11/22/2006 1:00AM

Strut the Stage to enter stud at Colebrook for $5,000


Strut the Stage, a turf specialist who earned more than $1.5 million for Sam-Son Farm, will enter stud at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station in 2007.

Strut the Stage, a Kentucky-bred 8-year-old, will stand as the property of Sam-Son Farm for a fee of $5,000 (Canadian) at Colebrook, which is located in Uxbridge, Ontario, and owned by John Burness.

"We're happy to have such a stallion, with his record and breeding," said Burness.

"And, I think he'll probably be a welcome addition for Woodbine's new Polytrack surface, which is leaning toward turf-type horses."

By Theatrical out of the Red Ransom mare Ruby Ransom, Strut the Stage won 10 of 28 starts, all of which came on the turf, and finished in the money 16 times.

Strut the Stage's seven stakes scores included Pimlico's Grade 2 Dixie and back-to-back runnings of the Grade 2 Niagara along with the Grade 2 Sky Classic and Grade 2 Chinese Cultural Centre at Woodbine.

His three second-place finishes included a nose defeat in the Secretariat at Arlington.

Earlier this fall, Colebrook added Niigon to a stallion lineup that also includes Brite Adam, Compadre, Dance to Destiny, Foxtrail, I Can't Believe, Mr. Jester, Randy Regent and Valid N Bold.