Keyword: WinStar Farm

  • White Horse Award winner Eric Najduch

    RTCA Recognizes Winners, Need for Teamwork

    Eric Najduch was presented with the White Horse Award, which recognizes someone who has done something heroic for another human or a horse, on Oct. 29, but he used the opportunity to honor unsung heroes of horse racing.

  • Constitution

    Constitution Retired to WinStar Farm

    WinStar Farm's and Twin Creeks Racing's multiple grade I winner Constitution has been retired to stud at WinStar for 2016. The son of Tapit will stand for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.

  • Upcoming Open Houses, Stallion Shows

    BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.

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    Rock Fall to Join His Sire at WinStar Farm

    Stonestreet Stables' leading sprinter Rock Fall, winner of the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Belmont Park, will stand alongside his sire Speightstown at WinStar Farm when he retires at the conclusion of 2015.

  • In last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup, Tonalist rallied from ninth to score a 1 3/4-length victory.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2RMHvrn">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Aims for Jockey Club Gold Cup Repeat

    While Tonalist enters the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, Oct. 3 on -- by his standards -- a downward trend, the Tapit colt will be favored to repeat his 2014 victory in the Belmont Park race.

  • Super Majesty streaks to the win in the Dogwood Stakes.

    Super Majesty Holds On for Dogwood Win

    The finish line came just in time for Super Majesty, who won $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies over fast-finishing Chide Sept. 19 on the "Downs After Dark" card at Churchill Downs.

  • A $1,525,000 Distorted Humor colt brought the highest price Tuesday.

    Keeneland Day 2: Distorted Humor Colt Leads

    On a day colts by a range of established sires set the pace, a $1,525,000 Distorted Humor colt bought by Three Chimneys brought the highest price Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling sale's second session in Lexington.

  • Ironicus won the Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico on Preakness Day.

    Ironicus Has New Challenge in Bernard Baruch

    Ironicus, who has an electrifying late kick, will have to catch front-running Constitution, who makes his turf bow and first start since the Donn Handicap (gr. I) in the Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 7 at the Spa.

  • Speighter Man to All Star in Louisiana

    Speighter Man, a 7-year-old son of top sire Speightstown and a half brother to Colonel John, will stand in 2016 at Jack Hebert's All Star Thoroughbreds near Sulpher, La. His fee will be $2,000.

  • Upstart, far outside, during the Haskell Stakes.

    Upstart Fine After Haskell; Travers Next

    Upstart emerged from his third-place finish in the Aug. 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) in good shape, according to trainer Rick Violette, and will be aimed for the Travers (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

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    Carpe Diem Retired Due to Knee Chip

    Two-time grade I winner Carpe Diem has been retired due to a knee chip and will enter stud next year at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., it was announced July 23.

  • High Dollar Woman streaks to the win in the Indiana Oaks.

    High Dollar Woman Cashes in Indiana Oaks

    High Dollar Woman withstood an extended challenge from Sweetgrass to deliver a front-end, upset victory in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) Saturday night at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

  • Hip 108, by Tapit, in the ring during the JRHA Yearling Sale.

    Tapit Colt a Hit at Yearling Sale in Japan

    Central Kentucky operation WinStar Farm bought three yearlings and a Tapit colt was a hit at a record-setting edition of the Japan Racing Horse Association's select yearling sale July 13 in Hokkaido.

  • Find Joy First Winner for Sire Drosselmeyer

    With the Belmont Stakes Presented by DraftKings (gr. I) coming up this weekend, 2010 Belmont winner Drosselmeyer picked up his first winner as a sire Thursday, June 4 when Find Joy won the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Commissioner and Javier Castellano take the Pimlico Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-ZsP9NDZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Commissioner Takes Pimlico Special

    It took WinStar Farm's homebred Commissioner seven tries to get his first graded stakes score, but the A.P. Indy colt appears to have found his best stride at the 1 3/16-mile distance.

  • Competitive Edge runs away from the competition in the Pat Day.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-4W3MgvR">Order This Photo</a>

    Competitive Edge Takes Pat Day Mile

    Competitive Edge preserved his perfect record May 2 despite time on the sidelines, charging to victory in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (gr. III) at Churchill Downs to make it four in a row.

  • Joanne Nielsen

    Upstart Breeder Out of Hospital, CD Bound

    Joanne Nielsen, the breeder of Upstart, has been released from the hospital after an 11-night stay for viral pneumonia, and is hopeful to make it to Louisville for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Carpe Diem works at Keeneland April 25.

    Carpe Diem Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work

    Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Carpe Diem turned in the second of two maintenance works since that win when he cruised four furlongs in :48 3/5 under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez April 25 at Keeneland.

  • Carpe Diem working at Keeneland on April 18.

    Carpe Diem Works for Jet-Setting Pletcher

    Todd Pletcher started his morning well before daylight April 18, breezing his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls in Florida before catching a private plane to Lexington to supervise the work of Carpe Diem.

  • House Rules wins the Top Flight Handicap.
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    House Rules Grinds Out Top Flight Win

    The only graded stakes winner in the field, Joseph Shields Jr.'s House Rules showed her class with a sustained outside rally and was up late to win the $200,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. III) April 11 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Bluegrass Stakes Race Sequence

    2015 Bluegrass Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive Carpe Diem's victory in the 2015 Toyota Bluegrass S. (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem Back at Keeneland for Blue Grass

    Carpe Diem won the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) by 6 1/4 lengths during the fall meet in his graded debut and returns to Lexington after winning the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) in his first start of 2015.

  • Commissioner
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    Commissioner Eyes Easier Skip Away Prize

    WinStar Farm's Commissioner returned in 2015 with his connections hopeful of a trip to Dubai, but after he ran sixth in the Donn Handicap (gr. I), they shifted gears to the March 28 Skip Away (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Royal Son, who won the John Battaglia Memorial Feb. 28, starts from the rail in the Spiral.

    Royal Son Draws Rail in Wide-Open Spiral

    WinStar Farm's Royal Son, who already has a solid victory on Turfway's Polytrack surface, drew the rail and most likely will be favored to capture the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 21.

  • Carpe Diem

    Coffee Pot Brews a Good One in Carpe Diem

    'He wouldn't run and hide behind his mother. He'd lead through the door,' Beau Lane of Woodline Farm said of Carpe Diem, a leading contender for the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Hip No. 130, a chestnut colt by Scat Daddy -- Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch brought $1.4 million.

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Sale at F-T Florida

    Judging by the final results of Fasig-Tipton's Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training at Gulfstream Park March 4, the sales company's decision to return its select offering to South Florida was clearly a winning one.