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Fabulous Strike Donated to Old Friends

Fabulous Strike, winner of the 2007 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I), has been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Georgetown, Ky.
 
The 8-year-old Pennsylvania-bred was retired from racing in September and was donated to Old Friends by his owner, Walter Downey, who bred him in the name Tea Party Stable.
 
Fabulous Strike (Smart Strike  --Fabulous Find by Lost Code) is a five-time graded stakes winner and was one of the nation’s top sprinters between 2007-2009. In addition to the Vosburgh, his victories include the Aristides Stakes (gr. III) in 2007 and the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) in 2009. In all, the gelding captured 15 of his 28 starts and earned $1,447,804.
 
After suffering an injury in 2009, Fabulous Strike was sidelined for 18 months during which he underwent stem cell therapy at Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. He made a “fabulous” return to the track this past April when he went wire-to-wire for long-time trainer Todd Beattie to capture a six-furlong allowance race at Penn National Race Course.
                                                                                              
“We are so happy to add Fabulous Strike to our family of retirees,” said Old Friends president and founder Michael Blowen. “We are honored that Walter Downey has entrusted us with his champ.”


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Old Friends is a great place that every racing fan should support.
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