Another Outstanding ‘Jewel’ For Strategic News(AUS)

Another Outstanding ‘Jewel’ For Strategic News(AUS)

2013 colt by Strategic News out of Giants Jewel(AUS), by Giant's Causeway. Image: Michael McHardy

Giant’s Causeway mare Giant’s Jewel(AUS) residing at Rathmor Stud has foaled an outstanding colt by Strategic News(AUS) this season, bred by Jurie Snyman.

A beautifully-bred mare who had three wins and placed eight times – including a second in the Gr 2 Sceptre Stakes, Giant’s Jewel is out of a Seattle Slew mare Super Seleccion – who has produced eight runners and eight winners, from Australia to Hong Kong. This is the dam-line of dual American Gr 1 winner and sire Slew City Slew, French Gr 3 winner Black Rock Desert and Japanese Group winner Tokyo Seattle.

Her colt is a full-brother to Strategic’s Pride – one of two of Strategic News’ first yearlings to go on sale in 2013 and sold for R160 000. Strategic’s Pride is currently in pre-training with Brad McHardy of Quest For Success Pre-training.

Strategic's Pride, by Strategic News out of Giants Jewel(AUS), by Giant's Causeway - working at Brad McHardy's pretraining facility at Summerveld earlier this week. Image: Brad McHardy

Brad reports that the colt “is showing a lot of promise and working very well. We are very happy with him!”

Strategic News(AUS), a resident sire at Rathmor, won a total of five times in South Africa and Dubai over distances of 1600m to 2000m and placed five times.

At three Strategic News placed in the Grade 3 Jubilee Handicap and went onto win the Grade 1 Steinhoff Summer Cup over 2000 metres by almost three lengths under the care of trainer Dylan Cunha.

Strategic News was sent into training with Herman Brown Jnr and exported to Dubai, where he went on to win the Dubal Casthouse Handicap on turf, at Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, over 1600 metres by a length and half. A month later, again in Dubai at Nad Al Sheba, over turf (2000m) he ran second by a nose to Pompeyano(IRE).

His first yearlings sold at the 2013 KZN Yearling Sale averaged R170 000 each. Strategic News stands for a fee of R5 000 this season.

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