Makybe shuttler Street Hero sired his first winner with his first starter in Florida on Sunday. The brilliant David Vivian trained filly Street Magic won by five lengths and change over 900 metres at Calder.
Street Magic (2f Street Hero – Choral Belle by Numerous) is raced by Florida based owner-breeders Monarch Stables. She took command from the outset and then lengthened under jockey Eduardo Nunez to stop the clock at 54 seconds.
Street Hero (Street Cry) was among the leaders of his generation at two winning the G1 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita and he was also G1 placed in the Del Mar Futurity and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. An injury curtailed his career at the conclusion of his juvenile year.
He retired to Vinery in Kentucky in 2009 and shuttled to Makybe in Victoria for two seasons before having a year off in 2011. “We considered all the options,” Vinery president Tom Ludt said. “We felt taking one hemisphere off might be in Street Hero’s best interests after breeding for two consecutive years in both hemispheres.”
Street Hero’s first Australian bred yearlings averaged over six times his service fee at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale. Peter Moody paid $125,000 for his top colt and Colin Little weighed in with $87,500 for his top filly.