Delegation elects to go to the front early, wires field in Grade 3 Durham Cup
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Delegation, a three-year-old bay son of Speightstown, became the latest stakes winner for his sire in Sunday's $150,300 Durham Cup S. (G3) at Woodbine. Speightstown is America's second-leading sire in progeny earnings, more than $8.3 million, and by stakes winners, with 19.

Ridden by Patrick Husbands, Delegation took charge at the outset, getting the half-mile in a modest :50.59. Holding a steady length and a half lead around the final turn, Delegation would not be seriously challenged from that point on. At the finish of the mile and one-eighth affair, Delegation stopped the clock in 1:50.60

“He is legit fast leaving the gate and he’s not a run off type horse,” said Husbands. “He’s a Speightstown, which is speed, speed, but when he’s on the lead, he’s not going to run off on you.”

It was the fourth career win from six starts for Delegation, who was unraced at two. This year on the turf, he was close-up second in the one-mile Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury on July 28 and third in the seven-furlong Grade 2 Play the King S. at Woodbine on Aug. 26.

“I always get a bit nervous, but I should know better,” said trainer Mark Casse's assistant Kathryn Sullivan. “Patrick had the measure of the horse all that way down the stretch and he had it well in hand.

“He has just been doing everything right,” continued Sullivan. “He’s never been worse than third in his career. He is such a consistent horse and I think he has really been improving.”

Delegation, owned by Gary Barber, was a $150,000 purchase at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton February Select 2-year-olds in Training sale. The bay Kentucky bred is out of Cindy's Hero, winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante.
Visit Speightstown's Page Speightstown
First mares in foal for WinStar’s Fed Biz, Revolutionary

First mares in foal for WinStar’s Fed Biz, Revolutionary

WinStar Farm has reported that Fed Biz and Revolutionary, the farm’s first-year stallions in 2015, have both had their first respective mares confirmed in foal with heartbeats...

[read more]

Tizmas goes gate-to-wire in More to Tell S.
Tiznow

Tizmas goes gate-to-wire in More to Tell S.

Tizmas broke on top and stayed there the entire trip in Saturday’s $60,000 More to Tell S. at Aqueduct, giving the son of Tiznow his first stakes victory...

[read more]

Sidney’s Candy delivers big numbers at OBS March sale
Sidney's Candy

Sidney’s Candy delivers big numbers at OBS March sale

The second and final day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training brought plenty of highlights for Sidney’s Candy...

[read more]

Bellamy Road 2yos average $468,333 at OBS March Sale
Bellamy Road

Bellamy Road 2yos average $468,333 at OBS March Sale

Buoyed by an $800,000 filly at the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, Bellamy Road’s three lots that went through the ring during the March 17-18 auction averaged a sparkling $468,333...

[read more]

Congrats filly hammers for $725,000 at OBS
Congrats

Congrats filly hammers for $725,000 at OBS

Spirited bidding during the early part of the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training brought a final price of $725,000 for a filly by Congrats...

[read more]

Regally-bred Tiznow colt sells for $800K at OBS
Tiznow

Regally-bred Tiznow colt sells for $800K at OBS

A WinStar-bred son of Tiznow brought a top bid of $800,000 during the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training...

[read more]

OBS Day 1: WinStar stallions shine

OBS Day 1: WinStar stallions shine

During the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training WinStar stallions put up big numbers across the board...

[read more]

Hoop of Colour rings up Santa Ana S. (G2) victory
Distorted Humor

Hoop of Colour rings up Santa Ana S. (G2) victory

Hoop of Colour sauntered to a half-length score in the Grade 2, $201,000 Santa Ana S. Sunday at Santa Anita Park; the 55th lifetime graded stakes winner for Distorted Humor...

[read more]

American Pharoah brilliant in Grade 2 Rebel S.
Pioneerof the Nile

American Pharoah brilliant in Grade 2 Rebel S.

American Pharoah turned his highly-anticipated 2015 debut into a one-horse race with a dazzling stretch run in Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel S. at Oaklawn Park...

[read more]

Donworth becomes Tiznow’s latest TDN Rising Star
Tiznow

Donworth becomes Tiznow’s latest TDN Rising Star

Tiznow got his second TDN Rising Star in eight days on Saturday when Donworth battled to a neck victory in his debut at Gulfstream Park...

[read more]