Street Cry Out of Derby
Apr. 23, 2001
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ Street Cry, one of two Kentucky Derby contenders owned by Dubai's ruling Al Maktoum family, is out of the Run for the Roses after injuring an ankle during a workout.
The absence of Street Cry, winner of the 2000 UAE Guineas on March 1, leaves the Al Maktoum's powerful Godolphin Racing stable with Express Tour as its lone Derby hope.
Street Cry, who finished a nose behind Express Tour in the UAE Derby on March 24, injured his right front ankle Sunday during a jog around Churchill Downs. Street Cry, third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last November, was considered the better of the two Godolphin Derby contenders.
``We are very disappointed that Street Cry has been injured as he had a good chance to win the Kentucky Derby,'' trainer Saeed bin Suroor said. ``He went out for his morning workout and when he returned we found that he has hurt his right front ankle.''
Both 3-year-olds have been at Churchill Downs the past few weeks training for the Derby.