08/02/2016 9:19AM

Victor's Cry moved to Indiana


Grade 1 winner Victor’s Cry has been sold to Holden Thoroughbred and Running Quarter Horse Farm in Greenfield, Ind., where he will stand the 2017 breeding season.

The 11-year-old son of Street Cry stood the 2016 season at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., after being relocated from Park Stud in Orangeville, Ontario, where he debuted as property of Spendthrift in 2012.

“We hope there’s a ton of upside,” said Holden farm owner Jay Holden. “We really feel pretty fortunate to have him here. It looks like his foals will be able to run short as well as long.”

Holden said breeders that initially invested in Victor’s Cry under Spendthrift’s Share the Upside program will still be able to breed to the stallion under the same terms, as part of the purchase agreement to bring him to Indiana. Spendthrift also maintained some breeding rights in Victor’s Cry.

Victor’s Cry is the sire of two crops of racing age, with 15 winners and combined progeny earnings of $557,346. He was Canada’s third-leading freshman sire of 2015, and his top runner of 2016 is the multiple-stakes-placed juvenile Raglan Road.

A turf specialist, Victor’s Cry won six of 24 starts and earned $762,021 racing for Equilete Stable and trainer Eoin Harty.

His most notable victories came in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes and the Grade 2 Citation Handicap, with placings in the Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes and another running of the Shoemaker Mile, as well as the Grade 3 San Simeon Handicap and Thunder Road Handicap.

“He showed tremendous speed,” Holden said. “He was more of a come-from-behind horse, but he did have tremendous speed. He had a track record at Del Mar for 6 1/2 furlongs on the Polytrack and he ran 1:11 and change for 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill grass course at Santa Anita, which just boggles my mind.”

Bred in Virginia by Legacy Farm, Victor’s Cry is out of the Grade 2-placed Clever Trick mare Short Time, whose six winners from eight foals to race also include Grade 3-placed Clever Strike. He is from the family of Chilean champion Maria Fumata and Chilean Group 1-placed Marara.