A Model of Consistency. A Model of Success.
McKinzie is a G1 winner at two, three, and four from distances of 7 furlongs to 1 1/8 mile. His speed, versatility, and soundness make him an absolute standout. His 11 individual triple-digit Beyer figures are truly impressive.
“He is a gorgeous physical with brilliant speed and stamina. I’ve only had one other horse in my career that has been able to accomplish what he’s done by winning a G1 at two, three, and four. It takes an extraordinary horse to achieve that.” – Trainer Bob Baffert
“Since 2013, Dr. Emily Plant and I have studied the race records of hundreds successful sires and stallion prospects. A profile emerges of the prospects most likely to make successful sires, and McKinzie fits that profile perfectly. We rate him the highest percentage chance of any horse scheduled to retire to stud in Kentucky in 2021, to become a Top 30 Sire” – Bill Oppenheim
McKinzie is out of Runway Model, who is a dual Grade 2 winner that was third in the G1 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies at two, who was second in the G1 Ashland Stakes and sold to Summer Wind Farm for $2.7 million.
His sire Street Sense is responsible for no fewer than eleven Grade 1 winners, McKinzie being the most decorated of Street Sense’s progeny. McKinzie has amassed nearly four million in earnings, tallied four Grade 1 victories and additionally was runner-up in four more Grade 1 contests.
Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (G1), Los Alamitos Thoroughbred, 1 1/16 miles, dirt, defeating Solomini, Instilled Regard, For Him etc.
Sham Stakes (G3), Santa Anita Park, 1 mile, dirt, by 3 1/2, defeating All Out Blitz, My Boy Jack, Shivermetimbers etc.
Malibu Stakes (G1), Santa Anita Park, Seven Furlongs, dirt, by 4 3/4, defeating Identity Politics, Still Having Fun, Axelrod etc.
Pennsylvania Derby (G1), Parx Racing, 1 1/8 miles, dirt, defeating Axelrod, Trigger Warning, Hofburg etc.
San Felipe Stakes (G2), Santa Anita Park, 1 1/16 miles, dirt, to Bolt d’Oro, defeating Kanthaka, Peace, Ayacara etc.
Whitney Stakes (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 miles, dirt, defeating Yoshida, Vino Rosso, Preservationist etc.
Alysheba S. presented by Sentient Jet (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 miles, dirt, 4 3/4, defeating Tom d’Etat, Seeking the Soul, Silver Dust etc.
Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Santa Anita Park, 1 1/4 miles, dirt, to Vino Rosso, defeating Higher Power, Elate, Math Wizard etc.
Awesome Again (G1), Santa Anita Park, 1 1/8 miles, dirt, to Mongolian Groom, defeating Higher Power, Seeking the Soul, Draft Pick etc.
Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Belmont Park, 1 mile, dirt, to Mitole, defeating Thunder Snow, Promises Fulfilled, Firenze Fire etc.
Santa Anita H. Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (G1), Santa Anita Park, 1 1/4 miles, dirt, to Gift Box, defeating Mongolian Groom, Campaign, Prime Attraction etc.
San Pasqual Stakes (G2), Santa Anita Park, 1 1/8 miles, dirt, to Battle of Midway, defeating Giant Expectations, Pavel, Dalmore etc.
Triple Bend S. (G2), Santa Anita Park, seven furlongs, dirt, defeating Fashionably Fast, Dark Vader, Flagstaff.
By Alan Porter
A graded winner at two, three, four and five, and a G1 winner in three straight seasons, McKinzie is the outstanding son of Champion Two-Year-Old and Kentucky Derby victor, Street Sense, out of a mare who was a multiple graded stakes winning juvenile.
Street Sense has seven stakes winners out of A.P. Indy mares, three graded. He’s also done well with mares by A.P. Indy line stallions, including Bernardini – broodmare sire of his G1 winner Maxfield – and the similarly-bred Tapit (by Pulpit), the broodmare sire of a Street Sense graded stakes winner. This also suggests mares by other sons of A.P. Indy, such as Malibu Moon, Flatter, Mineshaft and Congrats. From the same Seattle Slew line as A.P. Indy, Street Sense sired G1 winner Aubby K out of a mare by Capote (sire of Boston Harbor and Matty G).
There are 11 stakes winners by Street Sense out of mares by Storm Cat and sons, including G1 winner Street Fancy out of a mare by Cat Thief, two graded stakes winners, including G1 winner Callback out of mares by Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir and D’Wildcat), graded stakes winner Tiger Moth out of a mare by Sir Cat, and stakes winners out of mares by Stormin Fever, Stormy Atlantic, Forestry (sire of Shackleford and Discreet Cat), Easing Along and Giant’s Causeway (sire of Eskendereya, Creative Cause and First Samurai). This also suggests trying mares by other Storm Cat line stallions such as Freud (a brother to Giant’s Causeway), Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart), Bluegrass Cat, Storm Boot, Tabasco Cat, Pure Prize, Yankee Gentleman, from the Hennessy branch, Henny Hughes, and Johannesburg and his son, Scat Daddy, and from the Harlan branch, Harlan’s Holiday, Into Mischief and Majesticperfection.
Another 11 stakes winners have come from the cross of Street Sense out of Danzig line mares. This includes a pair of G1 winners out of mares by Danehill and a son, and a graded winner out of a mare by the Danehill horse, Danehill Dancer, who is from the immediate family of Street Sense. There is a pair of graded stakes winners out of a mare by Danzig Connection, a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Cape Cross (by Green Desert, also sire of Oasis Dream and Invincible Spirit), as well as stakes winners out of daughters of War Front, Boundary (sire of Big Brown) and Bianconi. This suggests also trying mares by Hard Spun, Langfuhr, Belong to Me, Anabaa and Exchange Rate.
The cross of Street Sense with Sadler’s Wells line mares has resulted in seven stakes winners, including graded scorers from daughters of Singspiel and Horse Chestnut, and stakes winners out of mares by Medaglia d’Oro and his sire, El Prado (also sire of Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller) and Galileo.
Street Cry (IRE)
Ticket to Houston
Seeking the Gold
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