Street Band Retired, Headed to Fasig-November Sale

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Street Band | Sarah Andrew

Street Band (Istan–Street Minstrel, by Street Cry {Ire}) has been retired from racing and will be catalogued to the 2020 Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

Racing in partnership for Ray Francis, Cindy Jones, J. Larry Jones, Medallion Racing, and MyRacehorse.com, Street Band won five times in her career, led by a win in the 2019 GI Cotillion S. The 4-year-old, also the winner of the GII Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks and third-place finisher in the GI Alabama S., retires with earnings of more than $1.1 million.

“Street Band was a special filly for our barn,” said trainer Larry Jones, who also bred the filly with Cindy Jones and Ray Francis. “She had so much class to go with her Grade I talent. It’s bittersweet to see her go, but we are proud that she proved herself to be among the best of her generation,”

Street Band is the sixth winner from seven to race produced by Street Minstrel, a daughter of top-class broodmare sire Street Cry and half-sister to two other stakes horses. Street Band’s second dam is GISW Minstrel’s Lassie (The Minstrel), a half-sister to Mintly (Key to the Mint), the granddam of two-time Australian Group 1 winner Manighar (Linamix {Fr}).

Phillip Shelton, manager of Taylor Made’s Medallion Racing said, “Street Band took our Medallion partners on an incredible journey. She was our first Grade I winner, beating a star-studded field in the Grade I Cotillion. We will always remember her pulling her last-to-first charge to beat Grade I winners Guarana, Serengeti Empress, Bellafina, and champion Jaywalk. Thanks to Larry Jones and our partners Ray Francis and his family, Larry and Cindy Jones, and MyRacehorse.com.”

Taylor Made Sales Agency will consign Street Band to the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, which will be held immediately following the Breeders’ Cup on Sunday, Nov. 8th at historic Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky.

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