Street Boss , one of the year’s leading sprinters, has been retired for stallion duty in 2009 at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley near Lexington. His fee is $25,000.
A 4-year-old son of Darley stallion Street Cry, Street Boss is a contender for an Eclipse Award by virtue of a five-race win streak that included two grade I wins this year. In his final start, he ran third in the Oct. 25 Sentient Flight Group Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita while racing for trainer Bruce Headley, Marsha Naify, and Simon Yu.
Street Boss won this year’s Bing Crosby (gr. I) and Triple Bend Invitational (gr. I) Handicaps, plus the Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) in track-record time of 1:07.55 for six furlongs at Hollywood Park. The Southern California-based speedster also set a track-record of 1:08.67 in the Bing Crosby at Del Mar, and shares a 5 1/2-furlong track record of 1:01.27 set at Santa Anita in his first start of the year.
Street Boss retired with seven wins and four placings from 13 starts and earnings of $831,800. He also ran second in this year’s Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I).
Bred in Kentucky by Brilliant Stable, Street Boss is out of the winning Ogygian mare Blushing Ogygian.