Strawberry Road was the first Australian horse to win Group 1 races in three different countries - Australia, France and West Germany.


TRAINER: Doug Bougoure (Australia), John Nicholls (France, West Germany, USA), Patrick-Louis Biancone (France)

OWNERS: J.Pantos, A.Pantos, G.Georgopoulos, M.Menegazzo, R.Stehr and John Singleton; D.Wildenstein; A.Paulson

RACE RECORD/STAKE MONEY: 45 starts: 17 wins, 7 seconds, 7 thirds/$A675, 240; US$1,122,991 (France, West Germany, USA)

Major Wins 

  • MVRC Cox Plate
  • AJC Derby
  • Queensland QTC Derby
  • STC Rosehill Guineas
  • Grosser Preis von Baden, West Germany
  • Grand Prix de Saint Cloud, France


Strawberry Road performed at the highest level in Australia, Europe and the United states. He was the forerunner of the Australian horses which have performed so well overseas during the past decade.

As a three-year-old Strawberry Road won the 1983 Rosehill Guineas, followed by a devastating 5 1/2 length victory in the AJC Derby. His performance resulted in him being voted the Australian Horse of the Year. As a spring four-year-old, Strawberry Road achieved an outstanding treble at Moonee Valley - the 1200 metre Manikato Stakes, the 1600 metre Feehan Stakes and the 2040 metre Cox Plate.

Following a change of ownership, Strawberry Road was set for an overseas campaign in which he ran a creditable sixth in the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, third in the Washington International and won the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden in Germany.

In 1985, following his sale to French owner Daniel Wildenstein, he won the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt, and the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in France. In the United States he ran second, beaten a nose, in the Breeders' Cup Turf, and won at Group 2 level in California.

Retired to stud in 1987 Strawberry Road proved an outstanding sire, being third in the North American rankings in 1998.

Strawberry Road was inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame in 2009.

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