Grade I Winner Stroll Retired
Date Posted: 10/12/2004 12:37:53 PM
Last Updated: 10/19/2004 9:41:47 AM

Grade I winner Stroll, one of the most successful middle distance turf runners the past two years, will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. His fee is $7,500 live foal.

Stroll was retired from racing because of a strained suspensory ligament. The 4-year-old colt was only beaten two lengths while fourth in the Oct. 9 Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park.

"Stroll was a very consistent racehorse and had what I would call 'miler speed,' '" said farm representative Bernie Sams. "As a stallion, he brings that speed to the table, but also is an outcross for dominant American sire lines. He's from a deep English family of group winners which includes 2004 2-year-old group winner Tremar."

A Claiborne homebred, Stroll scored his biggest win in this year's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT) at 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs. In 2003, he captured five consecutive turf races, including the Jamaica (gr. IIT) and National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (gr. IIT) Handicaps, both at 1 1/8 miles, and the Calder Derby (gr. IIIT) and Lamplighter Stakes. Prior to the Kelso Breeders' Cup, he was second in the Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT).

A son of Claiborne stallion Pulpit, Stroll retired with seven wins and four placings from 16 starts and earnings of $795,071. He is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Patrol and is out of the Prince Sabo mare Maid for Walking.

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