Grade I winner Street Boss, the leading West Coast sprinter of 2008, will stand at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley near Lexington at the conclusion of his racing career. The 4-year-old son of Darley stallion Street Cryis owned by trainer Bruce Headley in partnership with Marsha Naify and Simon Yu.
“Street Boss is a multiple record-breaking, multiple grade I-winning son of the most exciting young stallion in America,” said Charlie Boden, head of nominations at Darley. “We’re obviously partial to Street Cry, and Street Boss truly shows the diversity of his sire’s progeny. What’s more, he’s a gorgeous looking horse. Mr. Headley’s done a great job.”
Street Boss has won seven of 11 races and has earned $581,800. He set two track records in 2008 at six furlongs, winning the Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) in 1:08.67 at Del Mar in his last start and the Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) in 1:07.55 at Hollywood Park. He also equaled Santa Anita’s 5 1/2 -furlong mark of 1:01.27 this year.
Bred in Kentucky by Brilliant Stable and a $300,000 Keeneland September yearling, Street Boss owns a pedigree free of Northern Dancer. He is a half-brother to grade II stakes-placed Habiboo and is out of the stakes-placed Ogygian mare Blushing Ogygian.
Street Boss will continue to race in the colors of his owners through this year’s Breeders’ Cup. He is expected to start in the Sprint (gr. I).