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.
Gemologist filly stellar in Saratoga unveiling title=
Gemologist

Gemologist filly stellar in Saratoga unveiling

Ingrid lived up to her advanced billing with an eye-catching six-length victory in a Saratoga maiden special weight contest Wednesday...

[read more]

Paynter colt near top at OBS August Yearling sale title=
Paynter

Paynter colt near top at OBS August Yearling sale

Paynter, whose first crop are yearlings of 2016, had one of the top-five selling lots during the first day, the Selected session, of the Aug. 23-25 OBS August Yearlings sale...

[read more]

Trio of six-figure Gemologist yearlings at OBS Select sale title=
Gemologist

Trio of six-figure Gemologist yearlings at OBS Select sale

Gemologist, the leading freshman sire at the OBS April Sale, was again at the top of the list for first crop sires for the Select session of the OBS August Yearling sale...

[read more]

Midnight Storm tops big day at Del Mar for Pioneerof the Nile title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Midnight Storm tops big day at Del Mar for Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile's top turf star Midnight Storm scored his third consecutive stakes victory on Sunday with a game half-length tally in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile H. (G2)...

[read more]

Tiznow's Tourist wins Grade 1 Fourstardave H. title=
Tiznow

Tiznow's Tourist wins Grade 1 Fourstardave H.

WinStar Farm's homebred Tourist turned in a stellar performance in Saturday's $500,000 Fourstardave H. (G1) at Saratoga to give the 5-year-old son of Tiznow his first graded stakes victory...

[read more]

Bodemeister colt sparkles in MdSpWt debut at Laurel title=
Bodemeister

Bodemeister colt sparkles in MdSpWt debut at Laurel

O Dionysus powered through the Laurel Park stretch, rallying strongly from seventh with a quarter-mile to run to take his debut by a widening 2 3/4-lengths...

[read more]

Nemoralia dominant in first graded stakes victory title=
More Than Ready

Nemoralia dominant in first graded stakes victory

More Than Ready's top-class 3-year-old filly Nemoralia earned her first graded stakes win on Aug....

[read more]

Speightstown filly sharp in Saratoga debut title=
Speightstown

Speightstown filly sharp in Saratoga debut

Beat the Benchmark delivered on her pre-race promise with a gutsy maiden special weight victory over the Saratoga turf on Monday...

[read more]

Gemologist colt sells for $235K at Saratoga Preferred Sale title=
Gemologist

Gemologist colt sells for $235K at Saratoga Preferred Sale

Gemologist's latest sales offering brought a winning bid of $235,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred Preferred Yearlings sale on Aug. 14...

[read more]

Gemologist tallies another MdSpWt winner title=
Gemologist

Gemologist tallies another MdSpWt winner

Gemacho, making just his second start, scored a wire-to-wire maiden special weight victory at one mile over the Ellis Park turf course on Sunday...

[read more]