English Channel

Smart Strike - Belva, by Theatrical (IRE)

2002, ch, entered stud 2008

Sire of G1 Winners on Turf and Dirt
3 Champions, 13 GSWnrs, & 30 SWnrs
Progeny Earnings of $29.3 Million

2018 FEE: $25,000 Live Foal / Stands & Nurses

Standing at Calumet Farm, Lexington, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
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)
JOHNNY BEAR 6 yo, g, G1W Horse Chestnut (SAF)
Northern Dancer Turf S. (gr. I, 9/16/2017, $246,000, 1 1/2 miles, 2:27.30, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
OLG/OR Halton S. Presented by Tipperary Equestrian ( 8/30/2017, $99,900, 1 1/2 miles, 2:27.20, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
HEART TO HEART 6 yo, h, G2W Silver Deputy
Bernard Baruch H. (gr. II, 9/4/2017, $250,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.45, Saratoga ) Replay
Canadian Turf S. (gr. III, 3/4/2017, $150,000, 1 mile, 1:32.63, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
JUST HOWARD 3 yo, c, G3W Alphabet Soup
Commonwealth Derby presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance and the Virginia HBPA (gr. III, 9/30/2017, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:45.81, Laurel Park ) Replay
Find S. ( 8/19/2017, $75,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:57.10, Laurel Park ) Replay
VOODOO SONG 3 yo, c, G3W Unbridled's Song
Saranac S. (gr. III, 9/2/2017, $300,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:46.18, Saratoga ) Replay
2nd Commonwealth Derby presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance and the Virginia HBPA (gr. III, 9/30/2017, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:45.81, Laurel Park ) Replay
IRISH STRAIT 5 yo, g, G3W Polish Numbers
Red Bank S. (gr. III, 5/27/2017, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:35.66, Monmouth Park ) Replay
2nd Monmouth S. (gr. II, 7/30/2017, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:47.91, Monmouth Park ) Replay
DOVER CLIFFS 3 yo, c, SW Silver Hawk
Cutler Bay H. ( 4/1/2017, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:35.16, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
2nd Lamplighter S. ( 7/29/2017, $60,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.80, Monmouth Park ) Replay
CHANNEL MAKER 3 yo, g, SW Horse Chestnut (SAF)
Breeders' S. ( 8/20/2017, $317,840, 1 1/2 miles, 2:29.70, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
2nd Marine S. (gr. III, 5/28/2017, $92,963, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.52, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
SUSIE BEE 5 yo, m, SW Storm Cat
Christmas Past S. ( 5/27/2017, $75,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:41.87, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
2nd Jersey Lilly Turf S. ( 2/25/2017, $50,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.66, Sam Houston Race Park ) Replay
RYE 4 yo, c, SW Unusual Heat
SST ( 2/5/2017, $40,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:46.42, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
AOC ( 10/28/2017, $29,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.07, Golden Gate Fields ) Replay
Janitzio 3 yo, c, G1PL Stephen Got Even
3rd Gran Premio Nacional (gr. I, 6/10/2017, $1,870, Hipodromo De Las Americas-MEX )
SPW ( 4/7/2017, $3,198, Hipodromo De Las Americas-MEX )

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
Parranda $2,252,633
The Pizza Man $2,158,941
Heart to Heart $1,554,870
V. E. Day $1,044,061
Optimizer $979,289
Al's Gal $749,775
Strait of Dover $749,628
Skyring $710,854
Blueskiesnrainbows $672,552
Interpol $496,998

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Heart to Heart $556,580
Voodoo Song $355,085
Johnny Bear $314,629
Channel Maker $280,047
Just Howard $266,065
Res Ipsa $174,080
Irish Strait $131,620
Chunnel $125,481
Ritzy A. P. $121,895
Pumpkin Rumble $111,118

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
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.

2-Year-Olds

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
English Soul (2 yo/f) Belong to Me AOC, Aqueduct (1st, 1 Mile, 11/22) Replay Equibase Chart

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Western Elegance (7 yo/g) Mr. Prospector AOC, Churchill Downs (1st , 6 1/2 Furlongs, 11/19) Replay Equibase Chart
Coco Channel (3 yo/f) A.P. Indy Cardinal H. (gr. III), Churchill Downs (3rd , 1 1/8 Miles, 11/18) Replay 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. 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
11 English Channical
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Classical Fashion
MCL
11/24/2017, Race 10, Aqueduct, $46,000, 1mi (T)
120
  • Rosario Montanez
  • Gary C. Contessa
  • Linda McConnell & Bruce McConnell
  • McConnell Racing Stable
12 Rye
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Phi Beta Heat
Berkeley H. (gr. 3)
11/25/2017, Race 7, Golden Gate Fields, $100,000, 1 1/16mi
118
  • Frank T. Alvarado
  • William E. Morey
  • H & E Ranch
  • Joseph P. Morey, Jr. Revocable Trust
5 Ritzy A. P.
  • 3 yo Colt
  • In Dy Ritz
Hollywood Derby (gr. 1)
11/25/2017, Race 7, Del Mar, $300,000, 1 1/8mi (T)
122
  • Drayden Van Dyke
  • Dan Blacker
  • Calumet Farm
  • Calumet Farm
8 Just Howard
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Aruban Sandwich
Hollywood Derby (gr. 1)
11/25/2017, Race 7, Del Mar, $300,000, 1 1/8mi (T)
122
  • Feargal Lynch
  • H. Graham Motion
  • Howard M. Bender
  • Skeedattle Associates
2 Fed Up Fired Up
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Royal Emblem (SAF)
ALW
11/25/2017, Race 8, Laurel Park, $42,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • Angel Cruz
  • Donald H. Barr
  • Green Lantern Stables, LLC
  • Walter Vieser II
4 Easyzip
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Zister
MCL
11/25/2017, Race 1, Laurel Park, $22,000, 5 1/2f (T)
120
  • Steve D. Hamilton
  • Dove P. Houghton
  • Greycross Stable LLC
  • Greycross Stable LLC
3 Classy Deputy
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Dynamic Deputy
MCL
11/25/2017, Race 1, Laurel Park, $22,000, 5 1/2f (T)
122
  • J. D. Acosta
  • Michael J. Trombetta
  • Fitzhugh, LLC
  • Fitzhugh LLC
3 Channel Maker
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • In Return
Hollywood Derby (gr. 1)
11/25/2017, Race 7, Del Mar, $300,000, 1 1/8mi (T)
122
  • Javier Castellano
  • William I. Mott
  • Tall Oaks Farm
  • Joey Gee Thoroughbreds, Wachtel Stable or Barber
8 Blue Atlas
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Iron Goddess
AOC
11/25/2017, Race 7, Aqueduct, $67,000, 1mi (T)
119
  • Manuel Franco
  • Todd A. Pletcher
  • Stonewall Farm
  • Schwartz, Barry, K.
12 Classy Deputy
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Dynamic Deputy
MCL
11/26/2017, Race 3, Laurel Park, $22,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
122
  • J. D. Acosta
  • Michael J. Trombetta
  • Fitzhugh, LLC
  • Fitzhugh LLC
8 Choo Choo
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Cho Cho San
Cecil B. DeMille S. (gr. 3)
11/26/2017, Race 9, Del Mar, $100,000, 1mi (T)
120
  • Joel Rosario
  • Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Calumet Farm
  • Calumet Farm
1 Ault
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Montefiore
AOC
11/26/2017, Race 9, Woodbine, $62,300, 1 1/8mi
121
  • David Moran
  • Pat Parente
  • Canyon Farms
  • Centennial Farms (Niagara) Inc.

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
2017 170 89 8 12 5 1 Heart to Heart ($556,580) $5,898,778
2016 173 74 7 12 3 2 Al's Gal ($565,805) $4,458,017

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.
2017 2016
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 11 10 34 1 21 1 21 2
Total Average $13,200 $4,240 $20,394 $55,000 $19,700 $1,000 $25,533 $12,500
Total Median $12,000 $2,500 $8,000 $55,000 $7,000 $1,000 $10,000 $12,500
Colt Average n/a $4,450 (6) $20,326 (19) $0 (0) n/a $1,000 (1) $32,785 (13) $10,000 (1)
Filly Average n/a $3,925 (4) $20,480 (15) $55,000 (1) n/a $0 (0) $13,750 (8) $15,000 (1)

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.

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/7/2017 - 11/18/2017 )

Top Mares in foal to English Channel

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1320 Dynamic Summer, 2013 Summer Bird*, 2006 Dynamic Feature*, 2003 Taylor Made Sales Agency Recapture / Wade Wacker $35,000
2655 Making Waves, 2009 Stormy Atlantic*, 1994 Somethinaboutlaura, 2002 Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Michael Grossman $27,000
2438 Valseuse, 2011 Kitten's Joy*, 2001 Vilia*, 2003 VanMeter-Gentry Sales Nathan McCauley $25,000

Other Top Progeny by English Channel

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
188 Al's Gal, 2011 M B Dans La Ville (CHI)*, 1995 James B. Keogh J.S. Company $950,000
1733 Dark Channel, 2012 M B Dark Hours*, 1992 Warrendale Sales Woods Edge Farm $37,000
1309 Depart Dover, 2011 M B Hannabarbera (FR)*, 1997 Nursery Place Sean Fitzhenry $32,000
1633 Woodys Wharf, 2010 M B Melina Mou (IRE)*, 1993 South Point Sales Agency Khalid Mishref $27,000

English Channel's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

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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.

No Entries Available

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 58 dams of 33 named foals of racing age, 18 rnrs (55%), 10 wnrs (30%), 6 2yo wnrs (18%), 0.78 AEI, 1.33 CI; 0 sw, Leading Earner: Hailey's Prize ($108,417).

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