Street Sense will stand his first-season at Darley Japan for the equivalent of AUD 50,850 in 2013.
Street Sense (Street Cry) created history by winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile – Kentucky Derby double and was initially based at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky.
He will join fellow newcomers King’s Best (Kingmambo) and Furioso (Brian’s Time) at Darley’s Hokkaido base. The Japan operation is already home to Pyro (Pulpit), Admire Moon (End Sweep), Deep Sky (Agnes Tachyon) and Storming Home (Machiavellian).
Street Sense has just finished his fifth Australian season at Darley Australia at a $38,500 (inc gst) fee. His oldest southern hemisphere bred gallopers are spring three year-olds and there have been just 5 winners to date from 40 starters in Australia and NZ.
If Street Sense returns here for a sixth season, he will struggle for numbers unless those stats increase significantly between now and the end of the autumn carnival.
– Karl Patterson