Bienville Street earned her first Stakes victory when she got up in the shadow of the wire to capture the Sunshine Filly & Mare Turf at Gulfstream Park January 16.
The hard-knocking daughter of Street Boss now has finished in the money 15 times in 32 lifetime starts.
Ridden confidently by Paco Lopez, Bienville Street rated just off the pace in third through the early stages of the race. Bienville Street began to make her move on the far turn, drawing on even terms with leader Sugar Fix midway through the stretch. With several other foes closing in late, Bienville Street continued to battle between rivals, eventually prevailing by a determined neck in a blanket finish.
Six-year-old Bienville Street was bred in Florida by Double W Thoroughbred Racing Inc., and races for CJ Thoroughbreds. The chestnut mare is out of the winning mare Milk Run, and hails from the family of Graded Stakes winners Going Ballistic (G2 Super Derby) and Hot Brush (G3 John B. Campbell Stakes).
Street Boss was recently represented by his seventh G1 winner when his three-year-old daughter Fair Maiden captured the La Brea Stakes Dec. 26. The stallion’s other top-level winners include G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia, G1 Arkansas Derby winner Danza, G1 King's Bishop winner Capo Bastone, and G1 American Oaks winner Decked Out.
Street Boss will stand the 2021 breeding season at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for $15,000, stands and nurses.