Breeder: Phipps Stable (Ky.)
Sire (father): Pulpit
Dam (mother): Salute, by Unbridled
Mr Speaker followed up his first-career victory with a 2 3/4-length runaway win in the Grade 3 Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park to close out his 2-year-old season. He cemented his credentials as an elite 3-year-old by winning the Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland Race Course in April 2014.
Regally bred Mr Speaker is one of two winners from as many starters produced by Grade 2-placed Salute, by Unbridled. Salute is a half-sister (same dam [mother], different sire [father]) to multiple Grade 1 winner My Flag, the winner of the 1995 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies who also produced 2002 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and champion Storm Flag Flying. My Flag died on April 12 because of foaling complications after delivering a healthy colt by Bernardini.
Mr Speaker’s second dam (maternal grandmother) is Personal Ensign, one of racing’s true all-time greats who retired undefeated in 13 starts and was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1993.