Keyword: Smart Strike

  • Never Retreat, Green Cap, wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Never Retreat Digs In for Dance Smartly Win

    Never Retreat, beaten as the favorite when second to Bay to Bay in last month's Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT), turned the tables on her rival at Woodbine in the $313,395 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 10.

  • Queen's Plate winner Inglorious

    Inglorious Basks in Classic Glow

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Inglorious' pedigree is rich with solid female strains, surely a good omen for her own career as a broodmare. But that is for the future -- her present is as the undisputed queen of Candian racing.

  • Never Retreat leaves them behind in the Jenny Wiley.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9493585%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Never Retreat Keeps Charging in Jenny Wiley

    Never Retreat found a yielding turf to her liking when she swept past the leaders in the stretch and cleared off for a 1 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland April 16.

  • Forever Together

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    Champion Forever Together Retired

    Forever Together, voted the 2008 champion turf female after winning the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for owner George Strawbridge Jr.

  • Lookin At Lucky and Martin Garcia splash to victory in the Indiana Derby.

    Lookin At Lucky Warms Up In Indiana Derby

    Lookin At Lucky, buried near the back of the pack on a sloppy track, rallied wide for jockey Martin Garcia to score a popular victory by 1 1/4 lengths in the $510,900 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Hoosier Park Oct. 2.

  • Hip 1082, filly, Smart Strike - My Miss Storm Cat by Sea of Secrets, brought $550,000 during the Sept. 16 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Smart Strike Filly Brings $550,000

    A Smart Strike filly, the second yearling of the day to bring $550,000 was bought by investment manager George Bolton from Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.

  • Hip 985, colt; Smart Strike - Madame Thor by Deputy Minister brought $550,000 during the Sept. 16 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    $550,000 Smart Strike Colt Leads Session

    A $550,000 Smart Strike colt fetched $550,000 during the Sept. 16 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Bought by Bradley Weisbord, for Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables, he was consigned by Gainesway, agent.

  • Smart Strike Ridgling Commands $1 Million

    A bay ridgling by Smart Strike was bought for $1,000,000 by George Bolton at the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale from Greenfield Farm for B.D. Gibbs Farm, agent.

  • Lookin&#39; At Lucky romped to an impressive victory in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9124899%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Haskell No Hassle for Lookin At Lucky

    Preakness (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky put away Derby winner Super Saver at the top of the stretch and annihilated the field in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.

  • Smart and Lucky Make a Great Combination

    Hammer Time: Lookin At Lucky's connections were smart enough to figure out Lookin At Lucky could overcome his physical deficiencies and be a top runner.

  • Lookin At Lucky

    Lanni: He Was Lookin' and Got Lucky

    Donato Lanni's is the bloodstock services director for Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. But he's also the person Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert turns to when he searches for future classic winners.

  • Strike a Deal and Ramon Dominguez take the Dixie Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8959437%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Strike a Deal Steals Dixie in Comeback Race

    In his first start in more than 10 months, Strike a Deal wired the field for jockey Ramon Dominguez in the $200,000 Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT), registering a bit of larceny in the race preceding the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

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    Life Is Sweet in Foal to Smart Strike

    Life Is Sweet, the 2009 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) winner for Martin and Pam Wygod, has been pronounced in foal to Smart Strike.

  • Lookin At Lucky gets up late to take the Rebel Stakes.

    Lookin At Lucky Starts Year With Rebel Nod

    Favored Lookin at Lucky, trying blinkers and dirt for the first time in his 2010 debut, won the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park when his late bid produced a neck victory over the stubborn Noble's Promise.

  • Lookin At Lucky

    Lookin At Lucky Works, Headed to Oaklawn

    Last year's champion juvenile male, Lookin At Lucky, is on schedule for his first start of the year, the March 13 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, after a workout at Santa Anita March 8.

  • Late-running Striking Dancer got the upset win in the La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8793582%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Striking Dancer Avoids Crowd, Wins La Canada

    Jockey Alex Solis kept the late-running Striking Dancer clear of traffic and the daughter of Smart Strike did the rest, causing a 13-1 upset in the $150,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Valentine's Day.

  • New Mexico state representative Candy Spence Ezzell (right), Dr. Leonard Blach (center), and Scott Scanland of Sunland Park celebrate Mine That Bird as New Mexico Horse of the Year for 2009.

    NM House Honors Mine That Bird

    New Mexico state representative Candy Spence Ezzell recognized Mine That Bird as "New Mexico Horse of the Year for 2009." The memorial passed the state's House of Representatives Feb. 11 unanimously by a vote of 70-0.

  • Curlin

    Curlin's Fee Reduced to $40,000

    The 2010 stud fee for two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who stands at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., has been reduced to $40,000.

  • Papa Clem won the San Fernando on Jan. 16.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8758024%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Grade II Winner Papa Clem Retired

    Grade II winner Papa Clem has been retired from racing due to an ankle injury and will stand at stud in 2010, according to owner/breeder Bo Hirsch and trainer Gary Stute.

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    Champion 2YO Male: Lookin At Lucky

    Won grade I Del Mar Futurity, Hollywood Futurity for Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman; most by a head as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Papa Clem fights off Smart Bid to take the San Fernando.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8746875%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Papa Clem Proves Class in San Fernando

    Favored Papa Clem seized the lead from pacesetter Smart Bid in the stretch and held off his rival through the lane to score a hard-fought half-length win in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 16.

  • William S. Farish

    Farish to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

    Will Farish, owner of Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for lifetime achievement in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Gulch

    Gulch Pensioned; A.P. Indy's Fee Cut

    Champion Gulch has been pensioned from stallion duty because of declining fertility at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.; A.P. Indy to stand for $150,000 as farm announces 2010 stud fees.

  • Lookin At Lucky&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8539189%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Luck Tends to Strike

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>A multi-generation affinity of his female family with Mr. Prospector-line sires might have championship repercussions as Lookin At Lucky prepares for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile this fall.

  • Undefeated Lookin At Lucky handled his first try at two turns successfully in the Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8532384%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo.&lt;/a&gt;

    Lookin at Lucky Notches Norfolk; BC in Sight

    Undefeated Lookin At Lucky handled his first try at two turns successfully in the $300,000 Norfolk Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 4, allowing Bob Baffert to look forward to the Nov. 7 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bob Baffert&#39;s 2-year-old Lookin At Lucky jumped into graded company with his win in the Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8394715%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Lookin at Lucky Lives Up to Best Pal Billing

    Favored Lookin at Lucky, in the familiar Mike Pegram silks for trainer Bob Baffert, jumped into graded company with a three-quarters of a length win in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 9.

  • Fabulous Strike held on to win the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8394613%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Fabulous Strike Scores Hit in Vanderbilt

    In a battle of all-star sprinters at showery Saratoga Aug. 9, even-money choice Fabulous Strike edged past stubborn pacesetter Go Go Shoot in deep stretch to win the $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II).

  • Papa Clem is scheduled to arrive at Monmouth Park to prepare for the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8113174%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Papa Clem to Monmouth for Haskell

    Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner Papa Clem, who finished fourth, beaten a head for second, in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, is scheduled to arrive at Monmouth Park June 30 to prepare for the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 2.

  • Smart Surprise Rallies to Take Hendrie

    Smart Surprise rallied from off the pace, took over in mid-stretch and held off a late bid from Proud Heiress to win the $158,600 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) for older fillies and mares May 10 at Woodbine.

  • Papa Clem training at Churchill Downs

    Oh Papa! Papa Clem in :34 Blowout

    In an "old school" move, trainer Gary Stute sent out his Papa Clem for a three-furlong blowout at Churchill Downs two days before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Under jockey Rafael Bejarano, the son of Smart Strike threw down a :34 clocking.

  • Square Eddie, seen here on April 26, will not run in this year&#39;s Kentucky Derby.

    Square Eddie Out of Kentucky Derby

    J. Paul Reddam's Square Eddie will not run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Doug O'Neill told The Blood-Horse early April 28.

  • Papa Clem works 7 furlongs on April 25 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8040105%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Papa Clem Gets Useful 7f Drill

    Trainer Gary Stute went "old school" April 25 at Churchill Downs, working his Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner Papa Clem seven furlongs in 1:29 1/5. The trainer, the son and nephew of the legendary training brothers of Mel and Warren Stute (respectively), may give his colt a quarter-mile blowout a day or two before the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Papa Clem

    Porter on Pedigrees: Papa Clem

    One of the great uncertainties in evaluating the prospects of this year's Kentucky Derby contenders is weighing all-weather form. And it has been brought into particularly sharp focus by the efforts of two horses that have run behind the West Coast's dominant 3-year-old, Pioneerof the Nile.