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Imperial Stride sires first winner in South Africa

FORMER Sir Michael Stoute-trained Group 2 winner Imperial Stride got off the mark as a sire when his daughter High On Rebellion won at the Vaal on Tuesday.

Trained by Paul Matchett, High On Rebellion was bred by Bruce and Nadine le Roux in the KwaZulu-Natal region and is the first foal out of the winning Lavery mare How Bizare.

She was purchased for R45,000 (£3,508/€4,421) at the National Two-Year-Old Sale in 2011.

An Indian Ridge brother to St Simon Stakes winner High Pitched, Imperial Stride won seven races, including the Wolferton Handicap, the Group 2 Scottish Derby and the Group 3 September Stakes.

Imperial Stride joined Godolphin towards the end of his career and he won the Listed Foundation Stakes in the royal blue silks.

He stands at the Beck family's Highlands Farm Stud in South Africa.




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