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Tough Speed X French Lace

Sire: Tough Speed

Dam: French Lace

Colour: Black

Gender: Colt

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Sep 6th, 2016

Country: Australia

Horse Description:

Tough Speed stands at stud in Tasmania after a solid racing career in the UK where he won at two before scoring at Group 3 level over a mile in England. Tough Speed was also competitive in top company, including a placing in Group 2 company at Royal Ascot.

Tough Speed has built a reputation for toughness and talent with his breeding stock with his progeny including stakes winners BANCA MO, BLACK ‘N’ TOUGH, LYELL, TIESTO and TOUGH CHIK.

This gelding is out of the unraced ROCK OF GIBRALTAR mare French Lace, who is a daughter of the stakes winner ALLEZ FRANCE and a sister to the two-year-old stakes winner SUPERFLY.

French Lace has had four foals to race and all are winners, including TIESTO, a stakes winner at two while the mare’s stock has all shown speed with wins up to 1400m.

Purchased for $30,000 at Gold Coast National Yearling Sale - click





Foaled 6th September 2016

SireMiswakiMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
TOUGH SPEED (USA) HopespringseternalBuckpasser
1997Nature's MagicNijinskyNorthern Dancer
  Joy ReturnedBig Spruce
DamRock of GibraltarDanehillDanzig
FRENCH LACE (AUS) Offshore BoomBe My Guest
2007Allez FranceHennessyStorm Cat
  Best EffortLuskin Star

TOUGH SPEED (USA) (Bay 1997-Stud 2004). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, Doncaster Park S., Gr.3. Sire of 171 rnrs, 100 wnrs, inc. SW Black 'n' Tough (TTC Newmarket H., L), Banca Mo, Tiesto, Tough Chik, Lyell, SP Jay Bee's Gee Gee, Miss Two Pairs, Wyuna, Perplexing, Settler's Joy, Buzzing Along, Speedy Sky and of Miswaki Call, Royal Miswaki, Street Tough, Chief Navigator, It's a Battle, Mag Wheels, Speedonova, White Hawk, Hell Baby, Speed Force, etc.


1st dam

FRENCH LACE, by Rock of Gibraltar. Unraced. Sister to SUPERFLY, half-sister to Montelimar. This is her sixth foal. Dam of four foals to race, all winners-

TIESTO (g. by Tough Speed). Winner at 2, A$118,507, in 2017-18, TTC Gold Sovereign S., L, 2d TTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, Meander Valley Council 2YO P., 3d TRC WL Shields 2YO Autumn Sprint.

French Dandy (f. by Moshe). Winner at 1350m in 2017-18 in Aust.

Missy Molace (f. by Uncle Mo). Winner at 1400m in 2017-18 in Aust.

Wild Boys (g. by Choisir). Winner at 1400m in Aust.


2nd dam

ALLEZ FRANCE, by Hennessy. 2 wins at 2, A$98,370, AJC Keith Mackay H., L, 2d BTC Doomben Slipper S., L, 3d SAJC Auraria S., Gr.3, AJC James HB Carr S., L, 4th SAJC Stuart Crystal S., L. Half-sister to Shot at the Title (dam of LONGCHAMP). Dam of 11 named foals, 9 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

SUPERFLY (Rock of Gibraltar). Winner at 2, A$122,200, AJC Widden S., L, 2d VRC Long Tan H., QTC Winter Racing Carnival H., 3d AJC Gimcrack S., L, MVRC St Albans S., L, STC Scruffy Murphy's Hotel H., BTC Tenterfield Saddler H., 4th VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3. Dam of-

Super Snob. 3 wins at 1400m, A$86,645, in 2017-18 in Aust.

Flying Envy. 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m in Aust.

Montelimar (Fusaichi Pegasus). Placed at 2, 2d SAJC AV Jenning 2YO P., 3d SAJC South Australia S., L. Dam of-

Happy Surveys. 4 wins at 1200m, HK$4,258,475, HKJC Le French May Trophy, New Lantao Bus H., Shau Kei Wan H., Lyrebird H., 2d HKJC Chan Trophy H., Tailorbird H., Yeung Uk H., Broom H., Entrapment H., 3d HKJC Cha Kwo Ling H., Grass Island H., Wayfoong Centenary Bowl H.

Loyalist. 3 wins at 1350m, 1400m, A$87,025, SCTC RCQ Construction H., 2d ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H.

Boom Shucka. Winner at 2, BRC Novotel Brisbane Airport 2YO H.

Aneto. 3 wins at 1200m, 1300m, MRC Le Pine Funerals H., 2d ATC Canterbury Park H., 3d Bendigo JC Catanach's Jeweller's Gold Bracelet, MRC Sportingbet H.

Wildenstein. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1900m, ATC Bowermans Office Furniture H., 3d ATC TAB Place Multi H., TAB Rewards H.

Cape Wickham. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1400m to 2017-18 in Aust.

Tricolore. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

Anabella. 3 wins at 1200m, 1300m to 2017-18, 3d SAJC Schweppes P.

Cai Poh Wang. Winner at 1600m, 2d Singapore TC Super One S., 3d Singapore TC Inglis Ready2Race S., Kranji S.


3rd dam

BEST EFFORT, by Luskin Star. Winner at 1400m in Aust. Three-quarter-sister to WORTH, Unrest (dam of RESTIVE). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

ALLEZ FRANCE (Hennessy). 2 wins. See above.

Shot at the Title. 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m, VRC Hyland Sportswear H., 2d VRC Seven Nightclub H. Dam of-

LONGCHAMP (Tavistock). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$210,495, Taranaki RC Opunake Cup, L-twice, Levin RC Courtesy Ford 2YO H., Otaki Maori RC Voyle & Co's Visionary H., Wanganui JC Steelformers H., Dave Hoskin Carriers H., 2d Marton JC Norwood Farm Machinery H., Wairarapa RC Johnson Brothers H., ARC Rotary H., 3d Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.2, WRC Jennian Homes H., 4th Hawkes Bay Makfi Challenge S., Gr.1.

Solid Effort. 4 wins from 1600m to 2000m, 2d AJC Sadleir 2YO P., STC Tooheys New H.

Morning Dews. Unraced. Dam of-

Tulsa - Keen Venture (H.K.) (Sebring). 2 wins at 1100m, 1600m, A$82,600, HK$3,643,650, HKJC Lotus H., 2d MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, HKJC South Wall H., Hakka Cup, Violet H., Lantau Peak H., 3d VRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3.


4th dam

HAIL, by Imperial Prince. Placed in Aust. Three-quarter-sister to VICTORY PRINCE, Derive, half-sister to ARTIST MAN, SUDDEN (dam of BURST), WORTH, Crab Apple, Unrest (dam of RESTIVE). Dam of 3 named foals, 2 to race, inc:-

Best Effort. Winner. See above.