O Olympiad Speightstown - Tokyo Time, by Medaglia d'Oro
2023 Fee $35,000 LFSN Submit Mare

Speed and Stamina. Quality and Talent.

Multi-millionaire who posseses both speed and stamina, winning from seven furlongs to 1 1/4 miles, highlighted by a triumph in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.
He ran eight 100+ Beyers, led by multiple 111 Beyers.

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Possesses both speed and stamina, having won from seven furlongs to 1 1⁄4 miles, earning more than $3 million in the process.

Won five graded stakes, highlighted by the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. He was runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) behind Flightline.

Olympiad won the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) by 2 ¼ lengths in 1:47.66. He registered a 111 Beyer Speed Figure for the effort while beating a Classic winner and another grade one winner.

Registered a 2-length score in the New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2), running the 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.74 – just missing the Fair Grounds track record by a tenth of a second.

By sire of sires Speightstown, out of the Grade 3-placed Medaglia d’Oro mare Tokyo Time. This is the immediate family of grade one winner and foundation mare Chic Shirine, from whom 20 graded stakes winners descend.

“Olympiad has backed up his exceptional looks and pedigree with a tremendous race record. I couldn’t be more excited to stand a horse of his quality and talent at Gainesway.” – Brian Graves

Sales Results:

First weanlings will be offered in 2024.

Lifetime:

First crop will race in 2026.

Race Results

AgeStarts1st2nd3rdEarnings
22101$48,240
33 (1)110$117,200
48 (7)6 (5)1 (1)0$2,862,120
TOTALS13 (8)8 (5)2 (1)1$3,027,560
Pedigree Tree for Olympiad

Olympiad
2018 Bay

Speightstown

Tokyo Time

Gone West

Silken Cat

Medaglia d'Oro

Flying Passage

Mr. Prospector

Secrettame

Storm Cat

Silken Doll

El Prado (IRE)

Cappucino Bay

A.P. Indy

Chic Shirine

Pedigree Analysis for Olympiad

Olympiad is a grade one winner, and five-time graded stakes winner with earnings of over $3,000,000. He is by Champion Sprinter Speightstown, not only an outstanding sire, but also a sire of sires with 13 stakes siring sons, seven of them grade one sires. Olympiad is also out of a Medaglia d’Oro mare from a wonderful family, with nine grade one winners under his third dam, including seven stakes sires, two of them grade one sires.

Speightstown and sons have enjoyed remarkable success with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer, including grade one winners out of mares by Belong to Me, Danehill, Lost Soldier, Langfuhr and Orpen, and graded winners out of mares by Dayjur, Hard Spun, Honor Grades and a stakes winner out of a mare by Partner’s Hero, and mares by War Front and sons should also work.

The Deputy Minister branch of Northern Dancer has also done very well under Speightstown, with grade one winners out of a mare by Deputy Minister himself, and a grade one winner out of a mare by Tejabo, and graded stakes winners out of mares by Ghostzapper and his sire, Awesome Again, and Salt Lake, and stakes winners out of mares by Posse and Archers Bay and their sire Silver Deputy (also sire of Badge of Silver and Spring At Last), Touch Gold (sire of Medallist and Mass Media), Salt Lake and French Deputy.

Speightstown is out of a mare by a son of Storm Cat, but he and his sons have sired more than 20 stakes winners out of Storm Cat line mares. This includes a grade one winner out of a mare by Menifee and a graded winner out of a mare by Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief, Shanghai Bobby and Majesticperfection), both by Harlan. There are also stakes winners out of mares by Henny Hughes and Johannesburg (sire of Scat Daddy) both sons of Hennessy; Fairbanks and his sire Giant’s Causeway (sire of Not This Time and First Samurai), as well as by Giant’s Causeway’s brother, Freud; as well as other Storm Cat line horses Stormy Atlantic, Sir Cat, Catienus, After Market and Bedford Falls (by Forestry, also sire of Shackleford and Discreet Cat).

Olympiad is bred on the very successful cross of Speightstown with Medaglia d’Oro mares. Medaglia d’Oro is from the Sadler’s Wells line, and crossing back over other branches of that line should work well. Speightstown has a grade one winner out of a mare by Sadler’s Wells son, Perfect Soul, and a group winner out of a mare by another Sadler’s Wells son, Galileo (sire in the U.S. of Cape Blanco and Magician).

The cross of Speightstown and sons with mares from the male line of Sadler’s Wells’ three-quarters brother, Nureyev, through Theatrical (sire of Shakespeare) has done very well, and Nureyev might be brought in through Unusual Heat and his son Acclamation, with other possibilities including Atticus, Fasliyev, Spinning World and Stravinsky.

Although Speightstown is a Mr. Prospector line stallion, he and his sons have enjoyed success with other branches of Mr. Prospector. There are two stakes winners, including grade one winner Tamarkuz out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid; two stakes winners, one grade one out of mares by Seeking the Gold (sire of Mutakddim, Petionville and Cape Town); two stakes winners out of mares by Distorted Humor, and another out of a mare by Sunday Break, like Distorted Humor, a son of Forty Niner; and two graded stakes winners out of mares by Street Cry (sire of Street Sense and Street Boss). The cross with the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector has done very well, particularly through Unbridled’s Song, and including grade one winner Jack Christopher out of a mare by Unbridled’s Song son, Half Ours, also suggesting mares by such as Rockport Harbor and Songandaprayer. There is also a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Broken Vow, and Speightstown grade one winner, Charlatan, is out of a mare by Fappiano son, Quiet American (grandsire of Midnight Lute).

Olympiad has a cross of A.P. Indy in his pedigree, but that will be back in the fourth generation of his offspring allowing crossing back over mares with that strain. There are more than 20 stakes winners on a cross with Speightstown and sons with A.P. Indy mares. There are four stakes winners, one grade one, out of mares by Tapit (by Pulpit, who is bred on the same A.P. Indy/Mr. Prospector cross as the granddam of Olympiad), three stakes winners out of mares by Flatter (a brother to Congrats), another A.P. Indy/Mr. Prospector cross, and three out of mares by Bernardini, as well as stakes winners out of mares by Jump Start and Aptitude. That suggests considering mares by Malibu Moon and Mineshaft and sons (both also A.P. Indy/Mr. Prospector crosses).

Speightstown and sons have done very well with Caro line mares. From the Cozzene branch there is grade one winner Kimari out of a mare by Cozzene himself, and stakes winners out of mares by Mizzen Mast and Alphabet Soup. There are also two stakes winners from the Indian Charlie branch of Caro, including grade one winner Switzerland, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Uncle Mo.

There are four stakes winners on a Speightstown cross with More Than Ready mares, and Olympiad is out of a half-sister to a More Than Ready multiple stakes winner. There are five stakes winners by Speightstown and sons out of mares from the Relaunch line, including through Honour and Glory (sire of Put it Back) and Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John and Gemologist). There are four stakes winners on a cross of Speightstown with mares by Holy Bull and his son, Macho Uno and Flashy Bull, and four out of mares by Maria’s Mon (sire of Super Saver).

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AgeStarts1st2nd3rdEarnings
22101$48,240
33 (1)110$117,200
48 (7)6 (5)1 (1)0$2,862,120
TOTALS13 (8)8 (5)2 (1)1$3,027,560

There is no progeny information for Olympiad at this time.

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