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

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

Standing at Lane's End, Versailles, KY

Tools and Resources

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)
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
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
Black Tie Affair H. ( 6/21/2014, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.86, Arlington ) 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
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
HON. DE LEON 5 yo, h, SW Langfuhr
Clasico Dia De Los Padres S. ( 6/15/2014, $15,544, Camarero Race Track-PR )
3rd Clasico Jose de Diego S. (gr. III, 4/20/2014, $3,310, Camarero Race Track-PR )
V. E. DAY 3 yo, c, SW Deputy Minister
Curlin S. ( 7/25/2014, $100,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:50.51, Saratoga ) Replay
ALW ( 7/2/2014, $77,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:47.74, Belmont 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
Our Channel 3 yo, c, G3PL Rahy
2nd American Derby (gr. III, 7/12/2014, $200,000, 1 3/16 miles, 1:56.50, Arlington ) Replay
W ( 4/23/2014, $52,365, Epsom-ENG )

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 $917,622
Strait of Dover $749,628
Blueskiesnrainbows $671,802
Parranda $668,655
Skyring $664,652
The Pizza Man $499,803
Star Channel $409,541
Channel Lady $344,260
Potomac River $328,676
La Malaguena $216,132

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Parranda $400,000
Skyring $215,591
V. E. Day $159,010
The Pizza Man $135,524
Blueskiesnrainbows $122,250
Star Channel $104,686
La Malaguena $102,508
Potomac River $97,250
Our Channel $90,365
Pumpkin Rumble $81,556

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
The Pizza Man 9.67
Parranda 9.49
Optimizer 8.97
Blueskiesnrainbows 8.36
Channel Lady 8.21
Skyring 7.27
V. E. Day 6.98
English Progress 5.23
Star Channel 5.11
Potomac River 5.11

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    
V. E. DAY (3 yo/c) Deputy Minister Curlin S., Saratoga (1st , 1 1/8 Miles, 7/25) Replay Equibase Chart
Fable (3 yo/f) El Prado (IRE) STR, Del Mar (1st , 1 Mile (turf), 7/24) n/a Equibase Chart
I O Ines (3 yo/f) Miner's Mark MSW, Presque Isle Downs (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 7/22) Replay Equibase Chart
Royal Warrant (3 yo/c) Sadler's Wells MSW, Ellis Park (1st , 1 1/16 Miles (turf), 7/25) Replay Equibase Chart
Depart Dover (3 yo/f) Darshaan (GB) MCL, Arlington (1st , About 1 1/16 Miles (turf), 7/24) n/a Equibase Chart
Queen of England (5 yo/m) Barkerville CLM, Suffolk Downs (1st , About 1 Mile 70 Yards (turf), 7/26) n/a Equibase Chart
Jonathan C (5 yo/h) Cozzene MCL, Suffolk Downs (1st , About 1 Mile (turf), 7/21) n/a 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. Entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase. 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
4 Miss Clark County
  • 4 yo Filly
  • War Indian
CLM
7/29/2014, Race 6, Fairmount Park, $5,400, 6f
120
  • Shane Collins
  • Brent Sanders
  • Cordis Brown, William Snowden, Bluegrass Hall LLC & J. Scatuorchio
  • Brent Sanders
11 English Flower
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Marchella
MSW
7/29/2014, Race 9, Indiana Grand Race Course, $34,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
118
  • Armando Ayuso
  • Randy L. Klopp
  • Liz Klopp & Joe K. Shaw
  • Peggy J. Shaw and Randy L. Klopp
1 East Side
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Russian Sweetiepie
Prince of Wales S.
7/29/2014, Race 8, Fort Erie, $500,000, 1 3/16mi
126
  • Justin Stein
  • Mark E. Casse
  • Richard Lister
  • Stoneway Farm
14 English Annie
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Bootleg Annie
MCL
7/30/2014, Race 5, Del Mar, $28,000, 1mi
120
  • Elvis Trujillo
  • Mark Glatt
  • Al Kirkwood & Saundra Kirkwood
  • Al & Sandee Kirkwood
7 English Dream
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Dream Bay
MSW
7/31/2014, Race 5, Presque Isle Downs, $29,000, 1mi 70y
115
  • Felicia Denninger
  • Paul G. Overholt
  • Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • Paul G. Overholt
3 All Cash
  • 3 yo Ridgling
  • Andover the Money
MCL
8/1/2014, Race 10, Saratoga, $45,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
118
  • Corey J. Lanerie
  • D. Wayne Lukas
  • Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • Calumet Farm
4 Strike Back Fast
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Elegant Prospect
MSW
8/2/2014, Race 6, Ellis Park, $28,500, 1mi (T)
113
  • Juan C. Saez
  • D. Wayne Lukas
  • Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • Holy Cow Stable, LLC (Himanshu H. Shukla)
16 Romantic Channel
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Raw Gold
West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup S.
8/2/2014, Race 9, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, $100,000, 1mi 70y (T)
119
  • Alex Gonzalez
  • William R. McDonald
  • Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • William R. McDonald
3 Pondcat
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Smile Train
MSW
8/2/2014, Race 6, Ellis Park, $28,500, 1mi (T)
120
  • Thomas L. Pompell
  • Don Mills
  • Bathen Thoroughbreds, LLC
  • Don Mills
11 La Malaguena
  • 5 yo Mare
  • Brazilian
West Virginia Senate President's Cup S.
8/2/2014, Race 5, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, $100,000, 1mi 70y (T)
124
  • Albin Jimenez
  • Brian Michael
  • Peachtree Stable
  • Alan Tennenbaum

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 130 58 9 14 5 0 Parranda ($400,000) $3,083,445
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 2 0 3 4 11 0 27 10
Total Average $43,000 $0 $34,333 $30,902 $51,727 $0 $25,808 $49,058
Total Median $43,000 $0 $25,000 $29,303 $24,000 $0 $11,000 $51,544
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $29,303 (2) n/a $0 (0) $48,000 (8) $60,897 (6)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $34,333 (3) $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.

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2014 July Yearling Sale

(7/14/2014 - 7/14/2014 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
249 Rusty Halo, 2013 F Y Only If Split, 2004 Taylor Made Sales Agency Bret Jones $55,000

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.

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) 2014 Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
179 English Illusion c 2013 Y English Channel Stormy Illusion Woodman Hill 'N' Dale Sales Agency, Agent

Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2014 Pref New York Bred Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
248 f 2013 Y English Channel Bon Echo Babe Eastern Echo
516 f 2013 Y English Channel Two Zero Polish Numbers

Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2014 Select Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
143 c 2013 Y English Channel Between Raindrops A.P. Indy

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 5 dams of 0 named foals of racing age, 0 rnrs (0%), 0 wnrs (0%), 0 2yo wnrs (0%), 0.00 AEI, 1.35 CI; 0 sw, Leading Earner: ($).

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