Street Cry Named United Emirates Horse of Year
Updated: Sunday, November 3, 2002 6:06 PM
Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2002 6:06 PM
Street Cry's stellar performance to win the seventh running of the Group I Dubai World Cup in March earned the Godolphin Racing star's the Emirates Racing Association's Nashwan Horse of the Year Award for 2001-02.
Street Cry's dominance in the Dubai World Cup and an equally impressive performance three weeks earlier in the Group II third round of the Maktoum Challenge saw him secure an almost unanimous victory in the voting.
Street Cry became Godolphin's fourth horse in the four years of the Nashwan Awards to secure the Horse of the Year title. He follows Almutawakel (1998-99), Dubai Millennium (1999-00) and Festival Of Light (2000-2001).
In winning both the third and final round of the Maktoum Challenge and then the Dubai World Cup, Street Cry matched the deeds of Dubai Millennium in 2000.
Street Cry subsequently went to America where he had just two more runs before injury brought about a premature end to his career. He won the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs before his second in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.
John Sadler won the Nashwan Award for Trainer of the Year. Sadler won for preparing Glad Master to win the Al Shindagha Sprint and HH The President Cup and also Royal Tryst's fifth-place effort in the Dubai World Cup.
The ERA International Award for best performance by an overseas trained horse went to Nayef for winning the Dubai Sheema Classic.
Ted Durcan won the Steve Cauthen jockey award.
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