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Strada Gets His Own Race

Widden Stud will sponsor the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes for the next three years, renaming it the Strada Stakes in honour of their young Danehill stallion who won the race in emphatic style in 2006.

Strada Gets His Own Race

Widden Stud will sponsor the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes for the next three years, renaming it the Strada Stakes in honour of their young Danehill stallion who won the race in emphatic style in 2006.

Strada
Strada
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A Listed sprint event for three year-olds over 1100 metres at Royal Randwick, the Strada Stakes will be run on March 29.

“Strada retired after just nine starts and was extremely popular last spring covering 114 mares.


"We though this would be a good way to honour his deeds on the racecourse and at the same time put something back into racing after getting through this difficult period over the last eight months,” said Widden Stud's Antony Thompson.

Strada's original owners Alan Bell, John Symonds and Nick Moratis still retain shares and are committed to supporting him in his new career at stud.

“They bought a number of mares last year under the Strada Investments banner that have since been covered by Strada with a view to breeding commercial yearlings for the sale ring that can go on to become quality racehorses,” said Thompson.

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