Top-10 First-Crop sire Speightster now has a dozen freshman winners after Western Rule and Etu Babou both broke their maidens at Los Alamitos and Turfway Park, respectively.
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Western Rule, who was making his first start, took the lead about half way through the 5 1/2-furlong affair, holding off Pizza Charlie by a neck. Bred in California by Gallop Out Racing LLC, Western Rule is owned by BG Stables. The chestnut juvenile is out of the stakes winner Rockella.
Etu Babou was a rallying winner on Dec. 5 in his two-length win going a mile on the synthetic surface. The chestnut colt races for Jim and Susan Hill and was bred in Kentucky by Melinda Smith Pegasus Stud LLC. Eut Babou's dam Etoufee is a half-sister to four-time graded stakes winner Nannerl.
Speightster, the sire of stakes winners Dreaming of Drew and That Kenney Kid, bred 152 mares in 2020 and will stand next year for $10,000 S&N.