Colonel John, winner of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I), has several foals on the ground from his introductory crop at stud.
“We've heard from several breeders already that have had babies, and they are all excited about their Colonel John foals,” said Robert Hammond, director of stallion seasons & bloodstock at WinStar. “The ones we have here at WinStar are showing a lot of the qualities of the stallion himself, which is what you want to see. Two thumbs up.”
Mares from Colonel John's first book of 135 include several grade I winners and/or producers, including Well Dressed, dam of Well Armed, who is expected to foal in mid-March at WinStar.
The most accomplished son of leading sire Tiznow
at stud, Colonel John stands his second season at WinStar for a fee of $15,000 stands and nurses.
A photo gallery of some of Colonel John's first foals is now available for viewing and can be found at www.WinStarFarm.com
. Early foals in the gallery include ones out of Fleet Ballado, a Saint Ballado mare boarded at Elm Tree Farm in Lexington, Sweet November, a Storm Cat mare boarded at Town and Country Farm in Lexington, and Shea d'Lady, a Crafty Prospector mare boarded at Edition Farm in New York.