Classy 'n Smart
|Classy 'n Smart|
|Trainer||James E. Day|
|Classy 'n Smart is a thoroughbred racehorse out of No Class by Smarten. She was born around 1981 in Canada, and was bred by Sam-Son Farm.|
Fury Stakes (1984)|
Bison City Stakes (1984)
Ontario Colleen Handicap (1984)
Canadian Oaks (1984)
Canadian Champion 3-Year-Old Filly (1984)|
Canadian Broodmare of the Year (1991)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2004)|
Classy 'N Smart Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Classy 'n Smart (1981–1999) was a Canadian Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and raced by Sam-Son Farm, she made nine career starts, winning five and running second in three others. Although she was voted the 1984 Canadian Champion 3-Year-Old Filly, her true legacy is as a Champion broodmare. Her most important foals were:
- Dance Smartly (b. 1988) - sired by Danzig, the superstar filly was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as well as the United States Racing Hall of Fame. Dance Smartly went undefeated in 1991 while winning the Canadian Triple Crown and becoming the first horse bred in Canada to ever win a Breeders' Cup race. She retired as the richest filly in world racing history with earnings of US$$3,263,835. In turn, Dance Smartly was the dam of Scatter The Gold winner of two of the three Canadian Triple Crown races as well as Dancethruthedawn who won the Grade I Go For Wand Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in the United States plus she won Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate.
- Smart Strike (b. 1992) - a multiple graded stakes race winner and the Leading sire in North America in 2007 and 2008. His progeny includes two-time American Horse of the Year, Curlin, Canadian Horse of the Year, Soaring Free, and American Champion Male Turf Horse, English Channel. Smart Strike is also the damsire of 2009 Kentucky Derby winer, Mine That Bird.
Classy 'n Smart died at age eighteen on September 28, 1999 at Sam-Son Farm. Inaugurated in 1997, the Classy 'N Smart Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack was named in her honor. In 2004, she was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.