Street Cry

Taking Stock: Street Sense Poised for Big Years

"He's technically full," said Darley America sales manager Darren Fox the other day, discussing Gl Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense (Street Cry {Ire}), who's standing this year for $60,000, down from $75,000 in 2020. "If you had a nice mare, there's a couple of spots that mares haven't been named yet. We keep him at around 140 mares. He was very hard to manage the demand, especially last year at 75, and he's 60 now, but that's because of overall market conditions. It wasn't a reflection of cooling off on...

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Derby Dreaming with Darley's Street Sense

A four-time Grade I winner in training at Santa Anita under Bob Baffert, an undefeated homebred Triple Crown hopeful, and a two-year-old named a 'TDN Rising Star' after winning on debut by almost nine lengths. This year, Street Sense is a stallion sales manager's dream. The champion juvenile and GI Kentucky Derby winner's race record speaks for itself, but now his top progeny are looking to make this their sire's biggest year yet. Street Sense spent a year in Japan in 2013 after starting off his first five years at...

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What's In A Name: Intersection

Street + street = intersection. This is the formula for the brilliant and ingenious name of a recent US-bred winner in Japan. The 5-year-old INTERSECTION is by Street Cry (Ire) out of Vine Street. Wordplay at its low-key best. INTERSECTION (JPN), h, 5, Street Cry (Ire)--Vine Street (Ire), by Singspiel (Ire). Kyoto, 5-10, Plate Race, 9.5f. Lifetime Record: 19-3-3-2, $361,869. O-Godolphin; B-Darley Japan Farm (Jpn); T-Ryuji Okubo. *Full to Leshlaa, SW-Tur, MGSP-UAE, $491,513. An Italian native, Andrea Branchini now lives in Lexington, KY, where he works in the equine transport...

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Eight Vintage Dubai World Cups

If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday would have been the 25th renewal of the Dubai World Cup. The iconic 2000-metre dirt race (and for five renewals synthetic) has held sway as the world's richest race for 22 of its 24 renewals, first at Nad Al Sheba and later Meydan, and it has produced some sterling results. The TDN's Tom Frary has paid homage to Dubai Millennium (GB) on the 20th anniversary of his victory, and so with that notable performance aside we look back on some of the other...

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Zulu Alpha Headlines Pan American

Zulu Alpha (Street Cry {Ire}), an impressive come-from-behind winner in the GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. Jan. 25, is the clear-cut horse to beat in Saturday's GII Kitten's Joy Pan American S. at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Mike Maker had originally planned to give the Michael Hui colorbearer some time off following the 7-year-old gelding's repeat victory in the GII Mac Diarmida S. in Hallandale Feb. 29, but had a change of heart due to the evolving racing landscape in the coming months due to the coronavirus outbreak. "He...

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