08/11/2015 9:14PM

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga: Street Cry colt sells for $1.4 million

Barbara D. Livingston
A colt by the late sire Street Cry sold for $1.4 million Tuesday night at Fasig-Tipton.

By Joe Nevills and Nicole Russo

A colt by late sire Street Cry became the first offering of Tuesday's second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale to reach seven figures, selling for $1.4 million. Signing the ticket was John Ferguson to represent Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum’s international operation, which, fittingly, campaigned Street Cry and stood him throughout his career.

Ferguson said the new purchase would head to Europe for his eventual racing career.

"He's a very athletic horse," Ferguson said. "His brother was a good horse. He's by a sire who's no longer with us, but has bred many champions, so it made sense. ... The horses [at this sale] have been making good prices, but they deserve to. It's very hard to breed a horse to be as good-looking as the horses here, and breeders deserve to get paid for them."

The colt, who was consigned by Paramount Sales, as agent, is out of the young A.P. Indy mare Rcuandry, a winner whose only starter to date is placed. Rcuandry is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Honey Ryder; to Grade 3 winner Cuando Puede, dam of Grade 3 winner Hit it Rich and stakes winner Spanish Mission; to stakes winner Cuando, dam of Grade 2 winner Dominus; and to Grade 3-placed Cuanto Es.

Street Cry, who was based at Darley's Jonabell Farm in Kentucky, was euthanized last September due to complications from a neurological condition. He was the sire of runners such as once-beaten champion Zenyatta and Kentucky Derby winner and champion Street Sense.