Kayla Stra
Australian jockey
Kayla Stra
Kayla Stra is a jockey and television personality in Thoroughbred horse racing who raced in Australia until coming to compete in the United States at racetracks in California. She currently rides in the Northern California circuit after a 2 year stint in the Southern California area. She is also known for her appearances on the reality tv show, Jockeys on Animal Planet.
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DEL MAR: Jeff Nahill's Wednesday selections - North County Times
Google News - over 5 years
Jockey Kayla Stra and trainer Gus Headley have won two races on the turf this meet, and if you look five races back, ADVICE fits with this group, especially at a price. FIFTH RACE: 1. Rhythm in May, 2. Gatheratthealter, 3. Quite an Honur
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Del Mar: $341252 carryover - Daily Racing Form (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Jockey Kayla Stra rode Woodman's Lass, who rallied late to win the maiden claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs by a neck over 9-2 Mum's Joke. Royal Chavela, a 20-1 shot, finished third, a half-length behind Mum's Joke, with 4-5 favorite Make Mine Remy fading
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DEL MAR: Jeff Nahill's Saturday selections - North County Times
Google News - over 5 years
BELL BLITZ drops in class and gets a key jock switch from Kayla Stra to Martin Pedroza. THE HUNT IS ON is also dropping out of a key race. FIFTH RACE: 1. Sentimental Ballad, 2. Santabarbrabendita, 3. So Tempted. Long shot: Town Belle
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Ruler of Dubai trains on dirt, runs and wins on Polytrack - SignOnSanDiego.com
Google News - over 5 years
King Ledley, trained by Gus Headley and ridden by jockey Kayla Stra, is the first two-time winner of the meeting. The 4-year-old gelding paid $18 to win the second race on opening day and $30.20 on Wednesday . . . The attendance Wednesday, the 11th day
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It was Ladies Day at Del Mar
Whittier Daily News - over 5 years
When Kayla Stra and Chantal Sutherland won races on opening day at Del Mar on Wednesday, it maked the first time in track history that two female jockeys won races on the same day. Stra won the second aboard King Ledley ($18) for trainer Gus Headley and Sutherland came back four races later to score on Mentidoso ($38.40) for Vann Belvoir. Sutherland returned Thursday to win aboard Certified Diamond, another Belvoir-trained runner, in the fourth for a $13.80 payoff. The Sutherland-Belvoir combo is two for two at this meet and three for four lifetime. The victory aboard Mentidoso was the first at Del Mar for Sutherland, who had ridden only three races previously at the seaside oval. Stra, who began riding at Del Mar in 2008, had won previously at the track. "I know Chantal was happy for Kayla," said Brian Beach, Sutherland's agent. Earlier this week, Sutherland told me all three regular female riders on the Southland circuit, Joy Scott included, pull for each other. ...
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Del Mar: Mr. Commons solidifies credentials for Del Mar Derby - Daily Racing Form
Google News - over 5 years
Jockeys Kayla Stra and Chantal Sutherland and trainer Vann Belvoir won for the first time at Del Mar on Wednesday. Stra, 26, rode King Ledley ($18) to an upset in the second race, a claimer on turf. The win was her sixth of the year, all in Southern
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Long shots the rule early at Del Mar - SignOnSanDiego.com
Google News - over 5 years
Kayla Stra, 26, a native of Australia who rode there for 6 ½ years before moving here to ride and join family members living in Orange County, won aboard long shot King Ledley, trained by Gus Headley and owned by Michael J. Lowrey
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Hollywood: Changes for Saturday - Daily Racing Form (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Jockey Agapito Delgadillo will not ride. In the second race, his place will be taken by Joe Talamo on Our Lady Gaga; in the fourth race by Edwin Maldonado on Junes Blue Moon; and in the fifth race by Kayla Stra on Kami DBC
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Horse Racing Capsules: Jockey Michael Baze remembered at Hollywood Park - Brownsville Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Other riders included Joel Rosario, Baze's cousin, Tyler, Patrick Valenzuela, Joe Talamo, Kayla Stra, Joe Steiner and Paul Atkinson. "That kid had a warmth about him, I just liked him right away," said Pincay, who was already retired when Baze arrived
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 7 years
8 P.M. (TCM) PRIME TIME FEATURE: GEORGE PAL PRODUCTIONS George Pal was working on ''When Worlds Collide'' (1951) at Paramount Pictures when, in the studio's story library, he came across several unproduced scripts based on the H. G. Wells novel ''The War of the Worlds.'' But even Cecil B. DeMille hadn't been able to get the film made. In 1952 Mr.
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WHAT'S ON TODAY
NYTimes - about 8 years
9 P.M. (NBC) FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS The team's new quarterback, J. D. McCoy (Jeremy Sumpter, above right, with D. W. Moffett), becomes a victim of freshman hazing. But all that changes when he wins his first game. Meanwhile Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) and Cash (Zach Roerig) have a wedge shoved between them when a woman shows up and claims that Cash owes
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WHAT'S ON TODAY
NYTimes - about 8 years
8 P.M. (Fox) TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES Sarah (Lena Headey, above right, with Laura Regan) continues her efforts to stave off an apocalyptic future while protecting her 16-year-old son, John (Thomas Dekker), who is beginning to embrace his destiny as the world's savior. In this second-season winter premiere, a wounded Sarah sees
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kayla Stra
    TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 24
    In October 2009, she joined the Northern California area.
    More Details Hide Details In her first season at Golden Gate Fields' fall meet she finished 10th in the standings. The Northern California Circuit is where she continues to ride their today.
    After two years of the lack of wins in the Southern California circuit, Stra decided to leave the Southern California circuit in October 2009 after two years.
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    Stra was one of the jockeys featured in Animal Planet's 2009 reality tv show, Jockeys.
    More Details Hide Details It lasted for two seasons.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    Racing in California, on 9 November 2007 Kayla Stra won her first American race aboard Flying Bearcat at Hollywood Park Racetrack.
    More Details Hide Details One notable victory was at Santa Anita on 49-1 longshot Paddin' Mud. In addition, Kayla scored an opening day victory at Del Mar with King Ledley, and then scored another victory aboard the same horse within three weeks. King Ledley is owned by Racing Capital Group, LLC, which is a race horse syndication company who primarily uses Kayla as their jockey. Racing Capital Group's web site is racingcapitalgroup.com., where she is their featured jockey. Stra's career goal to date is to hang in the game and not let the industry down. But here, she will face the toughest competitors in the world — serious professional athletes who are not likely to cut any slack for the new girl. Stra became a leading Adelaide apprentice jockey who posted 220 winners in Australia. Her biggest Australian win was in the 2005 City of Marion Stakes with gelding Navy Shaker.
    Kayla Stra was born in Australia, where she launched her career in horseracing prior to moving to California in Late 2007.
    More Details Hide Details From a very young age, Stra was interested in horses, having talked her parents into buying her a pony when she was eight years old. During her late childhood and adolescence, Stra worked at racing stables and eventually bought her first horse — a Thoroughbred named Gurtie, which she trained on her own for picnic races (unregistered race horses) before getting her certificate in racing. Stra acknowledges her first trainer, Ray Moore, as someone who has had a strong influence in her life. Moore taught Stra how to be a horseman — how to communicate with horses by reading their body language and having a keen feel for what they're thinking. Stra credits John Letts as one of her mentors for his outstanding jockey career, having won three Melbourne Cups and hundreds upon hundreds of stake races. As an apprentice, Stra was always in the top five riders and won all her premierships. During this time, she began traveling to different tracks to learn more from those experiences. Stra eventually racked up approximately 500 victories in her native country and became the "poster girl" for Australian horseracing. Now, she hopes to continue that success in the much larger US market.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on December 3, 1984.
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