Speightstown's Souper Stonehenge earned his first stakes win in style Sunday at Woodbine, drawing off to a four-length win in the $150,000 Jacques Cartier S. (G3).
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The 5-year-old put away the multiple graded winner Pink Lloyd in the final furlong, drawing clear with a strong finishing kick to cover the six furlongs in a very quick 1:08.89, less than a second off the track record of 1:08.05 held by Pink Lloyd.
A Live Oak Plantation homebred, Souper Stonehenge is trained by Mark Casse and now sports a record of 4-4-1 in 15 starts and has banked $271,587.
“I rode him as the best horse in the race,” said winning jockey Patrick Husbands. “Any time you can beat Pink Lloyd at Woodbine Racetrack, especially sprinting, he’s the world beater, he’s the champion here. So I knew it would take a (huge effort) to beat this horse today.”
Souper Stonehenge is out of three-time stakes winner Onepointhreekarats, whose only other foal on record is the stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Tap It to Win.
Speightstown's progeny are having another excellent year at the track in 2021. He has nine stakes winners and progeny earnings of more than $9.2 million to date worldwide, currently third-best on the General Sire list.