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Relatively few fillies win the Queen’s Plate, but Inglorious joined the list also populated by such as Nijinsky’s dam, Flaming Page (by Bull Page).

Inglorious is a daughter of the Storm Cat stallion Hennessy, who was a brilliant performer and tended to get a few athletes very much in his own mold. This appears to be one who also has the added dimension of stamina to aid her pursuit of higher goals.

Inglorious is the second stakes performer out of the Smart Strike mare Noble Strike. This is a classy family line of stakes winners that goes back to Wonderful Gal, a full sister to the good racehorse and stallion Al Hattab. They are by the Mahmoud stallion The Axe II and out of the imported English mare Abyssinia, a daughter of the very quick horse Abernant.

Another full sister, Waterbuck, produced Buckhar (by Dahar), who won the Washington DC International.

The produce record for Noble Strike follows:

1st Dam: NOBLE STRIKE, b, 1998. Bred by Arosa Farms Ltd. (ON). Raced 3 yrs in NA, 18 sts, 3 wins, $235,457 (ssi = 5.15). Won Belle Geste S. (R); 2nd Wonder Where S. (R); 3rd Jammed Lovely S. (R).

2005: Sebastian’s Song, b g, by Cherokee Run. Raced 2 yrs in NA, 8 sts, 3 wins, $164,143. 3rd Plate Trial S. (R).
2006: Leopard Strike, ch c, by Tactical Cat.  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.
2007: Biasca, ch f, by Saint Liam.  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.
2008: INGLORIOUS.
At 2: Won Ontario Lassie S., Fanfreluche S.
At 3: Won Queen’s Plate S. (R), Woodbine Oaks – Presented by Budwei, La Lorgnette S.; 2nd Rachel Alexandra S. (gr. 3).
2009: Dixie Strike, b f, by Dixie Union.  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.
2010: Barren.
2011: Unnamed foal,  c, by Hard Spun.  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.

Broodmare sire: SMART STRIKE, b, 1992. Sire of 131 dams of 327 foals, 211 rnrs (65%), 153 wnrs (47%), 47 2yo wnrs (14%), 17 sw (5%).

2nd Dam: GREEN NOBLE, b, 1986. Bred by Michael & Reiko Baum (KY). Raced 5 yrs in NA, 53 sts, 8 wins, $350,760 (ssi = 6.82). Won Labor Day Handicap, Dowager S.; 2nd Canadian Breeders’ Cup H., Woodbine Breeders’ Cup Hcp., Princess Doreen Hcp.; 3rd Nassau S. twice, Chrysanthemum Handicap, Canadian Breeders’ Cup Hcp., Fort Erie Breeders’ Cup S. Dam of Sir Frederick (c, Alleged, $259,813. 2nd Valedictory Handicap.)

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