Gone West - Silken Cat, by Storm Cat


  • 2023 racing: PRINCE OF MONACO, TDN Rising Star and winner of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and Best Pal S. (G3) in a 103 Beyer—fastest 2YO Beyer of 2023; SWITZERLAND, winner of Dubawi S. (G3) and runner-up in the Dubai Golden Shaheen S. (G1); GOLD SWEEP, winner of the Tremont S. and runner-up in the Sanford S. (G3); SHIRL’S SPEIGHT, runner-up in the Woodbine Mile (G1); stakes winners DEAN’S LIST, CHISELER, ULTIMATEOTAGO, SAN HUBERTO (IRE); G3-placed Undervalued Asset, Mubakker, OLD CHESTNUT, FORZA DI ORO; etc.
  • 2023 sales: yearlings sold for $650,000, $600,000, $500,000, $485,000, $400,000, $400,000, etc.
  • 2022 racing: OLYMPIAD, 5-time GSW, including the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1); SHIRL’S SPEIGHT, winner of the Maker’s Mark Mile S. (G1); SWITZERLAND, winner of the Dubai Golden Shaheen S. (G1); etc.
  • 25 G1 winners sired on every surface, from 6 furlongs to 1 ¼ miles, all over the world. 227 BTHs, 138 BTWs, 65 GSWs, $152+ million in earnings
  • One of only 3 active sires to win a Breeders’ Cup race and sire multiple Breeders’ Cup winners—colt and filly, dirt and turf

Champion Sprinter Speightstown has long been one of North America’s most prolific and most versatile stakes sires, and he is now an important sire of sires and broodmare sire. Speightstown has enjoyed remarkable success with Sadler’s Wells mares, particularly with daughters of Medaglia d’Oro, a cross that has produced such G1Ws as Rock Fall and Competitionofideas. He also has a GSW out of a mare by Medaglia d’Oro’s sire, El Prado, and one out of another son, Kitten’s Joy. There has also been success with mares by Galileo and Perfect Soul. Other branches of Northern Dancer to excel under Speightstown include Danzig (with Belong to Me, Langfuhr, Hard Spun, Danehill, and Dayjur among successful broodmare sires, which also suggests War Front); Deputy Minister (including Awesome Again, Ghostzapper, French Deputy, and Silver Deputy); and Nureyev, through Theatrical. There are eight SWs by Speightstown out of mares by A.P. Indy, and from this line, he’s also enjoyed success with mares by Bernardini and Tapit, the broodmare sire of his G1W Lexitonian. There are two SWs, one G1, by Speightstown out of mares by Indian Charlie, which suggests trying mares by Uncle Mo and sons. Out of mares from his own Mr. Prospector line, Speightstown has the brilliant Charlatan out of a mare by Quiet American, from the Fappiano branch. He has also enjoyed success with Mr. Prospector through Distorted Humor, Lemon Drop Kid, Seeking the Gold and Street Cry. – Alan Porter

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 1 0 0 0 $0
3 7 4 1 (1) 1 $156,680
5 2 1 1 (1) 0 $56,020
6 6 5 (5) 0 1 (1) $1,045,556
Totals 16 10 (5) 2 (2) 2 (1) $1,258,256
Won at 3
  • An allowance race at Woodbine (7f, D).
  • An allowance race at Woodbine  (7f, D).
  • An allowance race at Woodbine  (6f, D).
  • A maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park (6f, D).
2nd at 3
  • Amsterdam S. (G2) at Saratoga (6f, D).
Won at 5
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (7f in 1:22.69, D).
2nd at 5
  • Jaipur H. at Belmont Park (7f, D).
Won at 6

Champion Sprinter

  • Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Lone Star Park (6f in 1:08.11, D).
  • Churchill Downs H. (G2) at Churchill (7f in 1:21.38, D).
  • True North Breeders’ Cup H. (G2) at Belmont (6f in 1:08.04, D, 0 Rag).
  • Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G2) at Saratoga (6f in 1:08.04 ETR, D).
  • Artax H. at Gulfstream Park (7f in 1:22.03, D).
3rd at 6
  • Vosburgh S. (G1) at Belmont (6f, D).

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