07/07/2015 9:12AM

SirePowered Results: Speightstown

Barbara D. Livingston
Force the Pass wins the Belmont Derby on July 4 at Belmont Park.

Sprint champion Speightstown got to showcase the versatility of his offspring over the holiday weekend, with a pair of graded stakes winners on July 4 at Belmont Park. The WinStar Farm stallion was represented by Force the Pass, who captured the Grade 1 Belmont Derby at 1 1/4 miles on turf; and by unbeaten Speightster, winner of the Grade 3 Dwyer Stakes at one mile on the main track.

Force the Pass earned his third stakes victory of 2015 with his 3 3/4-length score in the Belmont Derby, in which he earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 92, according to Daily Racing Form’s SirePowered Results. The colt previously won the Cutler Bay Stakes at Gulfstream Park and the Grade 3 Penn Mile at Penn National. Never worse than second in six career starts, Force the Pass pushed his career earnings past the million-dollar mark with his latest score.

Force the Pass, who runs as a homebred for Richard Santulli, is out of the multiple Grade 3-winning Dynaformer mare Social Queen.
Speightster, who races as a homebred for WinStar, won the Dwyer by 2 1/2 lengths over 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, earning a Beyer of 104. The colt previously romped in his debut at Keeneland, then won an allowance at Belmont.

Speightster is out of the unraced Danzig mare Dance Swiftly, a full sister to Canadian Horse of the Year and blue hen Dance Smartly.

Speightstown, a son of Gone West, won 10 of 16 career starts, bankrolling more than $1.2 million. The horse won five stakes in 2004, capped by the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Lone Star Park, to earn Eclipse Award honors as champion sprinter. He entered stud the following spring at WinStar, and his 70 career stakes winners through July 5 include two-time Canadian champion Essence Hit Man and Grade/Group 1 winners Dance to Bristol, Force the Pass, Haynesfield, Golden Ticket, Jersey Town, Lord Shanakill, Poseidon’s Warrior, Reynaldothewizard, and Seek Again.

Get complete results for Speightstown and other stallions using DRF's SirePowered Results, which now features the ability to sort by Beyer Speed Figures. To access the app, click here.