smart strikeSmart Strike
(Lane’s End)

A glance at the latest stallion rankings in the United States is instructive, particularly if you’re a reader of the Summerhill Sires Brochure. No fewer than eight of the eleven stallions on this season’s domestic roster carry the blood of Mr. Prospector, and it’s a reassuring thought that, with two-thirds of their season now complete, no fewer than five of the top ten stallions in the most competitive stallion environment in the world, the United States, carry his blood.

Indeed, three of them, including the log leader, Smart Strike, make the top five, where Distorted Humor (a grandson by Forty Niner) is in third place, while Kingmambo (a son in his own right) is fourth. Kingmambo leads all sires by Graded Stakes winners (6), while another son, Chester House (in 9th place) leads all stallions by total number of Stakes winners (14) just ahead of a grandson, Grand Slam (10th).

Smart Strike (by Mr.Prospector)         $7,456,059

Tiznow (by Cee’s Tizzy)                           $5,449,097

Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner)        $5,064,189

Kingmambo (by Mr.Prospector)          $5,053,186

Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat)        $5,005,336

Tale Of The Cat (by Storm Cat)              $4,829,761

Stormy Atlantic (by Storm Cat)               $4,499,757

A.P.Indy (by Seattle Slew)                       $4,404,834

Chester House (by Mr.Prospector)     $4,298,535

Grand Slam (by Gone West)                  $3,865,050