WinStar Duo Head First-Crop Sire List
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
WinStar Farm finds themselves in the enviable position of standing the two leading first-crop sires in Bluegrass Cat and Sharp Humor.
The regally bred Bluegrass Cat tops the list in both earnings ($186,585) and winners (6). The homebred son of Storm Cat is represented by Stakes placed Speed Demon as well as impressive MdSpWt graduates Bluegrass Phenom (Keeneland), Blue Orleans (Churchill), Blue Right By (Churchill) and Another Silver Oak (Delaware).
The WinStar-raced colt retired with career earnings of better than 1.7M, which included wins in both the Haskell Invitational (Gr.1) and Remsen Stakes (Gr.2) as well as seconds in the Kentucky Derby (Gr.1), Belmont Stakes (Gr.1) and Travers (Gr.1). Bluegrass Cat has so far met all expectations one might have of a colt with such an outstanding pedigree and race record.

Though his racing career was cut short due to an injury in the Kentucky Derby, WinStar believed strongly in the raw ability and sheer class of Distorted Humor’s son Sharp Humor.
Like his sire before him, the Sharp Humor juveniles have come out running! They are led by the Graded Stakes placed Maiden-yes, maiden, Tiz My Time. The Kenny McPeek trained filly bounced into Royal Ascot off a pair of runner-up finishes in some highly-rated Maiden races and she showed her class finishing third in the Albany Stakes (Gr.3) in her first start on turf.
Brickyard Fast and Devilish Stunt both had run on their minds, dominating their fields by 10 lengths and 6 lengths respectively in MdSpWt events.
Sharp Humor himself had that lethal combination of brilliant speed and great disposition and there are already signs that he is passing these traits along to his progeny.
Exaggerator strong in final pre-Derby workout title=

Exaggerator strong in final pre-Derby workout

Exaggerator, one of the likely favorites for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1), breezed five furlongs on Saturday at Churchill Downs...

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Weekend Hideaway takes Affirmed Success S. in 2016 bow title=
Speightstown

Weekend Hideaway takes Affirmed Success S. in 2016 bow

Weekend Hideaway, already a five-time stakes-winning son of Speightstown, made it six black type wins on Friday at Belmont Park...

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Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Exaggerator to stand at WinStar upon retirement title=

Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Exaggerator to stand at WinStar upon retirement

WinStar Farm has entered into an agreement to acquire the breeding rights to recent Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner and 2016 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Exaggerator...

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Gemologist tops all First-Crop sires at OBS April sale title=
Gemologist

Gemologist tops all First-Crop sires at OBS April sale

Led by a $550,000 colt, Gemologist topped all First-Crop sires at OBS April 19-22 Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training with an average price of $161,786...

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$375K Colonel John filly on closing day at OBS April Sale title=
Colonel John

$375K Colonel John filly on closing day at OBS April Sale

Colonel John had one of the top offerings during the final day of the OBS April 19-22 Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

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Gemologist leading freshman sire at OBS April sale title=
Gemologist

Gemologist leading freshman sire at OBS April sale

Through three days of the OBS April 19-22 Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training, WinStar Farm's Gemologist had the best sales average among all freshman sires...

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Gemologist has OBS 2YO sale-topper at $550,000 title=
Gemologist

Gemologist has OBS 2YO sale-topper at $550,000

First-Crop sire Gemologist set the high-water mark during Day 2 of the OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training with a $550,000 colt...

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Speightstown filly rings up $440K at OBS 2YO sale title=
Speightstown

Speightstown filly rings up $440K at OBS 2YO sale

Perennial top-10 sire Speightstown's Day 2 offerings at the OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training included a $440,000 filly...

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$300K Pioneerof the Nile colt at OBS April 2YO sale title=
Pioneerof the Nile

$300K Pioneerof the Nile colt at OBS April 2YO sale

The sales results for leading sire Pioneerof the Nile remained strong during Day 1 of the OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

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OBS April 2YO sale: Gemologist colt hammers for $170K title=
Gemologist

OBS April 2YO sale: Gemologist colt hammers for $170K

A colt from the first-crop of Gemologist brought a winning bid of $170,000 during Day 1 of the OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

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