Immediate sire-sons of the all-conquering Danehill (USA) are a rare item these days, but in Strada Riverdene Stud offers direct access to Australia’s greatest-ever thoroughbred stud influence. And one with a very consistent record of producing quality winners of his own.
A notable stakes winning sprinter at both 2- and 3-years of age, Strada has since been responsible for 169 individual winners (at last count) and racked up progeny earnings of $13 million. These include black-type winners in at least four different States of Australia, as well as one of the leading gallopers to have competed in Macau in recent time in the form of Lucky And Wealthy.
More recently, Strada has also emerged as a broodmare sire, the prominent Queensland-based 2-year-old Gotta Kiss (by Not a Single Doubt) proving to be a running advertisement for daughters of the Riverdene Stud-based stallion.
The fact Strada is proving to be a useful broodmare sire should not come as too much surprise thoroughbred aficionado as he boasts a pedigree page of considerable depth. In addition to having been produced by the Group 1 Coolmore Classic winning racemare Shindig, his distaff family is a veritable production line of black-type performers, one of the most recent being the 2019 ATC Fernhill Stakes (LR) winning 2-year-old Power Scheme (by Fiorente).
Riverdene provides the opportunity to source these pre-potent bloodlines through one of the last remaining immediate sire-sons of Danehill standing at a fee of just $1,100 (GST).
|NORTHERN DANCER |
|PAS DE NOM |
|HIS MAJESTY |
|SPRING ADIEU |
|STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)|
|MR. PROSPECTOR |
|RAISE A NATIVE|
|BEND NOT |
STRADA 4 wins at 1100m, A$190,075, AJC Eskimo Prince H., L, NSW Tatt's RC Carrington S., L, STC P&N Beverages H., Schweppes Agrum H., 2d AJC Golden Rhapsody H., STC Aussie Mastercard H., 4th AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1. He entered stud in Aust. in 2007. Sire of 279 progeny to race, 171 winners (61.0%), earnings of over $13 million, 6 stakes winners, 4 stakes placegetters, inc.
HIOCTDANE (09g, Octagonal, Bluebird). 8 wins from 1600m to 2050m, A$383,750, SAJC Chairman's S., Gr.3, Hill Smith S., L, Irish Race Day H., Adelaide Expo Hire H., Moet & Chandon H., Mill Park Stud H., 2d South Australian Derby, Gr.1, SAJC Sportingbet H., Schweppes H., Guy Sebastian H., 3d SAJC Hughes Chauffeured Limousines H., Jansz H., Tattsbet H., 4th SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas, L.
LUCKY AND WEALTHY (08g, Zabeel, Major Sport). 13 wins from 1100m to 1800m, Macau 4YO Prelude, L, Lisboa Juvenile, L, Macau Derby, L, Macau Gold Cup, L, Macau Sprint Trophy, L, Bochum H., Avondale H., 2d Macau Spring Trophy, L, Lisboa Challenge, L, Lisboa Prelude, L, Macau Guineas, L, Macau Gold Cup, L, Agra H., 3d Macau Race Horse Owners Association Cup, Macau Ballinrobe H., New Year Trophy H., 4th Macau Autumn Trophy, L, Directors' Cup, L, Macau Gold Cup, L.
SETTLE STRADA (08g, Thunder Gulch, Bletchingly). 9 wins to 1400m, A$408,150, WATC Beaufine S., L, Belmont Newmarket H., L, Goodwood Sprint H., L, HG Bolton Sprint H., L, Westspeed 3YO H.-twice, Schweppes H., Westspeed H., 2d WATC Farnley S., L, St Vincent de Paul Society H., Crown Perth Sprint H., Liquor Barons H., Westspeed 3YO H., 3d WATC Westspeed H., Westspeed 3YO H., 4th WATC Goodwood Sprint H., L.
MISTER JOHN (09g, Weasel Clause, Orient Way). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$137,200, Tasmanian Guineas, L, TTC PFD Foodservices Trophy, Aceland 2YO H., TRC Clarence Cup, 3d TTC Tattsbet.com S., L, Jackson Motor Company Cup, Coates Hire Autumn 3YO Classic, VRC Chanteclair H.
GOLD BROKER (09g, Pricelessly, Don't Say Halo). 5 wins from 1800m to 2200m, A$222,850, WATC Melvista S., L, Esperance Cup, 2d WATC Westspeed Stayers' Bonus H., Geraldton Cup, 3d WATC Westspeed Stayers' Bonus H., LD Total H., Esperance Cup, Narrogin Cup, 4th Western Australian Derby, Gr.2.
CHARM'S HONOUR (08f, Bletcharm, Cardell). 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, A$133,250, BRC Mode P., L, 2d ATC Keith Mackay H., L, 3d ATC Sky Farewells Randwick H., De Bortoli Wines H., 4th ATC Eskimo Prince H., L.
Formidable (09f, Spartacus, Kingston Jamaica). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$161,000, VRC Better Beyond 2YO P., Go Green H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3, Chairman's S., L, MVRC Sportingbet Best Tote Plus H.
Stradon (08g, Secret Savings, Salieri). 2 wins at 1050m, 1200m, A$110,150, BRC Carlton Draught H., Racing Retro H., 2d BRC Mittys H., Racing Retro P., 3d BRC Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, Qld Tatt's RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H., BRC Bundaberg Rum H., Greenslopes Private Hospital H., Tom Hourigan's 30th Birthday H., Patinack Farm P., Skyracing.tv H.
St Blackberry - Luenyat Blackberry (Mac.) (08g, Zeditave, Thorn Dance). 7 wins from 1350m to 1950m, 2d Macau Sand Specialist S., L, Macau Derby, L, 3d Macau Gold Cup, L, Macau Hull H., 4th Macau Lisboa Challenge, L.
Sweet Kiss (10f, Clang, Tolomeo). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$191,560, ATC TAB Place Multi H., Ibis Milano Dinner Specials H., Happy 60th Paul Bignell H., 2d ATC Tab.com.au 2YO H., TAB More Than Winning H., Instagram H., Canterbury Park 2YO H., 3d ATC Inglis Nursery S., RL, Australian Turf Club 2YO H., Well Done 4tracks4kids H., More Than Ready at Vinery H., Australian Turf Club H., 4th ATC Inglis 2YO Classic, RL, Widden S., L.
Filjon (08g, Green Desert, Diesis). Winner at 2, TTC Mal Gerrard 2YO H.
Converging (14f, Stravinsky, Lord Ballina). 6 wins from 1700m to 2400m to 2019-20, A$154,210, MRC Ladbrokes Back Yourself H., 2d MVRC Ladbrokes Bonus Back H., MRC Foundation H., 3d MVRC 4 Pines Brewing Co H.
Grande Punto (10g, Fasliyev, Damascus). 6 wins at 1200m, 1300m, A$281,610, ATC Pacific Boating H., Tab.com.au H., TAB Place Multi H., 2d ATC Weathertex H., TAB Place Multi H., Hawkesbury RC PFD Food Services H., 3d ATC Byron Thomas Recruitment H., Get Well Glenn H., Schweppes H.
Under the Leaner (09g, Danehill Dancer, Zeditave). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 1650m, A$151,150, MRC Spinal Cord Injury Network Christmas Cup, 2d MRC Carpet Call H., Ipswich TC Optus H., 3d VRC Ken Cox 2YO H., MRC Catanach's Jewellers 2YO H., MVRC LF Signs Inglis Bonus H., SCTC Hahn Super Dry P.
Salote (08f, Integra, Twig Moss). 6 wins to 1550m, A$103,750, ATC TAB Quaddie H., 3d ATC Environbank Walk 4 Nathan H.
Phoebe's Lass (12f, Mukaddamah, Rubiton). 5 wins to 1200m, A$169,245, ATC Turf Club H., Sprint H., 2d ATC Hyland Race Colours H., 3d ATC TAB Rewards H., Ranvet H., Canterbury Night Sprint H., Schweppes H.
Free the Wind (09g, Amen Brother, Millionaire). 5 wins from 1250m to 1950m, A$155,520, SAJC Tapestry Wines H., Mac Drink Driving? H., One Toyota H., 2d SAJC Zerella Fresh H., James Boag's Premium H., Campolina Stud H., 3d SAJC Better Loosen Up Memorial H., Peter Elberg Funerals H., Morphettville Equine Clinic H., Melbourne Cup Live Racing H., City of Marion H.
Stradam (10f, Yamanin Vital, Tattenham). 4 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$92,375, BRC Channel 7 P., 2d BRC Canadian Club H., GCTC Assured Management H., Ipswich TC Labour Day Free Entry H., SCTC Patchwork Shiraz H., 3d BRC Hamilton Hotels 150th Birthday H., Ipswich TC Articulate Framing H.
Winfull Patrol (09g, O'Reilly, Lake Coniston). 4 wins at 1000m, 1200m, HK$4,349,875, HKJC Sa Po H., ATV Miss Asia Pageant H., Uranus H., Yuk Sau H., 2d HKJC Hoi Ha H., Eagle's Nest H., Suffolk H., Shelley H., Cheung Sha H., Ninepin Group H., Lapis Lazuli H., 3d HKJC Asia H., Manawatu Racing Club Challenge Trophy H., Serving the Community H., Cheers Hong Kong H., Beas River Country Club H., Fukushima H.
Strada's Diamond (09f, Langfuhr, Covetous). 4 wins to 1400m, ATC Co-Wyn Building Group H., 3d ATC Gosford Memberships 2YO H.
Painte (11g, Volksraad, Crested Wave). 3 wins to 1400m, A$262,765, ATC Bowermans Furniture H., TAB Rewards H., Cellarbrations H., 2d ATC Theraces H., Tab.com.au H., Pacific Boating H., Hyland Race Colours H., McGrath Estate Agents P., 3d ATC TAB More Than Winning H., Bowermans Furniture H., TAB Rewards H., MRC Alex Burrows H.
Cash Courier (10g, Bluebird, Authentic Heir). 3 wins from 1300m to 1800m, HKJC Medic Kingdom H., Aster H., 2d HKJC Fire-Cracker Vine H., 3d HKJC Wai Yip H., Lok Sin Tong Cup, Purves Quaich H., Bering Sea H.
Strait Shot (08c, El Moxie, Blessington). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, TRC Betfair H., Rogerson & Birch Surveyors H., Alfa 2YO P., 2d TTC Thetote.com.au 2YO H., Tasmanian Bakeries H.
Socarada (08f, Kreisler, Brigand). 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m, BRC Lyndhurst Stud H.
Dukes Bar - Let Me Do (H.K.) (10g, Fuji Kiseki, Palace Music). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, SAJC Dominant P., HKJC Tai Po H., 2d HKJC Mr Award H., 3d HKJC Tolo Harbour H., Sports Road H.
Sir Joey (10g, Weasel Clause, Orient Way). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, TTC Launceston Mitsubishi H., TRC Hetty Johnston 2YO P., 2d TTC Boris Thornton H., 3d TRC Hobart Football Club Autumn 2YO P., TTC British Hotel H., Premium Events Catering H., Audi Centre Launceston H.
Sunny Pearl (08g, Bin Ajwaad, Tights). 2 wins at 1400m, HK$2,303,000, HKJC Omega H., Crest H., 2d HKJC Sports for Hope H., Pak Sha O H., Friendship Bridge H., Silvermine Bay H., Shek Lei H., 3d HKJC Robin's Nest H., Middle H.
Vector Change (11g, Beautiful Crown, Majestic Light). Winner at 2, Otago RC More FM 2YO H., 4th CJC Champagne S., L.
G'Day Kitty (09f, Marju, Palace Music). Winner at 1550m, ATC Mossman at Vinery P.
Winged Warrior (09g, Fasliyev, Last Tycoon). 10 wins to 1200m, A$99,000, Rockhampton JC Callaghan Park Functions & Event H., Callaghan Park Functions, Mel Slade KNM Insurance H., City Printing Works H., 2d Rockhampton JC J P & D A Jenkins Pty Ltd, 3d BRC Fire Boar H., Jim Beam H., Rockhampton JC Bacardi Rum P.
Strada 1-2-3 Results
|11/09/2020: Converging () 6yo m (Strada-Valse des Fleurs (NZ) by Stravinsky (USA));|
2nd Swan Hill JC D Yendall-Jockey of the Year H., $40,000 2400m, earning $7,200
|06/09/2020: Who Told Ya () 6yo m (Strada-You Ess Odyssey by American Odyssey (USA));|
2nd Gundagai-Adelong RC CE Readford Memorial H., $22,000 1180m, earning $3,900
|29/08/2020: Squared () 7yo m (Strada-Allates by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA));|
3rd Dubbo TC Total Diesel Repairs H., $8,000 1420m, earning $665
|09/08/2020: Alison Princess () 5yo m (Strada-Bizarre Princess by Enemy of Average);|
3rd Dubbo TC Life Members Maiden P., $22,000 1120m, earning $2,100
|02/08/2020: Bouris () 4yo g (Strada-Fell Top Assessor by Alert (ARG));|
3rd Gundagai-Adelong RC Iron Jack Maiden H., $22,000 1180m, earning $2,100
|29/07/2020: Converging () 6yo m (Strada-Valse des Fleurs (NZ) by Stravinsky (USA));|
1st Bendigo JC BRB Electrical H., $31,500 2400m, earning $17,325
|21/07/2020: Stephen's Green () 4yo g (Strada-Weekend Bounty by Any Given Saturday (USA));|
3rd Pakenham RC Iron Jack Australia Lagers Maiden P., $20,700 1600m, earning $1,656
|06/07/2020: Bouris () 3yo g (Strada-Fell Top Assessor by Alert (ARG));|
3rd Murrumbidgee TC Iron Jack Maiden P., $22,000 1200m, earning $2,100
|04/07/2020: Squared () 6yo m (Strada-Allates by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA));|
2nd Nyngan JC Giles Engineering Trophy Race H., $4,500 900m, earning $900
|20/06/2020: Gets Smokin' () 5yo g (Strada-Leta Gets by Taimazov (ARG));|
2nd Dalby & Northern Downs JC Icon Steel H., $17,000 1400m, earning $3,100
|08/06/2020: Shivaji () 6yo g (Strada-Piccolo Puledra by Marwina);|
1st Kilcoy RC Thanks Tattersalls RC Maiden H., $17,000 1500m, earning $9,450
|16/05/2020: Shivaji () 6yo g (Strada-Piccolo Puledra by Marwina);|
2nd Lockyer RC McNeil Farms Maiden H., $21,000 1400m, earning $3,800
|10/05/2020: Alison Princess () 4yo m (Strada-Bizarre Princess by Enemy of Average);|
3rd Wellington RC Exceedance at Vinery Maiden P., $20,000 1400m, earning $1,900
|27/04/2020: Alison Princess () 4yo m (Strada-Bizarre Princess by Enemy of Average);|
2nd Narromine TC Robert Handsaker Ford Maiden H., $19,600 1300m, earning $3,510