Express delivery by Stromberg Carlson

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Castle Express can continue the winning run of Stromberg Carlson at Ipswich this Friday August 26.

The Kelly Schweida trained gelding is a last start winner over 1350m at Ipswich and he will be suited by the extra distance of the Smith Funeral Directors Hcp over 1500m (Race 6 at 4.05)

Schweida prepares Castle Express for owners Kevin and Joanne O’Keefe.  They teamed up to win with Stromberg Carlson gelding Hubert at Doomben earlier this year.

Stromberg Carlson (Redoute’s Choice) raced through the 100 wins milestone on Thursday, August 11 and within 24 hours he added another three to the total.

Winds Me Up won at Ipswich and later that night his Singapore based geldings Primera Espada and Don’tcallme Uncle completed a double at Kranji.

Primera Espada (5g Stromberg Carlson – Aback by Marauding) was bred and sold by Raheen Stud for $34,000 at the Magic Millions Summer yearling sale.  He was pin-hooked by agent Paul Beamish for the Magic Millions 2YO HIT Sale later that year to make $53,000.

He has been a model of consistency for the Aspyre Stable with an 11-4-3-1 record and earnings of AUD 133,000.

Don’tcallme Uncle (5g Stromberg Carlson – Saljen by Salieri) was also pin-hooked at the 2008 Magic Millions.  Raheen sold him for $20,000 as a yearling and he subsequently changed hands for $42,000 at the same HIT Sale as Primera Espada .

Mymatemarty (4h Stromberg Carlson – Princess Nova by General Nediym) kept the till ticking over when he saluted at Toowoomba on Saturday night, August 13.  He flew home to score by a half-length and trainer Mick Nolan has nominated him to double up at Clifford Park this Saturday.

Nolan also prepared Random Orbit to win at Toowoomba last Saturday.  He was Stromberg Carlson’s sixth winner in 10 days!

Random Orbit (4h Stromberg Carlson – Icemaze by Our Maizcay) has earned over $217,500 in prizemoney for owner-breeder John McKeering and his son Shaun.

Stromberg Carlson will stand for a $3,300 (inc gst) service fee this year.

Toowoomba winner for Stromberg Carlson

Photo –  Trackside Photography