Keyword: WinStar

  • Advice upsets the Lexington Stakes.

    Advice Pulls 15-1 Shocker in Lexington

    Six weeks ago, WinStar Farm looked as though it would be without a starter in the upcoming Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Now, the powerful outfit could have three, the final potential starter coming thanks to a eye-catching, last-to-first victory by Advice in the $300,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) April 18 on the Keeneland Polytrack.

  • Broodmare Weekend in Indy Dead

    Weekend in Indy, dam of graded stakes winners Any Given Saturday and Bohemian Lady, died in mid-January from foaling complications.

  • Leah's Secret outfinishes Slewfoundmoney to take the Top Fight Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6886700%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Leah's Secret Rallies for Top Flight Win

    WinStar Farm's favored Leah's Secret backed off of an early speed duel and came late to pick up the pieces at Aqueduct Nov. 28, rallying past Slewfoundmoney for a three-quarter-length victory in the 69th running of the grade II, $150,000 Top Fight Handicap for fillies and mares at a mile.

  • 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide will take up residence at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    KY Horse Park New Home for Funny Cide

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner Funny Cide will become the newest resident of the Kentucky Horse Park, it was announced Nov. 26. Funny Cide, scheduled to arrive at the park Dec. 5, will join another Kentucky Derby winner, Alysheba, who came to the park in October.

  • Tiznow's fee will rise from $30,000 to $75,000 for 2009.

    WinStar Announces 2009 Stud Fees

    The 2009 stud fees for WinStar and Taylor Made/WinStar Venture stallions standing at WinStar Farm, near Versailles, Ky., were announced Nov. 6. In a departure from the general trend of declining stud fees, the fee for Tiznow will rise from $30,000 to $75,000 for 2009.

  • Distorted Humor

    Distorted Humor's Fee Drops

    WinStar Farm has announced that Distorted Humor, North America's leading sire by number of stakes winners in 2005, '06, and '07, will stand the 2009 breeding season for a $225,000 stud fee.

  • Sprint At Last will stand at WinStar Farm for a $15,000 live foal fee during his inaugural season in 2009.

    Spring At Last to Stand for $15,000

    Spring At Last, the leading U.S. earner by Silver Deputy, will stand at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., for a $15,000 live foal fee during his inaugural season in 2009.

  • Keeneland: Market for Good Horses

    With the second week of the Keeneland September yearling sale drawing to a close, numbers continue to be down, though buyers and consignors are still claiming it's a strong market for a quality horse.

  • Tiznow on Top Keeneland Day 4 Sire List

    Horse of the Year Tiznow, second on the general sire list this year, emerged on top the list of leading sires by average (with three of more sold) for the Sept. 11 fourth day of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Kingmambo

    Lane's End Stallions Top Day 2 Sires

    Kingmambo and A.P. Indy, two stallions who stand at Will Farish's Lane's End Farm, emerged on top of the list of leading sires of yearlings sold (minimum three sold) during the Sept. 9 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • This son of A.P. Indy brought $1.5 million during the second day of the Keeneland sale Tuesday morning.

    A.P. Indy Colt Continues to Top Sale

    A son of A.P. Indy continues to top the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale with a price tag of $1.5 million. The second highest price of the day--$1.25 million--belongs to a daughter of Giant's Causeway purchased by Troy Steve Bloodstock.

  • Leah's Secret and Rene Douglas get by Tequilas Dayjur to take the Chicago Handicap.

    Leah's Secret Scores Chicago Handicap

    Just missing in the Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) a month ago, WinStar Farm's Leah's Secret was not to be denied this time around.

  • Tiz Now Tiz Then rolls in the Iowa Derby.

    Tiz Now Tiz Then Rallies For Iowa Derby

    Making his first start in stakes company, Tiz Now Tiz Then made a bold five-wide move into the stretch, took over near the furlong marker and won going away in the $250,000 Iowa Derby June 27 at Prairie Meadows.

  • Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John will be pointed towards the Swaps Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4085194%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Colonel John Targets Swaps

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Colonel John is scheduled to return to California next week from Kentucky, trainer Eoin Harty said May 16 at Santa Anita.

  • Speightstown

    First Winner for Speightstown

    Freshman sire Speightstown (Gone West-Silken Cat, by Storm Cat) was represented by his first winner May 15 at York in England.

  • Colonel John turned in a sizzling five furlong work at Churchill Downs April 27.

    Colonel John Fires off :57 4/5 Work

    WinStar Farm's Colonel John, one of the favorites for Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), solidified his status with a scintillating five-furlong bullet work over the main track at Churchill Downs Sunday morning.

  • Spring At Last has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2009 at WinStar Farm.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3467319%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Spring At Last Retired

    Grade I winner Spring At Last has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2009 at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm

  • Nick Zito has four Triple Crown potentials nominated to the Feb. 24 Fountain of Youth.

    Zito Leads Fountain of Youth Noms

    Four runners trained by Nick Zito, all potential contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), lead the list of 52 3-year-olds nominated for the $350,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 24.

  • Spring At Last bounds to victory in the Donn.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3467319%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Spring At Last Comes Back in Donn

    Spring At Last had only one start under his belt after winning the Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) last March, and that was a Dec. 26 allowance race over the Santa Anita turf. But Doug O'Neill had no qualms about sending the Silver Deputy colt into the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I), and the trainer's faith was rewarded when his 4-year-old runner returned with a solid victory at Gulfstream Park Feb. 2.

  • IEAh Buys Court Vision

    International Equine Acquisitions Holdings has acquired an ownership interest in grade II winner Court Vision with an eye toward the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Bluegrass Cat

    Bluegrass Cat's First Foal

    The first reported foal by grade I winner Bluegrass Cat is a colt born Jan. 4 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.

  • Kellyn Gorder

    The Making of a Trainer

    Kellyn Goder is a skilled horseman, one of the few trainers who actually deserve that distinction. He is not famous, but that is about to change. Gorder is on the verge of a breakthrough.

  • Upbeat mood continues at yearling sale.

    Figures Soar at Keeneland's 13th Session

    Topped by a Victory Gallop filly sold for $95,000, Sunday's 13th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale followed the pattern of the 10 previous sessions as the gross receipts and average and median prices soared.

  • Haskell winner Any Given Saturday will be joining Darley after retirement.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1917240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Any Given Saturday to Join Darley Team

    Any Given Saturday, recent winner of the Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will became a member of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley team following this year's Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Padua Buys Interest in Any Given Saturday

    Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables has acquired an interest in major Triple Crown contender Any Given Saturday from Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm.

  • Grade II Winner It's No Joke to Stonewall

    It's No Joke, a two-time graded stakes winner by Distorted Humor, will enter stud at Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm Stallions near Versailles, Ky.

  • Grade I Winner Summerly Retired

    Grade I winner Summerly, a 2005 Eclipse Award finalist, has arrived at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., to become a broodmare.

  • Speightstown Stays at $40,000

    WinStar Farm, which already has released 2007 fees for Distorted Humor ($225,000) and incoming stallion Bluegrass Cat ($50,000), will keep sprint champion Speightstown (Gone West--Silken Cat, by Storm Cat) at $40,000 live foal.

  • Distorted Humor's Fee Upped to $225,000

    Distorted Humor, who leads all North American sires with 18 stakes winners and 24 stakes wins, will stand in 2007 for a fee of $225,000, up from $150,000.

  • Bluegrass Cat

    Bluegrass Cat to Stand for $50,000 at WinStar

    Bluegrass Cat, a twice classic-placed grade I winner, will begin his stallion career in 2007 for a fee of $50,000 at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Unbridled Energy to Crestwood

    Unbridled Energy, a multiple graded winner by Unbridled's Song, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington for a fee of $10,000.

  • Countess Diana

    Champion Countess Diana Dead

    Eclipse Award winner Countess Diana, whose Breeders' Cup win remains the third-largest margin of all time, was euthanized over the Memorial Day weekend at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher has major Derby hopes in two preps Saturday.

    Pletcher Sends Out

    Todd Pletcher, whose bench is stronger than most other trainers' first string, sends out the first team on Saturday, when he'll saddle Bluegrass Cat in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) and Keyed Entry in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III).

  • WinStar Colt Wins in Dubai; Aimed at Kentucky Derby

    WinStar Farm's homebred Well Armed burst down the stretch at Nad al Sheba racecourse in Dubai Thursday to win his first start as a 3-year-old in a campaign that ultimately is aiming for the May 6 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Bush Named Farm Manager at Denali

    Gary Bush, who recently resigned as general manager at WinStar Farm, has been named manager of Craig Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.

  • WinStar Consignment Helps Boost Keeneland's Ninth Session

    At the close of the Keeneland Breeding Stock Sale's ninth session Tuesday, the Lexington, Ky., sales company reported gross receipts of $281,046,100 surpassing last year's 12-day sales total of $279,680,200.

  • Stallion Managers, Breeders Watching BC Horses

    One of the groups paying particular attention at the rail the past few mornings at Belmont Park are those who will have some of the participants in their next careers – the farm owners and stallion managers.

  • Distorted Humor's Fee Upped to $150,000

    Distorted Humor, who stands at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., is the newest member of the six-figure club.