Battle Of Midway

Fee: $20,000 S&N
Smart Strike - Rigoletta,
by
Concerto, 2014 B

Breeders' Cup (G1) winner & Classic-placed son of Smart Strike

The first foal out of Grade 1 winner Rigoletta, Battle of Midway exploded onto the 2017 racing scene with a TDN Rising Star performance in his 3-year-old debut. He quickly rose through the ranks to place in both the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1), winning the Shared Belief S. by six lengths, then closing out the year with a stirring victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) in his first start against older horses.

A Grade 1-winning millionaire son of champion sire Smart Strike, Battle of Midway joins the has the physical and pedigree to carry on that important sire line.

Battle Of Midway - Breeders' Cup (G1) winner & Classic-placed son of Smart Strike
Battle Of Midway Overview
  • Won the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar in 1:35.20 as a 3-year-old, defeating world-class milers Mor Spirit, Practical Joke, Sharp Azteca, etc.
  • Elite speed figures across the board: 108 Beyer, negative 2 Ragozin, negative 4 Thoro-Graph.
  • His negative 2 Ragozin marked the fastest Ragozin number earned by a 3yo in 2017.
  • Won the Affirmed S. (G3) at Santa Anita by 4 1/4 lengths, and the Shared Belief S. at Del Mar by 6 1/4 lengths, earning a 101 Beyer in the latter.
  • Narrow runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), placed third in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • Became a TDN Rising Star after his debut MdSpWt win at Santa Anita in 1:09 flat for six furlongs, joining Curlin & Lookin At Lucky as sons of Smart Strike to be named TDN Rising Stars after impressive debut wins.
  • Earned $1,249,949 - The last G1-winning millionaire by leading sire of sires SMART STRIKE to retire to stud.
  • Incredibly durable: 10 starts at 5 tracks and 4 different states around the country as a 3yo.
  • Out of the G1-winning race mare RIGOLETTA, with 15 black type horses under his first three dams.
  • $410,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select yearling purchase by Tom McGreevy.

"Ultimately, WinStar and Don Alberto Stable both partnered on him in the first place because we thought he could be the last great son of Smart Strike to carry on that line at stud. We are very committed to supporting Battle of Midway with world-class mares, because we both believe he possesses the looks, conformation and elite miler speed to become a very important sire."
-Elliott Walden

 

"Battle of Midway improved all year to culminate in one of the most exciting Breeders' Cup races on the entire weekend. We have assembled a very nice broodmare band and will support him with quality mares to give him the best chance of becoming the next great son of Smart Strike."
-Don Alberto Stable's Carlos Heller

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 10 5 (2) 2 (1) 2 (1) $1,249,949
Totals 10 5 (4) 2 (1) 2 (2) $1,249,949

Won at 3

  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar (G1, 8 furlongs, defeating Sharp Azteca, Awesome Slew, Practical Joke, Iron Fist, Giant Expectations, Gato Del Oro, Mor Spirit, Accelerate, Cupid)
  • Affirmed S. at Santa Anita Park (G3, 8 1/2 furlongs , defeating B Squared, Term of Art, Quiet Dude)

2nd at 3

  • Santa Anita Derby (G1, 9 furlongs, to Gormley, defeating Royal Mo, Reach the World, Iliad, Kimbear, Term of Art, Irish Freedom, Milton Freewater, Midnight Pleasure, So Conflated, American Anthem, Comma Sister)
  • Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park (G3, 9 furlongs, to Untrapped, defeating Gato Del Oro, Colonelsdarktemper, Girvin, Altito, McCormick, B Squared)

3rd at 3

  • Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (G1, 10 furlongs, to Always Dreaming, Lookin At Lee, defeating Classic Empire, Practical Joke, Tapwrit, Gunnevera, McCraken, Gormley, Irish War Cry, Hence, Untrapped, Girvin, Patch, J Boys Echo, Sonneteer, Fast and Accurate, Irap, State of Honor, Thunder Snow)
  • San Vicente S. at Santa Anita Park (G3, 7 furlongs, to Iliad, Law Abidin Citizen, defeating Aquamarine, Blabimir)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

SMART STRIKE (CAN)
b. 1992 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1961 [B]
NATIVE DANCER (USA)
gr. 1950 [IC]
POLYNESIAN (USA)
GEISHA (USA)
RAISE YOU (USA)*
ch. 1946
CASE ACE (USA)
LADY GLORY (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)*
b. 1962
NASHUA (USA)
b. 1952 [IC]
NASRULLAH (GB)
SEGULA (USA)
SEQUENCE (USA)
b. 1946
COUNT FLEET (USA)
MISS DOGWOOD (USA)
CLASSY 'N SMART (CAN)*
b. 1981
SMARTEN (USA)
dkb/br. 1976
CYANE (USA)
b. 1959
TURN-TO (IRE)
YOUR GAME (USA)
SMARTAIRE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1962
QUIBU (ARG)
ART TEACHER (USA)
NO CLASS (CAN)*
b. 1974
NODOUBLE (USA)
ch. 1965 [CP]
NOHOLME (AUS)
ABLA-JAY (USA)
CLASSY QUILLO (CAN)*
dkb/br. 1969
OUTING CLASS (USA)
QUILLOPOLY (USA)
RIGOLETTA (USA)
b. 2008
CONCERTO (USA)
ch. 1994
CHIEF'S CROWN (USA)
b. 1982 [IS]
DANZIG (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
PAS DE NOM (USA)
SIX CROWNS (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA)
CHRIS EVERT (USA)
UNDENIABLY (USA)
ch. 1987
IN REALITY (USA)
b. 1964 [BC]
INTENTIONALLY (USA)
MY DEAR GIRL (USA)
PAST FORGETTING (USA)
ch. 1978
MESSENGER OF SONG (USA)
PASTICHE (USA)
ALMOST APROM QUEEN (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
MONTBROOK (USA)
dkb/br. 1990
BUCKAROO (USA)
b. 1975 [BI]
BUCKPASSER (USA)
STEPPING HIGH (USA)
SECRET PAPERS (USA)
dkb/br. 1982
JET DIPLOMACY (USA)
ATTACHE CASE (USA)
ROMANTIC DINNER (USA)
dkb/br. 1989
WHOS FOR DINNER (USA)
dkb/br. 1979
NATIVE CHARGER (USA)
EXPECTANCY (USA)
VICTORIOUS MEG (USA)
ch. 1980
SOY NUMERO UNO (USA)
CRICKET CLUB (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query

Battle Of Midway News

Battle of Midway, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner & Classic-placed son of Smart Strike, retires to WinStar title=

Battle of Midway, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner & Classic-placed son of Smart Strike, retires to WinStar

Battle of Midway, winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) last Friday at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018 at WinStar Farm. His fee will be $20,000 S&N...

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  • Won the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar in 1:35.20 as a 3-year-old, defeating world-class milers Mor Spirit, Practical Joke, Sharp Azteca, etc.
  • Elite speed figures across the board: 108 Beyer, negative 2 Ragozin, negative 4 Thoro-Graph.
  • His negative 2 Ragozin marked the fastest Ragozin number earned by a 3yo in 2017.
  • Won the Affirmed S. (G3) at Santa Anita by 4 1/4 lengths, and the Shared Belief S. at Del Mar by 6 1/4 lengths, earning a 101 Beyer in the latter.
  • Narrow runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), placed third in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
  • Became a TDN Rising Star after his debut MdSpWt win at Santa Anita in 1:09 flat for six furlongs, joining Curlin & Lookin At Lucky as sons of Smart Strike to be named TDN Rising Stars after impressive debut wins.
  • Earned $1,249,949 - The last G1-winning millionaire by leading sire of sires SMART STRIKE to retire to stud.
  • Incredibly durable: 10 starts at 5 tracks and 4 different states around the country as a 3yo.
  • Out of the G1-winning race mare RIGOLETTA, with 15 black type horses under his first three dams.
  • $410,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select yearling purchase by Tom McGreevy.

"Ultimately, WinStar and Don Alberto Stable both partnered on him in the first place because we thought he could be the last great son of Smart Strike to carry on that line at stud. We are very committed to supporting Battle of Midway with world-class mares, because we both believe he possesses the looks, conformation and elite miler speed to become a very important sire."
-Elliott Walden

 

"Battle of Midway improved all year to culminate in one of the most exciting Breeders' Cup races on the entire weekend. We have assembled a very nice broodmare band and will support him with quality mares to give him the best chance of becoming the next great son of Smart Strike."
-Don Alberto Stable's Carlos Heller

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 10 5 (2) 2 (1) 2 (1) $1,249,949
Totals 10 5 (4) 2 (1) 2 (2) $1,249,949

Won at 3

  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar (G1, 8 furlongs, defeating Sharp Azteca, Awesome Slew, Practical Joke, Iron Fist, Giant Expectations, Gato Del Oro, Mor Spirit, Accelerate, Cupid)
  • Affirmed S. at Santa Anita Park (G3, 8 1/2 furlongs , defeating B Squared, Term of Art, Quiet Dude)

2nd at 3

  • Santa Anita Derby (G1, 9 furlongs, to Gormley, defeating Royal Mo, Reach the World, Iliad, Kimbear, Term of Art, Irish Freedom, Milton Freewater, Midnight Pleasure, So Conflated, American Anthem, Comma Sister)
  • Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park (G3, 9 furlongs, to Untrapped, defeating Gato Del Oro, Colonelsdarktemper, Girvin, Altito, McCormick, B Squared)

3rd at 3

  • Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (G1, 10 furlongs, to Always Dreaming, Lookin At Lee, defeating Classic Empire, Practical Joke, Tapwrit, Gunnevera, McCraken, Gormley, Irish War Cry, Hence, Untrapped, Girvin, Patch, J Boys Echo, Sonneteer, Fast and Accurate, Irap, State of Honor, Thunder Snow)
  • San Vicente S. at Santa Anita Park (G3, 7 furlongs, to Iliad, Law Abidin Citizen, defeating Aquamarine, Blabimir)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

SMART STRIKE (CAN)
b. 1992 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1961 [B]
NATIVE DANCER (USA)
gr. 1950 [IC]
POLYNESIAN (USA)
GEISHA (USA)
RAISE YOU (USA)*
ch. 1946
CASE ACE (USA)
LADY GLORY (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)*
b. 1962
NASHUA (USA)
b. 1952 [IC]
NASRULLAH (GB)
SEGULA (USA)
SEQUENCE (USA)
b. 1946
COUNT FLEET (USA)
MISS DOGWOOD (USA)
CLASSY 'N SMART (CAN)*
b. 1981
SMARTEN (USA)
dkb/br. 1976
CYANE (USA)
b. 1959
TURN-TO (IRE)
YOUR GAME (USA)
SMARTAIRE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1962
QUIBU (ARG)
ART TEACHER (USA)
NO CLASS (CAN)*
b. 1974
NODOUBLE (USA)
ch. 1965 [CP]
NOHOLME (AUS)
ABLA-JAY (USA)
CLASSY QUILLO (CAN)*
dkb/br. 1969
OUTING CLASS (USA)
QUILLOPOLY (USA)
RIGOLETTA (USA)
b. 2008
CONCERTO (USA)
ch. 1994
CHIEF'S CROWN (USA)
b. 1982 [IS]
DANZIG (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
PAS DE NOM (USA)
SIX CROWNS (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA)
CHRIS EVERT (USA)
UNDENIABLY (USA)
ch. 1987
IN REALITY (USA)
b. 1964 [BC]
INTENTIONALLY (USA)
MY DEAR GIRL (USA)
PAST FORGETTING (USA)
ch. 1978
MESSENGER OF SONG (USA)
PASTICHE (USA)
ALMOST APROM QUEEN (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
MONTBROOK (USA)
dkb/br. 1990
BUCKAROO (USA)
b. 1975 [BI]
BUCKPASSER (USA)
STEPPING HIGH (USA)
SECRET PAPERS (USA)
dkb/br. 1982
JET DIPLOMACY (USA)
ATTACHE CASE (USA)
ROMANTIC DINNER (USA)
dkb/br. 1989
WHOS FOR DINNER (USA)
dkb/br. 1979
NATIVE CHARGER (USA)
EXPECTANCY (USA)
VICTORIOUS MEG (USA)
ch. 1980
SOY NUMERO UNO (USA)
CRICKET CLUB (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query
Battle of Midway, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner & Classic-placed son of Smart Strike, retires to WinStar title=

Battle of Midway, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner & Classic-placed son of Smart Strike, retires to WinStar

Battle of Midway, winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) last Friday at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018 at WinStar Farm. His fee will be $20,000 S&N...

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Battle Of Midway - Print

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General Information
Name: (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (required)
Organization:
Street Address:
City / State / Zip:
Comments:
Stallion(s) of interest:
Battle of Midway
Bellamy Road
Bodemeister
Carpe Diem
Commissioner
Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Gemologist
More Than Ready
Outwork
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightster
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tourist

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