Fee: $15,000 S&N

Speightstown - Veronique, by Mizzen Mast


  • First in-foal mares sold for up to $850,000.
  • Stakes winner at Keeneland, setting a new track record of 1:07.89 for 6 furlongs–running nearly a second faster than the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) later that same day and and over a second faster than the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Sprint won by Eclipse Champion Elite Power.
  • Ran sub-:44 half-miles on 3 occasions at 3 different tracks
  • Ran :21-&-change quarter-miles in 6 of 8 starts at 5 different tracks
  • 4 ¾-length winner of a Fair Grounds allowance, covering 6 furlongs in 1:08.61—the FASTEST sprint of the ’21-’22 winter meet and the fastest time at that distance in more than 2 years
  • Undefeated in his first three starts: broke his maiden on debut and was named a TDN Rising Star for an 11 ½-length score at Saratoga, setting fractions of :21.50, :43.87, and 1:07.92 with a final 6 ½-furlong time of 1:14.48
  • Dominated a Keeneland allowance race in his second start by 9 ¾ lengths in 1:09.10—the fastest 6-furlong time of the ’20 Keeneland Fall meet
  • Bred 204 mares in his first book, 91% in foal.

A blazing fast sprinter, Nashville is the fastest son of Champion Sprinter and sire of sires, Speightstown. Speightstown and sons have a tremendous strike-rate with Sadler’s Wells line mares, particularly through Medaglia d’Oro, whose daughters have produced 2 Speightstown G1Ws. There has also been success through El Prado, Kitten’s Joy, Perfect Soul and Galileo. The cross of Speightstown and sons with Deputy Minister line mares has been a very successful one with nearly 20 BTWs, including out of daughters of Ghostzapper and his sire Awesome Again, Silver Deputy and sons, Touch Gold and Salt Lake. There are more than 30 BTWs on the Speightstown/Danzig cross, including from daughters of Belong to Me, Danehill, Hard Spun, Honor Grades, Langfuhr and Orpen, which also suggests mares by Exchange Rate and War Front. Speightstown is out of a Storm Cat mare, but he and his sons have more than 20 BTWs when crossed over mares from this sire line, successful examples including Hennessy (through Henny Hughes and Johannesburg, sire of Scat Daddy); Giant’s Causeway and his brother Freud; Harlan and sons Menifee and Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief) and Stormy Atlantic. Out of mares from Speightstown’s own Mr. Prospector line we can note crosses with mares by Distorted Humor, Lemon Drop Kid, Seeking the Gold, Street Cry and Fappiano through Unbridled’s Song, Broken Vow and Quiet American. There are also 20+ BTWs by Speightstown and sons from A.P. Indy line mares, including from daughters of Bernardini, Tapit, Flatter and Jump Start. The cross with In Reality line mares has enjoyed success through Tiznow, Honour and Glory and Successful Appeal. There are also BTWs out of daughters of Indian Charlie and his son, Uncle Mo, Maria’s Mon and More Than Ready. – Alan Porter

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 4 3 (1) 0 0 $175,200
4 1 0 1 0 $20,400
5 3 1 0 0 $37,750
Totals 8 4 (1) 1 0 $233,350
Won at 3
  • Perryville S. at Keeneland (6f in 1:07.89—TRACK RECORD, D, by 3 1/2 lengths, defeating Wild Wes, Little Menace, Bango, Fore Left, Cajun Brother, Relentless Dancer). 102 Beyer.
  • An allowance race at Keeneland (6f, D, by 9 3/4 lengths, defeating Sounion, The Big S, Cowboy Diplomacy, Maximiliano, Hoof Prince, Spin Rate, Wayne O). 103 Beyer.
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (6.5f, D, by 11 1/2 lengths, defeating Democratic Values, Breithorn, Southerner). Career debut. TDN Rising Star. 91 Beyer.
2nd at 4
  • An allowance race at Oaklawn (5.5f, D, to Hollis, defeating Mr. Jagermeister, Nuclear Option, Lykan, Home Base). 98 Beyer.
Won at 5
  • An allowance race at Fair Grounds (6f, D, by 4 3/4 lengths, defeating Long Weekend, Digital, Perfect Speighty, Sounion, Ebben). 102 Beyer.

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