From Press Release:
Grade 1 winner Mr Speaker has been purchased by Lori and Mark Collinsworth and will be relocating to their Forks of the Paluxy Farm in Bluff Dale, Texas for the 2022 Breeding Season.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to stand a horse of Mr Speaker’s caliber in Texas,” said Mark Collinsworth. “He was a very talented racehorse, and he is off to a great start in his stallion career with a number of stakes horses already to his credit. With the creation of new Texas-sired stakes races this year and the purse increases we have seen recently in Texas, we are thrilled to offer a stallion with his proven credentials to Texas breeders.”
Mr Speaker is currently represented by four Northern Hemisphere crops of racing age. His top progeny to date includes G1 winner Speech, who annexed the G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland as a three-year-old, and impressive 2021 juvenile stakes winners Speaking and Ironstone. From just 135 foals of racing age, Mr Speaker has produced average earnings of over $47,000 per starter.
A multiple graded stakes winner on dual surfaces, and an earner of over $1.2 Million dollars on the racetrack, Mr Speaker won 6 of his 18 careers starts and finished on-the-board 11 times in his career. His career highlight came in his three-year-old season, winning the G1 Belmont Derby over an internationally renowned field that included 8 graded stakes winners. In addition to his G1 win, Mr. Speaker added graded stakes victories in the G2 Commonwealth Cup at Laurel Park, the G3 Lexington at Keeneland, and the G3 Dania Beach at Gulfstream Park.
Mr Speaker is from one of the last crops by sire-of-sires Pulpit and hails from a deep Phipps Stable pedigree. Out of the Unbridled mare Salute, Mr Speaker is a half-brother to G3 winner Fire Away. His second dam is the undefeated, Hall-of-Fame member Personal Ensign.
Mr Speaker will stand for $5,000. For more details, contact Mark Collinsworth at 432-770-2833 or visit forksofthepaluxy.com.