Colonel John Leaderboard and Rules

Breeders and fans have spoken.

Leaderboard Results

The initial platoon of 32 foals from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Colonel John have been cut to 16. The Sweet 16 round began after noon on September 15th and will run through October 1st at noon, when the group will again be trimmed in half and enter the Elite 8.

"We're thrilled with how well the Colonel John foal contest has been received," said Elliott Walden, President & CEO of WinStar. "People are having fun with it, and it's exciting to see the tremendous response, not only by local racing fans but also by Thoroughbred enthusiasts around the world. We've had voters from all 50 states and from over 80 countries."

How Does it Work?

  • On Aug. 15th, 2011 the voting will begin on the top 32 foals "The Platoon". Voters will "*Like" their favorite foals using their Facebook account.  (click here to view the recruits)
  • On Sept. 15th, 2011 at noon, the top 16 recruits with the most votes will advance into the Sweet 16 phase. All of the previous votes will carry over.
  • On Oct. 1st, 2011 at noon, the top 8 recruits with the most votes will advance to the Elite 8 phase. Again, the votes will carry over.
  • On Oct. 15th, 2011 at noon, the 4 recruits with the most votes will advance to the Final 4 phase. For this phase, all of the votes are subtracted and the Final 4 begins with zero votes.
  • On Nov. 1st, 2011 at noon, the recruit with the most votes will be honored as the Top Recruit of the 2011 Class and the owner will win the first prize. In the case of a tie the Panel of Experts will have the deciding vote.

What are the Prizes?

  • Top Recruit of the 2011 Class
    FREE season to Colonel John in 2012
  • Second, Third and Fourth Place Recruits
    Certificate to Buy One - Get One free on a 2012 Colonel John nomination.
  • The Elite 8
    A One-Year Grade 2 WinStar Stablemates Membership (upgrade) and Colonel John Under Armor jacket.
  • The Sweet 16
    A One-Year Grade 3 WinStar Stablemates Membership and Colonel John Under Armor polo shirt.
  • All 32 Recruits
    Are entered into a random drawing for a Certificate to Buy One - Get One free on a 2012 Colonel John nomination.
  • All owners who sent in a photo
    Will receive Colonel John pull-over fleece.

*A "Like" is an actual click of the like button on either the list of horses or the horses page.