Grade I winner Echo Town (Speightstown–Letgomyecho, by Menifee) has been retired from racing and will stand for a fee of $10,000 at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud.
“We are delighted that Echo Town will be coming to Ashford,” said Ashford’s Director of Sales Charlie O’Connor. “He’s a very good-looking horse and Speightstown is making an impression as a sire of sires. As one of the best sprinters of his generation we think Echo Town offers a similar profile to our own Munnings who continues to go from strength to strength.”
Echo Town broke his maiden first out at Fair Grounds for Steve Asmussen, earning ‘TDN Rising Star’ status in the process. Two more convincing wins followed at Oaklawn Park and Churchill Downs before he was second in the GI Woody Stephens S. at Belmont. Next time out in the GI H. Allen Jerkens S. at Saratoga, he turned the tables on Woody Stephens victor No Parole (Violence) with a convincing 3 1/2-length score (video).
“We are extremely excited for Echo Town to stand at Coolmore America,” said co-owner Michael Levinson of L&N Racing. “He has been a star on the racetrack, and we’re confident Coolmore will give him every opportunity to succeed as a stallion. We look forward to seeing his foals hit the ground in 2022.”
A son of GII Forward Gal S. winner Letgomyecho, Echo Town is a half-brother to GSW J Boys Echo (Mineshaft) and GSP placed Unbridled Outlaw (Unbridled’s Song).
Echo Town is already at Ashford and available for inspection by appointment.