Horse Racing

Desert party dies at 17 in Saudi Arabia

Classified/grouped stake winner and proven prince of the Desert Party passed away on January 1 in Saudi Arabia at the age of 17.

Street Cry’s son raced from 2008 to 2010 until he retired after suffering a soft tissue injury. He continued to spend most of his career in New York starting in 2013 — first at Sequel Stallions New York and then at Century Irish Hill Farm after he was sold to a company by Darley. partnership consisting of stud breeder Stephen Sinatra.

In January 2020, he was transferred to Godstone Ranch in Pennsylvania to take advantage of the state’s livestock incentive program. In August of the same year, he was transferred again, this time to Saudi Arabia abroad in a deal brokered by Schumer Bloodstock.

“(Trainer) Eoin Harty said to me, ‘If this horse were a man who walked into the room, he would fill the room,'” Richard Brooks, manager of the Desert Party, told BloodHorse on 2020. “He’s very tough.”

Of the winning Tabasco Cat mare Sage Cat, Desert Party was an expensive 2-year-old that was sold for $2,100,000 to John Ferguson from Scanlon Training Center shipment for Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale 2008. Initially, he aspired $425,000 for Paul Pompa from the Hunter Valley Ranch shipment to Keeneland’s September 2007 Annual Sale.

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Bred in Kentucky by David Smith and Sinatra, the horse was lobbied by Godolphin along with trainer Saeed bin Suroor. During his 2nd and 3rd years, he scored some of his most famous victories, including the 2008 Sanford Stakes (G2) at Racecourse Saratoga and 2009 UAE Two Thousand Guineas (G2) at Nad Al Sheba. He finished second in the UAE Derby (G2) in the next match.

At the age of 4, he defeated Elnadim Mahab Al Shimaal (G3) at Meydan Racecourse and ended his career after defeating Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap at Philadelphia Park in June 2010. He finished. with a record of six wins in 10 starts and $928,467 in earnings.

During their time at the school, the Desert Party bred seven black type winners, including a group 3 winner. Salama grade 2 heart song and double bet winner Aunt babe .

This stallion was New York’s top freshman stallion in 2014 and was in the New York top 10 stallions in 2016.


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