Keyword: Smart Strike

  • Palace Malice

    Pedigree Analysis: First-Crop Star for Curlin

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> Curlin has not made the fastest start at stud with his first crop of 3-year-olds, but the victory of Palace Malice in the 145th Belmont Stakes June 8 gave him a first-crop classic winner.

  • First OBS Session Shows Strong Gains

    Buyers of 2-year-olds in training continued to demonstrate an appetite for race-ready youngsters during the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

  • Centre Court leave Daisy Devine to win the Jenny Wiley.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455324228&amp;k=69pQKfC&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Centre Court Runs Down 'Daisy' in Jenny Wiley

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s homebred Centre Court ran down 2012 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) winner Daisy Devine in the final furlong of the 2013 renewal to get her first grade I victory for trainer Rusty Arnold at Keeneland April 13.

  • Handsome Mike and Mario Gutierrez take the Commonwealth.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455124282&amp;k=kbWbdvc&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Handsome Mike Takes Commonwealth

    Reddam Racing's 2012 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) winner Handsome Mike took the $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 13, earning his first victory for trainer Doug O'Neill since that upset score at Parx.

  • Hip No. 333, a Smart Strike colt, sold for $1.8 million.

    Record Smart Strike Colt Brings $1.8M at OBS

    A hush fell over the jam-packed pavilion at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company March 13 when Hip No. 333 entered the auction ring late in the OBS March select 2-year-old sale.

  • Hip No. 59, a Cowtown Cat filly out of the Saint Ballado mare Sea Saint, was one of those who worked an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5.

    Six Juveniles Share Top Time at OBS Preview

    Six juveniles eclipsed the 10-second mark March 8 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s final under tack show for OBS' Selected Sale of Two Year Olds in Training slated for March 12-13 in Ocala, Fla.

  • Philly Ace overtakes Hollinger to win the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Philly Ace Closes Best in Tropical Turf 'Cap

    Philly Ace closed with a good kick in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course & Casino, running down 9-5 favorite Hollinger to record his first graded stakes score Nov. 30.

  • Centre Court

    Centre Court Takes Center Stage

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Racing as a homebred for the G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust, Centre Court dominated a solid field of distaff turfers to notch her third graded stakes win of the year.

  • Tell It brought $540,000 during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Tell It, Half to Pulpit, Brings $540,000

    Tell It, a winning stakes-placed daughter of Storm Cat, brought the highest price thus far during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she fetched $540,000 from Blandford Bloodstock.

  • Joyful Victory takes on 10 in the Chilukki Stakes.

    Joyful Victory Back at Churchill for Chilukki

    Fox Hill Farms' Joyful Victory, a multiple graded stakes-winning earner of more than $625,000, heads a competitive field of 11 fillies and mares entered for the $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hip 64 by Giant&#39;s Causeway was the session topper at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale.

    F-T Kentucky October Sale Soars at Start

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale is the last major yearling auction of the year. But 2012's generally upbeat market didn't show any sign of fatigue during the sale's opening session in Lexington Oct. 22.

  • War Cry Represented by First Winner

    First-crop sire War Cry was represented by his first winner Oct. 7 at Woodbine when homebred filly Jean's a Lady won a $50,000 maiden special weight by a neck for trainer Steve Attard and owners John Curtis and Gino Panza.

  • My Miss Aurelia (left) outfinishes Questing to win the Cotillion Stakes. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2103714693&amp;k=NP7qLxB&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Thrilling Cotillion Goes to My Miss Aurelia

    In a heavyweight battle between champion My Miss Aurelia and multiple grade I winner Questing through the stretch of the $971,200 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), My Miss Aurelia prevailed by a head to remain undefeated Sept. 22.

  • Hip 956, a $1.1-million Empire Maker colt, led Day 4 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

    Market Stable Through Sept. Sale's Day 4

    The Keeneland September auction completed its first four days - books one and two of the sale's catalog - with more seven-figure horses than in 2011's entire auction.

  • A chestnut son of Smart Strike brought $900,000 late in the day of the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Smart Strike Colt Brings $900,0000

    A chestnut son of Smart Strike lit up the sales ring late in the day of the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, bringing $900,000 from John Moynihan, agent, who bought the horse for Stonestreet Farm.

  • Air Support catches Bombaguia at the wire to win the Bowling Green.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2074394066&amp;k=VC2ZbQp&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Air Support Grinds Out Bowling Green Triumph

    Stuart S. Janney III's homebred Air Support found his best stride late in the Bowling Green Stakes Sept. 8 at Belmont Park, winning his first race of 2012 by a head and perhaps punching his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Turf.

  • Hit It Rich wins the Glens Falls Stakes.

    Hit It Rich Has Golden Win in Glens Falls

    Hit It Rich struck gold with her impressive, gate-to-wire performance under Javier Castellano in the Sept. 3 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga for owner/breeder Stuart Janney and trainer Shug McGaughey.

  • Dominus cannot be caught in the Bernard Baruch.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2060801415&amp;k=n86ZX78&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Grass Greener for Dominus in Bernard Baruch

    The grass proved greener for Dominus at Saratoga Race Course when the 4-year-old son of Smart Strike took the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT). It was his first graded stakes score and his first try on turf.

  • Centre Court emerges from the pack to win the Lake George.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1987456268&amp;k=7BLRHKr&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Centre Court Aces Rough Lake George

    Centre Court, weaving through traffic in the stretch run on the Saratoga Race Course turf under Julien Leparoux, got the lead in deep stretch and prevailed in a roughly-run renewal of the $200,000 Lake George Stakes July 25.

  • Queen&#39;s Plate winner Strait of Dover

    Strait of Dover Navigates Canada's Classics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Now the winner of four consecutive races, Strait of Dover not only went gate to wire to defeat Irish Mission but set a new Woodbine track record of 2:01.99 for the Polytrack surface.

  • Pretty Unusual, out of Sci Fi Kin, in the El Encino Stakes.

    Sci Fi Kin Tops Barretts Jan. Sale

    Sci Fin Kin, dam of grade II winner Pretty Unusual, tops the Jan. 23 Barretts January mixed sale. The auction's average rises 14.2% over last year's figure.

  • Smart Strike Colt Commands $270,000 at F-T

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale is saving the best for last. Early in the afternoon of the third and final session, a Smart Strike colt became the highest-priced horse sold so far when he brought $270,000.

  • Smart Sting

    Smart Sting Sails to Easy Selene Triumph

    Smart Sting became the first stakes winner produced by the champion turf mare Perfect Sting when she pulled away from the field to win the $248,448 Selene Stakes (Can-III) by 3 1/2 lengths in an upset at Woodbine Sept. 25.

  • Air Support outfinishes Banned to take the Virginia Derby under Alex Solis.

    Air Support Blows Virginia Derby Foes Away

    Air Support, coming from the clouds, surged past 20-1 shot Casino Host in deep stretch to capture the $600,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) by a neck over the closing Banned on the turf at Colonial Downs July 16.