Leading First Crop Sire: Randy Bradshaw

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Speightster | Randy Bradshaw

Speightster would be my first pick. I have one Speightster and he is probably the fastest horse that we have. He’s as fast as anything that I’ve probably ever taken to a 2-year-old sale. He’s a very good-looking horse. He’s a good size at around 16 hands. He’s just a solid, beautiful horse and is terrifically fast. We have high hopes for him and hopefully we can get a decent amount of money and somebody can do well with him and make us famous.

I have a Not This Time that I bought in July last year. He’s probably the biggest 2-year-old that we have at 16’2 at least. That being said, he’s an incredibly fast horse for as big as he is with a tremendous amount of talent. He reminds me a lot of Nadal at this stage, but this one is a little bigger, stretchier, and a touch more athletic than Nadal. He’s very good minded, which is half the battle with those horses, just making sure their mind stays together, that they understand what we’re trying to teach them, and that they get better every day. So far that’s been the case with him.

I’ll tell you how athletic he is. When we first brought him home we had him tranquilized and he was out in a paddock. I had a couple guys out there to make sure he didn’t go through the fence. He jogged around the paddock and came jogging through the fence. He baled over a five-foot gate like it wasn’t even there. That’s pretty hard to do under tranquilizer when you’re that big, but that’s how athletic he is.

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