Zenyatta one of three progeny by Darley sire Street Cry to win or finish placed at the Breeders' Cup meetingPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Darley sire Street Cry
to stand at $150,000
DARLEY will stand its headline Kentucky sire Street Cry next year for $150,000.
The fee rise of 50 per cent comes on the back of a stellar Breeders' Cup weekend for the ten-year-old son of Machiavellian, in which his daughter Zenyatta won the Ladies' Classic, while son Street Hero was third in the Juvenile and another son, Street Boss, who will retire to Darley's Jonabell Farm in Lexington with a fee of $25,000 next year, was third in the Sprint.
Elusive Quality, who sired Breeders' Cup Classic winner Raven's Pass, and E Dubai, whose son Desert Code won the Turf Sprint, will keep their 2008 fees of $75,000 and $15,000 respectively. However, the remaining 13 stallions who stand at Jonabell have had their fees cut by margins ranging from 17 per cent to 37.5 per cent.
"We are hopeful that by the time the decisions of 2009 are judged at the yearling sales of 2011, there will have been an upturn in the economy, but believe that breeders looking for value in 2009 have the greatest chance of success," said a statement issued by Darley yesterday.
Street Cry was one of two Jonabell stallions with a fee of $100,000 last season. Now he will be the only six-figure sire at the farm, after Bernardini, the three-year-old North American champion colt of 2006 whose first yearlings will sell next year, was reduced to $75,000. Most of the farm's young stallions, including last year's star three-year-olds Street Sense, Hard Spun and Any Given Saturday, have received similar fee reductions.
However, the largest cut is for senior sire Cherokee Run. The 18-year-old sire of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner War Pass will stand for $25,000, down from $40,000.
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