Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Speightstown mare a 2013 Eclipse finalist
Speightstown's top-class mare Dance to Bristol was named a finalist in the Female Sprinter category for the 43rd annual Eclipse Awards, which will take place Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Speightstown finished 2013 as the nation's second-leading sire, with progeny earnings of $11.25 million. His offspring, led by Dance to Bristol, had 36 stakes wins, topping all sires.
Dance to Bristol's excellent 2013 campaign finished with a mark of 7-2-0 in ten starts, with earnings of $821,430. Her six stakes wins included victories in Ballerina (G1), Honorable Miss S. (G2) and Bed O Roses H. (G3).
Dance to Bristol is trained by Ollie Figgins, III for Susan Wantz.