Millionaire Eclipse Champion Speightstown has charged onto the Thoroughbred scene with guns blazing.
At the races, the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) champion swept 10 of his 16 starts at six and seven furlongs, posting a track record performance at Saratoga (1:08.04) and a 0 Rag# at Belmont (1:08.04). As a sire, he is firing on all cylinders:
- 2014: N.A.'s #1 Sire of Blacktype Horses; #8 General Sire - 35 SHs, 16 GSHs, 16 SWs, $7.9M; 10 2yo winners, 3 2yo SWs; Sale Topper at FTK July HRA - $1,075,000
- 2013: N.A.'s #2 Sire (just $71,000 behind #1); 24 SWs, 37 Stakes Wins, 5 Breeders' Cup contenders, 3 Champion Finalists & the #1 colt at FTK July HRA - $800,000
- 2012: N.A.'s Leading Sire on the flat
- Top half of 1% of Sires by Average Earnings per Starter
- Eleven Group 1/Grade 1 winners - Five millionaires
Nine earners of $900,000+
- 63 SWs, 106 SHs, 24 Graded SWs, $54-million to date
- #1 Active Sire worldwide by A-Runner Index 2012/2013: #1 in N.A. by ABC Index 2014
- Grade/Group 1 winners in four countries, on dirt, turf, and all-weather
Speightstown has ranked among the top five stallions in his siring crop every season, and was selected as one of Bill Oppenheim's "Good Value Sires" two years in a row. He covered 126 mares in 2014.
Speightstown has been a commercial success worldwide from the start. In 2014, his yearlings are averaging $192,181, with individuals for $600,000, $500,000, $485,000, etc. He also sired $400,000 2-year-olds in the U.S. and in Europe. In 2013, his weanlings averaged $181,800, while in-foal mares averaged $336,667.