Smart Missile – higher-rated than his dam’s half-brother Northern Meteor – is from one of the great stallion-making families of the modern thoroughbred: the Rough Shod clan of Sadler’s Wells, Fairy King and Nureyev.
By FASTNET ROCK Champion, Lightning S G1, etc. Champion sire three times in Australia and Hong Kong f 134 Stakes winners, 84 Group winners, 34 G1 winners, including ATLANTIC JEWEL (Champion, Thousand Guineas G1), FIRST SEAL (Champion, Flight S G1), ROCK 'N' POP (Champion, NZ 2,000 Guineas G1), CATCHY (Blue Diamond S G1), AVANTAGE (Manawatu Sires' Produce S G1), Fascinating Rock (Champion S G1), MOSHEEN (Victoria Oaks G1), etc.
1st dam Comical Smile by Comic Strip. Unraced. Dam of 8 foals, 6 torace, 5 winners:
SMART MISSILE Todman S G2, Run To The Rose S G3, Breeders’ Plate, 2nd Golden Rose G1. Sire.
SURGE AHEAD (g by Danehill Dancer) 5 wins, 3 to 6, Connoisseur S, 3rd Alister Clark S G2.
KISS FROM A ROSE (f by Encosta de Lago) 4 wins at 3 and 4, Triscay S, 3rd Wiggle H, Nivison.
EMOTIONAL OUTBURST (g by Johannesburg) 5 wins, 3 to 8.
POTENT FORCE (g by Fastnet Rock) Winner at 3.
2nd dam Explosive by Fappiano. 2 wins at 3, 2nd Prairie Dawn S. Dam of 7 runners, 6 winners:
NORTHERN METEOR (c by Encosta de Lago) 3 wins at 3, Ascot Vale S G1, Brian Crowley S, 2nd TJ Smith S G1. Sire.
QUEEN OF THE HILL (f by Danehill) 5 wins, 2 to 4, Thoroughbred Club S G3, How Now S G3, Talindert S, 2nd Plate G3. Dam of:
Explosive Mischief (g by More Than Ready) 3rd Macau Four-Year-Old Prelude.
RABBUKA (g by Giant’s Causeway) 16 wins, 3 to 11, Festival S, Frank Underwood Cup, 2nd Chairman’s H G3, Peter Gallagher S.
Justlikedawg (c by Unaccounted For) 4 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd South Mississippi Owners and Breeders S. Sire.
My Moccasin (f by Belong To Me) Dam of:
Shawnee Girl (f by Encosta de Lago) 3rd Magic Night S G2. Dam of:
Oklahoma Girl (f by Fastnet Rock) 2nd Roses S G2, 3rd Queensland Oaks G1.
3rd dam SCUFF by Forli. Kilijaro S, etc. Half-sister to APALACHEE G1, Champion at 2, sire; BELTED EARL G3, Champion sprinter, sire;
FLIPPERS G3, dam of HAIL ATLANTIS G1, dam of STORMY ATLANTIC sire. Out of MOCCASSIN Horse of the Year; sister to RIDAN Champion at 2, sire; Thong dam of THATCH G1, sire, grandam of NUREYEV G1, leading sire, third dam of SADLER’S WELLS G1, Champion sire, FairyKing, leading sire. Dam of 6 runners, 4 winners:
EBROS (c by Mr Prospector) Round Table H G2, Arlington Heights
S, Mongo S, 3rd Prix de Cabourg G3. Sire
‘A striking horse. A good size, slightly bigger than average, a lovely shape with length and power through both his shoulders and hindquarters. He moves efficiently and has a strong, masculine head with a kind eye. Plenty of bone, tidy through his knees and has good feet. Quite big, but so well-balanced.’ Olly Tait
Firmly established as one of the leading sires. Consistently in the Top 10 by winners and in the Top 20 by stakes winners and earnings. progeny includeincluding G1 winner Maid Of Heaven and G1 performers Crosshaven, Missile Mantra and I’ll Have A Bit.
BEST PROGENY (with sire of dam, and second dam and notable inbreeding)
MAID OF HEAVEN (Dehere, Aloe, Northern Dancer) A$337,340, 1st ATC Spring Champion Stakes G1.
MISSILE MANTRA (16f, Starcraft, Generous). 4 wins from 1100m to 1500m, A$608,800, 1st MRC Summoned S., G3, MRC Redoute’s Choice S., L, MRC Neds Filter Form H., 2nd MRC Thousand Guineas, G1, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic H., G3, MRC Anniversary Vase H., L, 3rd VRC Rose of Kingston S., G2, 4th MRC Ladies Day Vase, G3, Illawarra TC Kembla Grange Classic, G3
I’LL HAVE A BIT (Jeune, Perugino Danzig) A$686,385. 1st Euclase S G2, 1st National S G3, 2nd MV Fillies Classic G2, 3rd Goodwood H G1.
SMART MELODY (Encosta De Lago, Catrail) A$292,895. 1st Thousand Guineas Prelude G2, 1st Cap DÁntibes S L.
CROSSHAVEN (17g, Shinko King, Grosvenor). 5 wins 1200m to 1400m, A$591,638 – 1st VRC Carbine Club S., G3, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, G3, VRC Exford P., L, MVRC Sheamus Mills Bloodstock 2YO H., 3rd MRC CF Orr S., G1, 4th MRC Caulfield Guineas, G1
BALLISTIC BOY (16g, High Chaparral, Casual Lies). 6 wins from 1200m to 2200m, A$503,725, 1st BRC Rough Habit P., G3, BRC Doomben Mile H., SCTC Mooloolaba Cup, BRC Chairmans Club H., SCTC Race Zone Racing Supplies P., BRC Sirromet Maiden 2YO P., 2nd BRC Gunsynd Classic, G3, BRC Boss Designs H., BRC Souths Sports Club H., BRC Cutters Skips H., 3rd BRC Daybreak Lover P., L, BRC XXXX Dry H.
YAO DASH (16g, Rahy, Gone West). 5 wins from 1200m to 1500m, A$555,275, 1st ATC Doncaster Prelude H., G3, GCTC Magic Millions Rising Stars P., ATC Strawberry Hill Stud H., ATC Cellarbrations H., ATC Headwater at Vinery Maiden H., 2nd Wyong RC Magic Millions Wyong S., ATC NSW Jockeys Association H., 4th ATC Golden Rose S., G1, GCTC Magic Millions Cup (R), L, VRC MSS Security Sprint H., L
BALLISTIC LOVER (17f, Show a Heart, Falvelon). 6 wins from 1000m to 1100m, A$385,475, 1st MVRC Carlyon S., L, ATC Denise’s Joy S., L, BRC Derby Day H., ATC Impending at Darley H., ATC Bowermans Furniture H., 2nd ATC Iron Jack Maiden 2YO H.
MORE PROPHETS (16f, Reset, Brocco). 5 wins from 1100m to 1400m, A$286,930, 1st Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L, ATC Gow Gates H., ATC Microphone at Darley Maiden H., ATC Sky Racing Active H., ATC Vinery Stud H., 2nd ATC TAB H., 3rd ATC Schweppes H., ATC Fujitsu General Sprint H., ATC Drinkwise Maiden P.
DEBELLATIO (Flying Spur, McGinty Danehill, Mr Prospector) A$328,480, 1st Sires’ Produce S G3, 3rd Karrakatta Plate G2.
SMART ‘N’ SEXY (17f, Mossman, Semipalatinsk). 2 wins from 1200m to 1400m, A$152,400, 1st BRC Dalrello S., L, BRC Magic Millions Insurance H., 2nd BRC Calaway Gal S., L, GCTC Aquis Gold Pearl 2YO H.
BROADWAYANDFOURTH (Statue Of Liberty, Rokosz) A$312,860, 1st MVRC William Crockett S L, 1st MRC Super Box Race Day Hamper H. 2nd MRC How Now S G3, 3rd Northwood Plume S G3. 4th SAJC Euclase S G2.
MISSILE LAUNCH (Opening Verse, Jungle Boy) 9 wins from 1208m to 2200m, A$545,900. 1st Tattersall’s Cup L, 2nd Perth Cup G2, 3rd Ascot Gold Cup L, Towton Cup L
SMART COUPE (Spinning World, Seattle Slew, Forli) 5 wins from 1100m to 1200m, A$324,950, 1st The Breeze Retirement S L, 2nd Standish H G3, 3rd VRC Kennedy P G3.
JERICHO MISSILE (16g, One Cool Cat, Zabeel). 4 wins from 1100m to 1200m, A$458,160, Magic Millions WA Two-Year-Old Classic RL, Belgravia S L, 2nd Perth S L, Fairetha S L.
READY TO PROPHET (More Than Ready, Crafty Prospector, Mr Prospector) A$297,820, Denise’s Joy S L, Gai Waterhouse Classic L, 3rd ATC Nivison S G3, Dark Jewel Classic G3, BRC Daybreak Lover P L, 4th ATC Silver Shadow S G2.
SPECIAL MISSILE (El Prado, Quiet American, Fappiano, Forli) 6 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$517,250. 1st Scone Cup L, 3rd Winter Challenge H L, 3rd Winter S L.
SASSY ‘N’ SMART (Empire Maker, Storm Cat Fappiano) 1st Welcome S L, 2nd Matamata Breeders S G2.
BEAUTY (Lure, Machiavellian, Danzig, Mr Prospector) 1st William Crockett S L.
EXOCET (Zabeel, Danehill Danehill) 5 wins from 1300m to 2019m, A$221,725, 1st Centaurea S L.
FINAL AWARD (Strategic, Danehill Danehill) 4 wins from 1200m to 1400m, A$246,893, 1st Canberra Guineas L.
IRISH BET – HONG KONG BET (H.K) (O’Reilly, Lake Coniston Mr Prospector) 3 wins at 1000m, A$878,884, 1st ATC Inglis Nursery RL, HKJC Le French May Trophy H., HKJC Let Me Fight H.
Star Missile (Black Minnaloushe, Zabeel, Nijinsky, Crimson Saint) 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$521,24, VRC Cup Carnival Country Final H, 2nd Chairman’s S G3.
Fat Turtle (Gulch, Lyphard, Mr Prospector, Northern Dancer) 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$1,617,792, 1st ATC TAB Highway P., HKJC Beijing H., HKJC Lord Kanaloa H., HKJC Matheson H, 2nd HKJC Chinese Club Challenge Cup G3, 3rd Premier Cup G3, 4th HKJC Chinese Club Challenge Cup G3, HKJC Sha Tin Vase G3.
Smart Amelia (Redoute’s Choice, More Than Ready Danehill) 2nd Widden S G3, 3rd JHB Carr S G3, PJ Bell S G3, Denise’s Joy S L.
Rocket Fuel (Snitzel, Groom Dancer, Danehill) 2nd Soliloquy S G3, 3rd Gold Trail S G3
Smart Manoeuvre (Tale Of The Cat, Umatilla Mr Prospector) 2nd SA Sires’ Produce S G3, 3rd Breeders’ S G3.
Triple Missile (17g, Medaglia d’Oro, Southern Halo). 3 wins from 1000m to 1200m, A$95,100, 1st WATC Mumm Champagne H, WATC Morley Growers Market H, WATC Flags Signs & Banners H, 3rd Bunbury TC Breeders Classic L
Rocketeer (More Than Ready, Bletchingly Mr Prospector) A$714,542, 1st HKJC Young Industrialists H, 2nd Caulfield Classic G3, Super Impose Plate L.
Aim Smart (Hussonet, Pancho Villa Mr Prospector) 2nd Northland Breeders S G3, 3rd Eagle Technology S G3.
Smart Elissim (Testa Rossa, Lake Coniston, Danzig) A$281,150, 1st MRC Long Fine H, MRC Ladbrokes Back Yourself H, 3rd Up And Coming H G3.
Donandkim (Red Ransom, Marauding) 3rd Spring S G3.
Island Missile (Dynaformer, Sillery Danzig, Roberto) A$312,410, 1st ATC Winter Racing H, 2nd Gosford Guineas L.
Bazooka (17g, Val Royal, Nureyev) 2 wins from 1300m to 1800m, A$267,176, 1st ATC TAB Maiden 2YO P., 2nd ATC Up & Coming H G3, ATC Ming Dynasty H G3, 4th Gosford Guineas, L
Jericho (Red Ransom, Bellotto Red Ransom, Mr Prospector) 1st ATC Pro-Ride Maiden 2YO H, 2nd Hampden S L.
Mediterranean (Torrential, Danehill Danehill, Mr Prospector) 1st ATC Tab.com.au Maiden 2YO H, 2nd The Rosebud L.
Royal Missile (Dr Grace, Bassenthwaite) A$290,200, 1st WATC Kirin Megumi P, 2nd Cyril Flower S L, 4th Bunbury TC Bunbury S., L
Sacred Missile (Dehere, Hula Chief) 2nd Macau Autumn Trophy L.
Skyray (Falbrav, Habituate) A$238,070, 2nd Wyong Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic L.
Stephenstihls (Tale Of The Cat, Fusaichi Pegasus Mr Prospector) 2nd Canterbury S L.
Missile Coda (Lonhro, Marauding, Marauding, Mr Prospector) 1st ATC Colin Hayes Hall of Fame H, ATC Bowermans Furniture H, ATC Tab.com.au H, 2nd Hinkler H L.
Air to Air (16f, Hussonet, Honor Grades). Winner at 1600m, A$135,655, 2nd ATC Quincy Seltzer H., 3rd Hawkesbury Crown, G3, Scone RC Inglis 3YO Guineas (R), L, 4th ATC Birthday Card S., G3
Maximak (15f, Starcraft, Generous). 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$139,686, 1st MRC Ladbrokes Switch H., 2nd MVRC Presidents Cup H., 3rd SAJC Queen of the South S., G2, VRC RMBL Investments H., MRC Ladbrokes Cash in H.
Clockwise (Desert Sun, Tate Gallery Danzig) A$325,550, 1st GCTC Magic Millions Country Cup, 3rd Dalrello S L.
Fromparis Withlove (Umatilla, Scenic Mr Prospector) 3rd MRC Thoroughbred Club Cup L.
Hair Trigger (Don Eduardo, Lacryma Cristi) A$435,630, 1st HKJC Cotton Tree H, HKJC Oak Steamship H, 3rd Heritage S L.
Smartypy (Luskin Star, Oenjay Star) 3rd BRC Helen Coughlan S L.
My Big Boss (Grand Slam, Taylor’s Falls) 5 wins from 1100m to 1200m, A$273,682, 3rd Golden Horseshoe L.
The Avenger (El Prado, Rainbow Quest). 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$421,695, 1st BRC Ariat Country Music Rodeo H., ATC Doltone House Marconi H., MRC Alex Burrows H., MVRC Horse Gym Australia H., ATC Bowermans Furniture H., ATC TAB H.
Masculino (Encosta de Lago, Spinning World). 7 wins from 1106m to 2000m, A$609,820, 1st MVRC Sweeney We Know West H., MRC Ladbrokes Back Yourself H., VRC Henry Bolte H., MRC Keno Heads or Tails H., VRC Employee Volunteer H.
Cadogan (Malibu Moon, Tale of the Cat). 6 wins from 1100m to 1400m, A$363,645, 1st ATC Tab.com.au 2YO H., BRC Cascade H., BRC Inglis Premier Sale H., Scone RC Widden Stud H., Qld Tatt’s RC Hit105 P., 4th GCTC Magic Millions Cup (R), L
No Say in It (Hussonet, Danehill). 6 wins from 1500m to 2000m, A$265,035, 1st Perth Racing Ascot Racing Carnival H., WATC Heineken H., WATC Oaten & Wheaten Chaff H., WATC Perthracing.com.au Maiden P., 4th WATC Belmont Guineas, L
Encore Boy (Flying Spur, Tale of the Cat). 5 wins from 1000m to 1200m, A$1,409,854, 1st HKJC Sha Tsui H., HKJC Hoi Ping H., HKJC King’s Park H., HKJC Lai Chi Chong H., HKJC Lei Yue Mun Riding School H.,
Smartedge (Show a Heart, Rory’s Jester). 5 wins from 1200m to 1400m, A$414,525, 1st ATC PFD Food Services H., ATC TAB Rewards Maiden H., ATC Vale Noel Bracks Sprint H., 4th GCTC Magic Millions Cup, L
Something Fast (Encosta de Lago, Danzero). 5 wins from 1350m to 1600m, A$251,040, 1st ATC TAB Long May We Play H., ATC Heineken 3 H., ATC Hugh Bowman Hall of Fame H., ATC Battle of Messines H.,
Sparky Lad (More Than Ready, Polish Navy). 4 wins from 1300m to 1500m, A$323,125, 1st ATC Theraces P., ATC Owner Benefits Card H., ATC Schweppes Maiden H.,
Strome (Stratum, Hurricane Sky). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$422,775, 1st MRC Nick Johnstone Real Estate H, 1st Newcastle JC HV Premium Meats H., ATC JB Cummings Hall of Fame H., ATC Bayer Exteris Stressgard H., 4th Ipswich TC Gai Waterhouse Classic H., L
Broken Arrows (Hussonet, Nasty and Bold). 4 wins from 1000m to 1200m, A$217,470, 1st Qld Tatt’s RC Des Lambart Memorial P., ATC TAB H., ATC Tasman KB H.,
Propelle (Shamardal, Encosta de Lago). 5 wins from 1000m to 1008m, A$334,475, 1st MVRC LUCRF Super Handicap H, MRC Keno Classic H, MRC Super Box Race Day Hamper H, SAJC Chalk Hill H.
Invincible Missile (Hussonet, Stravinsky). 3 wins at 1200m, A$904,076, 1st HKJC Po Yee H., HKJC King Kwong H., HKJC Lukfook Wedding Collection H.,
Joyful Heart (Spinning World, Devil’s Bag). 3 wins from 1000m to 1400m, A$576,304, 1st HKJC Poplar H., HKJC Peach Blossom H., HKJC Changi H.,
Dream Warriors (15g, Encosta de Lago, End Sweep). 3 wins from 1650m to 1800m, A$482,043, 1st HKJC Longines International Jockey Championship H., HKJC Lambeth H., HKJC Nam Fung H.,
Loriz (Red Ransom, Marauding). 3 wins at 1200m, A$482,624, 1st HKJC Gladiolus H., HKJC Dandelion H., HKJC Incheon H.,
Smart Rocket (Encosta de Lago, End Sweep). 3 wins from 1400m to 1650m, A$363,611, 1st HKJC Chan Trophy H., HKJC Tai Mong Tsai H., HKJC Red Packet H.,
Cha Siu Bao (Stravinsky, Centaine). 4 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$113,648, 1st ARC Fasttrack Insurance H., Matamata RC Bloodstock Xcellence H., 4th CJC New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Waikato RC Waikato Guineas, Gr.2, ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2
Launch Code – Happy Time (H.K.) (Snippets, Canny Lad). 3 wins from 1000m to 1200m, A$436,203, 1st ATC Tab.com.au Maiden P., HKJC Longines Cup,
Parko (Not a Single Doubt, Admire Vega). 4 wins from 1200m to 1400m, A$164,925, 1st BRC Ascot Childcare & Kindy H., GCTC Book Now Spring Carnival Maiden 2YO H.,
Smart Image (17c, Umatilla, Hurricane Sky). 3 wins from 1200m to 1250m, A$159,500, 1st ATC Sky Racing Active 2YO H., ATC Agency Real Estate H., ATC Sky Racing Active Maiden 2YO P.
Smart Meteor (16g, Northern Meteor, Thunder Gulch). 2 wins from 1300m to 2000m, A$171,975, 1st BRC TAB the Eagle Way H., 4th BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3
Trident (17g, More Than Ready, Zabeel). Winner at 880m, A$28,459, 1st ARC Stella Artois 2YO S., 4th Taranaki RC Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3
Standoff (17f, Encosta de Lago, Kenmare). Winner at 1100m, A$69,500, 1st VRC Schweppes Bagotville 2YO H., 3rd VRC 2YO Sprint Series Final, MRC Ladbrokes 2YO H.
Air Marshal (16g, Bite the Bullet, Jeune). 3 wins from 1100m to 1200m, A$120,255, 1st ATC TAB Highway H.,
Eternal Harvest (16g, Snitzel, Bluebird). 2 wins from 1000m to 1200m, A$287,313, 1st HKJC Durham H., HKJC Shek Lei H.
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Two years ago Olly Tait returned back to Australia to purchase a farm very familiar to him, in the Cootamundra region where he grew up. TDN AusNZ’s Jo McKinnon headed to southern NSW to spend a morning at Twin Hills Stud. Hurriedly zipping up his jacket to block the Autumn chill, hair windswept and a […]Read More