English Channel

Smart Strike - Belva, by Theatrical (IRE)

2002, ch, entered stud 2008

Sire of G1 Winners on Turf and Dirt
3 Champions, 11 GSWnrs, & 25 SWnrs
63.7% Winners/Starters Lifetime

2017 FEE: $25,000 Live Foal

Standing at Calumet Farm, Lexington, 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)
AL'S GAL 5 yo, m, G1W Winning
E. P. Taylor S. Presented by HPIBet (gr. I, 10/16/2016, $380,450, 1 1/4 miles, 2:01.60, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon S. ( 9/15/2016, $88,350, Kentucky Downs )
THE PIZZA MAN 7 yo, g, G1W Lear Fan
Northern Dancer Turf S. Presented by HPIBet (gr. I, 9/17/2016, $227,040, 1 1/2 miles, 2:31.75, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
3rd River City H. (gr. III, 11/24/2016, $100,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.45, Churchill Downs ) Replay
HEART TO HEART 5 yo, h, G2W Silver Deputy
Ft. Lauderdale S. (gr. II, 1/9/2016, $200,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:41.71, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
Knickerbocker S. (gr. III, 10/10/2016, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:50.62, Belmont Park ) Replay
SUSIE BEE 4 yo, f, SW Storm Cat
Amelia Island S. ( 6/4/2016, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:33.37, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
2nd West Virginia Senate President's Cup S. ( 8/6/2016, $100,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:39.22, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort ) Replay
FOXTROT CHARLIE 3 yo, c, SW Storm Cat
Coral.ie Glencairn S. ( 6/9/2016, $31,934, Leopardstown-IRE )
3rd Airlie Stud Gallinule S. (gr. III, 5/22/2016, $6,567, Curragh-IRE )
OUR CHANNEL 5 yo, h, SW Rahy
Apollobet Magnolia S. ( 3/26/2016, $29,659, Kempton Park-ENG )
H ( 3/9/2016, $17,474, Kempton Park-ENG )
CHANNEL MAKER 2 yo, g, SW Horse Chestnut (SAF)
Vandal S. ( 8/14/2016, $115,785, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:17.50, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
3rd Summer S. (gr. II, 9/18/2016, $151,360, 1 mile, 1:34.38, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
O'Prado Ole 6 yo, h, G3PL El Prado (IRE)
2nd Stars and Stripes S. (gr. III, 7/9/2016, $100,000, 1 1/2 miles, 2:27.74, Arlington ) Replay
AOC ( 6/10/2016, $57,500, 1 1/2 miles, 2:29.25, Churchill Downs ) Replay
English Illusion 3 yo, g, G3PL Woodman
3rd Ontario Derby (gr. III, 9/17/2016, $113,520, 1 1/8 miles, 1:48.30, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
ALW ( 9/4/2016, $45,116, About 1 1/2 miles, 2:30.98, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
PUMPKIN RUMBLE 5 yo, g, SW Storm Cat
3rd Stars and Stripes S. (gr. III, 7/9/2016, $100,000, 1 1/2 miles, 2:27.74, Arlington ) Replay
2nd Remington Green S. ( 9/25/2016, $100,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:46.97, Remington Park ) Replay

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
Parranda $2,252,633
The Pizza Man $2,126,571
V. E. Day $1,044,061
Optimizer $979,289
Heart to Heart $937,530
Al's Gal $750,120
Strait of Dover $749,628
Skyring $710,854
Blueskiesnrainbows $672,552
Interpol $493,832

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Al's Gal $566,150
Heart to Heart $420,750
The Pizza Man $228,034
Rye $142,470
Susie Bee $111,815
English Illusion $105,177
Channel Maker $105,073
O'Prado Ole $96,900
Irish Strait $86,458
Our Channel $76,246

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

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
8 English Tudor
  • 2 yo Colt
  • More to the Story
MCL
12/11/2016, Race 2, Laurel Park, $22,000, 1mi
122
  • Angel Serpa
  • Francis Abbott, III
  • Calumet Farm
  • DB Dojo LLC
5 English Dancer
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Your Flame in Me
MSW
12/11/2016, Race 7, Gulfstream Park, $42,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • Antonio A. Gallardo
  • William I. Mott
  • Woodlawn Breeding Inc
  • Turf Stable LLC
7 Bee R Bee
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Teenage Temper
MSW
12/11/2016, Race 7, Gulfstream Park, $42,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • John R. Velazquez
  • Todd A. Pletcher
  • Calumet Farm
  • Calumet Farm
11 Red Bo
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Swinginfromarainbo
MSW
12/17/2016, Race 1, Fair Grounds, $38,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • Francisco C. Torres
  • Mark E. Casse
  • Calumet Farm
  • Calumet Farm (Brad Kelley)
6 Pumpkin Rumble
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Clarins
Buddy Diliberto Memorial S.
12/17/2016, Race 7, Fair Grounds, $75,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
118
  • Mitchell Murrill
  • Gary M. Scherer
  • Smart Angle
  • Al & Bill Ulwelling

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
2016 169 73 7 11 3 2 Al's Gal ($566,150) $4,324,069
2015 157 63 8 14 4 2 The Pizza Man ($1,088,600) $5,594,164

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.
2016 2015
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 21 1 21 2 8 1 16 3
Total Average $19,700 $1,000 $25,533 $12,500 $19,000 $25,000 $73,880 $24,667
Total Median $7,000 $1,000 $10,000 $12,500 $21,000 $25,000 $36,000 $25,000
Colt Average n/a $1,000 (1) $32,785 (13) $10,000 (1) n/a $25,000 (1) $64,875 (8) $33,000 (1)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $13,750 (8) $15,000 (1) n/a $0 (0) $82,884 (8) $20,500 (2)

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.

No Northern Hemisphere sales activity to date.

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.

Keeneland 2017 January Horses of All Ages Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
108 Riverboat Queen m 2010 B English Channel Queen's Court Monarchos Taylor Made Sales Agency
219 f 2016 Y English Channel Williams Bay Kitten's Joy Buckland Sales
279 f 2016 Y English Channel Cativating Tale of the Cat Denali Stud
425 c 2016 Y English Channel Mahogany Lane A.P. Indy Paramount Sales
444 Misplaced m 2005 B Out of Place Miss Lulu Unbridled Four Star Sales
445 f 2016 Y English Channel Misplaced Out of Place Paramount Sales
729 Expressive Story m 2012 B Afleet Express More to the Story More Than Ready Four Star Sales
750 c 2016 Y English Channel Hard Lesson Dynaformer Eaton Sales
907 c 2016 Y English Channel Ruffled Feathers Include Darby Dan Farm
938 Six Roads m 2012 B Marchfield Ask the Question Silver Deputy Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
1015 Another Channel f 2014 E English Channel First Circle Langfuhr South Point Sales Agency
1038 c 2016 Y English Channel Bizzee Mizzee Mizzen Mast St George Sales
1044 f 2016 Y English Channel Bourbonesque Dynaformer Denali Stud
1197 Liddyup f 2013 E English Channel Upper Noosh Red Ransom Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services
1252 Patrice Merion m 2009 B English Channel Scrofa Unusual Heat Lane's End
1425 Chic Joy m 2000 B A.P. Indy Chic Corine Nureyev Four Star Sales
1447 Dark Channel m 2012 E English Channel Dark Hours Dynaformer Warrendale Sales
1468 c 2016 Y English Channel E. T. Indy A.P. Indy Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services
1630 Proud English m 2010 B English Channel Debit Account Mr. Prospector Taylor Made Sales Agency
1674 f 2016 Y English Channel Smarty's Dream Smarty Jones Vinery Sales
1721 f 2016 Y English Channel Wandaful Wandaful Hero's Tribute Taylor Made Sales Agency
1736 c 2016 Y English Channel Alnawaibi A.P. Indy Vinery Sales

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).

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).
  • Colonial Turf Cup S. at Colonial Downs

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

    (8.5f, T, defeating United, Holy Ground, T. D. Vance, Denbigh, Timely Bid, Sueno Del Mar, Mighty Mecke).
  • 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).

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)).
  • Secretariat S. (gr. I) at Arlington Park

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

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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

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).

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

    (11f, T, defeating Honey Ryder, Better Talk Now, Fri Guy, Embossed (IRE)).
  • 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).
  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park

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

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).
  • 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).

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 38 dams of 12 named foals of racing age, 10 rnrs (83%), 5 wnrs (42%), 4 2yo wnrs (33%), 0.91 AEI, 1.38 CI; 0 sw, Leading Earner: Friulian ($47,452).

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