Stride Away Thoroughbreds Consignment Update

Preparations for September 11, 2018 CTHS BC Yearling and Mixed Sale Nearly Complete!



Stride Away Thoroughbreds' consignment to the CTHS BC Division Sale on September 11, 2018 is ready to enter the ring. Both colts (Hip 23 by Graydar and Hip 39 by Gottcha Gold) have grown in stature, musculature and presence over the last month. They've learned their lessons well; including standing, walking and trailering. These are very composed, yet alert and intelligent colts that offer buyers an exceptional opportunity to own individuals who show every aptitude to be quality racers.

Hip 23: Strong, Athletic Colt by Top 10 Third Crop Sire Graydar

Hip 23, Flyunderthegraydar, by #9 Second Crop Sire Graydar (47 winners achieving 69 wins in 2018 as of this writing), has developed additional depth and scope, growing into a powerful horse that is also very agile. His dam, Flight Path, is a producer and half sister to a stakes winner. His broodmare sire, Alphabet Soup, is broodmare sire of 21 stakes winners, and has $2,310,808 in broodmare sire progeny earnings this year.

Preview Parade, CTHS Incentives & More!



Hip 39: Smart Gottcha Gold Colt Does Everything Right

Targeted, Hip 39, is our sharp colt by Gottcha Gold (MGSW & 1/2 to MG1SP American Freedom). This colt has done everything asked of him during sales prep and shows the athleticism and intelligence of his sire. Targeted's family contains several noted British Columbia-breds, providing him with a solid black type bottom side to his pedigree. His broodmare sire, Ontario-bred Stephanotis, by Regal Classic, was a graded stakes winner that finished second in the classic Queen's Plate Stakes and won the Prince of Wales Stakes.

Come See Our Consignment at the Sale Preview Parade

We invite buyers to view our consignment at the preview parade on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 3 pm at Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC. The sale will be held September 11. Get more information at

Important! We also want to remind buyers about the 2018 CTHS British Columbia-Bred Yearling Purchase Incentive Program. Buyers will receive an immediate credit of $2500 towards the purchase price of a British Columbia-bred yearling. Contact CTHS BC Division for more information. 


Two Outstanding Colts to CTHS BC Sale

Quality Yearlings by Graydar and Gottcha Gold Headline Stride Away Thoroughbreds' Consignment

September is right around the corner! It's a great opportunity to purchase quality yearlings at the CTHS BC Yearling and Mixed Sale on September 11 at Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC, at 3:00 pm. Stride Away Thoroughbreds offers its consignment (Hips 23 & 39) that features two exceptional colts. They are both by G1 performers who have proven themselves as sires of quality stakes winners. Stride Away Thoroughbreds bred and raised both of these colts on our British Columbia farm where attention to detail and exemplary care help horses reach their greatest potential.

Strong, Intelligent Son of Graydar, Hip 23

Hip 23 is our son of Graydar, Flyunderthegraydar. This strapping colt would make either an excellent racing or pinhook prospect. Graydar is currently the #6 Second Crop Sire in North America, with over $1,400,000 in 2018 progeny earnings. He is the sire of stakes winner Lombo, and has 41 winners in 2018, and leads second crop sires with 59 winners overall. Our colt is from Flight Path, our winning Alphabet Soup mare, that is a half sister to stakes winner Exchange Funds. The second dam, Jetinto Houston, by Houston, is a stakes winner, graded stakes performer, and half sister to three stakes winners. 

Powerful Presence


 Flyunderthegraydar offers a powerful presence, which exudes quality and a maturity that is unique to such a young horse.  

Awesome Demeanor



His conformation and demeanor present the total package to anyone looking for a top-level yearling colt.



Athletic, Racy Son of Gottcha Gold, Hip 39

Hip 39 is Targeted, our yearling son of Gottcha Gold (MGSW, G1SP & 1/2 to MG1SP American Freedom). Top 20 Canadian sire Gottcha Gold is the sire of champion Deland and stakes winner, Gottcha My Dear. He is also the sire of 62 winners of 205 races with progeny earnings of $3,750,952. Our colt is from a winning dam; and the second dam produced 4 winners. This black type family includes leading British Columbia-bred, Romancing Stone. Gottcha Gold, by MG1SW Coronado's Quest, has stamped Targeted with the conformation and athleticism that comes from his sire line, that of the great Mr. Prospector horse, Forty Niner.  


Targeted offers a terrific opportunity to own a racy individual that is bred to be a racehorse.

Stride Away Thoroughbreds invites you to inspect these colts in advance of the sale at the Preview Parade, Monday, September 10, 2018. We encourage buyers to contact CTHS, British Columbia Division, for the time of the Preview Parade. 

Please note: We would like to have buyers note the 2018 CTHS British Columbia-Bred Yearling Purchase Incentive Program. Buyers will receive an immediate credit of $2,500 towards the purchase price of a British Columbia-bred yearling. Contact CTHS BC Division for more information.

Value Plus Sires His First Millionaire!

Long On Value Goes to 7 Figures as He Drives to Commanding Mighty Beau Win!


June has been a terrific month for Value Plus; Unbridled’s Song’s best son in Canada! Value Plus sired his first millionaire, as the MGSW Long On Value, won the Mighty Beau Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs, June 2. Long on Value was purchased for $100,000 at the Keeneland November sale in 2017 by Brad Cox, via Liz Crow of ELiTe Sales. Long on Value is currently owned by Madaket Stables LLC, Ten Strike Racing and Steve Laymon.  

Liz Crow Posted Long On Value's Beyer on Twitter


 June 30 brings even more excitement as Long On Value is slated to start in the G1 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine. If he should take this race, it will be his first Grade 1 win! The Highlander has additional significance, as it is a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race!

 We've collected some of the most exciting tweets about Long On Value's big night - enjoy them with us here! Click the photos to go to the tweet on Twitter!  

The big day was a huge accomplishment for Value Plus!


Value Plus had a terrific year at stud in 2018; covering a number of stakes winning and stakes producing mares. Siring his first millionaire puts him in rare company among Canadian sires, and especially sons of Unbridled's Song in Canada.

We'll Be at Woodbine June 30 for Long On Value's Breeders' Cup 'Win and You're In' Race!


We can't wait for Saturday, June 30, as we'll be at Woodbine cheering on Long On Value! A victory would mean so much to his connections, and for our stallion, his sire, Value Plus!

Looking back on Long On Value's purchase by Brad Cox in November 2017


A great purchase it was, too! Now Cox and his team and connections are looking forward to big things from Long On Value in 2018!

Stride Away's 2018 Foal Crop Complete With Two New Additions



Our 2018 foal crop has delighted us – such beautiful foals, each with a super personality! We absolutely love our first BC-bred Value Plus foal, ‘Phil’, born in early February, and our last two foals complete a really stellar group.

On February 23 our mare Gift Wrap foaled an exceptional colt by Maclean's Music; he the sire of 2017 Preakness Stakes (G1) winner, Cloud Computing, in his first crop.


While Cloud Computing is his standout runner so far, Maclean's Music has sired many other solid racehorses; including 8 SWs and 15 SHs. He ranks as #1 3rd Crop Sire, by those statistics. Nationally, Maclean's Music ranked as the #7 Second Crop Sire in 2017, and he is presently the #11 Third Crop Sire, overall. Having only raced once, before retiring due to an injury, Maclean's Music flashed sensational talent, winning a maiden special weight at Santa Anita by 7 3/4 lengths. 

When Cloud Computing won the 2017 Preakness Stakes, his many supporters took to social media, celebrating their belief in the stallion:


Maclean’s Music is by the top stallion Distorted Humor, who was Leading Broodmare Sire of 2017. Between his sire, Distorted Humor, and his paternal grandsire, Forty Niner, Maclean's Music traces to a potent sire line that is responsible for nearly 200 stakes winners. This is a powerful branch of the mighty Mr. Prospector line, responsible for many of today’s top racehorses and breeding stock.


We are incredibly excited about the nick that our colt has, as it is the same Distorted Humor/A.P. Indy cross that produced Cloud Computing, and 9% black type stakes winners! Our foal's dam, Gift Wrap, by Sky Mesa, was a hard knocking mare that consistently hit the board, with a record of 43-2-10-13. She earned over $125,000 and won at a mile or more, multiple times. The sky's the limit for Kevin! We're hoping he has the potential to become another in the long line of stakes winners resulting from this cross!

Another Quality Value Plus Foal Validates His Sire’s Class



Our second BC-bred Value Plus foal, 'Kyle,' foaled on March 18, reinforced our belief in Value Plus; as he stamps his foals with obvious quality. This sire of 20 black type stakes horses and near-millionaire, MGSW Long on Value, passes on the class of his sire, the great Unbridled's Song. Value Plus currently ranks as the top Unbridled's Song sire in Canada, and is currently #12 on the 2018 Canadian Turf Sires list, and #14 on the 2018 Leading Canada Sires by AEI list, after having finished at #12 on the Canadian General Sires List in 2017. 


Kyle is from our Alphabet Soup mare, Flight Path. This mare won multiple times at at least one mile; with one of her victories coming at 1 mile and 70 yards. With Value Plus' superb racing record; MGSP and G1SP (in the Futurity at Belmont Park and the Florida Derby at Gulfstream), and our mare's ability to carry her speed over a mile, Kyle has an excellent chance to do well on the track.

2018 blessed us with three terrific foals; two of which validated our belief in Value Plus as a sire, and the other, our belief in Maclean's Music, who has since gone on to sire a classic winner and multiple stakes winners. The future looks bright, and as we watch our new foals grow and develop, we can't help but feel excited about their future prospects!

Forward-training Gottcha Gold two year olds - make them yours at the 2018 Hastings Paddock Sale, April 14, 2018!


Don’t Miss These Sharp Two Year Olds!

Forward-training youngsters by Gottcha Gold will make terrific additions to your stable!

Want a quick way to build yourself an awesome racing stable for 2018? Visit the Hastings Paddock Sale and check out these two forward-training two year olds by MGSW Gottcha Gold! This gelding, Kesse, and filly, Hilariously Naughty, get high marks from their trainer! They offer exactly what you're looking for in bright, smart youngsters who have what it takes to win! 

Not only do they exhibit the power and athleticism you look for in racing prospects, they handle all of their lessons like pros. We believe they get these qualities from their sire, Gottcha Gold, and their families are just as strong. Take a look at their info below, and check out the links to their catalog pages. We’re sure you’ll agree these youngsters have a lot to offer.


By MGSW & Black Type Sire Gottcha Gold

Our horses' sire is MGSW Gottcha Gold; he is a half-brother to G1SP American Freedom! As a racehorse, Gottcha Gold was top class: he won stakes at 3, 4, and 5, including the G3 Philip Iselin Handicap. Gottcha Gold won $1,258,000 CDN and was first/second in 11 stakes, including the then G1 Pimlico Special & the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. Gottcha Gold ranks among the leading Canadian stallions and offers the speed and class of the Mr. Prospector line through his sire, Coronado's Quest. Gottcha Gold has sired over 6% black type horses/starter lifetime!

Strong Dam Lines Add to These Youngsters’ Quality

Kesse's dam, See You Again, is by the great Holy Bull, he a top sire and outstanding broodmare sire. He is the broodmare sire of champion Judy the Beauty and good sire, Munnings. See You Again has had two foals to race, both winners. Kesse's family also includes a number of additional black type stakes winners.

Hilariously Naughty, like Kesse, also shows the promise and talent of her sire. Her family is strong, with her dam, I'mNaughtyandnice, a SW; and half sister to Grooms Derby, another black type SW. She has had two foals to race, and 1 winner. The family includes several additional black type stakes winners and stakes-placed horses. I'mNaughtyandnice is by Straight Man (MGSP and G1SP), a son of the top sire Saint Ballado.

Superb Opportunity to Own Quality Two Year Olds – Come See Them April 7!

Both of these promising young horses can provide you with a terrific way to start or add to your stable for 2018! Enjoy racing this year with one or both of these sharp Gottcha Gold youngsters! They're athletic and all business, with great minds! Definitely nice additions you'll have fun rooting for!

You can see these quality two year olds at the Hastings Paddock Sale Preview on April 7, at 1 pm. If you would like more information, please contact us at (250) 546-2476 or email

First BC-Bred Foal by Value Plus Born at Stride Away


February 6, 2018 was a big day at Stride Away Thoroughbreds!


Feburary 6 marked a very special occasion at Stride Away Thoroughbreds. It was the long-awaited birth of Value Plus’ first British Columbia-bred foal! Nicknamed “Phil”, he comes with quite an origin story! Follow along with us as we relive the events leading up to the mating that produced this wonderful colt!


Value Plus: The Leading Son of Unbridled's Song in Canada!



Value Plus was acquired by Stride Away Thoroughbreds from the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale on Feb. 7, 2017. Nearly a year to the day later, his first British Columbia-bred foal was born at Stride Away Thoroughbreds, from our mare, Finality Philly. We thought this blog post would be a great way for people to not only get to know Phil, but also get to know our stallion Value Plus, and the dam. So much goes into planning a mating, and the backstory of this foal's parents is really a story about how we are dedicated to producing quality thoroughbreds here on our British Columbia farm.



Value Plus: A Terrific Heir to His Sire, Unbridled's Song!


In 2017 we were thrilled to have the opportunity to purchase a stallion of the caliber of Value Plus. He has sired the earners of over $13,000,000, including 20 Black Type Stakes horses, and a top-class MGSW, G1-placed Long on Value. Long on Value is a world-class racehorse. His Grade 1 third place finish came to Champion Turf Male World Approval in 2017's Woodbine Mile. Whether one wants to breed for speed, for a dirt or turf runner, or for a horse that can run in good company at any track in the country, Value Plus offers a lot of sire power. He's currently ranked as the best son of Unbridled's Song standing in Canada. As a racehorse, Value Plus set a new track record in the Artax Handicap at Gulfstream Park; blazing the 7.5 furlongs in 1:28 2/5. He was also G1 placed in the Futurity at Belmont and the Florida Derby.

Today Value Plus is an eager breeder who’s all business in the breeding shed. He is a dream to handle and a bit of a ham, too. He looks striking – very like his sire, Unbridled’s Song. We couldn’t be happier with his quality and his disposition.


Finality Philly - A Classy Mare We Fell in Love With


Finality Philly offers a similar background - her quality and courage were demonstrated throughout a tenacious racing career. Rising through the claiming ranks to a multiple stakes-placed resumé on the track (including third place finishes in the Black Type British Columbia Oaks and Hong Kong Jockey Club Handicap), she showed us a competitiveness that we admired. We originally bred and raised her, intending to sell her as a yearling. Instead we traded her for a broodmare, then later re-connected with her via a foal-sharing deal. After that we brought her home here to the farm where she is showing us the same quality as a broodmare, that she demonstrated as a racer. She has a very nice three year old, Anzac Day, who we believe will have a big year at the races in 2018.


Little Phil Shows the Best of His Sire & Dam!


With a family tree like this, it's no wonder the foal resulting from the mating of Value Plus & Finality Philly has that same gritty determination and intelligence. Phil's just a few weeks old, but he shows signs of fire and competitiveness just like his sire and dam!



First, second and a third for Value Plus progeny.Federal Reserve went gate to wire in the finale, ridden by Carlos Montalvo, trained by Walter Woodard. Gulfstream park 12/22/2017.Falina's Song ,2nd at Gulfstream Park. Ms. Scarlet Fever, 3rd, at Tampa Bay Downs (optional claiming price $100.000)

Long On Value

Value Plus' MGSW Long on Value has earned nearly $1,000,000! He's been a graded stakes performer every year he's raced! The 6 yo h most recently was G1P to World Approval in the Woodbine Mile and sold for $100,000 


As Written in the Washington Gate To Wire newsletter


Stride Away Thoroughbreds has announced that the Armstrong, British Columbia-based farm will be standing graded stakes performer Value Plus for the 2017 breeding season. A stakes winner of $414,595 who placed in three graded stakes – including seconds in the Futurity Stakes (G1) at two and the Florida Derby (G1) at three – Value Plus is one of 118 stakes winners – which also includes inaugural Pegasus World Cup (G1) winner and champion Arrogate – sired by breed shaper Unbridled’s Song. 

A full brother to Phoenix Stakes (G3) winner Sing Baby Sing and Grade 2-placed Werblin, Value Plus is one of four stakes winners produced out of stakes winner Roll Over Baby, by Rollin On Over.

Among Value Plus’s 23 stakes horses (eight percent from starters) is Twilight Derby (G2) winner Long On Value, stakes winner and Santa Anita Oaks (G1) runner-up All Due Respect and graded stakes-placed Our Champion and Mama Juana. His progeny have won over 650 races and have earnings of over $12.6-million.

2015 Washington champion two-year-old filly My Heart Goes On is out of a winning Value Plus mare.

Value Plus will stand the 2017 breeding season for a fee of $2,500 (Canadian) Live Foal, which includes a $500 booking fee. Special consideration will be given to multiple mares, stakes-producing mares or stakes winners or stakes-placed mares. For more information, visit to

Long On Value just misses !!!

• Pegase Bloodstock's The Right Man secured the first group 1 victory of his career when he edged Bill Mott-trained Long On Value by a nose in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint sponsored by Azizi Developments.


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