Whether it’s breaking, rehabbing or training, our expert staff and state of the art facilities make WinStar the most advanced and comprehensive training program in the industry.

Our advantage lies in the many resources available to provide a first-class experience for you and your racehorse. Under the vision of former classic-winning trainer Elliott Walden, WinStar’s training program has produced many successful graduates from the start of their racing careers, including Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and has also rested and rehabbed such superstars as champion Uncle Mo.

Princess of Sylmar

Little Mike

Uncle Mo
Recent Training Grads Include:

King of Prussia Stables'
Princess of Sylmar - G1 Winner

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners'
Capo Bastone - G1 Winner

Charles Fipke's
Java's War - G1 Winner

Previous Training Grads Include:

Carlo and Priscilla Vaccarezza's
Little Mike - Breeders' Cup Champion

Mike Lauffer & Bill Cubbedge's
Shackleford - Classic Winner

Repole Stable's
Uncle Mo - Champion

Donegal Racing's
Paddy O'Prado - G1 Winner

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The experienced horsemen on the training staff include farm trainer Richard Budge and his team, as well as a network of top veterinarians and technicians headed by resident vet Natanya Nieman D.V.M.

The grounds and facilities on our 1700-acre farm are some of the best in the bluegrass. On top of lush pastures, in pristine conditions, your horse will have many amenities at its disposal.


  • Seven-furlong track
    Polytrack surface for safety
  • Hyperbaric chamber
    for accelerated recovery
  • Aquiciser
    for additional training
  • European Equicisers
    for rehabilitation
  • Controlled turnout
    Covered round pens
    and shaded paddocks
  • 24-hour on-site staff
    for your horse’s welfare
    and security