Speightstown / Jersey Girl, by Belong To Me, 2006, CH  |  Fee: $10,000 S&N

Grade 1-Winning Miler By SPEIGHTSTOWN

  • The only Grade 1 winner at a mile by SPEIGHTSTOWN at stud in KY.
  • Brilliant winner of the Cigar Mile (G1) - 111 Beyer (2nd highest Beyer of 2010 at a mile).
  • Dominating winner of $400,000 Kelso H. (G2) - 110 Beyer (2nd highest Beyer of 2012 at a mile).
  • More stakes wins/placings than any Grade 1 winner by SPEIGHTSTOWN.
  • Soundly defeated Grade 1 winners: TAPIZAR by 20 lengths (just prior to his BC Dirt Mile win), SHACKLEFORD by 3 1/2, TO HONOR AND SERVE by 8 3/4, JACKSON BEND by 9 1/2, SIDNEY'S CANDY by 10 3/4.
  • Cigar Mile: defeated G1 winners HAYNESFIELD, GIROLAMO, BRIBON (Fr) and VINEYARD HAVEN.
  • By GONE WEST's best son, Champion SPEIGHTSTOWN (North America's 2nd Leading Sire of SHs in 2014).
  • Out of three-time G1 winner JERSEY GIRL (Acorn-G1, Mother Goose-G1, Test-G1).
  • Retired sound with earnings of $819,668 - Ran 1-2-3 in 17-of-21 starts.
  • In-foal mares have sold for up to $150,000.
  • First foals are yearlings of 2015.
 
 
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RECENT NEWS
Friday, January 10, 2014
Jersey Town, the Grade 1-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, sired his first foal when a filly was born the morning of Friday, Jan. 10 at Pennland Farm in Paris, KY...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Dialed In, Shackleford and Jersey Town, Darby Dan’s trio of Grade 1-winning freshman stallions, have all had their first respective mares scanned at 15 days and officially pronounced in foal...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Grade 1 winners Shackleford and Jersey Town have officially been retired from racing and have arrived at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to take up residence...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Jersey Town, the Grade 1-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, will retire to stud at Darby Dan Farm after making his final start in the Nov. 24th Cigar Mile (G1)...
 
 
RACE RECORD
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 7 3 3 0 $138,001
4 5 2 2 1 $256,000
5 4 0 2 1 $89,000
6 5 1 1 1 $336,667
Totals 21 6 8 3 $819,668

Won at 3

  • An allowance race at Monmouth Park (8.5f, by 8 ¼ defeating Hello Lover, East End Tap, Jacoby’s Run, Easy Gallop, and Rapid Redux)
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (7f, defeating El Trajin, Another Success, Lohad, Bold Vindication, and Four Star Bo)
  • A maiden race at Gulfstream Park (7f, defeating Greatbillsoffire, Trusting Heart, and Danick)

2nd at 3

  • British Columbia Derby (gr-III, 9f, to Winning Machine, defeating Noosa Beach, Senor Rojo, Rooster City, Quinalt, Tommy Danzigger, Ganbei, and Gather de Justice)
  • Restoration S. (8.5f, to Boots Ahead, defeating Hero’s Image, Duke of Homeberg, Dubai Review, Union Strike, and Open Outcry)
  • An allowance race at Monmouth Park (8.5f, to Endymion, defeating Valid Sum, Bridled West, Copper Cascade, Bull Toccet, Hop Skip and Away, and Purely Precious)

Won at 4

  • Cigar Mile H. (gr-I, 8f, defeating Haynesfield, Girolamo, Bribon, Friend or Foe, Soaring Empire, Vineyard Haven, Musket Man, and Half Metal Jacket)
  • An allowance race at Emerald Downs (6.5f, defeating He’s All Heart, Taif, Noble Juan, Seven Torrents, Margo’s Gift, and Royal Game)

2nd at 4

  • Bold Ruler H. (gr-III, 7f, to Bribon, defeating Half Metal Jacket, Tahitian Warrior, Wildcat Brief, Temecula Creek, Jack on the Rocks, and Roaring Lion)
  • Longacres Mile H. (gr-III, 8f, to Noosa Beach, defeating Assessment, Almost Time, Winning Machine, Gallant Son, Teide, Davos, Wasserman, Senor Rojo, Burj Dubai, and Gallon)

3rd at 4

  • Kelso H. (gr-II, 8f, to Tizway & Cool Coal Man, defeating Caixa Eletronica, Le Grand Cru, Regal Ransom, and Mythical Power)

2nd at 5

  • Forego S. (gr-I, 6f, to Jackson Bend, defeating Aikenite, Hamazing Destiny, Golddigger’s Boy, Escrow Kid, Regal Ransom, Sidney’s Candy, and Rule by Night)
  • Teddy Drone S. (6f, to Force Freeze, defeating Ravalo, Roaring Lion, Partyallnightlong, Irrefutable, Delong Road, Rule by Night, Khan of Khans, and Coral Key)

3rd at 5

  • Kelso H. (gr-II, 8f, to Uncle Mo & Jackson Bend, defeating Golddigger’s Boy)

Won at 6

  • Kelso H. (gr-II, 8f, by 3 ½, defeating Shackleford, Trickmeister, To Honor and Serve, Golddigger’s Boy, and Tapizar)

2nd at 6

  • Sir Shackleton S. (6.5f, to Travelin Man, defeating Nathan’s H Q, Will’s Wildcat, Brethren, Action Andy, and Dixie Slam)

3rd at 6

  • Forego S. (gr-I, 7f, to Emcee & Hamazing Destiny, defeating Caxia Eletronica, Pacific Ocean, Isn’t He Perfect, and Jackson Bend)
 
 
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PROGENY

Jersey Town - Progeny

 
 
PEDIGREE (Print Pedigree)
SPEIGHTSTOWN (USA)
ch. 1998
GONE WEST (USA)
b. 1984
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
SECRETTAME (USA)
ch. 1978
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
TAMERETT (USA) br. 1962 *
SILKEN CAT (CAN)
ch. 1993
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN) b. 1978
TERLINGUA (USA) ch. 1976
SILKEN DOLL (USA)
b. 1980
CHIEFTAIN (USA) br. 1961
INSILCA (USA) ch. 1974
JERSEY GIRL (USA)
ch. 1995
BELONG TO ME (USA)
dkb/br. 1989
DANZIG (USA)
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
PAS DE NOM (USA) dkb/br. 1968
BELONGING (USA)
b. 1979
EXCLUSIVE NATIVE (USA) ch. 1965 [C]
STRAIGHT DEAL (USA) b. 1962 *
MISS BOLD APPEAL (USA)
ch. 1990
VALID APPEAL (USA)
b. 1972
IN REALITY (USA) b. 1964 [BC]
DESERT TRIAL (USA) ch. 1963
BID GAL (USA)
ch. 1979
BOLD BIDDER (USA) b. 1962 [IC]
NOWMEPACHE (USA) ch. 1964
 
 
PEDIGREE ANALYSIS
Jersey Town

by Alan Porter - Jersey Town is a grade one winning miler by the red-hot sire and Champion Sprinter Speightstown, out of the brilliant three-time grade one winner Jersey Girl.

Jersey Town appeals as a very exciting prospect for mares from the Deputy Minister branch of the Northern Dancer line. Not only has his sire enjoyed outstanding success with mares from this line, but his broodmare sire, Belong to Me, is out of a mare by Exclusive Native, who comes from the immediate family of Deputy Minister. Speightstown’s Travers Stakes (gr. I) hero Golden Ticket is out of a mare by Deputy Minister himself. He has grade one winning millionaire Haynesfield from a daughter of Tejabo, and stakes winners out of a mares by Silver Deputy and his son, Archers Bay, French Deputy and War Deputy. Other candidates from the Deputy Minister line include Awesome Again, Dehere, Deputy Commander, Forest Camp, Salt Lake, Touch Gold, Graeme Hall, Ghostzapper and Posse.

Speightstown has also enjoyed success when crossed over mares descending from Northern Dancer through the closely related Nureyev and Sadler’s Wells. Speightstown’s group one winner Lord Shanakill is out of a mare by Nureyev son, Theatrical, with other sources of that line including Atticus, Spinning World and Stravinsky. From a mare by Sadler’s Wells son, El Prado, Speightstown has sired the prolific stakes winner Essence Hit Man, and this suggests trying mares by Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller. There is also a multiple stakes winner by Speightstown out of a mare by Louis Quatorze (a son of Sovereign Dancer). Speightstown is out of a mare by Storm Cat, but has already sired two stakes winners, including the brilliantly-fast Bridgetown (dam by Tabasco Cat) out of Storm Cat line mares, inviting daughters of such as Giant’s Causeway, Forest Wildcat, Forestry, Hennessy – and his son, Johannesburg – Stormy Atlantic, Stormin Fever, Tale of the Cat, Harlan’s Holiday, Bernstein Mountain Cat, Tactical Cat and Sir Cat. The Gone West line has done well with mares descending from Northern Dancer through Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union), and it could also be interesting to introduce Nijinsky II through Royal Academy, a close relative to Storm Cat, and himself broodmare sire of a group one winner by a son of Gone West.

Speightstown is unusual for a Gone West line stallion in that he is beginning to forge a strong affinity for mares from the Seattle Slew. He has two stakes winners, one graded out of mares by A. P. Indy. Jersey Town is from a family that has worked well with A.P. Indy son, Pulpit, and that strain could also be introduced through Tapit and Sky Mesa, while other sources of A.P. Indy include Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Bernardini, Old Trieste and Jump Start. Speightstown has also sired stakes winners out of mares descending from Seattle Slew through Capote (sire of Boston Harbor and Mayakovsky) and Houston, and he also has graded winner Sum of the Parts out of a mare by Slew’s Royalty.

Out of mares from the Turn-to line, Speightstown has sired the grade one winning Poseidon’s Warrior from a daughter of Smarten. From the Hail to Reason branch of Turn-to, Speightstown has a stakes winner out of a mare by Saint Ballado (by Halo) sire of Saint Liam, Captain Bodgit, Sweetsouthernsaint and Yankee Victor, and a brother to Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due). Speightstown has also enjoyed success with the Roberto branch of Hail to Reason, siring stakes winners out of mares by Red Ransom and Prized (by Kris S., also sire of Arch, Rock Hard Ten and You and I), encouraging trying mares by other sons of Roberto such as Dynaformer, Silver Hawk and Lear Fan.

Speightstown is sire of a stakes winner out of a mare by Relaunch and another by that horse’s son, Honour and Glory, which would suggest mares by other stallions from that line, such as daughters of Skywalker, Bertrando, Officer, Cee’s Tizzy and Tiznow. Jersey Town carries In Reality – the sire of Relaunch – through Valid Appeal, but it could be worth duplicating that horse through Valid Wager (a brother to the granddam of Jersey Town) and Valid Expectations (a three-quarters brother to the granddam of Jersey Town).

Out of mares from the Blushing Groom line, Speightstown has stakes winners out of mares by Peaks and Valleys and his sire Mt. Livermore (also sire of Orientate and Housebuster), and a stakes winner out of a mare Rainbow Quest, a horse bred on similar line to Rahy.

Speightstown’s graded winner Despite The Odds is out of a mare by Cozzene (sire of Alphabet Soup and Mizzen Mast), which also invites trying Cozzene’s sire Caro through In Excess and Indian Charlie, who are both broodmare sires of Gone West line stakes winners.

Speightstown also has the very fast multiple graded stakes winner Munnings out of a mare by Holy Bull. Out of mares from the Ribot line he is sire of grade one winner Mona de Momma from a daughter of Linkage (by Hoist the Flag), and he has a stakes winner out of a mare by Colonial Affair (by Pleasant Colony, sire of Pleasantly Perfect, who looks particularly interesting here, and Pleasant Tap), and his English group winning two-year-old, Bapak Chinta is out of a mare by Maria’ s Mon.

 
 
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