Fabulous Strike to Old Friends

The 8-year-old Pennsylvania-bred Thoroughbred gelding was retired from racing in September.
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Fabulous Strike, winner of the 2007 Vosburgh Stakes, has been permanently pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky.

The 8-year-old Pennsylvania-bred Thoroughbred gelding was retired from racing in September and was donated to Old Friends by his owner and breeder, Walter Downey and his 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 and 2009. In addition to the Vosburgh, his victories include the Aristides Breeders’ Cup Sprint in 2007 and the GR2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. in 2009. In all, the gelding captured 15 of his 28 starts and had total career earnings of $1, 448, 399.

After suffering an injury in 2009, Fabulous Strike was sidelined for 18 months during which he underwent stem cell therapy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa. He made a return to the track this past April when he went wire-to-wire for long-time trainer Todd M. Beattie to capture a 6-furlong allowance race at Penn National Race Course

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