09/06/2013 8:11PM

Street Sense returning to Kentucky for 2014


Kentucky Derby winner and champion Street Sense, who has sired two Grade 1 winners this season, will return to Darley's Jonabell Farm near Lexington, Ky., after standing the 2013 season at the operation's Japanese location. A stud fee will be announced at a later date.

Street Sense, a 9-year-old Street Cry horse, won the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to secure a divisional Eclipse Award, then claimed the following spring’s Kentucky Derby, becoming the only horse to pull off the double since the inception of the Breeders’ Cup in 1984. He earned over $4.3 million while capturing three other graded stakes for his career, including the Grade 1 Travers Stakes.

Street Sense entered stud at Jonabell in 2008 and has sired 145 winners, including 13 stakes winners, through Sept. 6 for total earnings of $12,203,281. He is currently North America's leading third-crop sire, ahead of Darley sires Hard Spun and Discreet Cat.

Street Sense's leading earner this year is Unlimited Budget, who captured the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks and Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes before finishing third in the Kentucky Oaks. His other standouts on the track this season include Aubby K, winner of the Grade 1 Humana Distaff Stakes; juvenile Sweet Reason, recent winner of the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes; and Grade/Group 3 winners Ice Cream Silence, Cigar Street, and Fleet Street.

“Street Sense received tremendous support from top breeders during his first five seasons here in America and also last year in Japan," said Charlie Boden, Darley's head of sales in America. "His progeny on the track, as we had hoped, have had a wonderful year and his nine 2013 stakes winners, including Grade 1 winners Aubby K and Sweet Reason, will ensure he will cover a quality book of mares next season.”

Street Sense was produced from the first crop of Darley sire Street Cry, who is represented by several successful young sons in the breeding shed. Street Boss recently sired his first Grade 1 winner in King's Bishop victor Capo Bastone; Street Hero sired Gabriel Charles, winner of a division of the Grade 2 Del Mar Derby; and Desert Party's first crop of yearlings has been well received in the auction ring this year.

“As Street Cry fast approaches hitting the 'century mark’ in number of stakes winners, his best son will be welcomed back with open arms by the breeding public and all of us here at Jonabell," Boden said.