Hirsch Jacobs S. (gr. III)
(gr. III , 6f ,)
Street Cry (IRE) Magical Meadow , by Meadowlake
BR. Larry Johnson, KY.; OR. Larry Johnson; TMichael J. Trombetta
Gone West Xtra Heat , by Dixieland Heat
BClassicStar, KY.; OSouthcoast Stables; TTimothy E. Salzman
(DK B/ g,
Lion Hearted Mysterious Ways , by Hay Halo
BRising Sun Farm, Inc., NJ.; OSilver Trail Stables LLC; TRamon Preciado
Though Street Sense, by Street Cry, experienced a narrow loss in the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico, another one of the stallion’s sons, Street Magician, represented his sire with a victory in the Hirsch Jacobs Stakes (gr. III) on the undercard.
Michael Trombetta trains Street Magician, who has now won three of five starts. His previous best winning effort came in the March 31 Aventura Stakes at Gulfstream Park, which was his black-type debut.
Street Magician was bred by R. Larry Johnson and bought for $160,000 by Sabine Stable at the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale from Needham-Betz Thoroughbreds, agent.
“Street Magician was always a very nice foal and very correct,” said Johnson. “I was optimistic he would do well at the yearling sale, but there was a communication mix-up, and he was an unannounced cribber and was returned to me. That was the best mistake I’ve made.”
Johnson, the chief executive officer of VERIS Consulting, is the owner of Legacy Farm, a breeding facility near Bluemont, Va.
Street Magician was produced from the unraced Meadowlake mare Magical Meadow. Bred by Johnson in Maryland, Magical Meadow is out of the stakes-winning Parfaitement mare Special Kell.
Johnson explained why he planned the mating that resulted in Street Magician: “I liked (Magical Meadow’s) broodmare sire, Meadowlake and (Magical Meadow) was a very correct filly with a lot of substance. I loved Street Cry as a racehorse, and I thought the cross would work well physically and genetically.”
Street Magician’s third dam, Ran’s Chick, was Johnson’s first broodmare purchase.
“I had no idea what I was doing—she had no pedigree and she bowed (her tendon) about two months after I bought her. I had never previously bred (horses), but subsequently, I’ve gotten about 15 stakes horses out of that family.”
Magical Meadow is the dam of four other winners in addition to Street Magician, the best of which was her first foal, Spinning Magic (by Spinning World), a winner in Japan and an earner of $272,727. Three of Magical Meadow’s foals have sold for $160,000 or more at auction.
The 12-year-old mare has an unraced juvenile Mizzen Mast filly named Miz Magician and a yearling More Than Ready filly. Kept at Legacy, she aborted to the cover of Street Cry this year and will not be bred.
Leading second-crop stallion Street Cry is the sire of nine stakes winners. Among his seven 2007 added-money winners are Street Sounds (gr. II), Majestic Roi (Eng-III), and Per Incanto (It-III). Street Cry stands for $50,000 at Darley near Lexington.—E.M.