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Texan Wins Listed Birthday Stakes
At Belmont in WA, Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Widden Stud stallion & former Australian Champion 1st-Season Sire Stratum (Redoute's Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a black-type success when 5YO gelding Texan (Stratum-Jewlmer, by Marscay) scored by 0.75-lengths for trainer Adam Durrant in the $80,000 Listed Birthday Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs+, over 8YO gelding Werd (Hussonet-Messenger Miss, by Danehill) & 7YO gelding Grand Nirvana (Scenic-Paradise Park, by Bletchley Park). Texan took his record to 9 wins (including last start's Listed Hannan's Handicap at Kalgoorlie) & 6 placings from 19 starts and earnings of $337,115. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.