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Top Rated 3yo in Germany, 2013 (11-13f)


Won: German Derby 2013 in the fastest time this century

Won: Bavarian Classic 2013 

Won: American St.Leger 2015, Arlington

Breaking the course record


Winner of 4 races at 3 & 5yrs from 9f - 13f

and placed 6 times from 11 starts. Total earnings €630,000.

“Lucky Speed was a top class horse, with huge speed      
   who could handle any ground.”                Peter Schiergen Trainer

Best Performances

WON   Gr.1 German Derby, Hamburg

WON   Gr.3 American St. Leger, Arlington

WON   Gr.3 Bavaria Classic, Munich

2nd      Gr.3 Frühjahrspreis Des Bankhauses Metzler, Frankfurt

3rd       Gr.1 Grosser Preis Von Berlin

3rd       Gr.2 Grosser Preis Der Badischen

4th       Gr.1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, Woodbine

We are delighted to announce the arrival at the stud of Group 1 winner Lucky Speed who will commence stallion duties here, standing beside DOYEN for the 2016 season.

Lucky Speed was the top rated 3yr old in Germany (11f - 13f) in 2013.   He won 4 races in total over 9,10 12, & 13 furlongs, €630,000.  


He won the German Derby in the fastest time since 1999 and broke the course record when winning the American St.Leger on turf at Arlington 2015.  

He won 3 further Gr.3 races and was placed in 6 other Group races including two Gr. 1's and his career record of 4 wins and 6 places from 11 starts shows he was one of the most consistent horses in training. 


Of his 11 starts, ten were in black type races.  His trainer Peter Schiergen described him as "a top class racehorse with huge speed, acts on any ground and had a really good character."


Lucky Speed is a very striking individual.   He is a dark bay horse with size and scope with lovely clean limbs and he is a correct straight mover.  He is 16.2. h. and possesses a wonderful temperament.

Lucky Speed will stand beside Doyen for the 2016 season.  Doyen has had a magnificient 2015 with his runners in Germany where he stood for 4 years before coming to Sunnyhill. 


He is 3rd in the Sires List in that country with a very high strike rate of 59.26% winners to runners.   This year he is responsible for Gr.1 Oaks winner Turfdonna, and the German St. Leger winner Virginia Sun.  He is sire of 17 individual black type winners to date.  


With limited runners under N.H. rules he is already sire of Black type winners including Valdez, Golden Doyen, Pine Creek, Doyly Carte etc. and recent winners include promising young chaser Dandridge trained by Arthur Moore.


Owned by Darley,  Doyen is one of the best looking sons of Saddler's Wells to stand at stud.   He covered 160 mares in 2015 and his first N.H crop are now 2yr olds of 2015.


His German pedigree is a complete outcross for all Saddler's Wells line mares.  


His sire Silvano -  Lomitas was a multiple Gr.1 winning racehorse and is a champion sire of upwards of 15 Gr.1 winners.  


His dam is by Monsun and her pedigree is loaded with black type horses right down the page.   His third dam is also a full sister to BELLYPHA who was champion sire in France and one of the best sires to stand in that country.

We eagerly look forward to the 2016 stud season and in the interim we welcome clients and visitors to Sunnyhill at any time to view Doyen and Lucky Speed. Contact us today to arrange a visit or request further information.

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