We are thrilled for Jason and Kelly Price to hear that their 2YO Al Strada has made the top 14 2YOs to contest New Zealand's richest 2YO Race, the Karaka Million at Ellerslie on Sunday 27th January. Al Strada was bred by Nick and myself, and sold to Jason at the 2012 Karaka Sales at the Select Sale.
Jason and Kelly are no strangers to getting a horse primed ready for New Zealand's richest 2YO race The Karaka Millions. They purchased the Perfectly Ready filly 'Queen Boudicca' (ex Qwikchik) in 2010 and she went off to run a strong 6th out of 14. She then went on to come 3rd to Anabandana and Beejay Belle in the Group 2 Matamata Breeders Stakes.
Al Strada ( Perfectly Ready - Penny Arcade) won on debut by 51/2 lengths, and is from a family of early speed. Al Strada is from the 2YO stakes winning mare Penny Arcade - her dam is Group winning Echostatic. She was a good mating with Perfectly Ready, and we have retained the yearling full brother, to set for this year's 2YO Ready to Run sale. We also have the half sister by Lucky Unicorn who will go to the breeding paddock this coming season.
Penny Arcade is in foal to our new sire Dalghar.
Good Luck Jason and Kelly!!