Capture Some of that Winx Magic with Wolf Cry
Winx has captured the imagination of the world with her record breaking performance winning her 4th Cox Plate and clocking up a record breaking run of Group 1’s.
You might have heard of some of these other horses as well, Zenyatta, Heavens Above, Whobegotyou. Well, all of them – just like Wolf Cry – are by the super sire, Street Cry.
Street Cry unfortunately passed away in 2014 so his sons are in huge demand at stud and Wolf Cry standing at Larneuk in Victoria.
In America, Street Cry stood at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky for $150,000. After a two-year break, Street Cry returned in 2009 for a fifth season at Darley Stud, Kelvinside, in the Hunter Region where he stood at a fee of A$110,000. During those five seasons in Australia, he covered 425 mares to produce 319 foals.
Darley’s Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Tait, says that Street Cry produced “easy horses to train” that are “tough, willing, and genuine.” Physically, his offspring have succeeded on “all distances and all surfaces” and “show incredible acceleration” so that they are “incredibly effective in the last quarter-mile of the race.”
He was euthanized in Australia on September 17, 2014 as a result of complications of a neurological condition.
At the time of his death, he had sired 7 grade I winners in the Northern Hemisphere, including 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta; Street Sense, who won the 2007 Kentucky Derby; and grade I-winning sprinter Street Boss, who won the Grade I Triple Bend Invitational Handicap and Bing Crosby Handicap.
His most notable progeny is Winx, rated as the best racehorse in the world and the winner of an unprecedented four Cox Plates. Winx was the 2015-16-17-18 Australian Horse of the Year winning 29 races in a row, including 22 Group 1s. Among her best wins are the Cox Plate and Doncaster Mile.
Other notable progeny include Group I winner Majestic Roi, winner of the Sun Chariot Stakes (G1) in England; Caulfield Guineas winners in Long John in 2013 and Whobegotyou; Shocking, winner of the 2009 Melbourne Cup; Street Hero, winner of Norfolk Stakes, Tomcito who raced as a two-year-old in Peru winning two important G1 races against older horses; and Winx,
Street Cry’s two most famous daughters, Zenyatta (United States) and Winx (Australia), each reached the pinnacle in the sport of horse racing.
In the southern hemisphere his progeny included 107 yearlings sold for an average of $50,000 and a top price of $400,000. During 2009: 28 yearlings were sold; averaging $63,000 with a top price of $400,000. In the northern hemisphere: 164 yearlings sold for an average $165,000; top price $950,000. In 2008: 35 sold; average $174,000; top price $484,000
Wolf Cry hasn’t had the opportunity to strut his stuff as yet – given that he retired from the track last season and has only covered the one quality book of mares. However, all the signs of a successful career at stud are there.
A $320,000 yearling, Wolf Cry was a speedy youngster whose only four starts at two yielded three stakes placings: the Breeders’ Plate, Lonhro Plate and, in the important Golden Slipper leadup, the Group Two Skyline Stakes where he finished third behind subsequent Group One Golden Rose Stakes winner, Exosphere.
Wolf Cry is one of two stakes horses from the multiple stakes placed Redoute’s Choice 2YO, Starfish, in turn a daughter of the Group One winning sprinter, Stella Cadente. Starfish is also a half sister to stakes winning 2YO, Brillaint Bisc, but even more notably, this is the famous Eau D’Etoile family: an incredible source of precocious talent such as Golden Slipper winner, Bint Marscay, Sheraton, Mannington, Bollinger, Benicio and co., but notably also renowned for Group One winners and Group producing sires, Filante and Kenny’s Best Pal. Best part of all? Wolf Cry stands for just $4,400 inc. GST.