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Speightstown

Speightstown

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
J. Velasquez
Trainer: 
T. Pletcher
Owner: 
Melnyk Racing Stables (Eugene & Laura Melnyk)
Breeder: 
Aaron U. & Marie Jones

Plagued by minor injuries, including a bothersome ankle which cost him his entire 4-year-old season, Speightstown had brilliant speed and a heart to match when he was right. The Gone West colt won 10 of 16 lifetime starts, including a six-furlong track record of 1:08.64 in winning the Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga Race Course at the age of 6 in 2004.

Injuries limited Speightstown to one start at 2 in 2000, but he returned to win four of seven starts at 3. Off nearly two years, he resumed his career with an allowance victory at Belmont Park in May 2003, making just two starts that year. As a 6-year-old, Speightstown won five of six races, three of them Grade 2 stakes, as well as the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint. He was voted the Eclipse Award as champion sprinter of 2004.

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  • 2004 TwinSpires Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2004 Sprint

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Speightstown
Gone West
Mr. Prospector
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Secrettame
Secretariat
Tamerett
Silken Cat
Storm Cat
Storm Bird
Terlingua
Silken Doll
Chieftain
Insilca

Career Highlights

February 1, 1998
Foaled in Kentucky
May 1, 2004
Wins first graded stakes in Grade 2 Churchill Downs Handicap
August 14, 2004
Sets six-furlong track record at Saratoga winning A.G. Vanderbilt
October 30, 2004
Closes career with first Grade 1 triumph in Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Lone Star Park
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
February 1, 1998
Foaled in Kentucky

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