Street Cry

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Street Cry
Sire Machiavellian
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Dam Helen Street (GB)
Damsire Troy
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1998
Died 2014
Country Ireland
Colour Bay or brown
Breeder Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Owner Godolphin Racing.
Trainer Saeed bin Suroor
Record 12: 5-6-1
Earnings $5,150,837
Major wins
UAE 2000 Guineas (2001)
Al Maktoum Challenge, Round 3 (2002)
Dubai World Cup (2002)
Stephen Foster Handicap (2002)

Street Cry (March 11, 1998 – 17 September 2014) was a Thoroughbred racehorse, winner of the 2002 Dubai World Cup, the 2002 Stephen Foster Handicap and runner up in the 2002 Whitney Handicap. He was an international shuttle stallion that stood at the Darley Studs in Australia and the US. He is also noteworthy for being the sire of Zenyatta and Winx.

Owned and bred by Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Racing, he was by the dual Group One (G1) winner Machiavellian, a son of Mr. Prospector. His dam, Helen Street (dam of nine winners) was by multiple Group 1 winner Troy.[1]

Racing record[edit]


After winning his maiden race, Street Cry placed second in the Del Mar Futurity (G2) and Norfolk Stakes (United States) (G2), before running third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1).


Street Cry won the UAE 2,000 Guineas, then placed second in both the UAE Derby (G3) and Discovery Handicap (G3), at Aqueduct.


Won Dubai World Cup (G1), won Stephen Foster H (G1), and was second in the Whitney Handicap (G1).

Stud record[edit]

In America, Street Cry stood at Darley's Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky for $150,000.[2] After a two-year break, Street Cry returned in 2009 for a fifth season at Darley Stud, Kelvinside, in the Hunter Region where he stood at a fee of A$110,000.[3] During those five seasons in Australia, he covered 425 mares to produce 319 foals.

Darley's Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Tait, says that Street Cry produced "easy horses to train" that are "tough, willing, and genuine." Physically, his offspring have succeeded on "all distances and all surfaces" and "show incredible acceleration" so that they are "incredibly effective in the last quarter-mile of the race."[4]

He was euthanized in Australia on September 17, 2014 as a result of complications of a neurological condition.

At the time of his death, he had sired 7 grade I winners in the Northern Hemisphere, including 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta; Street Sense, who won the 2007 Kentucky Derby; and grade I-winning sprinter Street Boss,[5] who won the Grade I Triple Bend Invitational Handicap and Bing Crosby Handicap. Other notable progeny included Group I winner Majestic Roi, winner of the Sun Chariot Stakes (G1) in England; Caulfield Guineas winners in Long John in 2013 and Whobegotyou; Shocking, winner of the 2009 Melbourne Cup;[6] Street Hero, winner of Norfolk Stakes, Tomcito who raced as a two-year-old in Peru winning two important G1 races against older horses; and Winx, 2015-6 Australian Horse of the Year after an undefeated season that included the Cox Plate and Doncaster Mile.[7]

In the southern hemisphere his progeny included 107 yearlings sold for an average of $50,000 and a top price of $400,000. During 2009: 28 yearlings were sold; averaging $63,000 with a top price of $400,000. In the northern hemisphere: 164 yearlings sold for an average $165,000; top price $950,000. In 2008: 35 sold; average $174,000; top price $484,000.[8]