Keyword: WinStar Farm

  • Exaggerator at WinStar Farm

    Exaggerator to Shuttle to Chile

    Exaggerator, a multi-millionaire son of Curlin who won three grade 1 races including the 2016 Preakness Stakes (G1), will shuttle to Haras Doña Icha in Chile in 2018, it was announced Nov. 16.

  • WinStar, Grayson Unveil Giving Tuesday Challenge

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13 that WinStar will be the official sponsor of The WinStar-Grayson #GivingTuesday Challenge, to be held Nov. 28.

  • Battle of Midway with his WinStar and Don Alberto connections in the winner's circle after taking the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Battle of Midway Retired to WinStar for 2018

    WinStar Farm announced Nov. 9 that Battle of Midway, winner of the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018. His fee will be $20,000, stands and nurses.

  • Still Dreaming After All

    Ulcers, good news? Most definitely when it not only provided an explanation for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming's abrupt form reversal, it virtually plucked him out of retirement and put him on the path for a 4-year-old campaign.

  • Always Dreaming at Pimlico Race Course in May

    Always Dreaming Will Race in 2018

    The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Bodemeister was found to have stomach ulcers after the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and was recently cleared of the ulcers by veterinarians. He will return to training in November.

  • Distorted Humor

    Laughing All the Way

    Don’t look now but it appears Distorted Humor has got us surrounded...it’s just a sneaky fact stemming from an examination of a variety of stallion lists over the past few months.

  • Overture winning the Indiana Oaks

    Overture Plays the Field in Indiana Oaks

    Left alone on the front end to walk through fractions as she pleased, Overture made sure her rivals paid the price during the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) as she recorded a gate-to-wire victory at Indiana Grand Race Course July 15.

  • WinStar Farm hires Belbeck, Bardin

    WinStar Farm has announced the appointment of Brittany Belbeck to its Stallion Season Sales team and Ryan Bardin to its Assistant Yearling Managers team. 

  • Co-owner Sol Kumin called Yoshida "the one to beat" in the Belmont Derby Invitational

    Yoshida Steps Up for Belmont Derby

    WinStar Farm and Head of Plains Partners' Yoshida will get his class tested July 8, but considering what he's done on the racetrack so far, the Japanese-bred might have the most upside in a stout Belmont Derby Invitational (G1T) field.

  • Therighttobeararms put in a hard-fought stretch battle to score her maiden victory

    Therighttobeararms First Winner for Fast Bullet

    Jon and Patience Jazdzewski's Therighttobeararms became the first winner for the late stallion Fast Bullet when she took a maiden claiming race for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs May 11 in her second start.

  • ABR: Experience Horse Country

    ABR: Experience Horse Country

    Experience Kentucky's Horse Country through Horse Country Inc., a not-for-profit organization comprised of 36 central Kentucky Thoroughbred-related operations, from stud farms to nurseries to veterinary clinics.

  • One Liner in the Southwest Stakes post parade prior to winning the grade 3 race

    Undefeated 3-Year-Old One Liner Out Indefinitely

    WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and SF Racing's undefeated One Liner is out indefinitely and will miss his planned start in the April 15 Arkansas Derby (G1) and is off the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) trail.

  • Provocative, in foal to Tavistock, brought AU$1.2 million (US$906,132)

    Three Bring More Than $1 Million at Chairman's Sale

    The decision by William Inglis & Son to add a sale of breeding prospects to its auction calendar following its annual Easter yearling sale was validated April 7 when the inaugural Chairman’s Sale produced three horses sold for more than AU$1 million.

  • Master Plan wins the OBS Championship Stakes (colts and geldings division) by 2 1/2 lengths

    Master Plan Impresses in OBS Championship Stakes

    Master Plan began to live up to his hefty purchase price when the 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy rallied late under John Velazquez for a 2 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes (colts and geldings division).

  • Songbird goes to training track with Travis Warnken up and Destin Heath on pony Stumbles on Jan. 22, 2017, at the WinStar training barn near Versailles, Ky.

    After the Eclipse: Songbird at WinStar Part 2

    On the morning after the Eclipse Awards ceremony, Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with Songbird, who is currently on sabbatical at WinStar Farm. The farm was honored with the Eclipse Award for outstanding breeder Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Trainer Mark Casse leads Classic Empire to the winners' circle, after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    2016 Eclipse Awards Finalists

    2016 Eclipse Awards finalists in 17 Equine and Human categories announced on January 5, 2017. Winners will be announced at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards on January 21 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Farms in Focus

    Farms in Focus

    One of the benefits of a thriving Thoroughbred horse racing industry is the infrastructure of scenic and productive farmland needed to raise and cultivate racehorses.

  • Tapit continues his reign as the top-priced stallion in North America

    2017 Kentucky Stud Fees

    Gaineway's Tapit retains his title for 2017 as the highest-priced stallion in North America with a fee of $300,000. The following is cumulative list of the fees announced through Nov. 11 for stallions standing in Central Kentucky.

  • Juvenile Fillies Turf winner New Money Honey

    Another Breeders' Cup Success for Mike Ryan

    Mike Ryan has been associated with six Breeders’ Cup winners, but the hard-working Kentucky agent says the most recent, New Money Honey’s victory in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) was the most satisfying because of the filly’s ownership.

  • WinStar stallion Distorted Humor

    WinStar Launches Incentive Network

    WinStar Farm will launch Nov. 4 its new WinStar Incentive Network (WIN), a new rewards program for the breeders of WinStar-sired racehorses that goes into effect in time for this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sidney's Candy to Remain in Argentina

    Grade I winner Sidney's Candy, who has stood at WinStar Farm since 2012, will take up permanent residence at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina where he will stand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. 

  • Drosselmeyer to Remain in Brazil

    Drosselmeyer, one of only eight horses to win an American classic and the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been purchased by Stud TNT and will remain in Brazil to stand stud.

  • WinStar Farm Sets 2017 Stud Fees

    Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) victor Classic Empire, will head up WinStar Farm's 22-stallion roster in 2017 and stand for an advertised fee of $110,000.

  • Jockey Luis Contreras guides Calgary Cat to victory (red and black silks) in the $300,000 dollar Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine

    Calgary Cat Up Late for Nearctic Surprise

    Former Canadian champion sprinter Calgary Cat stormed wide down the stretch and won in a tight finish over Stacked Deck and Conquest Enforcer in the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 16 at Woodbine.

  • Theory wins the 2016 Futurity.

    Theory Impressive Again in Futurity

    China Horse Club and WinStar Farm's Theory parlayed his success from a standout debut win at Saratoga Race Course into the graded stakes ranks Oct. 15 with another impressive score in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park.

  • Cherry Lodge wins her debut Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course

    Pletcher Duo Tops Matron Stakes

    Gainesway Stable's Cherry Lodge and WinStar Farm's Spirituality were well supported in their respective stakes debuts following impressive maiden victories, but failed to reach the winner's circle in their second starts.