayne Lukas
  • Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • Holy Cow Stable, LLC (Himanshu H. Shukla)
3 French Channel
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Go Again Valid
MSW
11/29/2014, Race 5, Gulfstream Park West, $40,000, 7 1/2f (T)
118
  • Carlos H. Marquez, Jr.
  • Ramon Morales
  • Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • Stronach Stables
7 Blueskiesnrainbows
  • 5 yo Horse
  • Cho Cho San
Native Diver S. (gr. 3)
11/29/2014, Race 3, Del Mar, $200,000, 1 1/8mi
122
  • Rafael Bejarano
  • Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Edward P. Evans
  • Bad Boy Racing, LLC & Whizway Farms

English Channel's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2014 153 77 12 21 7 1 V. E. Day ($859,010) $5,843,667
2013 126 61 7 12 5 0 Optimizer ($454,805) $4,308,334

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.
2014 2013
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 5 1 18 5 11 0 27 10
Total Average $29,600 $25,000 $40,722 $26,921 $51,727 $0 $25,808 $49,058
Total Median $17,000 $25,000 $31,500 $26,606 $24,000 $0 $11,000 $51,544
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $66,667 (6) $23,202 (3) n/a $0 (0) $48,000 (8) $60,897 (6)
Filly Average n/a $25,000 (1) $27,750 (12) $32,500 (2) n/a $0 (0) $16,464 (19) $31,300 (4)

English Channel's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

Keeneland 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/4/2014 - 11/14/2014 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by English Channel

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1596 UNNAMED, 2014 F W Pileiton, 2007 Lane's End Machmer Hall $25,000

Top Mares in foal to English Channel

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
2422 River Nore, 2002 Archers Bay*, 1995 First Prom*, 1995 Winter Quarter Farm Aysoob $32,000

Other Top Progeny by English Channel

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1759 Beaucoup, 2009 M B Lisieux*, 1989 Mulholland Springs Pope McLean $33,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2014 November Sale

(11/3/2014 - 11/3/2014 )

Other Top Progeny by English Channel

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
120 Parranda, 2009 M E Dynamic Feature*, 2003 Taylor Made Sales Agency China Horse Club $800,000

English Channel's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

No Entries Available

Pedigree

What's This?
A brief pedigree is accompanied by a notation of inbreeding within five generations. Below the sire’s name are two links—“Download Stallion Register Pages” goes to the stallion’s current Stallion Register print pages in PDF (if made available by the subscribing farm) and the equineline.com “Reports” link goes to a list of reports available from The Jockey Club’s equineline.com service.

English Channel

Smart Strike Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Classy 'n Smart Smarten
No Class
Belva Theatrical (IRE) Nureyev
Tree of Knowledge (IRE)
Committed Hagley
Minstinguette

Race Record

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 1 1 0 0 $27,600
3 8 4 ( 3 ) 2 ( 2 ) 0 $1,143,491
4 7 4 ( 4 ) 0 1 ( 1 ) $1,507,937
5 7 4 ( 3 ) 2 ( 2 ) 0 $2,640,000
Totals 23 13 4 1 $5,319,028

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga

    (8.5f, T, defeating Zurich (IRE), Apollo Jones, Triton, Port Chester, Come Close, Tia Pan, Passed Over, Exploitable, Franklin Street). Replay

Won at 3

  • Virginia Derby (gr. III) at Colonial Downs

    (10f, T, defeating Chattahoochee War, Rebel Rebel (IRE), Silver Whistle, Crown Point, Spring House, Interpatation, Rush Bay, Rey de Cafe). Replay
  • Colonial Turf Cup S. at Colonial Downs

    (9.5f, T, defeating Exceptional Ride, Interpatation, Classic Campaign, Criminal Mind, Mad Adam). Replay
  • Woodlawn S. at Pimlico

    (8.5f, T, defeating United, Holy Ground, T. D. Vance, Denbigh, Timely Bid, Sueno Del Mar, Mighty Mecke). Replay
  • An allowance race at Keeneland

    (8.5f, T, defeating No Theatrics, Spring House, All Trumps, Buckeye Buddy, William's Cat, Angliana, Apprentice, Monopoly Pricing, No Allegiance). Replay

2nd at 3

  • Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (12f, T, to Shakespeare, defeating Ace (IRE), Meteor Storm (GB), Salford City (IRE), Alost (FR), Islero Noir (FR)). Replay
  • Secretariat S. (gr. I) at Arlington Park

    (10f, T, to Gun Salute, defeating Chattahoochee War, Grand Central (IRE), Embossed (IRE), Legal Precedent, Purim, Merger). Replay

Won at 4

  • United Nations S. (gr. I) at Monmouth Park

    (11f, T, defeating Cacique (IRE), Relaxed Gesture (IRE), Silverfoot, Better Talk Now, Shake the Bank, Ramazutti). Replay
  • Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (12f, T, defeating Freedonia (GB), Royal Highness (GER), Interpatation, Frost Giant, Dreadnaught, Icy Atlantic). Replay
  • Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S. (gr. I) at Churchill Downs

    (9f, T, defeating Cacique (IRE), Milk It Mick (GB), Einstein (BRZ), Gorella (FR), Cool Conductor, Good Reward, Honor in War, Silver Tree, Perfect Drift). Replay
  • Canadian Turf H. at Gulfstream Park

    (8.5f, T, defeating Miesque's Approval, Silver Tree, Good Reward, Gulch Approval, Big Booster, Muqbil, Everything to Gain, Flirt With Fortune). Replay

3rd at 4

  • John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) at Churchill Downs

    (12f, T, to Red Rocks (IRE), Better Talk Now, defeating Rush Bay, Scorpion (IRE), Hurricane Run (IRE), Go Deputy, T. H. Approval, Silverfoot, Cacique (IRE), Icy Atlantic). Replay

Won at 5

  • John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) at Monmouth Park

    (12f, T, defeating Shamdinan (FR), Red Rocks (IRE), Better Talk Now, Dylan Thomas (IRE), Grand Couturier (GB), Fri Guy, Transduction Gold). Replay
  • United Nations S. (gr. I) at Monmouth Park

    (11f, T, defeating Honey Ryder, Better Talk Now, Fri Guy, Embossed (IRE)). Replay
  • Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (12f, T, defeating Stream of Gold (IRE), Interpatation, Kiss the Kid, Mission Approved, Green Girl (FR), Mustanfar). Replay
  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park

    (9f, T, defeating Mending Fences, Sabre Baby, Croton Road, Request for Parole, Golden Commander, Palladio, Gun Salute). Replay

2nd at 5

  • Sword Dancer Invitational S. (gr. I) at Saratoga

    (12f, T, to Grand Couturier (GB), defeating Trippi's Storm, Crown Point, Always First (GB), Embossed (IRE), Fri Guy, Ramazutti). Replay
  • Manhattan H. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (10f, T, to Better Talk Now, defeating Shakis (IRE), Cosmonaut, Red Zipper, Minister's Joy, Kiss the Kid, Steppenwolfer). Replay

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

English Channel is the sire of 7 dams of 0 named foals of racing age, 0 rnrs (0%), 0 wnrs (0%), 0 2yo wnrs (0%), 0.00 AEI, 1.36 CI; 0 sw, Leading Earner: ($).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

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