10/22/2012 10:59AM

Street Sense to stand for Darley in Japan


Street Sense, the 2006 juvenile champions and 2007 Kentucky Derby winner who is now a Darley stallion, will join Darley’s Japanese roster for 2013. Multiple graded winner Desert Party also will move from Darley’s Kentucky operation to stand at Sequel Stallions in New York, alongside another Darley sire, Girolamo.

Both Street Sense and Desert Party are by Darley’s Street Cry, who stands at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky. Street Sense, the only colt to complete the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Kentucky Derby double, has sired four winners from six starters, including a leading Japanese 2-year-old in Knowledge, a graded-placed runner there. Among Street Sense’s U.S. stakes winners in 2012 are Acorn Stakes third-place finisher Aubby K and Frizette third-place finisher Miss Netta.

Darley’s Japanese division stood Admire Moon, Deep Sky, Pyro, Storming Home, and Xaar this year. Darley COO Olly Tait called Japan a “racing superpower,” and said: “The transfer of Street Sense there is an indication of the ambition that Darley has for our operation in many different parts of the world.”

Tait also said Street Sense will breed the majority of Darley’s mares in Japan next year. Desert Party, a $2.1 million juvenile at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old auction, is the second Darley stallion to stand in New York, after Girolamo, who entered stud at Sequel Stallions this year. His first foals were born this year.