Bred: Clearsky Farms (Ky.)
Sire: Street Cry
Dam: Justwhistledixie, by Dixie Union
New Year's Day broke his maiden in his second start at Del Mar in August of 2013. He secured a win in his next start, the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Stakes.
A 2012 Keeneland September selected yearling sale graduate, New Year's Day sold for $425,000. He is a son of the 2002 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry. His dam (mother) is graded stakes winner, Justwhistledixie.