Shuttle Sires In Demand At Saratoga
Sunday, 8 August 2010:
The progeny of world-class stallion Street Cry were highly sought after, averaging US$570,000 for five yearlings to sell.
The highest price achieved for a yearling by the G1 Dubai World Cup winner was US$800,000 for a colt out of the A.P. Indy mare Don't Tacha Me
She is a half-sister to the G1-winning sire One Cool Cat and from the family of G1 winner Aragorn.
Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, the colt was knocked down to John Ferguson on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed.
The Eaton Sales-consigned Street Cry filly out of stakes-performed A P Indy mare Alchemist was knocked down to Helen Groves for US$775,000. A part-owner of the filly prior to the sale, Groves bred the yearling in partnership with her daughters.
Street Cry is already the sire of 11 G1 winners internationally. His runners in the southern hemisphere are headed by G1 Caulfield Guineas winner Whobegotyou and last season's G1 Melbourne Cup hero Shocking.
Foals from the mares he covered in Australia last spring from G1-winning mares including Elegant Fashion, Mnemosyne, Regal Cheer, Unearthly, Virage de Fortune, Rena's Lady, Bonanova and Serenade Rose are due to hit the ground in coming weeks.
Medaglia D'Oro, a new addition to the Darley roster in Australia, also made his mark at Saratoga.
The sire of the sensational mare Rachel Alexandra, Medaglia d'Oro's top price was US$450,000 for a filly out of the winning Well Decorated mare Melisma.
A half-sister to G2 winner Chocktaw Nation, the filly was purchased by Spendthrift Farm for US$450,000.
A colt by the Danzig stallion Hard Spun realised $350,000. He comes from the family of G1-winning sire Belong To Me and Eight Belles.
Another Hard Spun colt selling for US$325,000 is out of the Theatrical mare Dominique's Show and from the same family as the top-priced Street Cry colt.
Highlighting the draft of yearlings by history maker Street Sense was a colt knocked down for US$350,000. From Love A Drama, the colt is a three-parts brother to Street Cry's dual G1 winner Tomcito.
Darley's shuttle stallions arrived in Australia on August 3 for the southern hemisphere season.