Harlan's Holiday comes to WinStar
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
WinStar Farm has acquired a significant interest in prominent sire Harlan's Holiday, and the Versailles, Kentucky farm will stand the 11-year-old stallion during 2011 breeding season for an advertised fee of $25,000.

“Harlan's Holiday is a stallion we've always thought a lot of, and we're excited about the opportunity to build on the early success he's achieved while at Airdrie [Stud],” WinStar President Elliott Walden said. “He's a proven stallion that represents the quality we continue to strive for at WinStar. And to that end, Harlan's Holiday greatly compliments our growing stallion roster, as well as the farm's broodmare band. For the money, we feel like Harlan's Holiday and Bluegrass Cat now give us the best one-two punch from the Storm Cat line.”

Harlan's Holiday has four crops of racing age and this year he was led by record-breaking Grade 1 winner Majesticperfection, a contender for the Eclipse Award as champion sprinter.

From his first crop in 2007, Harlan's Holiday enjoyed instant success, ranking second on the freshman sire list. Among his first-crop runners are Grade 1 winner Into Mischief and classic-placed graded stakes winner Denis of Cork. Harlan’s Holiday has 18 career stakes winners, including seven graded stakes winners, and progeny earnings of more than $13.9-million.

Harlan's Holiday has also done well in the sales arena, with horses selling for $400,000, $300,000, $290,000, and $275,000 in 2010, and his recent books have been his best yet. According to The Jockey Club, Harlan's Holiday had 109 foals born in 2009, 121 foals born in 2010, and he bred 162 mares this year.

“When we studied his recent books of mares, we not only found him to be very popular with the breeders, but the quality of mares was the best he has ever had,” said Robert Hammond, director of bloodstock and stallion seasons at WinStar. “So we think his best is yet to come and feel like the breeders who utilize him in 2011 will be well pleased in 2013.”

Harlan's Holiday was a three-time Grade 1 winner of more than $3.6-million in three seasons on the track, including wins in the Florida Derby (G1), Blue Grass Stakes (G1), and Donn Handicap (G1).
WinStar promotes Wilson to Stallion Seasons Director

WinStar promotes Wilson to Stallion Seasons Director

Kyle Wilson has been promoted to Stallion Seasons Director to oversee that department at WinStar Farm, and he has brought on Caroline Walsh to join the Nominations team...

[read more]

Donworth is dominating at Delaware title=
Tiznow

Donworth is dominating at Delaware

Donworth drew off to a devastating 11-length victory in Saturday’s $50,000 Stanton S. at Delaware Park...

[read more]

Super Saver colt equals sale record at OBS title=
Super Saver

Super Saver colt equals sale record at OBS

A son of Super Saver consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to The Three Amigos for $575,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 June Sale...

[read more]

G1 winner Gemologist shuttling to Chile title=

G1 winner Gemologist shuttling to Chile

Grade 1 winner Gemologist will shuttle to Haras Santa Olga Farm in Santiago, Chile for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season, and the regally-bred Grade 1 winner is set to enter quarantine next Monday, with his last mares to be covered from his American book this Sunday...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile: A Triple Crown sire title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile: A Triple Crown sire

Zayat Stables’ homebred superstar American Pharoah made history on Saturday, winning the Belmont S. (G1) to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner...

[read more]

Speightstown’s Rock Fall crushes foes in True North S. (G2) title=
Speightstown

Speightstown’s Rock Fall crushes foes in True North S. (G2)

Rock Fall earned his fifth straight victory and first graded stakes win June 5, taking the $250,000 True North S. (G2) at Belmont Park by 3 ¾-lengths...

[read more]

Cocked and Loaded fires winning salvo in Tremont S. title=
Colonel John

Cocked and Loaded fires winning salvo in Tremont S.

Colonel John has a rising star on his roster with Cocked and Loaded, who ran his record to a perfect 2-for-2 with a come-from-behind victory in the $250,000 Tremont S...

[read more]

Zindaya streaks to second straight stakes triumph title=
More Than Ready

Zindaya streaks to second straight stakes triumph

Zindaya pulled away in the Belmont Park turf course stretch to score by 2 ½-lengths in Thursday’s $150,000 Intercontinental S., the second consecutive stakes victory for the 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready...

[read more]

Drosselmeyer, Belmont S. & Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, sires first winner title=
Drosselmeyer

Drosselmeyer, Belmont S. & Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, sires first winner

WinStar Farm's freshman sire Drosselmeyer, the Belmont S. (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner by Distorted Humor, was represented by his first winner Thursday when 2-year-old filly Find Joy debuted with an impressive 4 ½-length victory in a $40,000 Maiden Special Weight at Pimlico...

[read more]

Crittenden’s rally carries him to first stakes win title=
Distorted Humor

Crittenden’s rally carries him to first stakes win

Crittenden rallied at just the right moment to take the first running of the $75,000-added PDJF Stakes Saturday, May 30 at Indiana Grand...

[read more]