Black Cry, an unraced son of Street Cry, will enter stud in 2012 at Dawn Newman and Vince Tucciarone's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa. He is owned by a partnership and will stand for $1,000 live foal stands and nurses.
Black Cry, a French-bred, sold for $275,000 at the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga August select yearling sale. He was consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He has a big hip and a very good hind leg for a Street Cry,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello. “He has a big walk--one of the best walks I’ve seen--and plenty of bone.”
Black Cry is the first foal out of the Zafonic mare Attima, who was group placed in France. In the United States, Attima won three stakes including the Honeymoon Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) and the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT).
Black Cry’s second dam is a half sister to French group winner Tenuous and French and U.S. stakes winner Kithira.
Attima is quite similar to another good son of Zafonic, the multiple group stakes-winning Trade Fair, who was out of a daughter of Eagle Eyed’s full brother Danehill, with a granddam by Vaguely Noble. Attima is most closely inbred to Northern Dancer 4 X 4, but since the third dam of her broodmare sire, Eagle Eyed, is Northern Dancer’s dam, Natalma, what looks like simple inbreeding to Northern Dancer is really inbreeding to the family of Northern Dancer.
The deal was brokered by Brett St. Amand Bloodstock.