A TOP-class international performer who won the German Derby as well as a Graded stakes in the USA, Lucky Speed is standing his first stud season this year at Michael Hickey’s Sunnyhill Stud in Co Kildare, where European champion Doyen is also at stud. Lucky Speed was only once out of the first four in 11 starts, earning about €630,000, and his outcross pedigree should make him even more popular with Irish breeders.