Drosselmeyer retired, to stand at WinStar for $17,500
Friday, November 18, 2011

Plans for recent Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) champion Drosselmeyer were finalized on Friday, and the 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor has been officially retired to stud and will stand his first season in 2012 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY for a fee of $17,500 stands and nurses.

“Drosselmeyer came out of the Classic so good that it gave us cause for pause,” said Elliott Walden, President & CEO of WinStar Farm. “We knew he had what it took to be one of the top older horses in the country, and I think we saw that with how he came to hand in his last two starts. So it made for a difficult decision. We took some time to think about all of our options, and we came to the conclusion that it was best for both Drosselmeyer and WinStar Farm to retire him and go out as a Breeders' Cup Classic champion.”

Drosselmeyer joined A.P. Indy as the only two horses in history to win the Belmont Stakes (G1) and Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). He also added his name to an elite list of just seven horses to win a Triple Crown race and the Breeders' Cup Classic, including such names as A.P. Indy, Unbridled, Sunday Silence and Curlin.

“Drosselmeyer has always been a superstar since we saw him as a weanling, and we couldn't be more proud of him showing up with his best on racing's biggest day to give WinStar our first Breeders' Cup Classic win,” Walden added. “During the Triple Crown last year, many analysts thought he gave us the best chance to win the Kentucky Derby. I will never forget Lisa Troutt walking him into the winner's circle at the Belmont. We're thrilled to be able to keep him at WinStar for his stud career. He retires as the most accomplished son of our leading sire Distorted Humor, and he has the looks to match his pedigree and race record.”

With earnings of $3,728,170, Drosselmeyer is the all-time leading earner for his champion sire Distorted Humor. He hails from the Grade 1-winning mare Golden Ballet. WinStar purchased Drosselmeyer for $600,000 as a yearling at Keeneland September from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales and breeder Aaron and Marie Jones.

Drosselmeyer is at WinStar Farm and will be available immediately for inspection. For inquiries, please contact Gerry Duffy or Jenny Barnett at 859-873-1717.

Paynter filly sharp in Churchill Downs maiden special weight debut title=
Paynter

Paynter filly sharp in Churchill Downs maiden special weight debut

Queen Mum flew past her foes in the stretch to win her debut by a widening length and a half Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

$175,000 colt the latest Fed Biz star at Keeneland sale title=
Fed Biz

$175,000 colt the latest Fed Biz star at Keeneland sale

Fed Biz, a top-five First-Crop yearling average sire, was represented by one of the leading colts during Tuesday's session of the Keeneland Yearling sale...

[read more]

$300,000 colt tops exceptional Saturday at Keeneland for Fed Biz title=
Fed Biz

$300,000 colt tops exceptional Saturday at Keeneland for Fed Biz

Fed Biz had his top-priced yearling at auction this year on Saturday at Keeneland when a colt by the WinStar stallion went for $300,000...

[read more]

$525,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt tops Keeneland Saturday session title=
Pioneerof the Nile

$525,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt tops Keeneland Saturday session

Leading sire Pioneerof the Nile had the session topper Saturday at the Keeneland September Yearling sale when a colt by the WinStar stallion brought a winning bid of $525,000...

[read more]

Undefeated Artie Schiller filly wins first stakes start title=
Artie Schiller

Undefeated Artie Schiller filly wins first stakes start

Amy's Challenge won a spirited stretch-long battle with Mr. Jagermeister to win Saturday's $80,000 Shakopee Juvenile S. to give the 2-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller her first stakes win...

[read more]

Uni (GB) takes Sands Point S. (G2) for first graded stakes win title=
More Than Ready

Uni (GB) takes Sands Point S. (G2) for first graded stakes win

Uni's victory in Saturday's $400,000 Sands Point S. (G2) made the 3-year-old filly the 80th lifetime graded stakes winner for WinStar Farm's More Than Ready...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile's spectacular Thursday at Keeneland title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile's spectacular Thursday at Keeneland

Pioneerof the Nile had one of his best days of his illustrious stallion career Thursday at the Keeneland September Yearling sale when three separate juveniles surpassed the $700,000 mark...

[read more]

$750,000 filly new top at Keeneland for Distorted Humor title=
Distorted Humor

$750,000 filly new top at Keeneland for Distorted Humor

Distorted Humor, the number one broodmare sire of 2017, had his top yearling of the first four sessions of the Keeneland September Yearling sale on Thursday...

[read more]

First Fed Biz Keeneland yearling hammers for $150,000 title=
Fed Biz

First Fed Biz Keeneland yearling hammers for $150,000

Fed Biz's first yearling through the ring at the Keeneland September Yearling sale sold for 15 times his stud fee...

[read more]

Big numbers at Keeneland continue for Bodemeister title=
Bodemeister

Big numbers at Keeneland continue for Bodemeister

A $400,000 filly topped Bodemeister's returns Thursday at the Keeneland September Yearling sale...

[read more]