WinStar Farm News

Monday, April 21, 2014
The first day of the 2014 OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in training saw a Bellamy Road colt sell for $340,000, the second-highest price of the opening session...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Dynamic Impact got the nod in an ultra-tight photo finish in Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby Saturday at Hawthorne...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
A son of Speightstown breezed a quarter mile in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sisterly Love proved game on the front end in the $100,000 Doubledogdare (G3) April 18 at Keeneland...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Take Charge Lady, the dam of first-year WinStar Farm stallion Take Charge Indy was honored as 2013 Broodmare of the Year by the KTOBA...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A colt by leading sire Speightstown hammered for slightly over $408,000 in U.S. dollars ($320,000 Guineas) during the first session of the April 15-17 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Constitution, a leading Triple Crown hopeful off his win in last month’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1), will be forced to miss the May 3rd Kentucky Derby (G1) due to the discovery of a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone...
Sunday, April 13, 2014
More Than Ready's top 3-year-old filly Ready to Act got her first graded stakes victory Sunday in the $200,000 Beaumont (G2) at Keeneland...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Brewing, winner of the $100,000 Gazebo S. March 22 at Oaklawn Park, captured his second consecutive black-type event on Friday with a game half-length score in the $100,000 Bachelor S...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
WinStar Farm freshman sire Hold Me Back, the Grade 2-winning and multiple Grade 1-placed son of Giant’s Causeway, sired his first winner from his first starter Thursday, April 10th...
Monday, April 07, 2014
The Keeneland April 2-years-olds in Training Sale marked another auction highlight for More Than Ready as the WinStar stallion's two offerings were both top-10 sellers...
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Room Service came from last after a half-mile to finish on even terms with Rosalind in Saturday's $500,000 Ashland S. (G1) at Keeneland...
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Ready Signal captured Gulfstream Park's $75,000 Powder Break S. to give her sire More Than Ready his second stakes winner on the day
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Congrats' up-and-coming 3-year-old filly Holiday Magic set a seven-furlong stakes record of 1:22.69 at Tampa Bay Downs...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Bellamy Road's Grade 3-winning filly Sisterly Love zipped to a 2 1/4-length score Friday during opening day at Keeneland...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Adison Tompkins, a 4-year-old girl from the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, visited the horse Vinceremos, trainer Todd Pletcher, and jockey Javier Castellano at Pletcher’s Palm Meadows barn Sunday in Boynton Beach...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Fury Kapcori posted the year's best Beyer Speed Figure at a mile, winning the $75,000 Santana Mile S. at Santa Anita on Sunday...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
WinStar Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Constitution prevailed by a neck in an incredibly thrilling renewal of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
WinStar Farm's homebred colt Charge Now by Tiznow got his first win Saturday at Gulfstream Park in...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Five juveniles from the first crop of Super Saver brought an average of $400,000 at the March 24 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds, led by a $750,000 colt...
Monday, March 24, 2014
The lone 2-year-old sired by Distorted Humor at the March 24 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale brought an even $1 million, one of only two juveniles to break the seven-figure mark...
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Hip 4, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, blazed the co-fastest furlong in 9.4 seconds at the breeze show on March 21 for the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale for select 2-year-olds in training...
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Brewing, a 3-year-old Zayat Stables homebred from the first crop of Maimonides, notched his second runaway win in a row on March 22 in the $100,000 Gazebo S. at Oaklawn...
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Fire With Fire, a WinStar horses-in-training sales graduate, went wire to wire in the $200,000 San Luis Rey S. (G2) March 22 at Santa Anita, becoming his sire Distorted Humor’s 49th career Graded stakes winner...
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Leading sire More Than Ready picked up his 133rd career stakes winner on March 22 when More Than a Cruise drew off to a decisive 3 ¾-length victory in the $75,000 Conniver S. at Laurel...
Saturday, March 22, 2014
We Miss Artie, Artie Schiller’s winner of the Breeders’ Futurity S. (G1) at Keeneland last year at two, stamped his ticket into this year’s Kentucky Derby with a win in the $550,000 Spiral S. (G3) March 22 at Turfway...
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Heart Stealer, a 4-year-old daughter of leading sire Speightstown, earned her second Graded stakes victory of the Gulfstream meet in the $200,000 Inside Information S. (G2) March 22...
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sebring, an 8-year-old son of More Than Ready standing at Widden Stud in his native Australia, got his first Grade 1 winner on Saturday when Dissident captured the ATC Randwick Guineas...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Social Inclusion emerged as yet another Triple Crown contender for Pioneerof the Nile after...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Artie Schiller's offspring continue to be a hit in the auction ring, with a colt bringing $575,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Led by a $675,000 filly, a quintet of 2-year-olds from the first crop of Super Saver brought at least $200,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training March 11...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Mining My Own, dam of 2009 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mine That Bird and 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up & 3-time Grade 1 winner Dullahan, gave birth to a bay filly from the first crop of Bodemeister on March 4th at Ben & Elaine Walden’s Pauls Mill Farm in Versailles, KY...
Sunday, March 09, 2014
WinStar Farm has reported its trio of first-year, Grade 1-winning stallions Paynter, Take Charge Indy, and Overanalyze have all had their first respective mares confirmed in foal...
Friday, March 07, 2014
WinStar Farm and Twin Creeks Racing, owners of Triple Crown hopeful Vinceremos, will donate a portion of the colt’s earnings...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Pioneerof the Nile had another strong sales showing at the March 3 Barretts Select 2-year-olds in Training auction...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
More Than Ready's newest stakes winner came in Sunday's $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park...
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Solitary Ranger set all the pace to win the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial S. at Turfway Park Saturday by an impressive 4 3/4-lengths...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Foals from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Bodemeister have started to arrive, and early reports have been excellent across the board from breeders...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Ready Signal prevailed in a tight three-way photo finish to win the $75,000 Ten Palms S. Sunday at...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Constitution, owned by WinStar Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables, cruised home to an impressive allowance win...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Social Inclusion's impressive display in his debut Saturday at Gulfstream Park gave leading second-crop sire Pioneerof the Nile his seventh winner of 2014...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Distorted Humor's 5-year-old son Nawwaar, owned by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and ridden...
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Blingo's dramatic stretch run in the $300,500 San Antonio S. (G2) Feb. 8 at Santa Anita gave the son of Artie Schiller his biggest career win to date...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Three-year-old Melatonin graduated in style Thursday at Santa Anita, cruising to a 3 1/2-length tally...
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Munnings Sister launched her 2014 campaign with a front-running victory in the $75,000 Awesome Feather S. Thursday at Gulfstream Park...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
WinStar Farm LLC and Twin Creeks Racing Stables LLC's Vinceremos gallantly prevailed in a four-way photo to take the $250,000 Sam F. Davis S. (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Artie Schiller's Grade 1-winning tandem of We Miss Artie and My Conquestadory were ranked near the top of The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap for colts and fillies...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
With two colts and three fillies listed from his first crop, WinStar stallion Colonel John tied for the top spot with number of horses on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Cairo Prince, recent dominating winner of the Grade 2 Holy Bull S., was weighted at 118 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tiznow's Grade 1 winner Strong Mandate was weighted at 122 pounds, just four from the highweight, on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap...
Monday, January 27, 2014
WinStar Farm’s Gemologist, Tiznow’s Grade 1-winning 3-year-old and undefeated Grade 2-winning 2-year-old, was represented by his first foals when three colts were reported born...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Speightstown's veteran sprinter Sum of the Parts kicked off his 2014 campaign with a track record performance...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
With a 1-3 finish in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant S. Sunday at Gulfstream Park, Ready to Act and...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
WinStar Farm is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated return of its very popular Fantasy Derby contest. Fantasy Derby 2014 is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers the very best in possible prizes...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
For the second straight year, WinStar Farm will hold drawings to give away 13 free 2014 stallion seasons through the farm’s “Breed To Win” promotion. This year’s drawings will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8th, and breeders who have signed and returned a 2014 live foal contract to one of WinStar’s participating 13 stallions by Feb. 7 at noon will be eligible to win...
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Pioneerof the Nile's leading earner from his first crop stamped himself as a leading Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate with a statement race in the $400,000 Holy Bull S. (G2)...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Colonel John’s Here’s Johnny won a three-way stretch battle to collar the top prize in Tuesday's $100,000 OBS Championship S...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Distorted Humor's Fire With Fire found the Turf Paradise grass course to his liking on Saturday, scoring a game neck victory...
Friday, January 17, 2014
WinStar Farm announced Friday the addition of Kyle Wilson to the farm’s Sales and Nominations team...
Friday, January 17, 2014
WinStar Farm’s Bodemeister, the brilliant Grade 1-winning millionaire by Empire Maker, recently sired three bay fillies as his first reported foals to arrive from his introductory crop at stud...
Monday, January 13, 2014
When Interpret crossed the finish line in track record time in the $136,000 Jebel Ali S. Jan. 10...
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The highly-touted WinStar Farm LLC and Twin Creeks Racing Stables 3-year-old colt Constitution lived up to his promise in his debut Saturday at Gulfstream Park...
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Multiple graded stakes winner Revolutionary made a triumphant return to the races for WinStar Farm Saturday at Gulfstream Park...
Saturday, January 11, 2014
A colt by More Than Ready took the top seller honors during day four of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in Australia on Jan. 11..
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Ponche de Leona, in foal to Distorted Humor, was the highest-priced lot through the first three days of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Australian Magic Millions 2014 Gold Coast Yearling Sale highlighted international champion sire More Than Ready's appeal...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Tiz Miz Sue is one of the three finalists in the Older Female category for the 43rd annual Eclipse Awards...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Speightstown's top-class mare Dance to Bristol was named a finalist in the Female Sprinter category for the 43rd annual Eclipse Awards...
Monday, January 06, 2014
WinStar Farm will hold an Open House each day between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m from January 6-10 at farm's stallion complex on Pisgah Pike...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Solitary Ranger, winner of last year's Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity, made his 3-year-old debut Sunday at Fair Grounds...
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Tiznow's newly-turned 3-year-old filly Fierce Boots rolled to a two-length victory in Saturday's...
Friday, January 03, 2014
WinStar Farm's homebred 3-year-old colt Commissioner made a big move forward Friday at Gulfstream Park with sharp first-level allowance score...
Monday, December 23, 2013
WinStar Farm has promoted David Hanley to General Manager at the Versailles-based operation. Hanley had served at WinStar as the Director of Development, working in the areas of client development and bloodstock development, prior to his recent promotion...
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Sum of the Parts' front-running victory in the $75,000 Bonapaw S. Saturday at Fair Grounds gave his sire Speightstown a nation's best 37 stakes wins...
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Tiznow got his latest stakes winner Sunday when 2-year-old Rebranded battled to a maiden-breaking, two-length win in the $100,000 Riley Allison Futurity...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Zaikov, a Distorted Humor TDN Rising Star in March, returned to Gulfstream Park, the site of his flashy maiden win on Friday, zipping to another impressive win...
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Heart Stealer became Speightstown's 11th graded stakes winner of 2013 on Saturday, with a come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl S. (G3)...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Cool Cowboy sped away from the field at the three-eighths pole on his way to a 3 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Inaugural S...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Yessum Boss made Kodiak Kowboy the co-leading freshman sire of 2yo winners on Friday night, when he easily won a Retama Park Maiden Special Weight affair by 5 3/4 lengths...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Speightown's Seek Again, making both his graded stakes and U.S. debut, found his best stride in deep stretch en route to a length and a half victory in Sunday's $251,000 Hollywood Derby (G1)...
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Captainofindustry's valiant nose victory in a one-mile maiden race Saturday at Laurel Park gave first-year sire Pioneerof the Nile his 13th winner on the year...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
As I reflect on 2013, I see a year filled with positive trends in so many areas of the Thoroughbred industry...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
With a 2013 covering sire average of $255,625, WinStar Farm's first-year sire Bodemeister topped all North American freshman sires...
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Elusive Blueboy dominated the $50,000 Excellent Luck S. Saturday at Calder to become the ninth stakes winner of the year for Bluegrass Cat...
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Jerry Bozzo's homebred 2-year-old filly Flutterby cruised to victory in Saturday's $50,000 Cut the Charm S. at Calder to give her sire Congrats his third juvenile stakes winner of the year...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Prominent freshman sire Kodiak Kowboy continued his impressive first-year run on Wednesday with another pair of winners...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
WinStar Farm has taken an unusual approach in promoting its new stallion Paynter. The popular colt joined WinStar's roster after the Breeders' Cup World Championships and will stand his first year at stud for a $25,000 fee...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Kodiak Kowboy added to his collection of winners on Monday when Hy Kodiak Warrior gave the freshman sire his 11th winner ...
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Artie Schiller added his tenth stakes winner of 2013 on Saturday when Slip and Drive captured a thrilling rendition of the $100,000 Japan Racing Association S...
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Speightstown's up-and-coming 2-year-old filly Bajan registered her second straight stakes win on Saturday with a widening 2 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Moccasin S...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
WinStar Farm announced 2014 stud fees for its expanded 23-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor who stands for $100,000 S&N, and emerging top sire Speightstown, whose fee will be $80,000 S&N following another stellar year...
Monday, November 04, 2013
Spring Venture, the multiple graded stakes-winning daughter of Spring At Last, sold for $625,000 as a racing/broodmare prospect in Monday's Fasig-Tipton November sale...
Monday, November 04, 2013
Millionaire Careless Jewel, one of the first in-foal mares offered at auction by brilliant Grade 1 winner Bodemeister, brought a winning bid of $1.85 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale on Monday evening...
Monday, November 04, 2013
Grade I winner Love and Pride, in foal to Distorted Humor, brought $4.9 million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale on Monday...
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Making just his second career start, Cairo Prince dominated Sunday's Grade 2 Nashua S. at Aqueduct to give WinStar freshman sire Pioneerof the Nile his first stakes winner...
Friday, November 01, 2013
Fullfaithandcredit cruised to a 2 1/2-length maiden special weight victory in his debut on Friday to give Colonel John his sixth winner from his first crop...
Friday, November 01, 2013
WinStar Farm’s Harlan’s Holiday, North America’s reigning champion juvenile sire, had to be euthanized late Friday at Haras Firmamento Farm in Argentina, where he was standing the Southern Hemisphere breeding season...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Grade 1-winning millionaire Paynter, whose story of perseverance a year ago captivated the racing world, will begin his next career in 2014 as a stallion at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY...
Monday, October 28, 2013
WinStar Stablemates is again holding its Breeders’ Cup contest with players choosing two horses in each of the 14 Breeders’ Cup races run over the two days of the championship event. With the entries drawing Monday, the contest will open on Tuesday at 7 pm on the WinStar Stablemates website, and fans will have a chance to pick their favorite horses...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
A swift move early in the stretch carried Speightstown's 2-year-old filly Recepta to a decisive win in the $100,000 Chelsea Flower S...