First Foal for Grade I Winner Brilliant Speed

Grade I winner Brilliant Speed   (DynaformerSpeed Succeeds, by Gone West) was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 29 when a colt was born at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala.

The colt is the first foal out of the stakes-winning Mineshaft   mare Lacie Slew, who earned $259,642 on the track.

"We are very pleased with the quality of his first foal, especially considering it's the first foal from the mare," said Live Oak general manager Bruce Hill in a release. "From the looks of this foal, we don't see any reason his offspring won't develop into grade I winners just as Brilliant Speed did."

Best known for his come-from-behind win in the 2011 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), the Live Oak-bred and raced Brilliant Speed also won that year's Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) and placed third in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT), and Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT). After running third in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT), and the Bowling Green Stakes (gr. IIT) at 4, he retired sound with earnings of $1,203,531.

Brilliant Speed will stand his second season at stud in 2014 at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., for a $5,000 fee.

"He is a big-barreled horse with a massive shoulder and hip," said Three Chimneys president Case Clay. "He's got all of the qualities people touted in Dynaformer, but he doesn't have the coarseness that came along with it in his sire. People love how he looks, and we heard this time and time again at our open housesgood bone, big bodied, without a lot of bulk, and athletic to the hilt."

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