Typhoon Tracy has been retired and faces a date with Street CryPICTURE: Getty
Top Australian mare lined up for Street date
AUSTRALIA"s recently retired Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy is to visit Street Cry for her maiden mating later this year.
The six-time Group 1-winning daughter of Red Ransom was retired following her victory last weekend in the Group 1 Sportingbet C.F.Orr Stakes over seven furlongs at Caulfield.
Street Cry, sire of Zenyatta, stood last year in Australia for a fee of Aus$137,500 (£85,695/ €101,767) and covered 121 mares.
Neil Jenkins, bloodstock manager to owners John and Fu Mei Hutchins, told breednet.com: "Choosing a mate for a mare as good as this is not something you take lightly. Street Cry is a sire capable of getting that seriously good Gr1 horse which is what they aspire to breed. In selecting Street Cry, they are looking to find a sire that can in theory bring to the mare that classic stamina she was lacking.
"It probably bucks the trend a bit in trying to breed a horse that can run a mile & a quarter or a mile and a half but at the end of the day it's about trying to breed the best racehorse that you can."