STREET CRY (IRE)
Stands for $150,000, live foal, at Darley America
Darley's Street Cry is a back-to-back stallion of the week, for the week ended Monday, Nov. 9. How could he not be, after his undefeated daughter Zenyatta became the first filly or mare winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic -- ever! A member of Street Cry's first crop, Zenyatta had won the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (formerly Distaff) last year. Another first-crop member, Street Sense, had won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile in 2006, so Street Cry now has the enviable record of having sired the winners of three individual BC races from his first crop.
Just a week ago, Street Cry's Southern Hemisphere son Shocking had taken Australia's most famous race, the Melbourne Cup, so the profile of the Irish-bred son of Machiavellian couldn't be higher at the moment the world over. And especially in the US, Zenyatta's dramatic come-from-behind victory after looking beaten on the turn for home has elevated her status to Horse of the Year contender and newly minted legend.
It's notable that Street Cry's female family also has taken a bump up in class: his full sister is the dam of leading European first-crop sire Shamardal, a son of Giant's Causeway standing under the Darley banner. Like the Street Crys, the Shamardals also have acted in Australia.
The write-up from last week is below:
Darley's Irish-bred Street Cry is the stallion of the week, for the week that ended Tuesday, Nov. 3. The reason: Tuesday's Group 1 Melbourne Cup hero Shocking, the stallion's 10th individual Group/Grade 1 winner through only four crops. With Shocking's win in the 3200-meter race, Street Cry has now book-ended the distance spectrum at the highest level, with Grade 1 winner Street Boss his sprint representative.
His oldest runners are only age 5 this year, yet the Darley stallion has emerged as one of the best and most versatile of young sires in the world. From his first crop he got Street Sense, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 2 and the Kentucky Derby at 3 and to date the only horse to land the prestigious double. This crop also includes the top-class filly and undefeated multiple Grade 1 winner Zenyatta, who was scintillating in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic in 2008 and who goes for the Breeders' Cup Classic Saturday; and the aforementioned Street Boss, one of the best American sprinters of 2008. To date, Street Cry remains the only stallion to sire two Breeders' Cup winners from his first crop.
Street Cry is also represented by 2-year-old colt Grade 1 winner Street Hero, third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2008; current Australian star and Group 1 winner Whobegotyou; Group 1 Peruvian Derby winner Tomcito, who won the 2400-meter classic as a Northern Hemisphere-bred 2-year-old on dirt; European Group 1 winner Majestic Roi; 2-year-old filly Grade 1 winner Cry and Catch Me; and the 2009 Grade 1 winner Seventh Street, a 4-year-old in 2009. These are a remarkable collection of high-class performers in all age groups, at all distances, over dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces, on different continents, and there aren't many stallions around who can claim such accomplishments.