From Stakes winners to sale-toppers, Street Boss shines

Darley stallions’ progeny tick up another Stakes victory with success in Magic Millions feature at Elwick

Just A Tribute became the 68th individual Black-Type winner for Darley’s US-bred stallion Street Boss when the six-year-old powered home from last on the corner to capture the Magic Millions Thomas Lyons Stakes over 1,400m at Elwick racecourse in Hobart on Sunday, 11 February.

Patiently ridden by emerging jockey star Carleen Hefel, Just A Tribute grabbed First Accused in the final 50m to score by a half-length with early leader Turk Warrior holding on for third, another three-quarters of a length away.

It was the first victory at Stakes level for Just A Tribute, who took his overall record to seven wins and 10 placings from 33 starts.

Out of Australian dual Stakes-winning mare Laura’s Charm – who is also the dam of five-time winner Pacific Ruby (Kermadec) and who has a two-year-old full-sister to Just A Tribute and a colt foal by Kermadec – Just A Tribute was bred by part-owner Eddie Hirsch and is trained at Brighton by Gary White.

Street Boss, the sire of former champion Australian racehorse and now Darley stallion Anamoe, has sired 910 winners worldwide of 2646 races. His 68 Stakes winners have won a combined 138 Black-Type races.

Just A Tribute’s victory came just a month after Street Boss mare Jumpin Judy (Stage Direction) won the Listed Orleans Stakes over 1,000m at Delta Downs in Louisiana, her sixth win in succession.

Thirteen lots by Street Boss sold at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January for an average of just over $200,000 and to a high of $350,000.

The son of Street Cry also recorded the top-priced colt at the recently concluded Inglis Classic Yearling Sale with Lot 199 selling to Hong Kong's Ricky Yiu for $375,000.