Sire: Stryker

Colour: Bay

Dam: Divine Connection

Sex: Colt

Age: 5

Foaled: Oct 04, 2016

Country: Australia

Trainer: Ryan Balfour

Silks: Gold, Black Seams, Black And White Checked Cap, Gold Pom Pom


Owners: R B R (Mgr: R W Balfour), J W Butcher, P Kristoris, Mrs S M Kristoris, Dr J K Sinclair, J F P Schmidt, Cointreau And Ice (Mgr: G N Harvey), J R Crewdson, B Griffin, Ms C Jones, C H H Giles, Mrs C Giles, A Turell, R Jones & M G Freeman

17: 1 - 2 - 1
Wins: 5.9%
Place: 17.6%




Foaled 4th October 2016

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
STRYKER (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2006LaetitiaWoodmanMr. Prospector
  Planet HollywoodStar Watch
DamAraziBlushing GroomRed God
DIVINE CONNECTION (AUS) Danseur FabuleuxNorthern Dancer
2004Holy ConnectionDanzig ConnectionDanzig
  My MadonnaPrego

STRYKER (AUS) (Bay 2006-Stud 2011). 2 wins at 1200m, 1350m, BTC Classic, Gr.3. Sire of 189 rnrs, 93 wnrs, inc. SW Rangipo (New Zealand Derby, Gr.1), Strykum, SP Labdien, Persian Princess, Miss Loren, She is Stryking, Miss Nymeria and of Greviste, Mr Markou, Perpetual Crisis - Very Lucky (H.K.), Andrioli, Metier (Star), Sonesta, Bay Harmony, Fast Stryke, She Ra, Stryke of Delight, Roseberry Street, Splendid Stryker, Barney Allen, Luen on Eagle, etc.


1st dam

DIVINE CONNECTION, by Arazi. Raced twice. This is her fourth live foal. Dam of one foal to race-

Yurilla (g. by Equiano). Winner at 900m in 2016-17 in Aust.


2nd dam

HOLY CONNECTION, by Danzig Connection. Unraced. Half-sister to DIVINE MADONNA (dam of MATERNAL), BLESSUM, Pieta (dam of ANGEL OF MERCY). Dam of 6 named foals, 4 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Mosque. 4 wins to 1100m, SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H., 2d SAJC SA Sprint Series Final H., Anthony Catford's Birthday H., Boags Draught H.

Who You Know. 2 wins at 1050m, 1200m, SAJC Drink Driving? Grow Up H., 2d SAJC Drink Driving? Grow Up H., Farmers Union Iced Coffee H., Need it Done? Jim's the One H., 3d SAJC William Hill H., Thomas Farms H.

Hanukkah. Raced once. Dam of-

Hanukkah Gold. 2 wins at 1400m, 1500m in 2016-17, SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H.


3rd dam

MY MADONNA, by Prego. 3 wins at 1000m, 1400m in Aust. Half-sister to REGENT ISSUE, Heroic Lord. Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

DIVINE MADONNA (Hurricane Sky). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$2,013,390, MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, Myer Classic, Gr.1, Rose of Kingston S., Gr.2, MRC Twilight Glow S., L, SAJC Allan Scott Park Morphettville H., Distinctive Lifestyle 2YO H., 2d SAJC Proud Miss S., L, VRC Red Roses S., L, SAJC Daycorp Sprint H., 3d AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1, STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, AJC James HB Carr S., L, 4th SAJC Swettenham Stud S., Gr.1, VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, AJC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, STC Darby Munro S., L. Dam of-

MATERNAL (Street Cry). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$238,135, to 2016-17, Ipswich TC Gai Waterhouse Classic, L, ATC Cellarbrations 2YO H., BRC Ambassador Travel H., MRC Toronado at Swettenham H., 2d MVRC LF Sign Group H., 3d ATC H., MRC M&D Dillon Constructions H., MVRC William Hill H.

La Pieta (Redoute's Choice). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$170,490, ATC Blackwoods Apex Tools H., H., 2d GCTC Silk Stocking H., L, ATC Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust H., Testa Rossa at Vinery H., 3d Gosford RC Belle of the Turf S., Gr.3, ATC Mitsubishi Mirage Mile H., Drummond Golf H., MVRC Melbourne Signage Concepts H.

BLESSUM (Umatilla). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$455,250, VRC Standish H., Gr.3, MRC Manfred Welter H., Members Raceday at Classic Caulfield H., SAJC Christmas Flying 2YO H., VRC Australian Lamb Company H., 2d VRC Standish H., Gr.3, Century S., L, Bob Hoysted H., L, MRC Evan Evans Cup H., 3d AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, SAJC Jansz S., Gr.3, MRC WJ Adams S., L, 4th MRC Victoria H., Gr.3, SAJC Smoke-Free SA S., Gr.3, MRC JRA Doveton S., L, SAJC RA Lee S., L, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L.

Maduro. 13 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$325,710, SAJC Scott Group Of Companies H., Come to Allan Scott Park H., Scott Group of Companies Flying H., Distinctive Homes H., Country Challenge Series Final, Silks Brasserie Flying H., Gold Ace at Glenrae Stud 2YO H., Allan Scott Park H., Trims H., Centro Properties Group H., Scott Group of Companies H., Honda H., 4th SAJC Fulham Park P., L.

Pieta. 3 wins at 1450m, 1600m, SAJC Clipsal H., 2d SAJC Dunlop Flooring H., Alfred Deakin H., Morphett Arms Hotel H., Clipsal Data & Communications H., Jim Beam Black Label P. Dam of-

ANGEL OF MERCY (Hussonet). 6 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$531,575, BRC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3, Northam Cup, L, ATC James HB Carr S., L, BRC Members' H., L, ATC Schweppes P., BRC Channel Seven H., 2d Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1, WATC Konica Minolta H., Wyong RC Magic Millions Wyong 3YO S., 3d ATC Emancipation S., Gr.2, VRC Vanity S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Herald Sun S., Gr.3, Bunbury S., L.

The Good Wife. Winner at 1200m, 3d MRC AC Goulding Aircon. H. Dam of-

It's a Myth (Sepoy). Placed at 2 & 3, A$77,350, to 2017-18, 2d SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L, Gawler & Barossa JC Sanders Fodder 2YO P., SAJC Schweppes Oaks 6th May 2YO H., Adelaide Festival 5-19 May P., 3d SAJC National S., Gr.3.

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