About Per Incanto


Retiring to stud in 2011 as Champion sire Street Cry’s fastest son on turf, Per Incanto’s progeny have made an immediate impact on the racetracks of New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. Considering these results have been achieved off a service fee of $5,000 plus GST, exciting times lie ahead.

An immediate hit in the sale ring with his progeny’s athleticism and temperament, Per Incanto’s results have gone to a new level culminating with outstanding returns at the 2015 NZB Ready To Run Sale and 2016 Karaka Sale Series.

Per Incanto’s stallion career began like a mirror image of his racing style: quick. Hocus Pocus won the very first two-year-old race of the 2014/15 season, before the likes of Gr.1 Diamond Stakes winner Dal Cielo, Gr.1 Manawatu Sires placed and Listed Matamata Sires winner Rocanto and Gr.2 Matamata Breeders Stakes runner-up Nahema saw Per Incanto finish second on the N.Z 2YO Sires premiership and as leading sire based on individual winners.

Amongst N.Z stallions only Savabeel exceeds Per Incanto’s mark of seven new stakesperformers in 2015/16.

Per Incanto’s 3YO's have followed in their fathers footsteps and are training on. As at 22 July 2016 Per Incanto was Leading Second Season Sire of Individual Winners, ahead of Showcasing and Makfi.  His 3YO's of 2015/16 include Gr.1 and dual Group placed Magnum, Gr.2 Wellington Guineas runner-up Glorious Beijing, dual Group placed Bella Court, Gr.3 placed Shadows Cast and Listed runner-up Cantilena.

Statistics to 26 May 2016 highlight how well Per Incanto is performing compared to three of N.Z’s leading sires at the same stage of their respective careers:

                           Runners   Wins   Winners    Stakes Wins  Stakes-Placed   Group 1 Wins

Per Incanto          92            54           35                  3                      7             1

Darci Brahma       90            78           44                  4                      9             1

Savabeel              84            41           34                  4                      2             -

Tavistock             54            42           25                  4                      5             1   

Across the Tasman Dal Cielo showed with his brief 2015 Melbourne Spring campaign how  competitive he was with the best sprinter/miler 3YO's in Australia with a third placing in the 1400m Gr.3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude and second in the 1600m Gr.2 Sandown Guineas.

The second crop of Per Incanto 2YO's have also made a serious impact. Listed Wellesley Stakes winner Tennessee was a close 4th in the Gr.1 Diamond Stakes while the Per Incanto colt Saracino, who debuted with a close second in a Gr.3 event, finished third in the Gr.1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes.  

Although passing away in 2014, Street Cry’s Australasian influence continues to go from strength to strength. 2015 Cox Plate victor Winx is yet another example of his rare ability to leave the highest class of Gr.1 winner, while his ability to establish a proven sire line made significant progress over the last 12 months.

Champion 2014/15 Australian 3YO miler Hallowed Crown gave sire Street Sense the breakthrough horse his stallion record in the USA suggested he would ultimately deliver down-under, while another sire son, Street Boss, showed his credentials with three individual stakeswinners during the 2015 Melbourne Spring Carnival, including dual stakeswinning sprinting filly Petits Filous.

Street Boss sired his third Gr.1 winner and first down-under when The Quarterback beat a high class field in the 2016 1200m Gr.1 Newmarket Handicap.

Street Boss sired his third Gr.1 winner and first down-under when The Quarterback beat a high class field in the 1200M Gr.1 Newmarket Handicap on 12 March 2016.

Per Incanto 's dam is the former twice Italian Sprint Champion Papa Reale, a daughter of leading European Broodmare Stallion Indian Ridge, a son of Ahonnora - the dam sire of leading stud success Cape Cross. Influential names in down-under breeding figure prominently in Per Incanto 's female family with his second dam by Try My Best (sire of leading stallions Last Tycoon and Marju) and his third dam by Sir Ivor.

Bearing a close physical resemblance to his own sire, (Street Cry, pictured left)at 16.1 hands and a dark bay, Per Incanto is an outstanding looking individual, athletic and possesses an incredibly attractive head and outlook.

Mating Analysis

Per Incanto (Street Cry-Papa Reale by Indian Ridge)

With the size of the gene pool still relatively small from just one and a half crops of racing age it’s early days for Per Incanto in terms of identifying nicks with dam lines, however already the stallion is showing an affinity for mares from lines which have crossed well with the Street Cry sireline.

Two of his three stakeswinners are from Northern Dancer line mares. The stakeswinner and Gr.1 placed Rocanto is from a Danasinga (Danehill) mare and this season’s unbeaten 2YO filly Tennessee is from an O’Reilly (Last Tycoon) mare, which also incorporates the proven duplication of Best In Show. Last Tycoon also happens to be the sire of the second dam of impressive 3YO winner Precision Miss, suggesting that this duplication could be just as potent working with Per Incanto as it has with a number of other leading stallions.

Many a Centaine mare would produce a winner crossed with a lamppost, but if Per Incanto’s Gr.1 winning son Dal Cielo is to be any indication, it’s a nick with Per Incanto that could have a major influence given that both sirelines trace to the female influence Orama. Add a line of O’Reilly and the pedigree pattern is stronger still.

Unsurprisingly Street Cry (Machiavellian) has had a lot of success with Northern Dancer line mares, and in particular his influential grandson Danehill. Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and last season’s Gr.2 winner and Oaks placegetter Solicit are out of Danehill mares. Both his Caulfield Guineas winners Whobegotyou (Carnegie) and Long John (Night Shift) are out of ND line mares. Street Sense’s (Street Cry) Champion 3YO miler Hallowed Crown is out of a Danehill mare.

The Machiavellian/ Northern Dancer cross is much admired by line breeding advocates as Machiavellian’s dam Coup De Folie is a granddaughter of Natalma the dam of Northern Dancer, resulting in a sex balanced duplication of the blue hen mare as well as being the sought after Mr Prospector/Northern Dancer cross. Mares by Northern Dancer line stallions such as Align (Night Shift), Danasinga, Danske, Danroad, Darci Brahma, Duelled, Fast ‘n’Famous, Gold Centre, Keeper, Spartacus and Viking Ruler, just to name a few, would be ideal cohorts for Per Incanto.

Interestingly Whobegotyou is sex balanced line bred to Mr Prospector. A local breeder could achieve a similar mating pattern using a daughter of Elusive City, One Cool Cat or Scaredee Cat.

Roberto line mares have also worked well with Street Cry. The fabulous Zenyatta is from a Kris S (Roberto) mare. The key to the success of this mating may line with Roberto’s sire Hail To Reason, who also happens to be the sire of Halo, the dam sire of Machiavellian, resulting in a double-up of Hail To Reason.

Dixieland Band mares have crossed very well with Street Cry. His Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup winner Street Sense is from a Dixieland Band mare and his Breeders Cup Juvenile winner from last season, New Year’s Day is from a mare by Dixie Union, a son of Dixieland Band out of a daughter of Seattle Slew – which again picks up the Hail To Reason line. Interestingly Street Sense’s female genetic structure could be closely replicated in reverse by using a Keeper mare out of a Stark South mare.

While the Street Cry factor offers breeders a number of intriguing pedigree options, it could well be Per Incanto’s female family which enables breeders to really unearth the genetic potential of the their progeny.

Per Incanto’s damsire the high class Irish stallion Indian Ridge has been a leading sire and broodmare stallion. As a son of Ahonoora, he gives breeders with mares by Cape Cross and the half brothers Danasinga and Towkay the opportunity to achieve sex balanced duplication with his own sire. And of course Danasinga brings in the proven Danehill cross. Indian Ridge is a tail line descendant of the blue hen mare Cinna whose has many descendants locally through sons and daughters such as Beau Pere, Balloch – Citi Habit and Gallant Guru - Mr Sandfast, Sunset, Buchnna and Belle Mere.

Per Incanto is a tail female descendant of Orama, the second dam of leading stallions, Todman, Noholme and Shifnal. She can be picked up via descendants of stallions such as Don Eduardo, Jungle Pocket, Centaine and Strategic image. 

Another very prepotent branch of Per Incanto’s female line is through Try My Best, the dam sire of Papa Reale and the sole Northern Dancer line in Per Incanto’s pedigree. Best In Show the dam of Try My Best has a tremendous record when duplicated in pedigrees.

Breeders can capitalize on the synergies which line-breeding to Best In Show offers by using mares by Last Tycoon (by Try My Best) line sires O'Reilly, Towkay, Helmsman, Masterclass and Kingmaker. And mares by Redoute’s Choice line stallions look fascinating options. The Champion sire son of Danehill, who has a lot of success crossing with daughters of Last Tycoon, carries Best In Show through a female line. Lucky Unicorn, Fast ‘n’Famous and Coat’s Choice are some examples of local sire sons of Redoute’s Choice - Lucky Unicorn contains separate male and female lines of Best In Show.


PER INCANTO 2016 Service Fee $15,000 + gst LFG