12/18/2012 1:14PM

Street Sense tops Darley Japan roster


Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, new to Darley Japan for 2013, will stand for 4.5 million yen, or about $53,547, to lead the Hokkaido facility’s stallion roster for next season.

The 8-year-old Street Cry horse is among three new stallions for Darley Japan in 2013. Street Sense began his stud career in 2008 at Darley at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he stood for $40,000 in 2012.

Street Sense 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, including the Grade 1 Travers Stakes.

Street Sense, sire of two crops of racing age, has produced Grade 2 winner Unlimited Budget, Grade 3 winners Castaway and Motor City, and multiple stakes winners Sensible Lady and Street Life.

Also new to the Darley Japan roster for 2013 are English classic winner King’s Best, at a fee of 1.5 million yen ($17,849), and multiple Japanese stakes winner Furioso, at a fee of 500,000 yen ($5,949).

King’s Best, winner of the Two Thousand Guineas in 2000, moves to Darley Japan from the operation’s Haras du Logis in France, where he stood for 12,000 euros ($15,811) in 2012.

France’s leading sire in 2010, the 15-year-old Kingmambo horse has produced the likes of Workforce, winner of the 2010 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Epsom Derby, and Eishin Flash, winner of the 2010 Japanese Derby and this year’s Group 1 Tenno Sho.

“Our 2013 stallion line up offers our clients exceptional quality and value,” Darley Japan nominations manager Shotaro Kajiya said. “We have had a huge amount of interest in our three new stallions, and we look forward to introducing breeders to them in the coming months.”

Grade 1 winner Pyro, who entered stud at Darley Japan in 2010, will stand for 1.5 million yen next year. The 7-year-old Pulpit horse, who won the Forego Stakes in 2009 at Saratoga, will have first foals to race in 2013.

The Darley Japan roster is completed by Admire Moon, who will stand for 3.5 million yen ($41,651); Deep Sky at 2.5 million yen ($29,752); and Storming Home at 1.5 million yen.