Speightstown colt brings $400K at Tattersalls
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A colt by leading sire Speightstown hammered for slightly over $408,000 in U.S. dollars ($320,000 Guineas) during the first session of the April 15-17 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale, the second-highest price of the prestigious European 2-year-old auction

The juvenile is out of the Royal Academy mare Sleepytime, a Group 1 winner of the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket. The winning bidder was Mandore International’s Nicholas de Watrigant, on behalf of Al Shaqab Racing from the Irish Friarstown Bloodstock, Ltd. Consignment.

"He's the best two-year-old I ever sat on," John Egan of Friarstown Stud following the sale.

"I don't do a lot with them at home, I don't start asking any questions, but this will be a good horse. I hope he is really lucky for his new owners."

A video of the colt's breeze can be seen here.

Sleepytime is the dam of four winners, including the Group 3 winner Gentleman's Deal (IRE) and the  North American stakes winner Dame Ellen.

Sleepytime's siblings include full sister Ali-Royal, winner of the Group 1 Sussex S., and the mare Oonagh MacCool, familiar to American audiences with her victories in the Rampart H. (G2) at Gulfstream Park and Louisville Breeders' Cup H. (G2) at Churchill Downs.
Visit Speightstown's Page Speightstown
WinStar StableMates announces fourth annual Fantasy Derby handicapping contest

WinStar StableMates announces fourth annual Fantasy Derby handicapping contest

The fourth annual Fantasy Derby Challenge, presented by WinStar StableMates, kicks off this Friday, February 12...

[read more]

Tammy the Torpedo fires big in Suwanee River S. (G3) title=
More Than Ready

Tammy the Torpedo fires big in Suwanee River S. (G3)

More Than Ready got his newest graded stakes winner on Saturday at Gulfstream Park as 4-year-old Tammy the Torpedo led the entire way to take the $150,000 Suwanee River S. (G3)...

[read more]

Colonel John filly dominates Santa Anita’s Wishing Well S. title=
Colonel John

Colonel John filly dominates Santa Anita’s Wishing Well S.

Cadet Roni proved much the best in the $75,000 Wishing Well S. Sunday at Santa Anita Park, splashing to a 6 ¾-length victory...

[read more]

Colonel John has 2 of top 12 on Experimental Free Handicap title=
Colonel John

Colonel John has 2 of top 12 on Experimental Free Handicap

The Jockey Club released the 2015 Experimental Free Handicap on Jan. 29, and Colonel John was the only stallion to have more than one 2-year-old colt ranked in the top 12...

[read more]

Stirring finish for Coastline in Clocker’s Corner S. title=
Speightstown

Stirring finish for Coastline in Clocker’s Corner S.

Speightstown’s talented and consistent son Coastline notched the second stakes win of his career Sunday in Santa Anita Park’s $75,000 Clocker’s Corner S...

[read more]

Haveyougoneaway gets the nod in Oaklawn’s American Beauty S. title=
Congrats

Haveyougoneaway gets the nod in Oaklawn’s American Beauty S.

Congrat’s Haveyougoneaway found an opening along the rail in the stretch on the way to her neck victory in Saturday’s $100,000 American Beauty S. at Oaklawn Park...

[read more]

Teniente Coronel dominates Freemont S. title=
Colonel John

Teniente Coronel dominates Freemont S.

Colonel John’s Teniente Coronel turned in the best performance of his career in the $70,000 Freemont S...

[read more]

Constellation sparkles in 2016 bow title=
Bellamy Road

Constellation sparkles in 2016 bow

Constellation dominated her foes in Sunday’s $100,000 Ruthless S. at Aqueduct by a whopping 10 lengths...

[read more]

American Pharoah takes home Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Eclipse Awards title=
Pioneerof the Nile

American Pharoah takes home Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Eclipse Awards

The final crowning achievement on American Pharoah’s historic racing career came on Saturday evening when the son of Pioneerof the Nile was honored with Eclipse Awards for 2015 Horse of the Year and 3-year-old Male.

[read more]

Runhappy runaway Eclipse Sprint Champion title=
Super Saver

Runhappy runaway Eclipse Sprint Champion

Super Saver’s outstanding speedster Runhappy came home with the first Eclipse Award for his sire when he was named 2015’s Champion Sprinter at the Eclipse Awards ceremony on Saturday evening...

[read more]