Stratum Star Retired to Widden
It only seems fitting that dual Group I winner and $2million plus earner Stratum Star should return to his birthplace at Widden Stud to embark upon a new career at stud.
“We are delighted to welcome Stratum Star back to the farm to join our stallion roster in 2017,” said Antony Thompson.
“We bred him, foaled and raised him, then sold him at Magic Millions and have always been so proud of his considerable achievements.”
Prepared by Darren Weir, Stratum Star has been tough, consistent and competitive at the highest level throughout his career earning $2.4 million with highlight Group I victories in the MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and WATC Kingston Town Classic (1800m), not to mention Group I placings in the VRC Australian Guineas, MRC Futurity Stakes, Memsie Stakes, Toorak Handicap
Good enough to run in the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes at two, Stratum Star blossomed at three to become a multiple stakes-winner before adding those memorable Group I wins at four and five.
“He is simply perfect,” said Darren Weir of his stable favourite.
“The courage, the speed, the attitude and the longevity. He’ll make a terrific sire. Can’t send enough mares to him.”
Stratum Star is without question the best colt sired by Golden Slipper winner Stratum, who stood with great success at Widden until his premature death last year.
From a daughter of champion NZ sire Pins, from a prolific Black Type female family tracing back to champion mare Emancipation, Stratum Star has all the qualities needed for stud success.
He will stand at a fee of $11,000 inc GST.
Lifetime Breeding Packages are available – contact the team at Widden to discuss.