Desert Party Sold To Saudi Arabia


Desert Party | Darley photo

Desert Party (Street Cry {Ire}–Sage Cat, by Tabasco Cat), a graded/group winner at ages two, three and four, has been sold to continue his stud career in Saudi Arabia. The deal was brokered by Chad Schumer of Chad Schumer Bloodstock.

Bred in Kentucky by David Smith and Steven Sinatra, Desert Party was purchased by Paul Pompa, Jr. for $425,000 at the 2007 Keeneland September sale, then watched as his pinhook prospect topped the Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale on John Ferguson’s bid of $2.1 million less than six months later. Winner of his first two trips to the post for Eoin Harty, including the GII Sanford S. at Saratoga, Desert Party added the G3 UAE 2000 Guineas during his sophomore season and the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal in Dubai and the Donald LeVine Memorial H. in 2010. He retired with six wins from 10 starts and earnings of $928,467.

Desert Party is the sire of seven black-type winners to date, chief among them Peruvian Group 3 winner Salama, and the multiple stakes winners Heart’s Song and Aunt Babe.

Desert Party most recently stood at Godstone Farm in Pennsylvania.

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