Speightstown to Stand at WinStar

Speightstown, winner of the recent Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II), will stand next year at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

It had previously been announced that an interest in Speightstown had been purchased by WinStar and Taylor Made Farm. He is owned by those two farms in partnership with Eugene Melnyk, for whom he races.

Bred in Kentucky by Aaron and Marie Jones, Speightstown was sold for them by Taylor Made at the 1999 Keeneland July yearling sale. He was purchased by Melnyk for $2 million. Speightstown, by Gone West, was produced from the Storm Cat mare Silken Cat, who was the Canadian champion juvenile filly in 1995. He is unbeaten in four starts this year.

A stud fee will be announced at the end of his racing career. The 6-year-old colt is being pointed toward the Oct. 2 Vosburgh (gr. I) and Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

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