Street Sense

Street Sense

Anne M. Eberhardt

Derby Winner Street Sense to Darley Japan

The 2006 2-year-old male champion is represented by 13 first-crop stakes performers.

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense  will stand the 2013 season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley farm in Japan, and Desert Party , a $2.1 million auction 2-year-old and a multiple stakes winner, will stand at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y.

Both are by Darley stallion Street Cry and stood alongside their sire at Darley near Lexington.

In addition to his 2007 Kentucky Derby victory, Street Sense won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) the previous fall, becoming the only horse in history to have scored that historic double.

Street Sense is represented by 13 first-crop stakes performers, eight in graded or group company including grade III winners Castaway and Motor City as well as grade I performers Aubby K and Miss Netta. He ranks in the top five of all second-crop sires by earnings, wins, and stakes wins in 2012.

Desert Party, who was sold at the Fasig-Tipton Florida February sale of 2-year-olds in training, won the Sanford Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course at 2 and also was a group winner at 3 and 4. His first foals are weanlings.

On Street Sense's transfer to Japan, Olly Tait, Darley's chief operating officer, said, "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.

Tait added, "New York is a great place to breed and race horses. 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."

Five-year-old Desert Party is out of the Tabasco Cat mare Sage Cat, and 7-year-old Street Sense is out of the Dixieland Band mare Bedazzle.