Breeders throughout Australia were much saddened in July 2022 at the sudden passing of lightning sprinter & rapidly rising stallion, Spieth.
Broodmare owners had certainly placed their faith in the stallion with the son of Thorn Park covering over 400 mares in his four seasons at stud … and the potential appeared justified with buyers paying up to $325,000 at yearling sales – over 20 times service fee.
And promise – it seems – was about to be matched by performance, for, at the time of his death Spieth had produced 6 winners and, along with barnmates The Mission and Invader, was a Top 10 Australian First Season Sire by winners.
Winner of the Listed Lightning in Sydney and beaten a lip in both the Group 1 Darley8 and Group 1 Lightning – both run down the famous Flemington straight – Spieth’s progeny are also showing blistering speed with stakes horses such as Birdies Galore (2 wins from 3 starts & second in the Listed Oaklands) and TTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner, Jaguar Stone clearly have promising futures.
With so many more of his sons and daughters still to race and in leading stables (and let’s not forget that Spieth never ran as a 2YO and did his best work on the track at 4!), expect to hear Speith’s name mentioned regularly in the months and years to come.