Speightster

Fee: $10,000 S&N
Speightstown - Dance Swiftly,
by
Danzig, 2012 CH

Speightstown's Heir Apparent

A perfect blend of handsome and athletic, Speightster quickly proved on the track that his greatest asset was his elite speed. His combination of physical makeup and racing attributes make Speightster the closest thing to his sire Speightstown to retire to stud since Munnings.

Speightster was simply brilliant and untouchable when he was on top of his game. A romping maiden winner and TDN Rising Star in his debut, Speightster was unchallenged in his first three starts, winning at 6 1/2 and 7 furlongs before carrying his speed over a mile to decisively defeat Breeders' Cup winner Texas Red in the Dwyer with a 104 Beyer - one of the fastest Beyers from a vintage crop of 3-year-olds at the time of the performance. He enters stud with serious pedigree credentials to boot, being from the direct family of the late leading sire Smart Strike—and bred just like him too.

Speightster - Speightstown's Heir Apparent
Speightster Overview
  • First-crop runners led by THAT KENNEDY KID, winner of the Breeders' Classic S., Fabricate, Churchill MdSpWt winner and placed in the Debutante S. at Ellis Park; Dreaming of Drew, 6-length Woodbine MdSpWt winner and runner-up by a nose in the Catch A Glimpse S.; Queen Arella, 4-length Gulfstream MdSpWt winner; Ampersand, Saratoga MdSpWt winner; etc.
  • 2020 sales: first 2YOs sold for $200,000, $185,000, $175,000$170,000, $110,000$100,000, etc.  
  • 2019 sales: first yearlings of $285,000, $210,000, $200,000, $175,000$155,000, $150,000, etc.
  • At 3: Won Belmont’s $500,000 Dwyer S. [G3] at a mile by a decisive 2 ½ lengths, defeating Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1] winner Texas Red
  • Began his career a perfect 3-for-3 by a combined margin of 13 lengths, at 6 ½, 7, and 8 furlongs, including a 3 ½-length victory over G1 winner & leading 2016 sprinter Joking.
  • Joined Munnings as the only two TDN Rising Stars by SPEIGHTSTOWN at stud
  • SPEED: Arguably the fastest Graded stakes-winning miler of the 2015 3-year-old crop—104 Beyer
  • LOOKS: The mirror image of his sire
  • PEDIGREE: Best-bred son of SPEIGHTSTOWN at stud—from the immediate female family of Champion sire SMART STRIKE.
  • Dam DANCE SWIFTLY, by DANZIG, is a full sister to Hall of Famer & Canadian Triple Crown winner DANCE SMARTLY

"Speightster was an extremely fast and talented horse. He really reminded me a lot of another colt I had from that sire line, Elusive Quality. Both had brilliant speed and a rare ability to carry it over a mile."

—Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott

"I have a Speightster colt that is probably THE FASTEST HORSE I have at this point. He is a really athletic colt."

—Randy Bradshaw, TDN

"I WISH I HAD 10 OF THEM...Speightstown has been a very lucky horse for us...as we look at the Speightsters we see the Speightstown in them and when something works for you, you like to stick with it."

—Eddie Woods

"On the track, they're ALL BUSINESS."

—Torie Gladwell

"I think that in terms of number of winners in 2020, the LEADING FIRST-CROP SIRE WILL BE SPEIGHTSTER. I could name at least half a dozen off the top of my head that the consignors in Ocala like."

—Justin Casse, TDN

"Another freshman stallion I like, who may be slightly under the radar, is Speightster. He was a very talented son of Speightstown and his offspring display many of the physical characteristics you look for in a good racehorse. [He] showed tremendous talent on the track and is from a deep female family in Classy and Smart and Dance Smartly."

—Linda Rice, TDN

 

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earning
3 3 3 0 0 $363,800
4 1 0 0 0 $5,000

4 3 0 0 $368,800

Won at 3

  • Dwyer S. (G3) at Belmont Park by 2 ½ lengths, defeating Texas Red, Tommy Macho, Smart Transition, Blofeld, Hollywood Angel, Bridget’s Big Luvy.
  • Allowance at Belmont Park by 3 ½ lengths, defeating Joking, Lewys Vaporizer, S’maverlous, In Speight Ofitall, Indian Brut, Mr Romance, Awesome Bill, Energetico, Well Lawyered.
  • Maiden special weight at Keeneland by seven lengths, defeating Sir Alfred, Scamp, Alabama Slim, Broken Cloud, Moss Code, Hard Scuffle, Moon Closer.

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

SPEIGHTSTOWN (USA)
ch. 1998
GONE WEST (USA)
br. 1984 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
SECRETTAME (USA)
ch. 1978
SECRETARIAT (USA)
TAMERETT (USA)
SILKEN CAT (CAN)
ch. 1993
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)
SILKEN DOLL (USA)
b. 1980
CHIEFTAIN (USA)
INSILCA (USA)
DANCE SWIFTLY (CAN)
b. 1995
DANZIG (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN)
NATALMA (USA)
PAS DE NOM (USA)
br. 1968
ADMIRALS VOYAGE (USA)
PETITIONER (GB)
CLASSY 'N SMART (CAN)*
b. 1981
SMARTEN (USA)
dkb/br. 1976
CYANE (USA)
SMARTAIRE (USA)
NO CLASS (CAN)*
b. 1974
NODOUBLE (USA)
CLASSY QUILLO (CAN)
courtesy of Pedigree Query

Speightster News

Speightster first-timer romps by 13 lengths at Belmont Park title=
Speightster

Speightster first-timer romps by 13 lengths at Belmont Park

Sam and Sy kicked away from the field coming into the stretch and ran away to a 13 3/4-length victory in his career debut

[read more]

That Kenney Kid first stakes winner for Speightster title=
Speightster

That Kenney Kid first stakes winner for Speightster

Top-10 First-Crop sire Speightster got his first stakes winner Saturday when That Kenney Kid won the $70,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic

[read more]

Speightster filly tabbed for $475,000 Wednesday at Keeneland title=
Speightster

Speightster filly tabbed for $475,000 Wednesday at Keeneland

Speightster had one of the top-priced fillies during Wednesday's session of the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling sale...

[read more]

Speightster filly rolls to six-length maiden special weight win title=
Speightster

Speightster filly rolls to six-length maiden special weight win

Top-five First-Crop sire Speightster is up to a half-dozen winners after That Kenney Kid drew off to a six-length victory...

[read more]

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Speightster Progeny

  • First-crop runners led by THAT KENNEDY KID, winner of the Breeders' Classic S., Fabricate, Churchill MdSpWt winner and placed in the Debutante S. at Ellis Park; Dreaming of Drew, 6-length Woodbine MdSpWt winner and runner-up by a nose in the Catch A Glimpse S.; Queen Arella, 4-length Gulfstream MdSpWt winner; Ampersand, Saratoga MdSpWt winner; etc.
  • 2020 sales: first 2YOs sold for $200,000, $185,000, $175,000$170,000, $110,000$100,000, etc.  
  • 2019 sales: first yearlings of $285,000, $210,000, $200,000, $175,000$155,000, $150,000, etc.
  • At 3: Won Belmont’s $500,000 Dwyer S. [G3] at a mile by a decisive 2 ½ lengths, defeating Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1] winner Texas Red
  • Began his career a perfect 3-for-3 by a combined margin of 13 lengths, at 6 ½, 7, and 8 furlongs, including a 3 ½-length victory over G1 winner & leading 2016 sprinter Joking.
  • Joined Munnings as the only two TDN Rising Stars by SPEIGHTSTOWN at stud
  • SPEED: Arguably the fastest Graded stakes-winning miler of the 2015 3-year-old crop—104 Beyer
  • LOOKS: The mirror image of his sire
  • PEDIGREE: Best-bred son of SPEIGHTSTOWN at stud—from the immediate female family of Champion sire SMART STRIKE.
  • Dam DANCE SWIFTLY, by DANZIG, is a full sister to Hall of Famer & Canadian Triple Crown winner DANCE SMARTLY

"Speightster was an extremely fast and talented horse. He really reminded me a lot of another colt I had from that sire line, Elusive Quality. Both had brilliant speed and a rare ability to carry it over a mile."

—Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott

"I have a Speightster colt that is probably THE FASTEST HORSE I have at this point. He is a really athletic colt."

—Randy Bradshaw, TDN

"I WISH I HAD 10 OF THEM...Speightstown has been a very lucky horse for us...as we look at the Speightsters we see the Speightstown in them and when something works for you, you like to stick with it."

—Eddie Woods

"On the track, they're ALL BUSINESS."

—Torie Gladwell

"I think that in terms of number of winners in 2020, the LEADING FIRST-CROP SIRE WILL BE SPEIGHTSTER. I could name at least half a dozen off the top of my head that the consignors in Ocala like."

—Justin Casse, TDN

"Another freshman stallion I like, who may be slightly under the radar, is Speightster. He was a very talented son of Speightstown and his offspring display many of the physical characteristics you look for in a good racehorse. [He] showed tremendous talent on the track and is from a deep female family in Classy and Smart and Dance Smartly."

—Linda Rice, TDN

 

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earning
3 3 3 0 0 $363,800
4 1 0 0 0 $5,000

4 3 0 0 $368,800

Won at 3

  • Dwyer S. (G3) at Belmont Park by 2 ½ lengths, defeating Texas Red, Tommy Macho, Smart Transition, Blofeld, Hollywood Angel, Bridget’s Big Luvy.
  • Allowance at Belmont Park by 3 ½ lengths, defeating Joking, Lewys Vaporizer, S’maverlous, In Speight Ofitall, Indian Brut, Mr Romance, Awesome Bill, Energetico, Well Lawyered.
  • Maiden special weight at Keeneland by seven lengths, defeating Sir Alfred, Scamp, Alabama Slim, Broken Cloud, Moss Code, Hard Scuffle, Moon Closer.

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

SPEIGHTSTOWN (USA)
ch. 1998
GONE WEST (USA)
br. 1984 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
SECRETTAME (USA)
ch. 1978
SECRETARIAT (USA)
TAMERETT (USA)
SILKEN CAT (CAN)
ch. 1993
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)
SILKEN DOLL (USA)
b. 1980
CHIEFTAIN (USA)
INSILCA (USA)
DANCE SWIFTLY (CAN)
b. 1995
DANZIG (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN)
NATALMA (USA)
PAS DE NOM (USA)
br. 1968
ADMIRALS VOYAGE (USA)
PETITIONER (GB)
CLASSY 'N SMART (CAN)*
b. 1981
SMARTEN (USA)
dkb/br. 1976
CYANE (USA)
SMARTAIRE (USA)
NO CLASS (CAN)*
b. 1974
NODOUBLE (USA)
CLASSY QUILLO (CAN)
courtesy of Pedigree Query
Speightster first-timer romps by 13 lengths at Belmont Park title=
Speightster

Speightster first-timer romps by 13 lengths at Belmont Park

Sam and Sy kicked away from the field coming into the stretch and ran away to a 13 3/4-length victory in his career debut

[read more]

That Kenney Kid first stakes winner for Speightster title=
Speightster

That Kenney Kid first stakes winner for Speightster

Top-10 First-Crop sire Speightster got his first stakes winner Saturday when That Kenney Kid won the $70,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic

[read more]

Speightster filly tabbed for $475,000 Wednesday at Keeneland title=
Speightster

Speightster filly tabbed for $475,000 Wednesday at Keeneland

Speightster had one of the top-priced fillies during Wednesday's session of the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling sale...

[read more]

Speightster filly rolls to six-length maiden special weight win title=
Speightster

Speightster filly rolls to six-length maiden special weight win

Top-five First-Crop sire Speightster is up to a half-dozen winners after That Kenney Kid drew off to a six-length victory...

[read more]

Speightster Progeny

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Always Dreaming
Audible
Carpe Diem
Congrats
Constitution
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Global Campaign
Good Samaritan
Improbable
Laoban
More Than Ready
Outwork
Paynter
Promises Fulfilled
Speightster
Speightstown
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tom's d'Etat
Tourist
Yoshida

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