Munnings Sister kicks off '14 with stakes win
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Munnings Sister launched her 2014 campaign with a front-running victory in the $75,000 Awesome Feather S. Thursday at Gulfstream Park, giving the 5-year-old daughter of Speightstown her fifth career stakes win.

Speightstown already has 25 winners this year, most of any stallion in 2014. He finished 2013 in the top or second spot on the General Sire list in the categories of repeat winners, stakes winners, stakes wins and progeny earnings of over $11.2 million

In a contentious field of six fillies and mares going 5 ½ furlongs, Munnings Sister dueled with R Free Roll in the early stages, then dug in to hold off My Pal Chrisy in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:03.05 on a fast main track.

“I like fillies as they get older,” said trainer Barclay Tagg. “I’ve had a lot of luck with them that way. I was hoping I could keep her another year and it seemed to be all right with Mr. (Charles) Fipke, so that’s what we did. She’s coming around, and we’re hoping for a really good year.

“It had me a little frightened there when that horse came to her (in mid-stretch),” Tagg continued. “I liked the way she put the other horse away after she went head and head for a while. It showed a lot of courage and stamina and strength. I was proud of her. She’s a lovely little filly.”

Trained by Tagg for owner/breeder Fipke, Munnings Sister increased her career bankroll to $303,250. The Awesome Feather was the seventh win in 16 career starts for the chestnut mare, who also has three stakes victories at Belmont Park on her resume.
Visit Speightstown's Page Speightstown
Gemologist filly stellar in Saratoga unveiling title=
Gemologist

Gemologist filly stellar in Saratoga unveiling

Ingrid lived up to her advanced billing with an eye-catching six-length victory in a Saratoga maiden special weight contest Wednesday...

[read more]

Paynter colt near top at OBS August Yearling sale title=
Paynter

Paynter colt near top at OBS August Yearling sale

Paynter, whose first crop are yearlings of 2016, had one of the top-five selling lots during the first day, the Selected session, of the Aug. 23-25 OBS August Yearlings sale...

[read more]

Trio of six-figure Gemologist yearlings at OBS Select sale title=
Gemologist

Trio of six-figure Gemologist yearlings at OBS Select sale

Gemologist, the leading freshman sire at the OBS April Sale, was again at the top of the list for first crop sires for the Select session of the OBS August Yearling sale...

[read more]

Midnight Storm tops big day at Del Mar for Pioneerof the Nile title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Midnight Storm tops big day at Del Mar for Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile's top turf star Midnight Storm scored his third consecutive stakes victory on Sunday with a game half-length tally in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile H. (G2)...

[read more]

Tiznow's Tourist wins Grade 1 Fourstardave H. title=
Tiznow

Tiznow's Tourist wins Grade 1 Fourstardave H.

WinStar Farm's homebred Tourist turned in a stellar performance in Saturday's $500,000 Fourstardave H. (G1) at Saratoga to give the 5-year-old son of Tiznow his first graded stakes victory...

[read more]

Bodemeister colt sparkles in MdSpWt debut at Laurel title=
Bodemeister

Bodemeister colt sparkles in MdSpWt debut at Laurel

O Dionysus powered through the Laurel Park stretch, rallying strongly from seventh with a quarter-mile to run to take his debut by a widening 2 3/4-lengths...

[read more]

Nemoralia dominant in first graded stakes victory title=
More Than Ready

Nemoralia dominant in first graded stakes victory

More Than Ready's top-class 3-year-old filly Nemoralia earned her first graded stakes win on Aug....

[read more]

Speightstown filly sharp in Saratoga debut title=
Speightstown

Speightstown filly sharp in Saratoga debut

Beat the Benchmark delivered on her pre-race promise with a gutsy maiden special weight victory over the Saratoga turf on Monday...

[read more]

Gemologist colt sells for $235K at Saratoga Preferred Sale title=
Gemologist

Gemologist colt sells for $235K at Saratoga Preferred Sale

Gemologist's latest sales offering brought a winning bid of $235,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred Preferred Yearlings sale on Aug. 14...

[read more]

Gemologist tallies another MdSpWt winner title=
Gemologist

Gemologist tallies another MdSpWt winner

Gemacho, making just his second start, scored a wire-to-wire maiden special weight victory at one mile over the Ellis Park turf course on Sunday...

[read more]