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Strategic Passes Away Aged 26

Thursday, 12th July 2018

Darley has announced that Group 1 winning sprinter and successful sire Strategic has died at the age of 26. The son of champion sprinter Zeditave succumbed to the infirmities of old age at Godolphin's Woodlands Stud where he was born and bred. From the Luskin Star mare Sudden Impulse, a daughter of 1967 Golden Slipper winner Sweet Embrace, Strategic was a brother to multiple Group winner Clang and Listed winner Destruct. Racing in the famous cerise silks of the Ingham brothers, Strategic won five consecutive races as a 2YO, including the Gr2 Pago Pago Stakes & Gr3 Skyline Stakes, before going on to win the Gr1 Australia Stakes (now known as the William Reid Stakes) as a 3YO. Strategic began stud duties in the spring of 1996 and has sired more than 600 individual winners, including Gr1 winners Meurice, Platelet and Mistegic. He also made a name for himself as broodmare sire, with his daughters producing high-class gallopers such as Holler, Le Romain and Griante. After retiring from stud duties in 2014, Strategic enjoyed his retirement at Woodlands alongside his old racetrack rival and stable-mate Octagonal.

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