Bred: John Liviakis (Ky.)
Sire: Scat Daddy
Dam: Classic Strike, by Smart Strike
From the same trainer-owner combination responsible I’ll Have Another, victor of the 2012 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1), Doug O’Neill and J. Paul Reddam team up again as the connections of this dark bay or brown son of Scat Daddy.
Although not yet as accomplished as his star former stablemate, Handsome Mike finished second in the 2011 Generous Stakes (G3), third in the 2012 El Camino Real Derby (G3) and fourth in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) and Secretariat Stakes (G1) before a breakthrough stakes win in the Pennsylvania Derby (G2).