Winner of 9 races including Preakness Stakes-G1, Haskell Invitational-G1, Del Mar Futurity-G1, Norfolk Stakes-G1, Hollywood Futurity-G1.
“He’s one of the best horses I’ve ever had.” Trainer Bob Baffert.
First 2 crops: already 99 winners of 239 races and $9.3milion earned.
2016 yearlings sold for $250,000, $145,000, $140,000, $120,000, $100,000 etc.
Top performers include…
Madefromlucky – G2 Peter Pan Stakes & West Virginia Derby winner
Accelerate – G2 winner, Stakes winner & placed in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
Lucky Player – G3 Iroquois Stakes winner
Breaking Lucky – G3 Seagram Cup Stakes winner, G1 & G2 placed
Try Your Luck – Dueling Grounds Oaks
Four Leaf Chief – Multiple Stakes winner
Good Luck Gus – Multiple Stakes winner
Protective Shield – Dual Stakes winner
Spider’s Alibi – Stakes winner
Linda’s Luck – Stakes winner
Lookin At Lee – Stakes winner
Maybellene – Stakes winner & G1 placed
One Lucky Dane – G1 placed
Money Multiplier – G1 runner-up three times
September 25, 2016
Progressive colt Accelerate (3c Lookin at Lucky x Issues, by Awesome Again) made it three wins in succession when he… View Article
September 12, 2016
Promising filly Try Your Luck (3f Lookin at Lucky x Golden Sphinx, by Storm Cat) raced away to a resounding… View Article
August 28, 2016
Improving colt Accelerate (3c Lookin at Lucky x Issues, by Awesome Again) landed his first Black Type success in the… View Article
August 7, 2016
Improving colt Lookin at Lee (2c Looking at Lucky x Langara Lass, by Langfuhr) stepped it up a notch at… View Article
August 2, 2016
Talented entire Breaking Lucky (4h Lookin at Lucky x Shooting Party, by Sky Classic) was in top form at Woodbine… View Article
June 26, 2016
Exciting colt Conquer (2c Lookin at Lucky x La Canadiense, by Bold ‘n’ Flashy) scored a dominant win in the… View Article
May 21, 2016
Already a winner of the Listed Tasmanian Oaks earlier this year, tough staying filly Chabaud (3f Lookin at Lucky x… View Article
February 28, 2016
Promising filly Mo D’Amour (3f Uncle Mo x Neverthesame, by Scat Daddy) posted her first Black Type win when scoring… View Article
Lookin At Lucky was a remarkable juvenile as he became the first horse in America in 22 years to win three Grade 1 races at 2 years, despite being a May 27 foal. He then went on to become the first colt in 31 years to be an Eclipse Champion at both 2 & 3 years. Lookin At Lucky is one of the best sons of Smart Strike and is bred on a similar Mr. Prospector/Danzig cross to the leading sire Distorted Humor. He is now transferring his excellence, ranking among the leading first-crop sires
of 2014, second-crop sires of 2015 and third-crop sires of 2016.
Lookin At Lucky is just one of several sons of Smart Strike with Graded stakes winners to their credit, others being Curlin, English Channel and Square Eddie.
Smart Strike had 7 SW’s, headed by Curlin and Tenpins, from daughters of DEPUTY MINISTER. Lookin At Lucky’s Gr.2 winner Accelerate has a dam by AWESOME AGAIN and he also has a SW with a dam by DEPUTY MINISTER. Judging by the record of the similarly-bred Distorted Humor, Lookin At Lucky will do well with mares from the SEATTLE SLEW line. Two of Distorted Humor’s best sons, Funny Cide and Any Given Saturday, are out of grand-daughters of SEATTLE SLEW. Curlin’s classic winner Exaggerator has a dam by VINDICATION. Lookin At Lucky has the Gr.2 winner Madefromlucky from a daughter of PULPIT, and Gr.1-placed One Lucky Dane is from a mare by BOSTON HARBOR.
Distorted Humor’s record suggests that Lookin At Lucky will suit the SADLER’S WELLS line. Distorted Humor’s foals out of Sadler’s Wells mares feature the Gr.1 winners Cursory Glance, Pathfork and Aesop’s Fables while Travers winner Flower Alley has a second dam by Sadler’s Wells and another of his Gr.1 winners, Bit of Whimsy, is out of a mare by EL PRADO. Smart Strike also enjoyed Gr.1 success with Sadler’s Wells, via Minorette.
Smart Strike has four Graded stakes winners out of STORM CAT mares, including a Gr.1 winner, and Curlin has a Gr.2 winner with a STORM CAT dam. Lookin At Lucky’s first Graded winner, Lucky Player, has a dam by STORM CAT. A GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare mated with Lookin At Lucky has already produced the Gr.1-placed Maybellene.
Smart Strike worked well with mares from the NIJINSKY line and Lookin At Lucky has a Graded-placed stakes winner out of a SKY CLASSIC mare.
Smart Strike enjoyed considerable success with DANZIG line mares. He has Graded winners out of daughters of six different sons of Danzig.
Lookin At Lucky is suited by more MR PROSPECTOR. His Gr.2 winner Madefromlucky is out of a mare inbred to MR PROSPECTOR. One of his Gr.1 performers has a dam by UNBRIDLED’S SONG and a Gr.2 winner has a second dam by UNBRIDLED.
Lookin At Lucky
Champion 2yo colt
1stFuturity Stakes-Gr.1, 8½ f., Hollywood Park by ¾ length from Noble’s Promise and Make Music For Me.
1stNorfolk Stakes-Gr.1, 8½f., Santa Anita by 1¾ lengths from Pulsion and Gallant Gent.
1stDel Mar Futurity-Gr.1, 7f., Del Mar by 1 length from Make Music For Me and Smiling Tiger.
1stBest Pal Stakes-Gr.2, 6½f., Del Mar by ¾ length from Make Music For Me and Smiling Tiger.
1stMaiden, 6f., Hollywood Park by ¾ length from Sterling Outlook and Ivory Fudge.
2ndBreeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1, 8½f., Santa Anita beaten a head by Vale Of York with Noble’s Promise third.
Champion & Classic winner at 3 Years
1stPreakness Stakes-Gr.1, 9½f., Pimlico by ¾ length from First Dude and Jackson Bend.
1stHaskell Invitational Stakes-Gr.1, 9f., Monmouth Park by 4 lengths from Trappe Shot and First Dude.
1stRebel Stakes-Gr.2, 8½f., Oaklawn Park by head from Noble’s Promise and Dublin.
1stIndiana Derby-Gr.2, 8½f., Hoosier Park by 1¾ lengths from Thiskyhasnolimit and St Maximus Gato.
3rdSanta Anita Derby-Gr.1, 9f., Santa Anita to Sidney’s Candy and Setsuko.
4thBreeders’ Cup Classic-Gr.1, 10f., Churchill Downs beaten 4 lengths by Blame, Zenyatta and Fly Down.
6thKentucky Derby-Gr.1, 10f., Churchill Downs beaten 7 lengths by Super Saver, Ice Box and Paddy O’Prado.
All His Starts