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Straturbo Wins Listed Bribie Handicap
At Doomben in Brisbane. Widden Stud's Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning stallion Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a black-type success when 7YO gelding Straturbo (Stratum-Weekend Gossip, by Hussonet) scored by 0.8 length for trainer Gary Portelli in the $100,000 Listed Bribie Handicap (1050m) for 3YO+, over 9YO gelding Steel Zip (Canadian Silver-Zip, by Cossack Warrior) & 6YO gelding Hard Stride (Street Sense-Hard Rider, by Maroof). Purchased by Elite Thoroughbreds for $45,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud, Stratubro improved his record to 8 wins (including the Listed Chief De Beers Handicap) and 10 placings from 44 starts for $490,925 earnings.