Street Cry's sons

published: 14 Oct 2014 in Pedigree analysis

BRIAN RUSSELL reviews Street Cry’s contribution to the thoroughbred breeding industry around the globe following the stallion’s death in mid-September and looks at his young sons who are gearing up to follow in his footsteps.

‚ÄčTHE 2014 Australian breeding season kicked off on a sombre note with the news that one of the most valuable contributors to quality, the Darley, Hunter Valley visitor Street Cry (IRE), had been put down on September 17 due to complications from a neurological condition. The 16 year-old son of the French juvenile champion Machiavellian (Mr. Prospector), a close relation to Danehill and Northern Dancer, had earlier been withdrawn from service because of lameness.

The Darley website said early September, “Darley is working with veterinary specialist to try and resolve the problem as well as with its clients who had mares covered by him this year.” One of the world’s most expensive service fee sires, standing on $100,000 in Australia (plus GST) and America, he looked after 145 mares out here last season and was facing up to another high quality book this year. Street Cry (ex Helen Street by Troy) earned this respect by laying claim to being second to Danehill as the world’s best dual hemisphere sire, an assessment based on the high quality of his performers on both sides of the world.

“Street Cry epitomised everything that Darley and Godolphin aim to achieve, he was bred by Sheikh Mohammed in Ireland, excelled at the very highest level on the racecourse in Dubai and the US, and then became the lynchpin of our stallion operations in both America and Australia. His contribution to the breed has been significant and we have been so fortunate to have him. He will be sorely missed by everyone,” Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock advisor John Ferguson said.

Four who have elevated his stature are Zenyatta and Street Sense in America and Whobegotyou and Shocking in Australia. The mare Zenyatta was the Black Caviar of America, appearing in 20 races (1700m-2000m) and winning the first 19. She was successful in 13 Gr.1 races, including a claimed world record nine in succession. It was a record that was held before her by Coolmore’s briefly shuttled Rock of Gibraltar (IRE), a son of Danehill. Unbeaten winner of 25 races, Black Caviar (Bel Esprit), who foaled an Exceed and Excel filly in mid-September, matched Rock of Gibraltar with eight Gr.1 wins in succession.

At her last start, Zenyatta was beaten a short-head second in the American Breeders’ Cup Classic-Gr.1, after trailing by at least 18 lengths. She had won the race the year before and the American Breeders’ Cup Distaff/Ladies’ Classic-Gr.1 12 months earlier. Zenyatta was recognised as the second best Older Performer in the World Rankings covering 2010 and the Best OIder Mare for that year and 2009 and 2011.

In addition she was lauded American Horse of the Year 2010 and three times American Champion Older Female. Since retirement from racing, she has produced foals by Bernardini (USA) (2012 colt named Cozmic One, current two year-old), Tapit (USA) (2013 colt named Ziconic) and War Front (USA) (2014 filly).

Street Sense, the other American performer by Street Cry mentioned, earned a niche in their history as the first performer to win the superstar defining double of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1, by an awesome 10 lengths and Kentucky Derby-Gr.1, by two. Named American Champion Two Year-Old for 2006, he won six of 13 starts. His efforts at three also included the Travers Stakes-Gr.1, Jim Dandy Stakes-Gr.2 and the Tampa Bay Derby-Gr.3, new track record time for 8.5f. He was beaten a head when runner-up in the classic Preakness Stakes.

A product of Bedazzle, a winner by Dixieland Band (Northern Dancer) and from Majestic Legend, a stakes winner by His Majesty (the sire of the dam of Danehill), Street Sense has emerged as a good sire from use at the Darley Studs in Kentucky and the Hunter Valley (five seasons, 2008–2012). So far he has 20 black type winners, including in America Gr.1 winners Sweet Reason and Aubby K. His oldest Australian progeny in 2013-14 were four year-olds and included the stakes winners Hallowed Crown (2YO), Champagne Cath (3YO) and Politeness (3YO) and stakes placed Hard Stride (3YO) and Sense of Hite (3YO).

This review was completed the day after now three year-old Hallowed Crown (ex Crowned Glory by Danehill) retained his unbeaten record (four starts) by winning the $1m Golden Rose-Gr.1 at Rosehill Gardens for Bart and James Cummings and breeder Gooree Stud’s Eduardo Cojuangco. He has been estimated to be a $15m sire prospect as his dam has already produced Gr.3 winner and Armidale Stud (Tasmania) sire Needs Further (Encosta de Lago) and is a Gr.3 winner and Golden Slipper runner-up whose dam Significant Moment, by champion sire Bletchingly, is a half-sister to champion sire Zabeel.

Street Sense has not visited in 2013 or this year, but Darley has what appears a worthy alternatives in Street by the Damascus son Ogygian) a shuttling son of Street Cry standing on $11,000 at its Northwood Park Stud near Seymour in Victoria, and freshly retired Carlton House (USA) (ex Talented by Bustino), a recruit to Kelvinside Stud near Aberdeen.

The Queen’s Carlton House

RACED by Queen Elizabeth II in both Great Britain-Ireland and Australia (Gai Waterhouse) and still o 15 starts wins in the York Dante Stakes-Gr.2, Sandown Park Brigadier Gerard Stakes-Gr.3, seconds in the Royal Ascot Prince of Wales’s Stakes-Gr.1 (behind So You Think), Rosehill Ranvet Stakes-Gr.1, thirds in the English Derby-Gr.1 (favourite) and fourth in the Irish Derby-Gr.1, Ascot Queen Elizabeth II Stakes-Gr.1 and Randwick Queen Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1.

Carlton House was bred by Darley, but was one of a package of four yearlings given to the Queen by the stud’s principal, Sheikh Mohammed. He is out of Talented, a useful middle-distance mare by English St Leger winner Bustino and from the same branch of the iconic Chelandry family as his sire and also So You Think’s sire High Chaparral and the world renowned Never Say Die.

A winner of seven of 13 starts, including two Gr.1 events in California, the Bing Crosby (new track record time for 6f) and Triple Bend Handicap), and third in the American Breeders’ Cup Sprint-Gr.1, the Darley Victorian visitor Street Boss had 36 runners, 14 winners, one stakes winner (the Bletchingly Stakes-Gr.3 winner Thiamandi) and one stakes placed, and 12 others placed among his two crops of Australian sired progeny in 2013-14 and was America’s Leading Two Crop Sire by winners for 2013 with 66 and earnings of $3,155,801. Four stakes winners included first crop three year-olds Danza (won Arkansas Derby-Gr.1, third Kentucky Derby-Gr.1) and Capo Bastone (a leading sprinter, won Saratoga King’s Bishop Stakes-Gr.1, third Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1).

There were three American bred sons of Street Cry with winners in Australia in the last racing year, the other being Street Hero (ex Squall Linda by Summer Squall), a visitor in 2009 and 2010 to the Makybe Stud in Victoria, the two seasons producing about 55 potential runners. During the year, one in which his oldest were three, 18 starters included eight winners and four others placed.

A $US5000 fee sire at Winstar Farm, Kentucky, Street Hero has showed good promise in America with his oldest now four. Three winners of good races in his first crop are Azarenka (beat the colts in winning the Peruvian Derby-Gr.1), Gabriel Charles (won the Del Mar Derby-Gr.2, second Santa Anita Twilight Derby-Gr.2) and Street Girl (won Calder Oaks-LR, Gr.1 second, third and fourth). A son of Squall Linda, a daughter of A.P. Indy’s half-brother Summer Squall, Street Hero only raced six times, all at two, but won the Santa Anita Norfolk Stakes-Gr.1 and finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1 and Del Mar Futurity-Gr.1.

Another Gr.1 performer by Street Cry with runners in America is Desert Party (ex Sage Cat by Tabasco 10 starts, including the Saratoga Sanford Stakes-Gr.2 (at two) and the United Arab Emirates 2000 Guineas-Gr.3, and second in the UAE Derby-Gr.2. Based on behalf of Darley at Sequel Stallions in New York State, Desert Party’s first runners are current two year-olds and to early September included seven winners, headed by a Listed winner and two others stakes placed.

Yet another American sire of winners by Street Cry is Clever Cry (ex Cherlindrea by Clever Trick). He did not earn in his only three starts, but six starters, oldest three, have produced three winners, including one successful in a Listed event. The immediate success of Desert Party and Clever Cry means that all the five sons of Street Cry who have runners in America to date have had stakes winners. This gives hope of a strong sire dynasty for Street Cry.

The male line certainly got a boost when his American bred New Zealand resident son Per Incanto (USA) (Little Avondale Stud, Masterton) supplied in his crop the filly Hocus Pocus (dam Little Hazel, by the Storm Cat sire Black Minnaloushe (USA), the winner at Wanganui on September 6 of the 800m Juvenile Plate, the first Australasian test of the new racing year for the age group. The Joint Champion Sprinter in Italy in 2007, Per Incanto is from Pappa Reale (GB), the 1997 Champion Older Italian Sprinter. She is by the very successful Ahonoora sire Indian Ridge.

Covering more than 200 mares in his first season, Per Incanto is the first of two sons of Street Cry who are to be represented by first crop two year-olds in this part of the world in 2014-15 to have a starter. The other, the first of his Australian produced sons to go to stud, is Shocking and he is one of the two horses mentioned earlier who established Street Cry as a southern hemisphere force.

Shocking’s good opportunity

GEORGE and Felicity Fraser bred Shocking at their Ilala Stud, Scone, using Maria di Castiglia (GB), a non-winner by Danehill. This combination of Street Cry over Danehill mares provides inbreeding to Natalma (Native Dancer-Almahmoud by Mahmoud) and her half-sister Cosmah (Cosmic Bomb) and is proving very effective.

Street Cry’s sire Machiavellian is out of Coup de Folie a daughter of Halo (dam Cosmah) and from Raise the Standard, a daughter of Hoist the Flag and Natalma. Danehill is a grandson of Northern Dancer (dam Natalma) and his second dam, Spring Adieu, is by Buckpasser from Natalma.

In other words the Street Cry/Danehill combination gives three lines of Natalma and one of Cosmah in five generations. There is more remote line breeding here too as Native Dancer is a great-grandson of Sickle (Phalaris-Selene by Chaucer), while Cosmic Bomb is by Sickle’s brother Pharamond. Danehill also carries a 5fx5m of their half-brother Hyperion.

Shocking was a champion Australian stayer who also showed a good turn of foot in winning at 1200m and 1300m. In earning just under $5m, he included in Gr.1 efforts wins in the Melbourne Cup and Australian Cup at Flemington, seconds in the Queensland Derby and Turnbull Stakes (Flemington) and a fourth in the Caulfield Cup. He stands at one of New Zealand’s major studs, Rich Hill, Matamata, and has very good prospects of making an impact as a sire.

Shocking shared top billing among the 58 winners produced in Street Cry’s second Australian crop, foals of 2005, with Whobegotyou, the Champion Three Year-Old Colt for 2008-03. A gelding bred by Lockyer Thoroughbreds, ACT using Japanese bred mare, Temple of Peace (Carnegie (IRE)), Whobegotyou ran 29 times for 10 wins, 10 seconds, four thirds and $3,263,450. His Gr.1 efforts included wins in the MRC Caulfield Guineas, seconds in the VRC Victoria Derby, MRC Futurity, Underwood Stakes, BTC Doomben 10,000 and thirds in the MVRC Cox Plate, MRC Caulfield Stakes, AJC Doncaster.

Street Cry has travelled to Australia nine times for southern hemisphere use in the past 11 years and to So far there have been more than 240 winners, nearly 70% of his runners, of 770 races and $34m. Contributors have included 23 stakes winners and 25 others stakes placed. As well as Shocking and Whobegotyou, they include Long John (dam by Night Shift (USA)); won Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1, UAE 2000 Guineas-Gr.3), Predatory Pricer (Archregent (Can)), four wins $812,850, won MRC J.J. Liston Stakes-Gr.2, STC Gloaming Stakes-Gr.3 second AJC Spring Champion Stakes-Gr.1, VRC Turnbull Stakes-Gr.1, third AJC Australian Derby-Gr.1, MRC Underwood Stakes-Gr.1, STC Phar Lap Stakes-Gr.2, fourth AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1), Solicit (Danehill; four wins, $579,600, won VRC A.V. Kewney Stakes-Gr.2, Vanity Stakes-Gr.3, second STC Storm Queen Stakes-Gr.1, third VRC Victoria Oaks-Gr.1) and Hurdy Gurdy Man (Bluebird (USA)): eight wins, $427,942, won Hobart Cup-Gr.3, Murtoa Cup, Hamilton Cup, Woodford Cup, Mornington Easter Cup), to mention progeny four and up. Predatory Pricer, a stallion, was a loss when he died at five years. He was a half-brother to the charismatic worldclass sprinter Takeover Target.

Street Cry is on track to have another big year on Australia in 2014-15, assisted by a group of high level three year-olds, including Chivalry (dam by Danehill), unbeaten filly Winx (Al Akbar), who won the Furious Stakes-Gr.2 at Randwick on September 6, and Sabatini (Royal Academy (USA)). He is also well positioned to make further good contributions from his American use, including runners from the 19 yearlings he had in the catalogues covering this year’s major American yearling sale, the Keeneland Bloodstock September series. They sold up to $300,00 in the elite section.

His son Street Sense (42 lots catalogued) also received good support in the section with seven selling in the $200,000, $325,000 range and Street Boss (41 lots) had offspring realise up to $180,000 in the first half of the sale. Statistics under Street Cry in the sale catalogues gave him a worldwide career figure of nine crops of racing age, 968 starters, 635 winners (75SW, six Champions) of 1901 races. Street Sense was shown as having four crops of racing age, 353 starters, 217 winners (20SW) of 459 races and Street Boss, three crops, 178 starters, 122 winners (8SW) and 226 wins.

Street Cry’s pedigree and performance

GOT by Machiavellian at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud at Newmarket, England and foaled in Ireland, Street Cry is a nice looking 16.1 hands bay or brown, qualities he transmits to many of his progeny, although one striking exception in substance is Zenyatta, a massive 17.2 hands and with a racing weight of 552 kg. Both the sires of her first two dams, Kris S (by Roberto) and Forli, sired big horses.

Street Cry is a brother to Helsinki, stakes placed dam of Shamardal (USA) (Giant’s Causeway), a European champion at two and three (miler) and a sire of Gr.1 winners from use at Darley studs in Ireland and Australia. Helen Street, the dam of Street Cry, Helsinki and eight other winners, is by English and Irish Derby winner Troy (Petingo) and from Waterway, a Riverman Gr.3 winner and French 1000 Guineas third. The immediate family also provided shuttled Gr.1 winner Spectrum (IRE) and Glass Harmonium (IRE) (by the Kenmare grandson Verglas (IRE), an imported VRC L.K.S. Mackinnon Stakes-Gr.1 winner (2011) and neck second (2012) now in his second stud season at Blue Gum Farm, Euroa.

Street Cry was a world class performer up to 2000m who, in earning about $6m, finished in the first three in all his 12 starts, including five wins and six seconds. Stakes performances were wins in the Dubai World Cup-Gr.1, Churchill Downs Stephen Foster Handicap-Gr.1, Dubai Maktoum Challenge-Gr.2, UAE 2000 Guineas, seconds in the Saratoga Whitney Handicap-Gr.1, Del Mar Futurity-Gr.2, Santa Norfolk Stakes-Gr.2, UAE Derby-Gr.3 and Aqueduct Discovery Handicap-Gr.3 and third in the American Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1. Named UAE 2002 Horse of the Year and Champion Middle Distance Horse and high up in the World Rankings, Street Cry, and also his sons Street Boss and Carlton House have pedigrees free of Northern Dancer.

Victorian based Street Cry son

THE success of the Street Cry sires should stir more mare owners to support an American bred and performed son, Globetrotter (USA) (ex Cool Slew by Seattle Slew), who is a resident on behalf of Damian White Bloodstock on a fee of $4400 at the prominent Brackley Park Stud at Avenel in Victoria. Imported in 2010, his oldest progeny are three (a foal crop of 24), but he has had only one starter, Tasmanian located Armarni. Out of a Keltrice mare, he followed a 1.75 length trial win with two outings at two, including a debut second as a $1.70 favourite at Devonport.

In a career of only six starts, Globetrotter showed up as a talented performer, winning three times, finishing second twice and fourth once. His wins included the Woodbine Grey Stakes-Gr.3 and a Santa Anita maiden, seconds an appearance in the $300,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap-Gr.1 at Hollywood Park and the fourth was in a Listed event at Woodbine.

Globetrotter’s dam Cool Slew is a winning half-sister, by American Triple Crown winner and champion sire Seattle Slew, to the stakes winners Snow Cone and Devotion Unbridled. A winner of nine races and $516,202, their dam Icy Warning is by Caveat, a leading American three year-old who won the Belmont Stakes-Gr.1, finished second in the Arkansas Derby-Gr.1 and third in the Kentucky Derby-Gr.1.

Darley mare closely related to Street Cry

ONE of the mares owned by the Darley Stud and resident in the Hunter Valley is a close relation to Street Cry. A 2003 foal produced in England and a winner at 2600m in France, she is Latona and she is by the shuttled Fantastic Light (USA) (by Rahy) and from Grecian Slipper, a half-sister by Sadler’s Wells to Street Cry.

Latona has produced three named foals in Paximadia (2010 Commands colt) and fillies Phoebe (2011, Street Sense, inbred 3mx3f to Helen Street) and Lycia (2012, Medaglio d’Oro (USA)). Raced by Sheikh Mohammed, Paximadia was shipped out to Dubai after showing up as a good class racehorse in eight starts in Australia. He won four, including the MRC Sandown Guineas-Gr.2, VRC Carbine Club Stakes-Gr.3 and Poseidon Stakes-LR, finished a close third in the J.J. Atkins-Gr.1 at Eagle Farm and fourth in the Queensland Sires’ Produce Stakes-Gr.2.

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STREET CRY (IRE) 1998 Bay or Brown colt
by Machiavellian - Helen Street, by Troy


B. or Br. 1987
GW 4 wins
f:724 r:588 w:405 SW:71
  Mr. Prospector
B. 1970
SW 7 wins
f:1178 r:980 w:739 SW:182
  Raise A Native
Ch. 1961
GW 4 wins
f:839 r:571 w:417 SW:77
  Native Dancer   Polynesian   Unbreakable 4
  Black Polly 14
  Geisha   Discovery 23
  Miyako 5
  Raise You   Case Ace   Teddy 2
  Sweetheart 1
  Lady Glory   American Flag 7
  Beloved 8
  Gold Digger
B. 1962
GW 10 wins
f:12 r:7 w:7 SW:3
  Nashua   Nasrullah   Nearco 4
  Mumtaz Begum 9
  Segula   Johnstown 17
  Sekhmet 3
  Sequence   Count Fleet   Reigh Count 2
  Quickly 6
  Miss Dogwood   Bull Dog 16
  Myrtlewood 13
  Coup de Folie
B. 1982
GW 4 wins
f:12 r:10 w:7 SW:5
B. or Br. 1969
GW 9 wins
f:724 r:602 w:450 SW:63
  Hail To Reason   Turn-To   Royal Charger 9
  Source Sucree 1
  Nothirdchance   Blue Swords 7
  Galla Colors 4
1 Cosmah 3 Cosmic Bomb 5 Pharamond 6
  Banish Fear 14
  Almahmoud   Mahmoud 9
  Arbitrator 2
  Raise The Standard
B. 1978
f:12 r:7 w:3 SW:1
  Hoist The Flag   Tom Rolfe   Ribot 4
  Pocahontas 9
  Wavy Navy   War Admiral 11
  Triomphe 5
1 Natalma   Native Dancer   Polynesian 14
  Geisha 5
  Almahmoud   Mahmoud 9
  Arbitrator 2
B. 1982
GW 3 wins
f:13 r:11 w:10 SW:2
B. 1976
GW 8 wins
f:119 r:103 w:62 SW:13
B. 1965
GW 6 wins
f:227 r:156 w:117 SW:28
  Petition   Fair Trial   Fairway 13
  Lady Juror 9
  Art Paper   Artist's Proof 14
  Quire 16
  Alcazar   Alycidon   Donatello 14
  Aurora 1
  Quarterdeck   Nearco 4
  Poker Chip 22
  La Milo
Ch. 1963
Wnr 4 wins
f:7 r:7 w:7 SW:3
  Hornbeam 5 Hyperion   Gainsborough 2
  Selene 6
  Thicket   Nasrullah 9
  Thorn Wood 1
  Pin Prick   Pinza   Chanteur 12
  Pasqua 3
  Miss Winston   Royal Charger 9
  East Wantleye 1
B. 1976
GW 2 wins
f:8 r:7 w:2 SW:1
B. 1969
GW 5 wins
f:947 r:759 w:479 SW:125
  Never Bend   Nasrullah   Nearco 4
  Mumtaz Begum 9
  Lalun   Djeddah 13
  Be Faithful 19
  River Lady   Prince John   Princequillo 1
3 Not Afraid 14
  Nile Lily   Roman 20
  Azalea 10
Ch. 1968
SW 3 wins
f:4 r:4 w:4 SW:1
  Pall Mall   Palestine   Fair Trial 9
  Una 3
  Malapert   Portlaw 8
  Malatesta 7
  Costa Sola   Worden   Wild Risk 3
  Sans Tares 13
  Sunny Cove   Nearco 4
  Sunny Gulf 1

Nasrullah (GB) 1940 : 5m x 6f 5m
Nearco (ITY) 1935 : 6m x 6f 6m 6f
Royal Charger (GB ) 1942 : 6m x 6f

Native Dancer (USA) 1950 : 4m 5f x
Fair Trial (GB ) 1932 : x 5m 6m
Almahmoud (USA) 1947 : 5f 5f x