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Moonlight Cloud: the latest star to carry the Strawbridge silks

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Strawbridgehonoured by US Thoroughbred Club

THE Thoroughbred Club of America has announced that this year's recipient of its Honoured Guest Award is George Strawbridge, an owner-breeder who has enjoyed top-flight success on both sides of the Atlantic.

Each year the Thoroughbred Club has a testimonial dinner to honour a persoson for rendering outstanding service to the imporvement of thoroughbred racing and breeding.

Strawbridge, 73, owns Augustin Stable and has campaigned US champions Forever Together and Waya, along with Grade 1 winners Informed Decision, Tikkanen and With Anticipation.

His white and green silks are well known in Europe, where they have been carried with distinction by stars such as Lucarno, Rainbow View, Selkirk and Silver Fling, as well as last month's Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine Moonlight Cloud.

The Thoroughbred Club's president Julie Cauthen said: "Over a long career, Mr. Strawbridge has exemplified the best traditions of horsemanship and sportsmanship.

"His personal commitment to the sport of thoroughbred racing extends beyond his own personal success to outspoken leadership on behalf of the game."

Strawbridge will be honoured at the Club's 80th annual testimonial dinner on October 30.




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