Strada moves to Riverdene Stud
14 Jun 2012 | Riverdene Stud is to resume its previously successful role of offering broodmare owners the services of quality stallions and will be the home of Strada in season 2012.
Located on the outskirts of Wagga Wagga, Riverdene Stud launched the prominent stud careers of Sports Works, Armidale, Marwina, Zariz and others before electing to offer a specialist broodmare facility in seasons 2010 and 2011.
However, when the opportunity presented itself to stand Strada for the 2012 season and beyond, principal Dr Kevin Pendergast didn’t hesitate to take the young Danehill (USA) stallion onboard and is now making the necessary arrangements for the impending breeding season.
“Strada is a very attractive new alternative for Riverdene Stud’s existing client base; we should be able to give him a very solid book,” declared Pendergast.
“The property has a lot of boarding mares owned by keen breeders in the region that won’t have previously considered Strada due to the distances involved. They should see the chance to go to such a well-performed and well-bred son of Danehill as an attractive opportunity.
“The best is yet to come for the breed,” predicts Pendergast. “There’s genuine improvement to come from the Strada progeny already on the track, and considerable quality in his most recent crops produced in the Hunter Valley.
“I strongly believe the relocation of Strada will give his stud career renewed impetus built on a very solid foundation. The stallion’s owners Widden Stud, Alan Bell, John Symonds and Nick Moratis have backed him from the very start and fully intend to continue their support following his move to Riverdene Stud.”