Stakes triple for Speightstown on June 2
Saturday, June 02, 2012

Champion Speightstown sired three new stakes winners at three tracks and in two countries on June 2nd.

These three brought Speightsown's 2012 totals to 10 stakes winners and 18 stakes horses, among the top two in each category this year among all North American sires.

First to strike blacktype on the day was two-year-old Freetown, who won the Premio Alberto Giubilo in Italy. Freetown was winning for the second time in three starts this season.

Stateside, New Farm’s 5-year-old The Hunk went gate-to-wire in the $60,000 John J. Reilly H. at Monmouth Park. Sent off the 5-2 second choice and carrying high weight of 123 lbs., The Hunk never let any of his 10 foes within a length at any point, drawing off late to win by 2 1/4-lengths. The New Jersey-bred was winning for the sixth win in 12 career starts, and has now banked $224,791.

Later on Saturday evening at Churchill Downs, Island Bound became Speightstown's 34th career stakes winner and 11th Graded stakes winner, with her daylight victory in the Winning Colors S. (G3). Owned by Robert Manfuso and Trained by Ian Wilkes, Island Bound has won or placed 14 times in 20 starts, and amassed earnings of $213,238.

Speightstown is America's #5 General Sire, with progeny earnings in excess of $3,500,000.

Visit Speightstown's Page Speightstown
WinStar's One Liner triumphs in Saratoga MdSpWt title=
One Liner

WinStar's One Liner triumphs in Saratoga MdSpWt

One Liner, co-owned by China Horse Club and WinStar Farm, forged to the lead in mid-stretch and went on to a 1 1/2-length maiden special weight win Saturday afternoon...

[read more]

Midnight Storm repels all challengers in Eddie Read S. (G2) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Midnight Storm repels all challengers in Eddie Read S. (G2)

Midnight Storm chalked up his second straight graded stakes victory in Sunday's $250,000 Eddie Read S., winning by a half-length after controlling the pace...

[read more]

Colonel John filly crushes foes in Angie C. S. title=
Colonel John

Colonel John filly crushes foes in Angie C. S.

Karula was making her racing debut, but lack of experience didn't hold back the 2-year-old daughter of Colonel John, who rocketed to an 11-length victory in the $50,000 Angie C. S...

[read more]

Gemologist filly scores first out in Del Mar maiden special weight title=
Gemologist

Gemologist filly scores first out in Del Mar maiden special weight

Making her debut Saturday at Del Mar, Morganite turned in a professional-looking performance to best a field of 10 2-year-old fillies by 1 1/2-lengths...

[read more]

American Patriot sets track record in Grade 3 Kent S. title=
American Patriot

American Patriot sets track record in Grade 3 Kent S.

WinStar Farm's homebred colt American Patriot set a course record Saturday at Delaware Park while winning the 1 1/8-mile Kent S. (G3)...

[read more]

More Than Ready colt sparkles in Rose Bowl S. title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready colt sparkles in Rose Bowl S.

Mokarris' commanding win in the Rose Bowl S. Friday at Newbury raceourse in England gave the 2-year-old More Than Ready colt his first stakes win...

[read more]

$185K filly highlights Paynter yearlings at Fasig-Tipton July sale title=
Paynter

$185K filly highlights Paynter yearlings at Fasig-Tipton July sale

A filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Paynter sold for $185,000 at Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton July sale...

[read more]

Speightstown colt hammers for $350K at Fasig-Tipton July sale title=
Speightstown

Speightstown colt hammers for $350K at Fasig-Tipton July sale

Top sire Speightstown had the third highest-priced offering to sell at Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton July sale...

[read more]

Dark Nile skips to victory in Delaware Oaks (G3) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Dark Nile skips to victory in Delaware Oaks (G3)

Following a deluge of rain that caused a delay, WinStar Farm’s Dark Nile splashed to victory in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3) at Delaware Park on Saturday...

[read more]

More Than Ready colt all class in Superlative S. title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready colt all class in Superlative S.

Leading international sire More Than Ready added to his 160-plus lifetime stakes winners on Saturday when the 2-year-old colt Boynton won the Superlative S. (G2)...

[read more]