English Channel

Smart Strike - Belva, by Theatrical (IRE)

2002, ch, 15.3 hands, entered stud 2008

# 1 NA TURF SIRE IN 2014 BY
BLACK-TYPE WINNERS.
SIRE OF CHAMPION STRAIT OF DOVER,
G2W BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS, etc.

2014 FEE: $25,000 Live Foal / Stands & Nurses

Standing at Lane's End, Versailles, KY

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Current Top Performers Worldwide

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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)
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
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
PARRANDA 5 yo, m, G3W Rahy
Suwannee River S. (gr. III, 2/8/2014, $150,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:49.07, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf S. ( 1/18/2014, $150,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:47.94, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
LA MALAGUENA 5 yo, m, SW Stravinsky
Wintergreen S. ( 1/4/2014, $60,000, 1 mile, 1:37.34, Turfway Park ) Replay
STAR CHANNEL 5 yo, r, SW Cozzene
Florida Sunshine Millions Turf S. ( 1/18/2014, $150,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:47.64, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
Changethechannel 5 yo, m, G3PL Mr. Prospector
3rd Santa Barbara H. (gr. III, 4/13/2014, $150,000, 1 1/4 miles, 1:58.73, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
AOC ( 1/10/2014, $58,000, 1 1/4 miles, 2:00.02, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Heart to Heart 3 yo, c, SPL Silver Deputy
ALW ( 4/9/2014, $60,000, 1 mile, 1:36.49, Keeneland ) Replay
Inis Oirr 5 yo, g, WNR Mr. Prospector
CLM ( 4/14/2014, $1,800, Beulah Park )
Elegant Trick 3 yo, f, WNR Mr. Prospector
MCL ( 4/8/2014, $5,220, Sunland Park )

Leading Runners Worldwide

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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 $916,997
Strait of Dover $749,628
Blueskiesnrainbows $671,802
Skyring $659,061
Parranda $452,655
Star Channel $397,105
The Pizza Man $364,279
Channel Lady $344,260
Potomac River $328,676
Changethechannel $155,650

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Skyring $210,000
Parranda $184,000
Blueskiesnrainbows $122,250
Potomac River $97,250
Star Channel $92,250
Changethechannel $56,400
La Malaguena $41,458
Magic Channel $38,600
Heart to Heart $31,800
English Class $29,610

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Optimizer 9.27
Blueskiesnrainbows 8.34
Channel Lady 8.21
Skyring 7.43
Parranda 7.23
Star Channel 5.59
English Progress 5.23
Potomac River 5.09
Hon. de Leon 4.45
Changethechannel 3.55

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

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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.

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Inis Oirr (5 yo/g) Mr. Prospector CLM, Beulah Park (1st , 1 Mile 70 Yards, 4/14) n/a Equibase Chart
Changethechannel (5 yo/m) Mr. Prospector Santa Barbara H. (gr. III), Santa Anita Park (3rd , 1 1/4 Miles (turf), 4/13) Replay Equibase Chart

English Channel's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

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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 85 23 6 7 4 0 Skyring ($210,000) $1,245,190
2013 126 61 7 12 5 0 Optimizer ($454,805) $4,308,334

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

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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 2 0 2 0 11 0 27 10
Total Average $43,000 $0 $24,000 $0 $51,727 $0 $25,808 $49,058
Total Median $43,000 $0 $24,000 $0 $24,000 $0 $11,000 $51,544
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $0 (0) n/a $0 (0) $48,000 (8) $60,897 (6)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $24,000 (2) $0 (0) 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.

Upcoming Sales Entries

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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.

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale 2014

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
f 2012 2 English Channel Go Again Valid Valid Appeal

Ocala Breeders' Sale 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
72 f 2012 2 English Channel Glamorous Gal Soto A. R. Equine
776 c 2012 2 English Channel Ting a Folie (ARG) Careafolie (IRE) Niall Brennan Stables, Agent XXXVI

Pedigree

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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)

    (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.

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

    (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

Won at 4

  • United Nations S. (gr. I)

    (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)

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

    (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.

    (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)

    (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)

    (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)

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

    (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)

    (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)

    (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 3 dams of 0 named foals of racing age, 0 rnrs (0%), 0 wnrs (0%), 0 2yo wnrs (0%), 0.00 AEI, 1.40 CI; 0 sw, Leading Earner: ($).

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