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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.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2004 Sprint

Previous Races

October 30, 2004Breeders' Cup SprintLONE STAR PARK11
October 02, 2004Vosburgh S.BELMONT PARK13
August 14, 2004Alfred G. Vanderbilt H.SARATOGA21
June 05, 2004True North Breeders' Cup H.BELMONT PARK21
May 01, 2004Churchill Downs H.CHURCHILL DOWNS21
March 27, 2004Artax H.GULFSTREAM PARK 1
May 26, 2003Jaipur H.BELMONT PARK 2
May 09, 2003 BELMONT PARK 1
August 03, 2001Amsterdam S.SARATOGA22
June 24, 2001 WOODBINE 1
June 03, 2001 WOODBINE 1
April 08, 2001 WOODBINE 1
March 18, 2001Gotham S.AQUEDUCT37
February 24, 2001 GULFSTREAM PARK 3
February 03, 2001 GULFSTREAM PARK 1
August 26, 2000 SARATOGA 13