Group 1 Globetrotter signed by Brackley Park

Street Cry stallion Globetrotter (USA) has been purchased to stand at Brackley Park in Victoria.  His introductory service fee has been set at $8,800 (inc gst).

“He is an imposing horse,” Brackley Park’s Damian White said after searching for just the right stallion for Victoria.  “He had plenty of grit and I believe he will be warmly received by local breeders.”

Globetrotter (Street Cry – Cool Slew by Seattle Slew) was bred in Florida by Live Oak Stud and was initially trained by Graham Motion for prominent owner Earle Mack.

He won on debut over 1200m as a September 2yo at Presque Isle Downs and a month later was stepped straight up to G3 company in the $250,000 Grey Breeders’ Cup Stakes (1700m) at Woodbine.

Globetrotter blew the start and trailed the field until he was angled out on the turn by jockey Jeremy Rose.  The chestnut colt accelerated to the lead and then held off fast closer Cool Gator by a head.

“Cool Gator came to him three different times down the lane and he just kept putting his head in front,” Rose said.  “A good horse is supposed to do that, and that’s what he did.”

Globetrotter signed off his juvenile season with a fourth in the Listed Display Stakes at Woodbine and connections brought him back for the 2008 classics, however, he injured a leg and was sidelined for 16 months.

The Street Cry colt resumed training this time last year and surprised new trainer John Sadler with a first-up second at Santa Anita over 1600m as a $34 long-shot.  

He won an allowance event over 1800m second up at Santa Anita in April and Sadler had no qualms getting him ready for Hollywood’s signature turf test in the G1 Charles Whittingham Memorial (2000m) in June.

“I see him behind the speed and ahead of the deep closers,” Sadler said.  “He’s run two good, strong races and he trains like a good horse.”

Sadler’s prediction was spot.  Juddmonte Farms colt Midships was attempting a hat-trick of black-type victories and he extended from the front to establish a winning lead at the top of the straight.  Globetrotter motored home but failed to overhaul Midships by a half-length.

Globetrotter aggravated a leg injury in the Memorial and was retired with a career card that read 6: 3-2-0.  His only unplaced run was that fourth in the Display Stakes.

Globetrotter’s sire Street Cry is currently leading the Australian sires’ premiership with Shocking, Predatory Pricer and Whobegotyou leading the way.  His North American flag-bearer is champion mare Zenyatta who is back in work and ready to defend her unbeaten 14 from 14 record this year.

Globetrotter’s dam Cool Slew is a half-sister to Devotion Unbridled (Unbridled) who was a Listed winner of the Miss Liberty Stakes at Meadowlands and Snow Cone (Cryptoclearance), a Listed winner of the Judy’s Red Shoes Stakes and GTOBA Debutante Stakes at Calder.

Second dam Icy Warning (Caveat) was a Listed winner of the Variety Queen Stakes at Hollywood.  She is a sister to Ops Smile who was a G1 winner of the Manhattan Hcp at Belmont.

Globetrotter is an eye-catching chestnut.  He was a G3 winning juvenile who, despite injury, trained to be a G1 performer up to 2000m on turf.  He’s just the sort of stallion who can succeed in the tough Australian market.

Globetrotter will join Storm Cat sire Deadly Storm (USA) on the Brackley Park roster.  Deadly Storm’s initial crop are two year-olds and his first starter Stormpatch shaped like an early winner on debut at Elwick last Sunday week.