With the pinnacle of the Australia yearling sale season, the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale set to commence in a little under a week, Mill Park are really excited to be offering three yearlings at the time honoured sale.
Arguably the leading yearling from the small but select draft is Lot 249: Street Cry x Dane Belltar colt (pictured below), the final yearling from the farm to go through the ring.
Street Cry really needs no introduction, but as the current leading sire in Australia through the deeds of his outstanding daughter Winx who will line up this coming Saturday as one of the shortest priced favourites in Doncaster history, the now deceased stallion has produced 100 individual stakes winners highlighted by 18 Group 1 winners.
Out of the Group 3-winning, triple Group 1 Oaks placed Danewin mare Dane Belltar, the colt not only has physical presence on his side, but his pedigree highlights his true international appeal.
Dane Belltar is the dam of five winners from five to race, and this colt is a half-brother to the triple Group 1 winner Fawkner (Reset), the Group 2-winning, Group 1 placed Tanby (Galileo) and the Group 1 placed Viking Star (Red Ransom) – all Mill Park raised and sold. With three stakes performers from five foals to race, Dane Belltar would be one of Australasia's leading broodmares.
Achieving an outstanding record of producing the winners of 29 individual Group 1 races off the farm, General Manager Chris Watson is extremely pleased with the draft heading to the Easter sales including the Street Cry colt.
“He is very typical of the family, they are all big and rangy but very athletic. He’s a real racehorse, he has a lovely temperament and eats everything put in front of him.”
With a pedigree that includes this season’s outstanding South African Group 1 winner Noah From Goa (Tiger Ridge) and the Group 2 winner Forries Waltz (Greys Inn), who was unbeaten in his native South Africa before exported to Dubai, this colt is sure to have extreme stallion appeal due to his black type family.
A winner of the Group 2 Dingaans Handicap at his fifth start, the Mike de Kock-trained Noah From Goa (pictured below) backed it up three weeks later with an impressive performance to claim the Group 1 Kenilworth Cape Guineas.
Tackling the Group 1 Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth next time out, the son of Tiger Ridge finished a gallant third to Legal Eagle and Legislate, beating home the likes of Captain America and Horse of the Year Futura.
A likely contender to be named Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Male of the Year, Noah From Goa has been exported from South Africa to travel and take part in the lucrative 2017 Dubai World Cup carnival.
Having partaken in this year’s World Cup carnival, Forries Waltz won his only three starts in South Africa including the Listed Gatecrasher Stakes before being exported.
Taking out the Group 2 Al Rashidiya Stakes at just his third start in Dubai defeating stablemate and Group 1 winner Ertijaal, Forries Waltz was good enough to be granted a position in the Group 1 Dubai Turf on World Cup night.
Our Street Cry colt is bred on the exact Street Cry x Danewin pedigree cross that has only had three runners to date – all winners, with the best being the Group 3-winning, Group 1 placed Star Fashion, while Danewin as a broodmare sire has produced 18 stakes performers with Fawkner, this colt’s half-brother being the best by far.
To inspect the colt at the Inglis complex, head to Stable 3, Row F or contact Chris Watson on 0417 838 489. To view Mill Park's complete 2016 Inglis Easter yearling sale draft, please click here.