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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Ingrid lived up to her advanced billing with an eye-catching six-length victory in a Saratoga maiden special weight contest Wednesday...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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...

Sunday, August 21, 2016
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)...

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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...

Saturday, August 20, 2016
More Than Ready's top-class 3-year-old filly Nemoralia earned her first graded stakes win on Aug....

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Royal Copy became his sire’s newest impressive winner on Saturday, as the talented 2-year-old colt by freshman sire Bodemeister proved best over a loaded field in an $83,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Saratoga...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The returns for Paynter during the second day of the Aug. 8-9 Fasig Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale surpassed his Monday results...

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
A colt by leading sire Pioneerof the Nile topped the star-studded first session of the Aug. 8-9 Fasig Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale...

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Paynter had a pair of colts go through the ring during the first evening of the Aug. 8-9 Fasig Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale, with the duo bringing a healthy avearge of $227,500...

Thursday, August 04, 2016
Spirituality was simply spectacular in her maiden special weight debut Aug. 4 at Delaware Park, rolling to a commanding eight-length victory in the colors of WinStar Farm...

Sunday, July 31, 2016
Exaggerator proved he belongs at the top of the 3-year-old division with his decisive victory in Sunday's $1 million Haskell Inv. (G1)...

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Theory rolled to a 5 1/2-length win in his maiden special weight debut Saturday at Saratoga to become First-Crop sire Gemologist's to earn the coveted TDN Rising Star tag...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Congrats' top-class mare Haveyougoneaway won her fifth stakes, and first in a graded race with a gallant victory in the $200,000 Honorable Miss H. (G2)...

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Levante Lion is now a perfect 2-for-2 following the 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile's victory in the July 23 Hakodate Nisai S. (G3) on July 24...

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Midnight Storm chalked up his second straight graded stakes victory in Sunday's $250,000 Eddie Read S., winning by a half-length after controlling the pace...

Saturday, July 16, 2016
WinStar Farm's homebred colt American Patriot set a course record Saturday at Delaware Park while winning the 1 1/8-mile Kent S. (G3)...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
A filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Paynter sold for $185,000 at Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton July sale...

Saturday, July 09, 2016
Following a deluge of rain that caused a delay, WinStar Farm’s Dark Nile splashed to victory in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3) at Delaware Park on Saturday...

Saturday, July 09, 2016
Leading international sire More Than Ready added to his 160-plus lifetime stakes winners on Saturday when the 2-year-old colt Boynton won the Superlative S. (G2)...

Thursday, July 07, 2016
WinStar stallion Overanalyze has seven horses cataloged in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale, one of the top numbers for freshman sires...

Thursday, July 07, 2016
Grade 1-winning millionaire Take Charge Indy will be represented by three horses from his first crop cataloged in the Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale...

Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Paynter, a top three freshman weanling sire of 2015, has a total of seven yearlings cataloged in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale...

Sunday, July 03, 2016
Speightstown's versatile sprinter Passsion for Action racked up his third stakes win of 2016 on Sunday with a gallant neck victory in the $200,000 Highlander S. (G2)...

Sunday, July 03, 2016
Classic Empire's dazzling stretch run carried the 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile to victory in Saturday night's Bashford Manor S. (G3) at Churchill Downs...

Sunday, July 03, 2016
Dalmore, a sharp allowance winner on May 29, upped his game on Saturday to score a half-length victory over Grade 2 winner Danzing Candy in the $100,000 Affirmed S. (G3) at Santa Anita Park...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
WinStar Farm and Woodford Thoroughbreds have partnered to acquire the breeding rights to Repole Stable’s leading 3-year-old colt Outwork, winner of this year’s Wood Memorial (G1) from the first crop of sire sensation Uncle Mo...

Saturday, June 11, 2016
WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay's Creator weaved his way between horses in the Belmont Park stretch to catch and pass Destin in the final strides of the $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1)...

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Tom's Ready became More Than Ready's second stakes winner in two days with his incredible last-to-first run to capture the $500,000 Woody Stephens S. (G2)...

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Leading international super-sire More Than Ready recorded his 22nd lifetime Grade One winner Saturday when Eagle Way won the $600,000 Aus Queensland Derby (G1)...

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Already a two-time black type winner, Cash Control got her first graded stakes win Saturday when the 5-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile took the Mint Julep S. (G3)...

Friday, June 10, 2016
Joking's fantastic stretch run in the $250,000 True North S. (G2) Friday at Belmont Park gave perennial top sire Distorted Humor his 55th lifetime graded stakes winner...

Thursday, June 09, 2016
Bodemeister's first winner became his first stakes winner on Thursday at Belmont Park with a stellar 2 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Astoria S...

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
With contrasting racing styles, Creator and Gettysburg loom as solid chances to capture the 148th running of the Belmont S. (G1) on Saturday...

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Preakness S. (G1) hero Exaggerator was assigned post 11 of 13 in Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1) as the future WinStar stallion looks to capture the final two legs of the Triple Crown...

Saturday, June 04, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile's multiple graded stakes winner reached a new high on Saturday with his gutsy half-length score over Tourist in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1)...

Friday, June 03, 2016
Random Walk, a first-time starter by Super Saver, put on a stellar display in Friday's first race at Belmont Park...

Saturday, May 21, 2016
On a rainy afternoon in Maryland, Exaggerator one-upped his second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1) with a rousing victory in the $1.5 million Preakness S. (G1)...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Exaggerator's big rally in the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) have his connections looking forward to the rematch with Nyquist in Saturday's $1.5 million Preakness S. (G1)...

Thursday, May 12, 2016
WinStar Farm’s freshman sire Bodemeister, the dual classic-placed, Grade 1-winning son of Empire Maker, was represented with his first winner on Wednesday, when 2-year-old filly Bode’s Dream scored an impressive debut victory in a $42,000 Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park...

Sunday, May 08, 2016
Away from the races since last September, Ironicus was triumphant in his first 2016 outing with a 1 1/2-length score Saturday in the $150,000 Fort Marcy S. (G3)...

Saturday, May 07, 2016
Speightstown tallied his latest graded stakes winner on Saturday when Passion for Action rallied in the stretch to take the seven furlong Vigil S. (G3)...

Wednesday, May 04, 2016
WinStar Farm's Grade 1 winner Creator drew post 3 for Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) when entries were drawn on Wednesday afternoon at Churchill Downs...

Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Future WinStar stallion Exaggerator is right in the middle of the field in the gate for Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) getting post 11...

Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Congrats' graded stakes-winning filly Venus Valentine drew post 10 of 14 3-year-old fillies in Friday's $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1)...

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Exaggerator, one of the likely favorites for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1), breezed five furlongs on Saturday at Churchill Downs...

Monday, April 25, 2016
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...

Friday, April 22, 2016
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...

Thursday, April 21, 2016
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...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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...

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Creator's furious rally in the final three furlongs of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday earned the colt his first graded stakes victory and a likely start in the Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Bill and Susan Casner’s Well Dressed, the dam of Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Well Armed, had to be euthanized Monday due to complications from foaling. She was 19...

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Ralph Evans’ and WinStar Farm’s Upstart got his 4-year-old season started in style on Saturday with a one-length victory in the $350,000 Razorback H. (G3)...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The final day of the OBS March Sale of Selected 2-year-olds in Training saw a trio of Gemologist’s first crop go through the ring...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A $425,000 colt consigned by Niall Brennan Stables led a strong group of More Than Ready’s offspring during the second session of the OBS March Sale of Selected 2-year-olds in Training...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Gemologist was represented by three six-figure horses during the first day of the March 15-16 OBS March Sale of Selected Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Bodemeister led all first-crop sires represented with a sales average of $245,000 during the first day of the March 15-16 OBS March Sale of Selected Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Super Saver’s two lots offered during the first day of the March 15-16 OBS March Sale of Selected Sale of 2-year-olds in Training brought an average of $292,500...

Wednesday, March 09, 2016
A colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Gemologist turned in one of the fastest works of the day during Monday’s under tack session...

Thursday, March 03, 2016
Congrats’ undefeated 3-year-old filly Polar River made it four straight victories on Thursday at Meydan with a deceptively easy three-quarter length victory...

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
A colt by last year’s leading Third-Crop sire Pioneerof the Nile brought a winning bid of $1 million at Wednesday’s Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale...

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Bodemeister, whose first crop are 2-year-olds of 2016, led all first-year sires by average with more than one horse sold at Wednesday’s Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale...

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Converge was at the back of a big field early on in the $150,000 Palm Beach S. (G3), but the 3-year-old son of Sidney’s Candy emerged on top when it counted...

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Venus Valentine capped a stakes double for Congrats with a shocking victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Rachel Alexandra S. (G2) at Fair Grounds...

Thursday, February 11, 2016
The brightest star on the 3-year-old racing season in Dubai is the Congrats filly Polar River, who toyed with her competition in Thursday’s 1,000 Guineas S., dusting an over-matched group by about 13 lengths...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile’s Cash Control collected her seventh win in 12 lifetime starts in the $60,000 Daisy Devine S. at Fair Grounds’ Race Course...

Saturday, February 06, 2016
More Than Ready got his newest graded stakes winner on Saturday at Gulfstream Park as 4-year-old Tammy the Torpedo led the entire way to take the $150,000 Suwanee River S. (G3)...

Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Jockey Club released the 2015 Experimental Free Handicap on Jan. 29, and Colonel John was the only stallion to have more than one 2-year-old colt ranked in the top 12...

Saturday, January 16, 2016
The final crowning achievement on American Pharoah’s historic racing career came on Saturday evening when the son of Pioneerof the Nile was honored with Eclipse Awards for 2015 Horse of the Year and 3-year-old Male.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Super Saver’s outstanding speedster Runhappy came home with the first Eclipse Award for his sire when he was named 2015’s Champion Sprinter at the Eclipse Awards ceremony on Saturday evening...

Thursday, January 14, 2016
The first yearlings offered at auction by Paynter have been some of the most sought-after of any sire of his generation, with a new high-water mark of $120,000...

Monday, January 11, 2016
A yearling filly from the first crop of the Grade 1-winning millionaire Paynter brought a top bid of $100,000 during the first day of the Keeneland January Sale...

Monday, January 11, 2016
Last year’s runaway leading Third Crop Sire Pioneerof the Nile had a solid beginning to the 2016 Keeneland January sale...

Thursday, January 07, 2016
Super Saver’s leading 3-year-old Runhappy was named a finalist in three categories for the 2015 Eclipse Awards when nominees were announced Wednesday...

Thursday, January 07, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile’s stellar 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner American Pharoah heads the list of nominees for the 2015 Eclipse Awards...

Thursday, January 07, 2016
Airoforce, a graded stakes winner on both turf and dirt in 2015, is one of three finalists for the 2-year-old Male Eclipse Award...

Saturday, January 02, 2016
Forever Darling got a head ride from Rafeal Bejarno in Saturday’s $200,000 Santa Ynez S. (G2), rallying to win the 6 ½-furlong contest by a half-length...

Saturday, January 02, 2016
Life Imitates Art won a stirring stretch battle in Saturday’s $100,000 Dania Beach S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park to give the newly-turned 3-year-old son of More Than Ready his first stakes victory...

Friday, January 01, 2016
WinStar Farm’s Pioneerof the Nile topped nearly every category on the 2015 Third Crop Sire list...

Friday, January 01, 2016
WinStar Farm’s Colonel John made quite a splash on the 2015 Third-Crop Sire list, with his $4,278,724 progeny earnings ranking second to only fellow WinStar stallion Pioneerof the Nile...

Sunday, December 27, 2015
Runhappy wrapped up his terrific 3-year-old campaign with a scintillating victory in the $300,000 Malibu S. (G1)...

Saturday, November 28, 2015
WinStar’s brilliant homebred 4-year-old colt finished his career in style with a 2 ½-length win in the Hawthorne Gold Cup (G2)...

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Airoforce, already a graded stakes winner on the turf, made his debut on the dirt in Saturday’s $250,000 Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2) and came away 1 ¾-length winner...

Friday, November 27, 2015
Midnight Storm found his best stride in the stretch to win the $250,000 Seabiscuit H. (G2) Saturday at Del Mar, the second Grade 2 win for the 4-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile...

Friday, November 27, 2015
Constellation, a 2-year-old daughter to Bellamy Road, turned in her best performance of her young career on Thanksgiving...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Commissioner, the Classic-placed, multiple graded stakes winner of $812,237, looks to become the last top son of A.P. Indy to stud when he retires to WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY at the end of 2015...

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Jet Black Magic turned in the biggest performance of her young career in Saturday’s $400,000 Delta Princess S. (G3)...

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Pioneerof the Nile’s brilliant 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah closed out his career in magnificent fashion with a record-setting performance in the $5 million Breeder’s Cup Classic (G1)...

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Super Saver’s ultra-fast 3-year-old Runhappy put his talents on full display in Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Keeneland...

Saturday, October 31, 2015
After picking up his 130th lifetime stakes winner earlier in the afternoon, Distorted Humor got his second black type winner of the day when Crittenden battled to a neck victory in the $75,000 Let It Ride S...

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Matrooh’s win in Saturday’s $200,000 Bold Ruler S. (G3) gave champion sire Distorted Humor his 130th lifetime black type winner...

Monday, October 26, 2015
In what promises to be as dramatic as a Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in the 32-year history of the race, Pioneerof the Nile’s brilliant 3-year-old American Pharoah will attempt to close his racing career with a win in the $5 million dollar race...

Monday, October 26, 2015
Colonel John, the nation’s leading third crop sire by winners and wins, has two chances to cap off a great year with 2-year-old colts entered in the Breeders’ Cup...

Monday, October 26, 2015
Impressive first-time out winner Gliding By will make her stakes debut in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) Friday at Keeneland...

Sunday, October 25, 2015
WinStar Farm’s & Twin Creeks Racing’s Constitution has been retired to stud at WinStar Farm for 2016, and the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire by Tapit will stand for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses...

Monday, October 19, 2015
WinStar Farm is announcing stud fees earlier than usual for the 2016 breeding season, which in part will offer breeders the opportunity to lock in a fee on a stallion before next week’s Breeders’ Cup. WinStar has at least eight stallions with progeny running in the Breeders’ Cup or other major races through the remainder of 2015...

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Daredevil, More Than Ready’s Champagne S. (G1) winner at two, has been retired and will stand in 2016 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY. A fee will be determined and announced soon...

Monday, October 12, 2015
More Than Ready’s Partisan Politics got her second career stakes win on Monday with a 1 ½-length score in the $200,000 Pebbles S. at Belmont Park...

Sunday, October 04, 2015
John Oxley’s undefeated Airoforce shored up his spot in the Breeders’ Cup with a win in Sunday’s $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon S. (G3) at Keeneland. He joins fellow 2-year-old colt Cocked and Loaded, who also qualified with an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup with a win in last month’s Iroquois S. (G3) at Churchill – giving Colonel John a pair of top contender in this year’s juvenile Breeders’ Cup races...

Friday, October 02, 2015
Talented 3-year-old colt Runhappy, one of three Grade 1 winners from the first crop of Super Saver, defeated a top field that included reigning Eclipse-winning sprinter Work All Week in the $250,000 Phoenix S. (G3) on opening day at Keeneland...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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