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US Sire & Derby Runner-Up Strodes Creek Dies In Korea
In South Korea, 17-year-old Kentucky-bred sire Strokes Creek (who finished runner-up in the 1994 US Gr1 Kentucky Derby & 3rd in the Gr1 Belmont Stakes) "was euthanased after breaking a leg in a paddock accident," reported bloodhorse.com. Strodes Creek (Halo-Bottle Top, by Topsider) recorded 3 wins (including the Tobin Stakes at Hollywood Park) & 4 placings (also including the Gr1 Santa Anita Derby, plus 4th in both the 1995 Gr1 Strub Stakes & Gr1 San Fernando Stakes) from 9 starts for US$430,006 earnings before a recurring hock injury ended his track career. Strodes Creek began his stallion career at Arthur Hancock III's Stone Farm in Kentucky in 1996 & stood there until the end of the 2000 season, when he was sent to Japan & then later relocated to South Korea; he sired 6 stakes-winners & 13 stakes-placed runners (including multiple Slovakian champion Mona Say & 2-time US stakes-winner Doc D).