Strut the Stage
In a 28-race career, Strut The Stage recorded ten wins, six of them in Graded races, as well as six placings in Graded events. His stake earnings totaled more than $US1.5 million. His best win came in the Woodbine Niagara Handicap G1, but he was also second, beaten a nose in the Arlington Secretariat Stakes G1, and third in the Belmont Manhattan Handicap G1. Strut The Stage won on debut at two, and ran second in the Woodbine Summer Stakes G2 that season. His other major wins were the Woodbine Sky Classic Handicap, Pimlico Dixie Stakes, Woodbine Chinese Cultural Centre Stakes and the Woodbine Niagara Handicap, all G2 events. His sire Theatrical was a champion racehorse, winning six times at Group One level. At stud he’s left more than 70 individual stakes winners, among them 20 individual Group One winners. Theatrical is America’s second leading active sire of Group One winners behind Storm Cat. Strut The Stage is from the Group winning mare, Ruby Ransom, a daughter of champion sire Red Ransom, and half-sister to 8-time Grade One winner, Canadian Horse Of The Year, and Champion Turf horse, Chief Bearhart. Ruby Ransom is also a half-sister to successful US sire, G1 Explosive Red. Their fourth dam, Gold Digger, produced the outstanding champion sire and sire-of-sires, Mr Prospector.