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Smart Strike

Smart Strike
Sire Mr. Prospector
Dam Classy 'n Smart
Grandsire Raise a Native
Damsire Smarten
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1992
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Sam-Son Farm
Owner Sam-Son Farm
Trainer Mark Frostad
Record 8: 6-1-0
Earnings $337,376
Smart Strike is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Classy 'n Smart by Mr. Prospector. He was born around 1992 in Canada, and was bred by Sam-Son Farm.
Major wins
Salvator Mile Handicap (1996)
Philip H. Iselin Handicap (1996)
Leading sire in North America (2007, 2008)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2008)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Smart Strike (foaled 1992 in Ontario) is a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse. The son of the Champion sire, Mr. Prospector, and out of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame mare, Classy 'n Smart, Smart Strike is a half-brother to 1991 Canadian Triple Crown champion, Dance Smartly.

Owned and bred by Sam-Son Farm, on the racetrack, Smart Strikes' most important win came in the Grade I Philip H. Iselin Handicap. However, he was just developing into a top-flight horse when his career was cut short by injury. He suffered a condylar fracture during a workout while preparing for the Breeder's Cup.

A Champion sire

Retired to stud duty at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky in 1997, Smart Strike's value as a stallion has risen dramatically as a result of the performance of his offspring. Going into 2009, Smart Strike is the sire of fifty-six stakes winners including:

  • Strike a Deal (b. 2004) - won the Laurel Futurity (2006), Straight Deal Stakes (2007)


For his contribution to Thoroughbred racing, Smart Strike was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.


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