Sire: Strategic

Colour: Chestnut

Dam: Flying Ella

Sex: Gelding

Age: 8

Foaled: Nov 20, 2011

Country: Australia

Silks: White, Black Stripes, Red Cap

Owners: R J Raw & Mrs R Raw

54: 11 - 9 - 6
Wins: 20.4%
Place: 27.8%




Chestnut geldingFoaled in 2011

SireZeditaveThe JudgeShowdown
STRATEGIC (AUS) SummonedCrowned Prince
1992Sudden ImpulseLuskin StarKaoru Star
  Sweet EmbraceTodman
DamFlying SpurDanehillDanzig
FLYING ELLA (AUS) RollsMr. Prospector
1997CatchfireCenturyBetter Boy

STRATEGIC (AUS) (Chestnut 1992-Stud 1997). 7 wins-5 at 2, MVRC Australia S., Gr.1. Sire of 949 rnrs, 618 wnrs, 29 SW, inc. Mistegic (AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1), Meurice, Platelet, Strategic News, Fair Embrace, Upbeat, She Will be Loved, Pelt, Strategic Image, Aichi, Miss Judgement, Coronation Shallan, Desuetude, Illuminates, Strat's Flyer, Bluejuice - Superb Classic (Sing.), Sixth Legion - Mr Paulandre (Mal.), Tudor, Big Dawn, La Famelia, etc.


1st dam

FLYING ELLA, by Flying Spur. 3 wins at 1200m, 1550m, STC Safilo Eyewear H., Ticketmaster 7 Book Online H., 2d AJC Sledmere H., 3d STC Panthers Hawkesbury Rendezvous H., VRC Evening Peal H. Dam of seven foals, all raced, three winners, inc:-

Strategic Demand (g. by Strategic). 8 wins. See below.

Fly Half (g. by Hussonet). 5 wins to 1200m, 3d SAJC Renniks Events H.

Flying Caballo (f. by Southern Image). Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Strategic Bomber (f. by Strategic). Placed in Aust.

Ellzafire (f. by Zafonic). Placed at 3 in Aust.


2nd dam

CATCHFIRE, by Century. 2 wins at 2, A$130,000, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.2, VATC Debutante S., Gr.3. Sister to I LOVE SYDNEY, half-sister to RIDE THE RAPIDS (dam of RIVER DOVE), Catchadane. Dam of 8 named foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

Lady of Snows. 5 wins to 1200m, A$81,788, AJC Georges Hall H., Dorothea Mackellar H., STC Lakemba H., VATC Macquarie H., 3d VATC Hoyts Chadstone P., STC Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs H., 4th STC Research S., L. Dam of-

Snowfield Lady. Winner at 2, MRC Cardinia 2YO H. Producer.

Flying Ella. 3 wins. See above.

Incendia. 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m, AJC Unpainted H., STC City of Blacktown RSL Club P. Producer.


3rd dam

KILMARIE, by Bletchingly. 2 wins at 1200m, VRC Gallantic H., L, VATC Herald & Weekly Times H., 2d VATC Waratah H., 3d VRC Herbs & Spices H., Kellow Falkiner S. Half-sister to LAURIAT, Zone Rullah, Tipped to Top (dam of WINNING HAND). Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

CATCHFIRE (Century). 2 wins. See above.

I LOVE SYDNEY (Century). 4 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$106,150, 6,000Dhs, VRC Victoria Racing Club S., Gr.3, RSL H., AJC Exchange H., VRC Racing Pacing & Chasing H., 3d VRC Rupert Steele S., Gr.3, STC Light Quality H., VRC Desperate & Dateless H.

RIDE THE RAPIDS (River Rough). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$98,175, AJC James HB Carr S., L, VATC Sapphire H., VRC Sovereign H., 2d VATC Nearest H., 3d MVRC Laurent Perrier S., Gr.2. Dam of-

RIVER DOVE (Hurricane Sky). 8 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$513,950, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Grace Darling H., Avon H., MVRC Swift Signs Flying H., VRC Pura Light Start Sprint H., Value Bet Sprint H., Bunnings Warehouse H., 2d VRC Kensington S., L, Sky Channel H., Isca H., 3d MRC National Telecoms Group Vase, Jack Elliot H., MVRC Moonee Ponds Shopping Centre Trophy H. Dam of-

HEADWATER (Exceed and Excel). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$460,800, ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, VRC Kensington S., L, MRC Cactus Imaging 2YO P., 3d ATC Todman S., Gr.2, 4th MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.1.

River Crossing (Bellotto). 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$124,550, VATC Ascot H., VRC Eat Well-Live Well H., 2d VRC Kensington S., L, VATC Coles Serving Better H. Dam of-

KULGRINDA (Exceed and Excel). 9 wins to 1100m, A$553,684, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.3, MRC Carlyon S., L, SAJC Lightning S., L, Manihi Classic, L, 2d SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, MRC WJ Adams H., L. Producer.

RIVER DELTA (Al Maher). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$248,210, Geelong RC Black Pearl Classic, L, MRC Geoff Murphy H., VRC Prudential P., 3d MRC Sportscover Insures VAFA P.

River Express. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, VRC Cleanevent 2YO H., 3d VRC True Version H. Dam of-

CROSS CURRENT (Keltrice). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$293,000, MRC JRA Doveton S., L, VRC PFD Food Services S., L, 2d MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, MVRC Leslie Froggatt S., L.

River Tribe. Winner at 1400m, 3d SAJC Perks Property Investments H. Dam of-

WILLOW CREEK (Tale of the Cat). 2 wins at 2, A$250,475, STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, 2d VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, 3d SAJC Adelaide Guineas, L, VRC Talindert S., L, 4th MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1. Producer.

River Serenade. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

FIRST COMMAND (Commands). 12 wins to 1200m, NZ$175,000, A$836,601, MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, Heath S., L, LT Cleary S., L, VRC Kensington S., L-twice, 2d WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1, VRC Gilgai S., Gr.2, MRC Rubiton S., Gr.3, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.3, BRC Lightning H., L, 3d MRC Rubiton S., Gr.2.

ONEWORLD (Danehill Dancer). 8 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, HK$13,129,350, 736,000Dhs, HKJC Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint, Gr.2, 2d Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint, Gr.1, HKJC Premier Cup, L, Sha Tin Sprint Trophy, L, Premier Bowl H., L, 3d Meydan Dubai Golden Shaheen S., Gr.1, HKJC Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup, L, Sprint Cup, L, Sha Tin Vase, L, Chow Tai Fook Bauhinia Sprint H., L. Sire.

Catchadane (Danewin). 5 wins to 1350m, A$114,940, STC Jonesy & Amanda in the Morning H., Herbal World H., 3d AJC Hall Mark S., L, Newcastle JC Spring Country Cup.


Race Record: 34 Starts 8-6-3 A$241,851.

8 wins to 1550m, A$241,851, to 2017-18, SAJC Peroni H., Quayclean H., Holdfast Insurance H., James Boag's Premium H., Ubet H., I Will Find You H., 2d Gawler & Barossa JC Coopers H., SAJC Holdfast Insurance H., Hughes Limousines H., Medallion Homes H., 3d SAJC Darley Goodwood Raceday H.

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