Saturday, September 21, 2013
Big Screen broke into the ranks of stakes winners with head victory in Saturday's $100,000 Who's to Pay S. at Belmont, giving Speightstown's 16 stakes winners 25 black-type victories, most of any North American sire. Speightstown also leads the General Sire list with $8.66 million in progeny earnings.
Big Screen definitely earned his win, as the 4-year-old colt determinedly chased pacesetter Plainview for most of the trip, then got wrapped up in a four-way battle in deep stretch to prevail at the wire with four horses finishing within a length of each other on the line (VIDEO
Owned by Dogwood Stable, Big Screen has now earned $295,170 from a mark of 4-6-1 in 18 starts. Dogwood bought the gray or roan colt from the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-year-old sale, going to $125,000 to secure the Kentucky-bred.