WinStar acquires interest in Pauls Mill stallions
Friday, July 29, 2011

WinStar Farm has acquired an interest in all four stallions – Bellamy Road, Summer Bird, Artie Schiller and U S Ranger – from Pauls Mill and will relocate them to WinStar for the 2012 breeding season.

“We are extremely excited about these four young stallion prospects, which Ben Walden has already done a fabulous job developing,” said Kenny Troutt, owner of WinStar Farm. “Ben has a God-given talent to see the potential in a young stallion prospect, and Bellamy Road is his latest success story. Ben will stay involved and continue to have a significant interest in all of these stallions' futures.”  

Bellamy Road and Artie Schiller both have second crops racing in 2011, and both have already enjoyed success from their progeny. Bellamy Road currently stands No. 3 on the Second-Crop Sires list and has sired four graded stakes winners to date, including Wood Memorial (G1) winner Toby's Corner and undefeated G2-winning 2-year-old filly Position Limit. His second crop already includes the undefeated 2-year-old filly Georgie's Angel, recent winner of the Schuylerville S. (G3) at Saratoga. Artie Schiller has eight stakes horses to date, led by Grade 1 performer Mr. Commons, who recently captured the Oceanside S. at Del Mar.

Summer Bird and U S Ranger stood their first and second years, respectively, in 2011.

“This was a rare opportunity to buy into four promising young stallions at the upswing of their careers,” said Elliott Walden, President and CEO of WinStar. “We tested the proven-sire market last year when we acquired Harlan's Holiday, and he was our most popular stallion in 2011. We're hoping for similar results from Bellamy Road and Artie Schiller.”

Ben Walden, the elder brother to Elliott, will continue to own and operate Pauls Mill as a thoroughbred farm, but will no longer stand stallions.

“It will be rewarding to see the work we have begun with these four stallions meld into the exciting future of WinStar,” said Ben Walden. “I look forward to serving them going forward as WinStar seeks future opportunities in the stallion business.

“Bellamy Road is a sensational young stallion. What more could he have done to now? Artie Schiller was truly a top miler and we're seeing his first crop of 3-year-olds flourish like we expected them to,” he added. “When I think of Summer Bird I think of his extraordinary physique, which most top stallions possess, and his exceptional female family includes Tapit. What I love about U S Ranger is his undefeated 2-year-old season coupled with his miler speed and sire's pedigree. The future is bright for all of them.”

WinStar will announce 2012 stud fees at a later date.

Drosselmeyer filly tallies first stakes victory title=
Drosselmeyer

Drosselmeyer filly tallies first stakes victory

Find Joy found her best stride in the final furlong of Sunday's $50,000 Kent S. at Emerald Downs, powering past Brookys Star for a 1 1/4-length victory...

[read more]

American Patriot scores big on Belmont Park turf title=
American Patriot

American Patriot scores big on Belmont Park turf

WinStar Farm's homebred 3-year-old colt American Patriot tallied an eye-catching three length victory on the Belmont Park inner turf course on Saturday...

[read more]

You Know Too sparkles in debut for Colonel John title=
Colonel John

You Know Too sparkles in debut for Colonel John

Colonel John's debuting 2-year-old filly You Know Too turned in one of the most impressive juvenile performances this year Thursday at Delaware Park, romping to a six-length victory...

[read more]

More Than Ready 2yos run 1-2 for leading juvenile sire title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready 2yos run 1-2 for leading juvenile sire

Bahama Halo and Noble Ready completed a More Than Ready stallion exacta in a six-furlong Belmont Park maiden special weight race on June 22...

[read more]

Well-bred Super Saver filly sharp in MdSpWt debut title=
Super Saver

Well-bred Super Saver filly sharp in MdSpWt debut

Open Arms chalked up an eye-catching victory in her June 19 debut in a seven-furlong maiden special weight contest at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

Wood Memorial (G1) winner Outwork to stand at WinStar upon retirement title=

Wood Memorial (G1) winner Outwork to stand at WinStar upon retirement

WinStar Farm and Woodford Thoroughbreds have partnered to acquire the breeding rights to Repole Stable’s leading 3-year-old colt Outwork, winner of this year’s Wood Memorial (G1) from the first crop of sire sensation Uncle Mo...

[read more]

Speightstown colt racks up third black type win title=
Speightstown

Speightstown colt racks up third black type win

Full Salute took to the Monmouth Park turf course Sunday and came away with a one-length victory in the $60,000 Select S...

[read more]

Late surge carries Creator to Belmont S. (G1) victory title=

Late surge carries Creator to Belmont S. (G1) victory

WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay's Creator weaved his way between horses in the Belmont Park stretch to catch and pass Destin in the final strides of the $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1)...

[read more]

Tom's Ready makes the grade in Woody Stephens S. (G2) title=
More Than Ready

Tom's Ready makes the grade in Woody Stephens S. (G2)

Tom's Ready became More Than Ready's second stakes winner in two days with his incredible last-to-first run to capture the $500,000 Woody Stephens S. (G2)...

[read more]

Eagle Way becomes More Than Ready's 22nd Grade 1 winner title=
More Than Ready

Eagle Way becomes More Than Ready's 22nd Grade 1 winner

Leading international super-sire More Than Ready recorded his 22nd lifetime Grade One winner Saturday when Eagle Way won the $600,000 Aus Queensland Derby (G1)...

[read more]