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Smart Coupe

Sire: Smart Missile

Dam: Coupe

Colour: Bay

Gender: Mare

Age: 5 year old

Foaled: Oct 13th, 2014

Country: Australia


First Light Racing Pty Ltd, Vionneto Racing, A Stathakis, A Taranto, S Biviano, B B A H Racing, D Higginbotham, Ms S P Hunter, Miss L Hoskin, Mrs L M Hoskin, Mrs W G Rechter, Essendon Supers, Southern Mallee Giants, G Heinze, Haisha Racing, J Pace, G Joseph, L E Williams & P Scott

Career Record: 19-4-2-4

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    21.1 %
  • Place
    31.6 %

Horse Description:

Smart Missile, a son of the champion stallion FASTNET ROCK, was simply outstanding in his two-year-old season, being the only horse to defeat the top colt SEPOY before bad luck prevented him from taking his place in the Golden Slipper.

Smart Missile proved superior to Sepoy and FOXWEDGE in the Group 2 Todman Stakes before returning at three to prove too good for HELMET in the Group 2 Run To The Rose before a fighting second in the Group 1 Golden Rose.

Smart Missile’s pedigree shows he was always going to be a star on the track before becoming a force at stud with his dam being a US-bred half sister to the super racehorse and wonderful sire before his untimely passing NORTHERN METEOR.

The dam side of this filly’s pedigree is also packed with quality being a daughter of the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner COUPE, who Mathew Ellerton trained before establishing the hugely successful partnership with Simon Zahra.

Coupe is a half-sister to the Group 1 winner COUP DE GRACE that has produced the city winner You’rejokingme while she is a descendant of the wonderful galloper SPIRIT OF KINGSTON, giving her doses of BLETCHINGLY and SEATTLE SLEW in her pedigree.

Coupe is a daughter of SPINNING WORLD, the damsire of international Group 1 performers CALIFORNIA MEMORY (Hong Kong), DAKOTA PHONE (US) and NUOVO RECORD (Japan) among 560 winners of more than $67 million in stakes.

Purchased for $24,200 from Magic Millions Tasmania Sale - click





Bay mareFoaled in 2014

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
SMART MISSILE (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2008Comical SmileComic StripRed Ransom
DamSpinning WorldNureyevNorthern Dancer
COUPE (AUS) Imperfect CircleRiverman
1999Kingston CoupSeattle SlewBold Reasoning
  Spirit of KingstonBletchingly

SMART MISSILE (AUS) (Bay 2008-Stud 2012). 3 wins-2 at 2, ATC Todman S., Gr.2. Leading Aust. First Season Sire 2015-16. Sire of 328 rnrs, 205 wnrs, inc. SW Maid of Heaven (ATC Spring Champion S., Gr.1), Smart Melody, I'll Have a Bit, Debellatio, Beauty, Irish Bet - Hong Kong Bet (H.K.), Exocet, Sassy 'n' Smart, SP Rocket Fuel, Smart Elissim, Aim Smart, Smart Coupe, Rocketeer, Smart Amelia, Smart Manoeuvre, Clockwise, My Big Boss, Skyray, etc.


1st dam

COUPE, by Spinning World. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1600m, A$269,050, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, MVRC Father Christmas 2YO H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3, VATC Bradmac 2YO P., 3d AJC Angst H., L, VRC Nivea Visage Girls Day Out H., 4th MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), Gr.3. Half-sister to COUP DE GRACE. Dam of ten foals, seven to race, three winners, inc:-

Smart Coupe (f. by Smart Missile). 4 wins. See below.

You'rejokingme (g. by Ice Point). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2050m, A$103,428, MVRC Sportingbet H.

Wintonia (f. by Domesday). 2 wins at 2000m, 2200m in Aust.

Holley Shiftwell (f. by Testa Rossa). Placed at 3 in Aust.

Willis (g. by Fastnet Rock). Placed, 2d MVRC Boscastle P., 3d MRC Hyland Race Colours P.

Vette (f. by Westbridge). Placed at 3, 3d BRC Mitty's H. Dam of-

Teravette. 2 wins at 1250m, 1300m in Aust.


2nd dam

KINGSTON COUP, by Seattle Slew. Raced twice. Three-quarter-sister to ROSE OF PORTLAND, half-sister to PORTLAND PLAYER, Tarheel Boy. Dam of 8 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

COUP DE GRACE (Roi Danzig). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$414,170, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, VATC Veuve Clicquot S., L, 2d VATC Blue Diamond Preview, Gr.3, 3d MVRC Qantas Club H.

COUPE (Spinning World). 2 wins. See above.

Coup de Maitre. 2 wins at 1600m, VATC Principality H., 2d VRC Hi Jinx H., 3d MVRC Night Racing H. Dam of-

Western Coup. 3 wins to 1500m, A$87,011, MRC Waranton H., Betfair H., 3d MRC Bounding Away H., Chatham H., Rogilla H.

Tower Bridge. 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, QTC Petrol Lager H., 2d MVRC Camp Australia P.

Unholy Allegiance. Winner at 1400m, 2d Kenilworth Moboka Award Winter Classic Raceday H.

Portland Coup. 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m in South Africa and U.A.E, 3d VRC Myer 2YO P.

Grand Coup. Raced once. Dam of-

St Georges Vaults. Winner at 1200m in 2018-19, SAJC Schweppes P.


3rd dam

SPIRIT OF KINGSTON, by Bletchingly. Top filly on The 1984-85 Australasian 3YO Classification. 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 2500m, A$413,340, VRC Oaks, Gr.1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1, Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, ACT RC Black Opal S., Gr.3, VRC Waltzing Lily H., 2d SAJC Queen of the South S.H., Gr.3, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, L, 3d AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2. Three-quarter-sister to Blithe Spirit, half-sister to ROSE OF KINGSTON (dam of KINGSTON RULE, ROSE OF PORTLAND), PRINCE OF KINGSTON, Mrs. Minerva (dam of EXTRACTS). Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

PORTLAND PLAYER (Theatrical). 2 wins at 1400m, 2500m, A$761,870, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, VRC Perri Cutten H., 2d VATC Vain S., L, 3d MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.3, 4th VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, Autumn S., Gr.3, Zeditave S., L. Sire.

Tarheel Boy (Alydar). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, AJC Commodore H., 2d STC Baramul Stud H., VRC World Cricket Cup H., 3d STC Ajax S., Gr.3, Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, VATC Schweppes Cup, L, STC 3YO H., 4th MVRC Alister Clark Crown Lager S., Gr.2.

Portland Pirate. Winner at 2, VRC Murray Cox 2YO H., 3d VATC Mahaasin H. Sire.


4th dam

Kingston Rose, by Better Boy. 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, VRC Exford H., MVRC Alexandra H., STC September Welter H., VATC Glen Eira H., Dingley S., Heathmont S., 3d AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, 4th AJC Epsom H., Gr.1. Sister to PILGARLIC, three-quarter-sister to Rashomon, Wee Bird (dam of ROONEY). Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

ROSE OF KINGSTON (Claude). Aust. Horse of the Year. Champion 3YO stayer in Australia in 1981-82. 10 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2500m, A$586,050, AJC Derby, Gr.1, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, VRC Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Bloodhorse Breeders' P., Gr.2, Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, Craiglee S., Gr.2, 2d STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1, Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, 3d STC HE Tancred S., Gr.1, Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Moonee Valley S., Gr.2. Dam of-

KINGSTON RULE (Secretariat). Joint third on The 1990-91 Australasian 4YO+ Classification (2100m+). 4 wins from 1600m to 3200m, A$1,504,125, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, 3200m-in track record time, Moonee Valley Cup, Gr.2, VATC Tommy Woodcock H., HA Currie H., 2d VRC Dalgety H., Gr.2, VATC TS Carlyon Cup, Gr.2, Coongy H., Gr.3, Chatham H., 3d VRC Blamey S., Gr.2, VATC St George S., Gr.2, 4th VRC Craiglee S., Gr.2. Sire.

ROSE OF PORTLAND (Seattle Slew). 5 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$200,750, VRC Hardy Brothers Classic S., Gr.3, Let's Elope S., L, VATC Dairy Farmers Milk H., 2d VATC Tristarc S., Gr.3. Producer.

SPIRIT OF KINGSTON (Bletchingly). 6 wins. See above.

PRINCE OF KINGSTON (Roberto). 3 wins from 1200m to 2100m, VRC Metric Mile H., L, Aurie's Star H., Saint-Cloud Prix Ksamando, 2d VRC Adelaide Cup Day H.

Mrs. Minerva. Placed at 3, 2d VRC Evening Peal H. Dam of-

EXTRACTS (Snippets). 12 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$213,855, WATC Ruabon Sprint H., L, 3d WATC Cyril Flower S., L.

Pitrizza. Unplaced. Dam of-

Cry Baby. 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

SHEISWHATSHEIS (Bernardini). 8 wins from 1200m to 1650m, A$477,283, to 2017-18, BRC Members' H., L, 2d BRC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3.


Race Record:

4 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$215,500, to 2018-19, MRC Comcater 2YO H., VRC Wingate Avenue Community H., 2d VRC Standish H., Gr.3, MRC Blue Diamond Gala Dinner P., 3d VRC Kennedy P., Gr.3, MVRC Mitchelton Wines H., 4th VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2.