With G1 wins at two, three and four, Street Sense’s son McKinzie appears poised to add another G1 win in 2020 to his expansive resume if his win in the G2 Triple Bend on June 7th is any indication. It was his first start since February but his performance showed he was up to the task. The talented five-year-old’s earning are just shy of $3.5 million.
Although sitting last in the field of five for the first quarter mile, McKinzie was never more than four lengths off the leaders. As the field passed three furlongs, jockey Mike Smith asked for more and McKinzie responded accordingly and quickly gained the lead as the field hit the top of the stretch and finished strongly for his seventh career Graded win.
Bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Farm, McKinzie is out of the multiple Graded Stakes winning mare, Runway Model, winner of the G2 Darley Alcibiades, G2 Golden Rod, and placed in the G1 Ashland Stakes. McKinzie is a half-brother to Stakes-placed Rompin Reid (by Medaglia d’Oro), and hails from the family of Graded Stakes winners Saham (G3 Jefferson Cup) and Sea Ditty (G3 Affectionately Handicap).
Street Sense is also the sire of Maxfield, winner of the 2019 G1 Breeders' Futurity and whose G3 win in the Matt Winn at Churchill on May 23rd stamped his ticket for a spot in this year's Kentucky Derby. Maxfield and McKinzie were two of six dirt Graded winners for Street Sense last year, a group that also includes Air Strike who also won the Triple Bend last year. Champagne Anyone (G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks), Doctor Mounty (G3 Tropical Turf) and Aztec Sense (G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes) were the other three. No stallion standing for less than $175,000 could top Street Sense's 18 Stakes horses on dirt in 2019.