Darley has decided to shift Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense (Street Cry – Bedazzle, by Dixieland Band) to the worldwide breeder’s Japanese operation.
Street Sense began his stud duties in the US in 2008 and is working his way through his fifth Australian book of mares at Darley’s Kelvinside property in New South Wales.
However, Darley’s chief operating officer Olly Tait sais the son of Street Cry (Machiavellian – Helen Street, by Troy) would stand his first season in Japan next year.
“Japan is a racing superpower, said Tait. “The transfer of Street Sense there is an indication of the ambition that Darley has for our operation in many different parts of the world.
“We have a considerable number of mares in Japan and it is great testament to Street Sense that he will breed the majority of them in 2013.”
Street Sense’s stock has won six races in Japan with homebred Fleet Street (Street Sense – Jenny Lind, by Singspiel) posting three victories from his five starts.
Sky Princess (2 f Street Sense – Versailles Pike, by Palace Music) scored a debut win at Ascot in Perth on Wednesday to become the first Australian winner for Darley shuttle-sire Street Sense (Street Cry)
Trained locally by Joe Byrne, Sky Princess raced wide throughout and then stayed on well in the straight to defeat Fine Copper (Soldier’s Tale) by a neck in the $20,000 Westspeed Plate (1000m) with Novadari (Shamardal) in third..
Sky Princess sold as a weanling for ¬†$100,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale and is the eighth winner from eight foals to race for Versailles Pike, who has a weanling colt by Teofilo (Ire)
Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby, Street Sense (Street Cry) is the sire of 24 winners in the Northern Hemisphere led by Graded winners Castaway, a Kentucky Derby hopeful, and Motor City.
He has 12 yearlings entered for the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale¬†including colts out of the Gr 1 winner Old Money and the Gr 3-winnerLucky Diva. The sales commence on April 10.
Darley shuttle-stallion Street Sense (Street Cry) was represented by his first stakeswinner when Motor City (2 c Shawgatny, by Danzig Connection) won the $110,000 Iroquois Stakes (Gr 3) over one mile at Churchill Downs on Sunday.
Motor City charged past his rivals in the straight, going on to defeat Mr Bowling (Istan) by three and three-quarter lengths.
“The race set up like we wanted,” winning trainer Ian Wilkes, who will point Motor City to the Kentucky Jockey Club (Gr. II) at Churchill Downs on November 26, said, “Sometimes it works out perfect.‚Äù
‚ÄúHe ran like his daddy,” winning jockey Calvin Borel said. “We knew he was a good one all along and Ian never gave up on him. We hope to be here next year for the Kentucky Derby.‚Äù
Motor City is from the first crop of Darley stallion Street Sense, who has eight winners from 32 starters from his first crop. Kentucky-bred Motor City is out of the winning Danzig Connection mare Shawgatny, a full-sister to Irish and English classic-placed multiple group stakes winner Star of Gdansk. Motor City is a half brother to group stakes-placed stakes winner Satulagi.