Twin Hills Stud’s prolific winner getter Smart Missile has joined the century club of sires with over 100 winners this season.
He passed the mark earlier this week with a Seymour victory for four year-old mare Josephine Sea and kept up the good work at Muswellbrook on Friday with lightly raced four year-old Bid’n’Bare claiming her third win this season from just seven starts.
Smart Missile is keeping elite company at the top of the list with only I Am Invincible, Snitzel, Written Tycoon and Sebring siring more winners since August 1 and has achieved his century from notably less runners than his peers.
Among those winners are five stakes-winners headed by Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes winner Maid of Heaven, so Smart Missile is not only getting quantity of winners but also quality.
Smart Missile was super popular last spring covering 222 mares in his new home and is likely to be much in demand again as he races towards his best ever season of racetrack results.
His sale ring results have also been encouraging with 12 yearlings averaging $138,750 at the Magic Millions and 12 averaging $60,625 at Inglis Classic.
Story courtesy of Breednet