The Street Cry success story is not confined solely to the racecourse. Naturally, as his runners continue to advertise his sire power, so the demand for his stock grows in the sales ring as was evident through the first two books of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Three colts sold for $400,000 or above while his average for the 19 catalogued throughout the first four days of the sale – all of which found new homes – was $170,842, almost six times the fee for which these yearlings were conceived in 2006 of $30,000.
Elusive Quality was also well represented in the first two parts of the sale: 28 of his offspring sold for an average of $215,000 with Lane’s End being the consignors of his two best-sellers. Hip 669, a colt out of Ashado’s sister Ballado’s Halo fetched $550,000 while hip 78, a half-brother to British G1 winners Compton Admiral and Summoner was knocked down for $500,000.
Three Cherokee Run yearlings offered in book 2 changed hands for an average of $250,000, more than six times his 2006 fee of $40,000.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas signed for a first-crop daughter of Consolidator at $260,000. The filly out of Seattle Slew mare Tenacite is a half-sister to multiple winner La Trillium. Hip 1153, from the first crop of Offlee Wild and a half-brother to the Stakes-placed Wild Desert, fetched $175,000.
Padua Stables snapped up the only two Quiet American yearlings offered, both fillies, for $250,000 and $170,000 respectively.