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Aust Horse-Of-Year Typhoon Tracy Heads To Street Cry
A day after trainer Peter Moody announced reigning Australian Horse-Of-The-Year & 6-time Gr1-winning 5YO mare Typhoon Tracy (Red Ransom-Tracy's Element, by Last Tycoon) has been retired following last weekend's victory in the Gr1 Sportingbet C.F.Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in Melbourne (to take that race for the 2nd successive year), owners John & Fu Mei Hutchins confirmed her initial breeding date will be with Gr1 Dubai World Cup-winning Darley shuttler Street Cry (Machiavellian-Helen Street, by Troy) who is already the sire of 2010 US Horse-Of-The-Year Zenyatta & Australian Gr1-winners Shocking & Whobegotyou. The Hutchins' bloodstock manager Neil Jenkinson told breednet.com.au: "John & Sue have their own ideas on what they want to do & choosing a mate for a mare as good as this is not something you take lightly. Street Cry is a sire capable of getting that seriously good Gr1 horse which is what they aspire to breed. They had a taste of the Spring with 'Tracy' & what it would be like to have a horse competing in races like the Cox Plate & in selecting Street Cry, they are looking to find a sire that can in theory bring to the mare that classic stamina she was lacking. It probably bucks the trend a bit in trying to breed a horse that can run a mile & a quarter or a mile & a half, but at the end of the day it's about trying to breed the best racehorse that you can." Street Cry covered 121 mares in Australia last Spring at a $137,500 fee; he is currently standing the Northern Hemisphere season in Kentucky at a US$150,000 fee.