Better Strike

Better Strike

Sire: Stratum

Dam: Betterthanblushing

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Mare

Age: 5 year old

Foaled: Aug 25th, 2012

Country: Australia

Silks: Royal Blue, Lime Quarters And Armbands, Quartered Cap


Ian & Katie Birch, Cheryl Borg, Musk Creek Farm, Les Knight, David Kobritz, Magic Mallee Syndicate (Mgr: Natasha Lockett), Matt Luttick, Darren Mackereth, Debbie Mathers, Brendan Mathers, Michael Scammells, Ben Sumpter, Daniel Tankard, Aaron Thomas, Terry Werner, Ron Witney

Career Record: 18-1-3-2

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    5.6 %
  • Place
    27.8 %





Chestnut mareFoaled in 2012

SireRedoute's ChoiceDanehillDanzig
STRATUM (AUS) Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
2002BourgeoisLuskin StarKaoru Star
  Brave New WorldVain
DamEncosta de LagoFairy KingNorthern Dancer
2002Strike Me BlushingPre Emptive StrikeBlushing Groom

STRATUM (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 2 wins at 2, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Leading Aust. Sire of 2YOs 2009-10. Sire of 594 rnrs, 407 wnrs, 31 SW, inc. Crystal Lily (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Streama, Stratum Star, Takedown, Southern Lord, Attention, Unpretentious, Divine Calling, Running Tall, Battle Hero, Enquare, Va Pensiero, Egyptian Symbol, I'm All the Talk, Misstrum, Straturbo, Texan, Tawteen, Averau, Bush Aviator, etc.


1st dam

BETTERTHANBLUSHING, by Encosta de Lago. 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m in Aust. Half-sister to OBADELE - DAWSON (Mac.). Dam of five named foals, three to race, two winners, inc:-

Rubyone (f. by Testa Rossa). 4 wins to 1200m, A$93,495, 2d MRC (Mornington) NJT T20 Cricket Match P., 3d MRC (Mornington) Soul Pattinson H.

Better Strike (f. by Stratum). Winner. See below.


2nd dam

Strike Me Blushing, by Pre Emptive Strike. 7 wins-3 at 2-to 1400m, A$132,100, VATC Rotary Community Services H., Ivanhoe H., Archie Yuille H., Din San Nurseries H., 2d VRC Shamrock/British H., Delina H., Michael Tuck H., Fourn Twenty Party Pies H., VATC Quick Eze H., 3d MVRC Laurent Perrier S., Gr.2, VATC Honda Civic H., VRC Richmond Football Club H., MVRC Gadens Ridgeway H., VATC Quick Eze H., Quezette Quality H. Half-sister to Key Appeal, Miss Schacci. Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

OBADELE - DAWSON (Mac.) (Rory's Jester). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, A$82,800, M$197,600 in Aust. and Macau, VATC Merson Cooper S., L, 2d SAJC Dermody S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Peters Drumstick S., L, 4th VATC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), Gr.3.

Betterthanblushing. 2 wins. See above.

Brim. Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Hot Sunshine. Winner at 1000m in Aust.


3rd dam

SCHATZI, by Century. Unplaced. Half-sister to KENQUEST, King Vanity. Dam of 11 foals, all raced, 10 winners, inc:-

Strike Me Blushing (Pre Emptive Strike). 7 wins. See above.

Key Appeal (Southern Appeal). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, WATC Australian Uni-Q Pad Pelmet H., Tiara H., Belle Talk H., Belmont Forum H., 2d WATC Snack on Health H., Jungle Mist H., 3d WATC RJ Peters S., L, Carbine Club Quality H., Belle of the Turf H., Celebration H., Hare H., November H. Dam of-

All Keyed Up. 8 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1400m, A$182,845, WATC Devils Lair H., Quanah Park Thoroughbreds H., Winter Championship Ht 8 H., Carlton Mid H., Worthy Charles H., 2d WATC Royal Scribe H., Eastern Flight H., Torchbearers for Legacy H., Bankwest Business Cash Manager H., 3d WATC BMW 4WD H., 4th WATC Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic S., Gr.3, La Trice Classic, L. Producer.

Miss Schacci (Rory's Jester). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1050m, SAJC Broadway 2YO P., Mid Year Earth Fair 2YO H., 2d SAJC Cinderella S., L, Schweppes Sprint H., Pewsey Vale Riesling 2YO P., Steve Slaughter Tree Services H., 3d SAJC Grenfell Hi-Fi H., Redding H., Aristocrat Black Brumby H. Producer.

Schancer. 6 wins from 1200m to 1800m, TTC Luck Family H., Ansett Australia H., 2d TRC Cadbury Milk Tray H., Bavarian Tavern H., Blues Point H., Cadbury Roses H., Eastlands Quality H., TTC Kendell Airlines H., Finance Brokers H., Foot & Playsted H., 3d TRC Gordon Jennings Memorial Cup H., Thorpe Transport H., Fahan School H., TTC Foot & Playsted H.

Gold Quest. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, WATC Chilly Billy H., 2d WATC Venetian Princess H., Churchlands H., Sha Tin H., Jurien Bay H., 3d WATC Jim Wright H. Producer.


4th dam

BETTER VAIN, by Vain. 9 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, PARC Jovial Downs Stud H., SAJC Sandringham H., Haigh S., Morphett H.-twice, Birkenhead H., VATC Glen Eira H., 2d VRC Craven A S., Gr.1, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, South Australian S., Gr.3, DC McKay S., Gr.3, MVRC Chandos S., L, SAJC Simsmetal S.H., L, Duntroon H., 3d MVRC William Reid S., Gr.2, SAJC Christmas H., Gr.3, DC McKay S., Gr.3, 4th MVRC William Reid S., Gr.2. Half-sister to DUNGARVAN, Rahz (dam of ROYAL ACCORD). Dam of 14 named foals, 12 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

KENQUEST (Twig Moss). 15 wins-1 at 2-from 900m to 2000m, A$245,200, STC Parramatta Cup, L, VEH Davis Welter H., Dahlia H., AJC Better Boy Flying Welter H., STC Noumea H., James Hardie H., 3d ACT RC Canberra Cup, L.

King Vanity (Noble Decree). 3 wins from 1000m to 1600m, 3d VRC Brian Courtney S.H., L.


Race Record: 13 Starts 1-3-0 A$49,145.

Winner at 1200m in 2015-16, 2d MVRC Hossack Smash Repairs H.