The progeny of deceased, shuttler Street Cry have had a great last 10 days. Sabatini winning the Group 2 Angus Armanasco and Pride of Dubai’s courageous win in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield, on Saturday, topped off Sweet and Speedy’s win in the Group 3 Vanity at Flemington, the week before.
Street Cry is no longer with us but he has left an indelible stamp on the breeding industry in 2 hemispheres. It is worth reflecting on his record as a racehorse and sire.
Street Cry was by the successful sire of sires Machiavellian who also produced Medicean, a successful sire of sprinters and milers in England, and Storming Home who would be come the sire of VRC Derby winner Lion Tamer and International Group 1 staying performer Jakkalberry, who we know from his 3rd in the 2012 Melbourne Cup.
His dam Helen Street was bred to produce a champion being by the English and Irish Derby winner Troy.
Street Cry didn’t miss a place in his 12 start racing career winning 5 times and being placed on 7 other occasions to amass earnings of over $5 million. The highlight of his career was undoubtedly his win in the 2002 Dubai World Cup.
At stud Street Cry has had outstanding results. In the Northern Hemisphere he produced the champion race mare Zenyatta – winner of 19 of her 20 starts including a record breaking 13 consecutive Group 1 victories. Her only defeat was a nose second in her final race the Breeder’s Cup.
He also sired the Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and brilliant sprinter Street Boss.
In the Southern Hemisphere, Street Cry has produced Shocking winner of the Melbourne and Australian Cups, Caulfield Guineas winners Whobegotyou and Long John and now the 2015 Blue Diamond winner Pride of Dubai. He is a very versatile stallion.
As, Darley’s Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Tait, said Street Cry produces “easy horses to train” that are “tough, willing, and genuine.” Physically, his offspring have succeeded on “all distances and all surfaces” and “show incredible acceleration” so they are “incredibly effective in the last quarter-mile (400) of the race.”
His progeny will ensure that Street Cry has a winning presence on the Australian racing scene for a time to come.
Eales Racing Syndications has a few shares left in 2 outstanding Street Cry 2 year olds – a cracking colt from Chalonne and a half sister to Cox Plate winner Maldivian.