Stallions Speightster and Outwork will be joining WinStar Farm now that they’re both retired. Uncle Mo son Outwork is coming off a win in the April 9 Wood Memorial (gr. I), while Speightster has a win in the 2015 Dwyer Stakes on his resume.
“Outwork and Speightster are as close to Uncle Mo and Speightstown as you will find when you look at the combination of their overall quality, physical traits, and racing traits in relation to their sires,” said WinStar President/Chief Executive Officer Elliott Walden. “Speightstown is emerging as a sire of sires, and Speightster is closely related to Smart Strike and bred just like him. Most would expect Uncle Mo to have successful sons at stud, and Outwork looks like a carbon copy. So these are two very exciting new stallion prospects that will have the full support of some of the top breeders in the world, including WinStar and our partners Mike Repole and Woodford Thoroughbreds on Outwork. Both horses also figure to be priced in the market to be accessible for a wide range of breeders.”
Outwork is now the first Uncle Mo sire to retire to stud as a grade I winner.
“Outwork has always reminded me so much of Uncle Mo,” said trainer Todd Pletcher. “Both are big colts with similar qualities, including their uncanny speed and precociousness for their size. Both were always very forward in the mornings and among the best work horses in the barn, and obviously they both went on to do great things stretching out their speed to win major grade I races.”