Street Sense, winner of the 2007 Kentucky Derby, will stand the 2013 season at Darley’s farm in Japan.
A son of fellow Darley sire Street Cry, Street Sense has stood for his entire stud career at Darley’s Lexington based Jonabell Farm since the 2008 season. As a sire, Street Sense is represented by five stakes winners from two crops of racing age, including Grade III winners Castaway and Motor City.
Street Sense’s top earner thus far has been multiple stakes winner Sensible Lady, with a bankroll of $306,330 to date.
In 2009, Sheikh Mohammed and his family were granted Japanese racing licenses. Those racing licenses now mean that Sheikh Mohammed, Princess Haya and Sheikh Mohammed’s son Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed have significant racing stables in Japan.
“Japan is a racing superpower. 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,” Olly Tait, Darley’s Chief Operating Officer, said in a news release. “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.”
Campaigned by James Tafel and trained by Carl Nafzger, Street Sense won the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and was named the champion 2-year-old male that season. In addition to his triumph in the first leg of the Triple Crown, Street Sense won the 2007 Grade I Travers Stakes and the Grade II Jim Dandy, and he retired with earnings of $ 4,383,200.
Darley also announced that graded stakes winner Desert Party would move to join fellow Darley stallion Girolamo at Sequel Stallions in New York.
“New York is a great place to breed and race horses,” Tait said. “We’ve shown our support for New York breeders by standing Girolamo there this year, and we received it back. Desert Party standing alongside him at Sequel Stallions in 2013 is another way of moving forward in that market.”