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Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Phipps Stable
Pedigree:
Pulpit  -  Salute  by  Unbridled
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Older Comments about Mr Speaker...

I should have bet this one because I usually bet Shug horses on turf if they look decent in the form. Too bad. Great hit for Buckpasser or any one else who had it. Really happy for the class-act connections.
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  • Dressage3295 · It was a great race for him. My father was feeling well that day so we were able to attend. It made his day as heExterminator- I think they'll end up keeping him on the turf as that's where he's done his best. · 86 days ago
  • Dressage3295 · (don't know why it keeps cutting me off) ***as he is a big fan of Shrug, and of course, Personal Ensign. It's good to see her bloodline doing well as of late between Mr. Speaker and Wildcat Red. · 86 days ago
Yes. I'm so thrilled for Shug and the Phipps
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  • goblin · Mr. Speaker given BSF of 95. https://twitter.com/DRF_DanIllman · 87 days ago
  • travel_vic · fellow up on the rood kept yelling Shug has it...He was the only one around who did. · 87 days ago
Didnt pick him didnt like him pre race. I wont sit here and act like im happy like others who are pretending they had him ill just im happy for america
Mr. Speaker entered in Pennine Ridge S. At Belmont Park, 5/26
Found this in Keeneland Barn Notes: Phipps Stable's homebred Mr Speaker, winner of Saturday's Coolmore Lexington (G3), is to make his next start in the May 26 Pennine Ridge at Belmont, according to trainer Shug McGaughey's assistant, Robbie Medina. The $200,000 stakes is for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on turf. And on to the Belmont Derby: But it’s the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational at 1¼ miles on grass on July 5, the Grade I race for 3-year-olds .... (USA Today)
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  • travel_vic · Of interest is that any horse winning three editions of a single race is a rare occurrence but the Jamaica Handicap has had two horses accomplish that feat. · 162 days ago
  • buckpasser · Piet and Overdrawn · 162 days ago
Found this in Keeneland Barn Notes: Phipps Stable's homebred Mr Speaker, winner of Saturday's Coolmore Lexington (G3), is to make his next start in the May 26 Pennine Ridge at Belmont, according to trainer Shug McGaughey's assistant, Robbie Medina. The $200,000 stakes is for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on turf. And on to the Belmont Derby: But it’s the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational at 1¼ miles on grass on July 5, the Grade I race for 3-year-olds .... (USA Today)
This caballo has class. Very good looking win!
  • audy · Agreed, great race. So happy, he won. Once he found his way through he seemed unstoppable. Wondered whether he even might like the lead instead of stalking. He is so amazing, seems so keen on running. Best of luck to him and his connections. · 164 days ago
I thought this race was mistake. I am very happy to be completely wrong. I've liked him on the grass and thought he had the makings of a top grass horse. Still do. And am glad he won. Good work Shug.
  • Buckpasser · His dam Salute (a daughter of Personal Ensign) has a War Front colt foaled in 2012 named Fire Away. Also has three fillies all unraced, assuming they are in the Phipps broodmare band. · 164 days ago
He looked so good today.
  • goblin · Very nice! · 164 days ago
  • cedar · Nice patience from the horse and jock. Hoping they keep him on the grass and skip the TC races. He might just be another Point of Entry with the right schedule · 164 days ago
Before i proceed any further on this thread. I would like to extend my sincerest apologies to one Claude R. McGaughey III(better known to John Q. Public as >>SHUG) I will be the first to tell you that i in noway have the credentials to question a trainer with his Resume , but here goes.Shug , what has happened to you in the past year. Are we looking for the publics attention,please do not tell me the ghosts of Elliot Guilliot are not around the corner. I loved the old Shug,quiet and conservative in his training methods. Always looking at the interest of the horse before anything else. I like the Shug who if he ran a horse back in 6 weeks time. He was considered over racing the horse. It all started with youboy hood dream when you finally won your Hometown Kentucky Derby. I get it,we were in La La land,and rightfully so. The dream ended abruptly when you lost the Preakness in such an awful performance for a Derby winner. The old Shug would of packed his gear and gone back to the Laboratory,pointing to the Dandy/Travers Double Header. Somehow the new Shug took over,he set aside all previous beliefs and methods. By the way,the ones that made him a Hall of Famer. He refused to see the signs of a tired horse(who laid it on the line the past 3 months) You instead allowed a 4Furlong work to sway you to the DARK SIDE. You ran in the BELMONT STAKES. OOOOuuuccccchhhhhh. This year,when everyone is screaming bloody murder and have caught on to the Cement based surface of Gulfstream PaRK. You raced T.C. hopeful Top Billing 3 times in a 50 day span over this catastrophic surface. Maybe it was a blessing that a minor injury occured and you were forced to scrape the master plan ,the one were you were prepared to run him a 4th time. Maybe the horse was smarter than all of the braintrust making the decisions. Maybe he faked the injury ,for some much needed relief. Then what does Shug do,Lets look at Honor Code. He missed substantial time due to leg issues. Rather than work him over the softer training facility at PMM,he has all his works at the Cement base factory(kudos Sullivan,you alerted me to this) If that was not enough,he aquelched plans to run ata a safer surface at Oaklawn. Just to run at the HIGHWAY. How did that work out.Which brings us to what me be the icing on the cake. He lef the best for last. Our guest of honor,the thread header. In Mr. Speaker,Shug arguably has one of the 3 best male 3yo turfers in America to date. This year he has run twice on the turf. He won a Stake and was placed ,in a hard luck trip. The only hiccup was the Dirt race. I have no problem with that race. You took the shot,that he might like the Dirt. Why not,Derby fever was spreading. No harm no foul with that move. My question is,why the LEXINGTON????????????????/. He has shown that the longer the distances ,the better he will be. Why the cut back and on a different surface. Please don't tell me you are looking to enter the Derby starting gate via the "BACK DOOR". Maybe wheeling a horse back in short time last year did not register yet. Mr. Speaker just may well love the Carpet on Saturday,he may even run a track record. But when will he ever run on this surface again. If you thought he was that good and you wanted a shot at the Derby. Why didn't we enter in the Bluegrass. Bigger purse and a more reasonable 3 week turnaround. You already have an experience to go back to. Point of Entry. You guys tried to force a square peg into a round hole his entire 3yo career. A stroke of luck made you guys try the weeds. You probably thought he was not good enough. So what do we have to lose. Shug,on the Turf. This guy is good enough. Do not waste the year.
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  • shackleford · Agreed, I would have rather seen him in Arkansas or the Bluegrass, or even the IL Derby or Tesio this weekend. Hope he runs well, regardless. · 165 days ago
  • Sullivan · My Farish comment was in regards to his training practices, not his having them. As far as synthetic, Carl Nafzger has been very loudly voiced on its merits for conditioning, especially for Street Sense. · 165 days ago
After he wins the Bluegrass he will go to the Derby.Cant wait
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  • jimandcarrie.kenney · I say that he'll mature into a nice dirt horse. I don't see him doing anything spectacular in the derby though because he's not used to the dirt. I thought it was a poor decision of McGaughey's to push Mr Speaker to the Bluegrass and then onto the derby. · 176 days ago
  • audy · Really sorry he doesn't start. Looked like a fairly easy win, even the derby looked good for him. With all those speedy horses upfront... I don't understand horse racing... but sad am I, yes, took some of the excitement out of a great week-end. · 173 days ago
Looks like shug is gonna throw hhis third string quaterback into the florida derby with honor and top out. Gl
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  • audy · Good boy! He seemed to love racing. Can't wait to see him again. · 190 days ago
  • Buckpasser · I'm not happy with this decision. I think they would do better to keep him on the grass. . · 190 days ago
hope he goes to bluegrass then to derby
this colt has a huge motor. was "moving like a winner in the Palm Beach yesterday. reminds me of shugs turf horse Lure. shug wouldnt run lure on dirt
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  • audy · Loved his race, though sorry he lost. But thought his way of racing looked more mature. Seems to like bring up with the boys to have fun. Really started looking as if he enjoyed racing. Would he want to run int the Swirl or is that too soon? · 211 days ago
  • audy · Maybe I should go away for his next race.... · 211 days ago
Looks like he may go the Dullahan route (Palm Beach/Blue Grass) to the Derby.
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  • shackleford · As for Mr. Speaker, I am simply speculating as to the path he may be on. I definitely think he deserves a shot on dirt again. · 215 days ago
  • Mary Z. · See how Bond Holder comes back, shack. · 215 days ago
on February 25, Mr Speaker worked 4F at Payson Park Training on Firm Turf in :49.00 b finishing 1/1.
noticed something interesting...according to the entries on DRF Mr Speaker will be running WITHOUT lasix. Is this true? I find it odd that it seems like Shug usually runs his two year olds without lasix and then when they run at three he uses lasix. Can anyone explain this? I'll be honest, I am a fan of horses running without lasix.
on January 11, Mr. Speaker worked 4F at Payson Park Training Center on Fast Dirt in :49.20 b finishing 1/5.
looking to see mr speaker in holy bull later this month . reminds me alot like orb last year hopfully he can have the same success as orb did.
Very very excited to see him on dirt. With that pedigree it shouldn't be a problem. I love the way he ran in his last win, and he'll most likely improve even more as the winter and spring progresses. Definitely one to keep an eye on.

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Mr Speaker - Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video08/23/14Mr Speaker5thSar121 1/4 mDTravers Stakes-G1 3 MV. E. DayWicked StrongTonalist2:02.93
View DetailsView Video07/05/14Mr Speaker1stBel71 1/4 mTBelmont Derby-G1 3 MMr SpeakerAdelaideFlamboyant2:01.18
View DetailsView Video05/26/14Mr Speaker5thBel41 1/8 mTPennine Ridge 3 MGala AwardFlamboyantCan'thelpbelieving1:49.73
View Details04/19/14Mr Speaker1stKee91 1/16 mSCoolmore Lexington Stakes-G3 3 MMr SpeakerDivine OathSupermonic1:44.18
View DetailsView Video03/01/14Mr Speaker2ndGP101 1/8 mTPalm Beach-G3 3 MGala AwardMr SpeakerStorming Inti1:46.19
View DetailsView Video01/25/14Mr Speaker7thGP101 1/16 mDHoly Bull-G2 3 MCairo PrinceConquest TitanIntense Holiday1:42.16
View DetailsView Video12/21/13Mr Speaker1stGP91 mileTDania Beach-G3 2 MMr SpeakerCabo CatPleuven1:36.60
View Details10/14/13Mr Speaker1stBel51 1/16 mTMSW 2 MMr SpeakerPatentSmooth Daddy1:43.06
View Details09/21/13Mr Speaker3rdBel61 mileTMSW 2 MRequestGreat MindsMr Speaker1:37.22
View Details08/24/13Mr Speaker6thSar31 1/16 mTMSW 2 MBobby's KittenStroll to VictoryAll Cash1:41.33