Speightstown filly kicks off career with TDN Rising Star performance
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Carribean Caper left her foes far behind in the Fair Grounds stretch as she rolled to an eight-length maiden special weight win in her racing debut Saturday at Fair Grounds.

The 3-year-old Speightstown filly was named a TDN Rising Star following the blowout win, the first this year and 21st to garner the distinction in Speightstown's storied stallion career.

Carribean Caper and Firingtothefront, another first-time starter, were head-to-head through the first half-mile, which went in :45.77, before the Al Stall, Jr. trainee began to assert herself. Pulling clear under a hand ride, she was up four lengths with a furlong to run and doubled up the margin at the finish to get the six furlongs in an excellent 1:09.88 (VIDEO) .

Carribean Caper was purchased by her owner Columbine Stable for $250,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling sale. She was bred by WinStar Farm and is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Checkupfromzneckup.

After finishing in the top-five on the 2020 General Sire list, Speightstown is off to an excellent start in 2021, with five stakes horses in the first six weeks of the year. 
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