Top 2yo Desert Party to stand in Saudi Arabia
DESERT PARTY (Street Cry – Sage Cat by Tabasco Cat), a top 2yo and a proven stakes-producing sire, has been sold to continue his stud career in Saudi Arabia in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
A $2.1 million 2yo purchase by John Ferguson on behalf of Godolphin, Desert Party wasted little time in living up to his lofty reputation with a commanding win the G2 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga. At three, he was the impressive winner of the G3 UAE 2,000 Guineas and second in the Group 2 UAE Derby, and returned at four to win the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal.
One of the best sired by Street Cry, Desert Party retired to stud as the winner of six races and close to $1 million in earnings.
Desert Party, who stood the past season at Godstone Farm in Pennsylvania, is the sire of seven stakes winners including G3 winner Salama and multiple stakes scorers Heart’s Song and Aunt Babe.