|Region:||South East Queensland|
A member of a great racing family he was the youngest ever to win a metropolitan premiership at just 21 years of age in 1961. His family were great horse traders and often on sold their top horses. However, Strong still had a string of smart horses and went 35 years training at least one two-year-old metropolitan winner a season.
His top horses were Maybe Lad (QTC Sires', QTC Guineas, O'Mara Stakes, Doomben Dollars, Hopeful Stakes, Lonergan Stakes, Sapling Stakes, Ahern Stakes), Kaoru Star (Hopeful Stakes, Goldmarket, Eye Liner Stakes , Hall Stakes, AJC Wentworth Stakes, Deagon Flying [now QTC Cup]), Drumcondra (British Commonwealth Cup, Labour Day Cup, Hamilton Handicap), New Zealand (Healy Stakes, Labour Day Cup), Montezuma (Hopeful Stakes), Osmunda (Ascot Handicap), Scotian (Bernborough Stakes, Recognition Stakes), Kero (Meynink Stakes, Golden Horseshoe), Fair Shift (Meynink Stakes), Strongs Hope (McDougall Stakes), Ranch Heiress (McDougall Stakes), Machete (McDougall Stakes, Golden Horseshoe), Right Vibes (McDougall Stakes) and Prelude's Pride (McDougall Stakes).