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Multiple Graded Winner Dominus to Spendthrift

Son of Smart Strike was a grade II winner on dirt and turf.

Multiple grade II winner Dominus  has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.

The fee for the 5-year-old son of Smart Strike will be $6,500, live foal stands and nurses. He will be offered in Spendthrift's "Share The Upside" program for a fee of $10,000 live foal, and breeders who breed one mare in both 2013 and 2014 will earn a lifetime breeding right in the stallion after the second stud fee is paid in 2015.

Bred in Virginia by Edward P. Evans, Dominus was produced from the multiple stakes-winning Lord At War mare Cuando.

"Dominus is a highly talented son of Smart Strike from a top Ned Evans female family that is deep in quality, and we believe he'll be well-received by breeders," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift Farm general manager.

Campaigned by owners George Bolton, Stonestreet Stables, and Spendthrift Farm, Dominus compiled a record of 4-2-1 from 10 starts and earnings of $444,717 during three seasons on the track.

After finishing second in the Cliff's Edge Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) in his third career start, Dominus won the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park and followed with a third-place effort in the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II). In four starts in 2012, Dominus won an allowance test at Saratoga Racecourse before taking the Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) over grade I winner Data Link  in his turf debut.