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Dubai WC winner Street Cry dies
17 Sep 2014 20:08
Leading sire Street Cry has been euthanised at the age of 16 due to complications relating to a neurological condition.
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Winner of the 2002 Dubai World Cup for Godolphin during his racing days, Street Cry was retired to to Jonabell Farm in Kentucky in 2003 and he produced top filly Zenyatta and Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense in his first crop.
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Other leading progeny included Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and the Queen's Carlton House, with Street Cry siring 15 winners at the highest level to date with three of his stallion sons also producing Group One victors.
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Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor John Ferguson told www.darleyamerica.com: "Street Cry epitomised everything that Darley and Godolphin aim to achieve - he was bred by Sheikh Mohammed in Ireland, excelled at the very highest level on the racecourse in Dubai and the US, and then became the lynchpin of our stallion operations in both America and Australia.
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"His contribution to the breed has been significant and we have been so fortunate to have him. He will be sorely missed by everyone."
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Street Cry, a son of Machiavellian, had been reported to have been suffering from ongoing lameness while standing at Darley's Australian division.
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Saeed bin Suroor trained Street Cry for his Dubai win and he paid tribute to one of his "favourite" horses.
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He told told www.godolphin.com: "Street Cry was one of my favourite horses of all time and I was very sad to hear of his passing.
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"He was a brilliant horse, who was from a superb family and so easy to train. His victories in the Dubai World Cup and Stephen Foster Handicap were magnificent.
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"He proved himself to be one of the world's best, while his progeny have gone on to win many big races all over the globe."
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