Street Sense, who remains the only horse to ever win both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and the Kentucky Derby stood at Darley in Japan in 2013.
Charlie Boden, Darley’s Head of Sales in America commented, “Street Sense received tremendous support from top breeders during his first five seasons here in America and also last year in Japan. His progeny on the track, as we had hoped, have had a wonderful year and his nine 2013 Stakes winners including G1 winners Aubby K and Sweet Reason, will ensure he will cover a quality book of mares next season.”
Street Sense is currently North America’s leading third-crop sire by progeny earnings with over $4.3m, a figure contributed to by performers such as the aforementioned G1 Spinaway Stakes winner Sweet Reason and G1 Humana Distaff winner Aubby K. Among third-crop sires, his number of 2013 Stakes winners is second only to fellow Darley stallion Discreet Cat and he shares top honors with him by number of Stakes wins.
Street Sense has quickly positioned himself as the leading son of fellow Darley stallion Street Cry at stud, who is now himself emerging as an important sire of sires. Street Boss has sired 2013 G1 King’s Bishop victor Capo Bastone; and yet another son – Street Hero – was recently represented by the winner of the G2 Del Mar Derby.
Boden further stated, “As Street Cry fast approaches hitting the ‘century mark’ in number of Stakes winners, his best son will be welcomed back with open arms by the breeding public and all of us here at Jonabell.”
Street Sense won the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2007, paying $11.80 to win on a $2 wager. He rallied from a second-to-last deficit to beat Hard Spun by 21⁄2 lengths. This victory made him the first winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile ever to win the Kentucky Derby and the first U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt to win the Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979.
Street Sense went into the second jewel of the Triple Crown as the favorite but finished second by a nose to eventual two-time Horse of the year Curlin in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2007. The nine-horse field included Derby runner-ups Hard Spun and Curlin, sixth-place finisher Circular Quay, and Mint Slewlep, Xchanger, King of the Roxy, Flying First Class, and C P West.
Owner James Tafel decided not to run Street Sense in the Belmont Stakes, looking to regroup for major races later in the year. On August 25, 2007, ridden by Calvin Borel, Street Sense won the Grade I $1 Million Travers Stakes, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. He was the first horse to win both the Travers and Kentucky Derby since Thunder Gulch did it in 1995.
Street Sense’s 2014 stud fee will be set at a later date.