Saturday, September 04, 2010
Darby Dan freshman sire All American added a new Group winner Sept. 4 when his talented half-sister More Strawberries broke her maiden in the $175,000 Tatt's Furious S. (G2) at Randwick in Australia.
All American, a Grade 1-winning miler and millionaire by Red Ransom, will ship to North America in 2011 and beyond to stand at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm, who acquired an interest in the Roberto-line stallion and will stand the 5-year-old dark bay horse as a venture with John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.
Trained by Gai Waterhouse for owner-breeder John Singleton's Strawberry Hill Stud Syndicate, the 3-year-old filly More Strawberries was driven forward by rider Nash Rawiller and set an easy pace in the middle stages of the seven-furlong race before lifting the tempo over the hill. It was enough to hold off Divorces and hot favourite Parables, and give the Strawberry Road mare Milva her second Group winner from her five named foals.
More Strawberries, who was an outstanding third in last season's STC Golden Slipper S. (G1), will now head to the AJC Flight S. (G1), at about a mile, on Oct. 2.
The acquisition of All American by Darby Dan calls for the stallion to ship to the States annually. He'll stand his first North American season for $10,000 live foal, stands & nurses.
-Arrowfield Stud contributed to this article