Dominus

Dominus

Smart Strike’s Value Sire

$5,000 S&N
Smart Strike – Cuando, by Lord At War (Arg)
2008, Dark Bay/Brown - Entered Stud: 2013 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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No. 1 Third-Crop APEX Sire in North America by A-Runner Index on the 2018 Mid-Year list — 3.16 — second worldwide to Frankel (GB).

2018 black type horses include stakes winners BITACORA and P BOO.

2018 sales horses include a $400,000 2yo at OBS March.

77% winners & 6.5% stakes winners from starters lifetime, led by TDN Rising Star & G1 performer STRAIGHT FIRE.

Fast & versatile son of sire of sires SMART STRIKE.

Wire-to-wire winner of the Dwyer S. (G2) on dirt at 3, wire-to-wire winner of the Bernard Baruch H. (G2) on turf at 4.

From a top Ned Evans family: Out of SW CUANDO, a half-sister to G1 winner HONEY RYDER.

Biggest & best-bred crop to date are yearlings in 2019.



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 1 0 1 0 $9,000
3 5 2 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) $229,329
4 4 2 ( 1 ) 0 0 $206,388
Totals 10 4 2 1 $444,717

Racing Highlights

2nd at 2

  • A maiden special weight at Belmont (6f, to Brother In Arms. "Stumbled at break, but showed good determination to rally past Joe Vann for the place." --TDN)

Won at 3

  •  Dwyer S. at Belmont Park (G2, 8.5f in 1:41.74, defeating Adios Charlie, Cool Blue Red Hot, Tech Fall, Malibu Glow, Harlan's Hello)
  • A maiden special weight at Santa Anita (7f in 1:22 3/5, wire-to-wire by 5 1/4 lengths)

2nd at 3

  •  Derby Trial at Churchill Downs (G3, 8f in 1:35 2/5, by neck to Machen, defeating J J's Lucky Train, Indian Winter, Indiano, Travelin Man, Beamer, B G Suavecito, Duca).

3rd at 3

  •  Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga (G2, 9f, to Stay Thirsty, Moonshine Mullin, defeating Alternation, Brilliant Speed, Will's Wildcat, Scotus)

Won at 4

  •  Bernard Baruch H. at Saratoga (G2, first start on turf, 8.5f in 1:40.32, by 1 1/4 lengths, defeating Data Link, Sky Blazer, Guys Reward, Queen'splatekitten, Prince Will I Am).
  • An allowance race at Saratoga (7f, 1:22.50, by 4 1/4 lengths, defeating Our Dark Knight, Ya Gotta Have Soul, Wishful Tomcat, Inflation Target, Philippe, Junebugred, Bernie the Maestro, etc.)

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Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 8-10-17-0-1 (36) DI = 2.79 CD = 0.67

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Dominus

A multiple grade two winner who captured graded stakes on dirt and turf, Dominus is by two-time leading sire and major sire of sires, Smart Strike. He has made a very promising start with a trio of stakes winners in his first crop.

Dominus has a stakes winner out of a mare by Northern Dancer line sire, Freud, a son of Storm Cat, and a brother to Giant’s Causeway, suggesting other Storm Cat line sires. The cross of Smart Strike over Northern Dancer through Danzig line mares has been an outstanding one, headed by multiple Champion and classic winner Lookin at Lucky (out of a mare by Belong to Me), with other successful sources including DayjurBoundaryChief’s CrownPolish NumbersLangfuhr and Ascot Knight. The cross with Deputy Minister – which produced Horse of the Year Curlin – has been equally impressive, including a stakes winner by Dominus out of a mare by Touch Gold, and other Smart Strike line stakes winners from daughters of Awesome AgainSilver Deputy, French Deputy and Salt Lake. Smart Strike and his sons have also excelled with Nijinsky II line mares, including through Sky Classic (broodmare sire of a Smart Strike line classic winner) and Strawberry Road.

Smart Strike also has Champion English Channel out of a mare by Theatrical (by Nureyev); his son Curlin has a classic winner out of a mare by Royal Anthem, a son of Theatrical, and there is also a Smart Strike graded winner out of a mare by Nureyev son Stravinsky. The cross of Smart Strike line stallions with mares descending from Nureyev’s three-quarters brother Sadler’s Wells (available through El Prado, the sire of Medaglia d’Oro and Kitten’s Joy). We could also consider the Icecapade branch of Northern Dancer’s sire, Nearctic, through Wild Again.

Dominus has a stakes winner out of a mare by Value Plus, a son of Unbridled’s Song, a horse who is also broodmare sire of a Smart Strike line graded winner.

The cross of Smart Strike with A.P. Indy line mares has produced a trio of grade one winners, one from a daughter of Malibu Moon, and graded winners from mares by Bernardini and Pulpit. Smart Strike has also shown an affinity for the Blushing Groom line, particularly through Rahy, and he also has four stakes winners out of Pleasant Colony mares.

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Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Dominus

A multiple grade two winner who captured graded stakes on dirt and turf, Dominus is by two-time leading sire and major sire of sires, Smart Strike. He has made a very promising start with a trio of stakes winners in his first crop.

Dominus has a stakes winner out of a mare by Northern Dancer line sire, Freud, a son of Storm Cat, and a brother to Giant’s Causeway, suggesting other Storm Cat line sires. The cross of Smart Strike over Northern Dancer through Danzig line mares has been an outstanding one, headed by multiple Champion and classic winner Lookin at Lucky (out of a mare by Belong to Me), with other successful sources including DayjurBoundaryChief’s CrownPolish NumbersLangfuhr and Ascot Knight. The cross with Deputy Minister – which produced Horse of the Year Curlin – has been equally impressive, including a stakes winner by Dominus out of a mare by Touch Gold, and other Smart Strike line stakes winners from daughters of Awesome AgainSilver Deputy, French Deputy and Salt Lake. Smart Strike and his sons have also excelled with Nijinsky II line mares, including through Sky Classic (broodmare sire of a Smart Strike line classic winner) and Strawberry Road.

Smart Strike also has Champion English Channel out of a mare by Theatrical (by Nureyev); his son Curlin has a classic winner out of a mare by Royal Anthem, a son of Theatrical, and there is also a Smart Strike graded winner out of a mare by Nureyev son Stravinsky. The cross of Smart Strike line stallions with mares descending from Nureyev’s three-quarters brother Sadler’s Wells (available through El Prado, the sire of Medaglia d’Oro and Kitten’s Joy). We could also consider the Icecapade branch of Northern Dancer’s sire, Nearctic, through Wild Again.

Dominus has a stakes winner out of a mare by Value Plus, a son of Unbridled’s Song, a horse who is also broodmare sire of a Smart Strike line graded winner.

The cross of Smart Strike with A.P. Indy line mares has produced a trio of grade one winners, one from a daughter of Malibu Moon, and graded winners from mares by Bernardini and Pulpit. Smart Strike has also shown an affinity for the Blushing Groom line, particularly through Rahy, and he also has four stakes winners out of Pleasant Colony mares.

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Dominus 2011 Dwyer S. G2
Dominus 2012 Bernard Baruch H. G2
Dominus 2012 Saratoga Allowance
Dominus 2011 Maiden Special Weight
Dominus 2011 Dwyer S. G2
Dominus 2011 Dwyer S. G2
Dominus 2012 Bernard Baruch H. G2
Dominus 2012 Bernard Baruch H. G2
All Right 2016 Kentucky Downs Juvenile
All Right 2016 Kentucky Downs Juvenile
Chanel's Legacy 2017 Dixie Belle S. at Oaklawn Park | Coady Photography
Chanel's Legacy 2017 Dixie Belle S. at Oaklawn Park | Coady Photography
Chanel's Legacy 2017 Martha Washington
Chanel's Legacy 2017 Martha Washington
Dominating Woman 2017 MSW
Dominating Woman 2017 MSW
Bitacora 2018 Ginger Punch S. | Leslie Martin Photo
Bitacora 2018 Ginger Punch S. | Leslie Martin Photo
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Hip 161 $200,000 colt | OBS April 2YO's
TDN Rising Star Straight Fire 2016 MSW | 98 Beyer
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Hip 431 $400,000 colt OBS March 2YO's | Tibor Photo
Hip 431 $400,000 colt OBS March 2YO's | Tibor Photo