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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Speightstown's 5-year-old daughter Southern Ring broke sharply and fended off a late challenge to win Sunday's $150,000 Whimsical S. at Woodbine...

Friday, April 21, 2017
WinStar Farm & Don Alberto Stable have partnered to purchase Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Battle of Midway from Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, and the 3-year-old son of Smart Strike will continue to be trained by Jerry Hollendorfer as the colt prepares for a start in the May 6th Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Thursday, April 20, 2017
WinStar Farm’s Overanalyze, the Grade 1-winning millionaire by Dixie Union, sired his first winner on Thursday when 2-year-old colt Analyze the Odds drew off to an impressive 4 ½-length debut victory in a $100,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Aqueduct...

Saturday, April 15, 2017
With his victory in Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), Classic Empire made an emphatic statement that the son of Pioneerof the Nile will be a formidable foe in the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Inside Straight's stirring stretch run took him past Midnight Storm and into the winner's circle in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) on Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn Park...

Friday, April 14, 2017
WinStar Farm's homebred 4-year-old colt American Patriot turned in his best race to date in Friday's $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland...

Sunday, April 09, 2017
With Irap's remarkable win in Saturday's $1 million Blue Grass S. (G2), Tiznow will have one of the favorites in this year's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Sunday, April 02, 2017
Always Dreaming is heading to Kentucky for a date with history after the 3-year-old Bodemeister colt took the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) by five lengths on Saturday...

Sunday, April 02, 2017
Distorted Humor's gritty 5-year-old son Honorable Duty has been unbeatable at Fair Grounds winter/spring, wrapping up the meet on Saturday with his third straight stakes win in the $400,000 New Orleans H. (G2)...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Congrats, the nation's leading sire of winners over the past two years, had his biggest winner of 2017 in the sales ring on Wednesday when a filly by the WinStar stallion sold for $1.7 million...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds was a huge one for Pioneerof the Nile, topped by a $1 million dollar colt...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The demand for the offspring of Tiznow was never more apparent than during the second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The first day of the March 14-15 OBS March Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale yielded stellar results for Super Saver when hip No. 153 sold for $625,000...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Leading worldwide sire More Than Ready had one of the top-10 lots during Tuesday's session of the March 14-15 OBS March Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale kicked off the 2-year-old auction season with three seven-figure horses, including a $1.1 million colt by leading international sire More Than Ready...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Bodemeister, a top-three First-Crop sire of 2016, had a pair of 2-year-old colts bring over $500,000 at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale featured a pair of dynamic Pioneerof the Nile 2-year-olds that brought in excess of a half-million dollars from enthusiastic bidders...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Paynter, whose first crop of foals will be racing in 2017, was well-represented by a member of that crop during Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale when hip No. 117 sold for $425,000...

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Honorable Duty became Distorted Humor's 56th lifetime Graded Stakes Winner on Saturday when he captured the $125,000 Mineshaft H. (G3) at Fair Grounds...

Monday, February 20, 2017
One Liner came to Oaklawn Park for his first stakes outing in the $500,000 Southwest S., and the 3-year-old colt thrust himself squarely into the 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) discussion with a 3 1/2-length victory...

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Bodemeister's 3-year-old colt O Dionysus is now a two-time stakes winner following his three-length tally in Saturday's $75,000 Miracle Wood S. at Laurel Park...

Sunday, February 05, 2017
Hedge Fund, a 3-year-old Super Saver colt, kicked off 2017 with a rousing maiden special weight score Saturday at Gulfstream Park...

Thursday, February 02, 2017
Pioneerof the Nile's 2-year-old Champion Male of 2016 Classic Empire was assigned the top weight on The Jockey Club Experimental Free Handicap, which was released Thursday morning...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Always Dreaming could be a new horse on the 2017 Triple Crown Trail after the 3-year-old Bodemeister colt came home an 11 1/2-length winner in a Tampa Bay Downs maiden special weight affair...

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Pioneerof the Nile's sensational 2016 juvenile Classic Empire was named Champion 2-year-old Male at Saturday evening's Eclipse Award ceremony at Gulfstream Park...

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm was recognized at Saturday night's Eclipse Award ceremony with their first Outstanding Breeder Award...

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Making his first start since last March, the incomparable 11-year-old son of Speightstown Reynaldothewizard captured the third straight running of the $175,000 Dubawi S. Thursday at Meydan...

Sunday, January 08, 2017
For the second time from his first four crops Pioneerof the Nile has the favorite to earn an Eclipse Award in the 2-year-old male category...

Saturday, January 07, 2017
More Than Ready's newly-turned 3-year-old Made You Look began 2017 on a high note with a very sharp-looking performance in Saturday's $100,000 Dania Beach S. (G3)...

Saturday, January 07, 2017
Tourist, brilliant winner of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) and recent addition to the 2017 WinStar Farm stallion roster, was named as a finalist in the Male Turf category...

Sunday, January 01, 2017
Pioneerof the Nile's brilliant and versatile Midnight Storm started off 2016 in style with a front-running victory in the $200,000 San Pasqual S. (G2) on New Year's Day at Santa Anita Park...

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Six years ago Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm began implementing a plan to purposefully increase the scope and quality of both its broodmare band and its stallion roster...

Friday, December 16, 2016
Kentucky Downs has renamed a major stakes event on its racing calendar to honor 2016 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner Tourist. The formerly-named More Than Ready Mile Stakes will now be run as the Tourist Mile Stakes starting in 2017...

Saturday, December 10, 2016
The brilliant 2-year-old filly Bode's Dream ran her record to 3-for-3 on Saturday with commanding performance in the House Party S. at Gulfstream Park...

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Three weeks after a very game performance in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), Midnight Storm easily won his first main track graded stakes in Sunday's $100,000 Native Diver S. (G3) at Del Mar...

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Term of Art forged to the lead in the final sixteenth of a mile en route to his 1 1/4-length victory in Sunday's $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille S. (G3) at Del Mar...

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile's Cash Control earned her second career graded stakes victory Saturday at Churchill Downs with a commanding four-length victory in the $100,000 Cardinal H. (G3)...

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Multiple Grade 1-winning miler Tourist, recent winner of the fastest Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) in history, has been retired from racing and will stand stud at his birthplace of WinStar Farm for a fee of $12,500 S&N in 2017...

Friday, November 11, 2016
A dark bay colt from the first crop of track record-setter Fed Biz sold for $230,000 to K. D. Bloodstock during Friday's session of the Keeneland November sale...

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Constitution, the brilliant multiple Grade 1-winning son of Tapit, is connected to three mares that fetched seven figures in the last three days at prominent breeding stock sales in Lexington, KY, including his first in-foal mare to sell on Wednesday at Keeneland November for $2,200,000...

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Hip 174, a striking weanling colt by Pioneerof the Nile, fetched $600,000 from buyer R.C. Thoroughbreds on Day 1 of the annual Keeneland November sale in Lexington, KY, making him the highest-priced weanling of the session...

Sunday, November 06, 2016
Zindaya added herself to More Than Ready's illustrious list of Graded Stakes Winners on Nov. 6 with a half-length score in the $200,000 Goldikova S. (G2)...

Saturday, November 05, 2016
Tiznow’s incomparable turf specialist Tourist blazed the way in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) to set a new stakes record of 1:31.71, breaking Wise Dan’s record of 1:31.78...

Saturday, November 05, 2016
One year after American Pharoah was named Horse of the Year, Pioneerof the Nile could have his second champion in as many years after Classic Empire triumphed in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)...

Friday, November 04, 2016
Speightstown’s millionaire world traveler Tamarkuz secured his status as one of the best milers in training Friday, zooming past Grade 1 winners Dortmund and Runhappy at the eighth pole before drawing off to a 3 ½-length victory going away in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita...

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Artie Schiller's brilliant 3-year-old colt Flying Artie, already a two-time graded winner in 2016, scaled new heights on Saturday when he captured the A$500,000 Coolmore Stud S. (G1) at Flemington Raceourse...

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile has a pair of division leaders set to contest the Nov. 4-5 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A $290,000 colt by Gemologist topped the returns mid-way through the Tuesday session of the Oct. 24-26 Fasig-Tipton Yearling sale...

Saturday, October 22, 2016
WinStar Farm announced 2017 stud fees for its 22-stallion roster on Saturday, again headed by Pioneerof the Nile who will stand for a fee of $110,000 S&N this upcoming breeding season...

Sunday, October 16, 2016
In her first graded stakes start, Southern Ring came away with a well-earned three-quarter length victory in the $150,000 Ontario Fashion S. (G3) Sunday at Woodbine...

Saturday, October 15, 2016
China Horse Club's and WinStar Farm's 2-year-old colt Theory was much the best in Saturday's Futurity S. (G3) at Belmont Park...

Monday, October 10, 2016
Classic winner and leading sophomore Exaggerator, the only 3-year-old colt with three Grade 1 wins in 2016, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky...

Sunday, October 09, 2016
Speedmeister, a 2-year-old Bodemeister colt, found the Keeneland winner's circle in his debut Oct. 9, winning a seven-furlong maiden special weight affair by a widening 4 1/2-lengths...

Saturday, October 08, 2016
Pioneer of the Nile's top 2-year-old colt Classic Empire asserted himself in the Keeneland stretch en route to a three-length win in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders' Futurity (G1)...

Saturday, October 08, 2016
Gemologist's brilliant 2-year-old filly Yellow Agate powered past Libby's Tail in deep stretch to win the $400,000 Frizette S. (G1)...

Sunday, October 02, 2016
Joking's stirring stretch run carried the son of Distorted Humor to victory in Saturday's $350,000 Vosburgh S. (G1) at Belmont Park, his second graded victory and third stakes win overall...

Sunday, October 02, 2016
More Than Ready's 3-year-old colt Tom's Ready earned his second graded stakes victory on Saturday with a victory in the $100,000 Ack Ack H. (G3) at Churchill Downs...

Thursday, September 29, 2016
WinStar Farm added two new stallions to its 2017 roster with the recent retirement of Uncle Mo’s Grade 1-winning 3-year-old Outwork and Speightstown’s Graded stakes-winning son Speightster...

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Take Charge Indy's $180,000 colt purchased by Shelby Stables represented a personal best for the first-crop stallion during Thursday's session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A yearling colt from Gemologist's second crop at the Wednesday session of the Keeneland September brought a winning bid of $220,000 from Mike Ryan, agent...

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Though he was the second-to-last horse to sell Sunday, Pioneerof the Nile's hip No. 1816 would end up being the top price of the day during Sunday's session...

Sunday, September 18, 2016
China Horse Club and WinStar Farm's Good Samaritan could be headed to the Breeders' Cup following the 2-year-old's win in Sunday's $200,000 Summer S. (G2) at Woodbine...

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile had one of the top three colts during Saturday's session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale...

Friday, September 16, 2016
The fourth day at the Keeneland September Yearling sale was highlighted by a $520,000 colt from the first crop of WinStar stallion Paynter...

Friday, September 16, 2016
Final results of the fourth day at the Keeneland September Yearling sale included a $500,000 colt by More Than Ready that was one of the top 10 prices of the session...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile's top result thus far at the Keeneland September sale came on Wednesday when a colt by the WinStar stallion sold for $925,000...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Gemologist's, whose first foals are 2-year-olds of 2016, had his first yearling sell at the Keeneland September sale, bringing a winning bid of $400,000...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
A filly by Bodemeister was garnered for $300,000 during the third day of the Keeneland September sale, the top price of the auction thus far for the WinStar stallion...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Some of Speightstown's strongest sale results of 2016 came during the third day of the Keeneland September sale Wednesday...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The top-priced filly during Day 2 of the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling sale was a Speightstown juvenile that went for $800,000...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile was one of only two sires to have at least three half-million dollar yearlings during Day 2 of the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling sale...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
More Than Ready's strong second day results at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling sale were led by a $450,000 filly purchased by Niall Brennan...

Monday, September 12, 2016
Tiznow's excellent sales results during the first session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale on Monday afternoon included three lots that brought at least a half-million dollars...

Monday, September 12, 2016
Distorted Humor, the number 1 active North American sire by lifetime yearling average, had four yearlings sell during the first session of the Keeneland September sale on Monday afternoon, for an average of $293,750...

Monday, September 12, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile, who had one of the top yearlings at the August Fasig-Tipton sale, saw more solid results during the first session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale...

Monday, September 12, 2016
The first session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale included a $460,000 colt by leading international sire More Than Ready...

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Yellow Agate came rolling in the stretch to tally a half-length victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight affair for 2-year-old fillies Sunday at Belmont Park.

Sunday, September 04, 2016
Speightstown's stakes-winning son Hathal earned his second added-money victory with a hard-fought victory in the Superior Mile S. (G3)...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Made You Look's daring move in the stretch earned the 2-year-old son of More Than Ready his second straight victory and first graded stakes win...

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Haveyougoneaway punched her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) this November after charging down the Saratoga stretch on Saturday to capture the prestigious $500,000 Ballerina S. (G1), becoming her sire Congrats’ newest Grade 1 winner...

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...

Southern Ring won't be denied in Whimsical S. (G3) title=
Speightstown

Southern Ring won't be denied in Whimsical S. (G3)

Speightstown's 5-year-old daughter Southern Ring broke sharply and fended off a late challenge to win Sunday's $150,000 Whimsical S. at Woodbine...

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Aquamarine a worthy Keeneland allowance winner title=
Gemologist

Aquamarine a worthy Keeneland allowance winner

Gemologist's 3-year-old colt Aquamarine made his first start for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas April 22 at Keeneland and came away a half-length winner...

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Bodemeister filly blazes the way over Santa Anita turf title=
Bodemeister

Bodemeister filly blazes the way over Santa Anita turf

Kenda stormed home over the Santa Anita Park turf course stretch to break her maiden by 1 1/2-lengths on April 21....

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WinStar & Don Alberto purchase Kentucky Derby contender Battle of Midway title=

WinStar & Don Alberto purchase Kentucky Derby contender Battle of Midway

WinStar Farm & Don Alberto Stable have partnered to purchase Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Battle of Midway from Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, and the 3-year-old son of Smart Strike will continue to be trained by Jerry Hollendorfer as the colt prepares for a start in the May 6th Kentucky Derby (G1)...

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Overanalyze sires first winner in $100,000 MdSpWt at Aqueduct title=

Overanalyze sires first winner in $100,000 MdSpWt at Aqueduct

WinStar Farm’s Overanalyze, the Grade 1-winning millionaire by Dixie Union, sired his first winner on Thursday when 2-year-old colt Analyze the Odds drew off to an impressive 4 ½-length debut victory in a $100,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Aqueduct...

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Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller

With his victory in Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), Classic Empire made an emphatic statement that the son of Pioneerof the Nile will be a formidable foe in the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

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Super Saver's Inside Straight takes down big money in Oaklawn Hdcp. (G2) title=
Super Saver

Super Saver's Inside Straight takes down big money in Oaklawn Hdcp. (G2)

Inside Straight's stirring stretch run took him past Midnight Storm and into the winner's circle in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) on Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn Park...

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Super Saver 3YO dominates Howard B. Noonan S. for first black type win title=
Super Saver

Super Saver 3YO dominates Howard B. Noonan S. for first black type win

Coincidentally, a WinStar Farm and Blazing Meadows Farm homebred by Super Saver, powered his way to a six-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Howard B. Noonan S...

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American Patriot soars to victory in Grade 1 Maker's 46 Mile title=

American Patriot soars to victory in Grade 1 Maker's 46 Mile

WinStar Farm's homebred 4-year-old colt American Patriot turned in his best race to date in Friday's $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland...

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Star Breeder of the Month: Todd and Chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm

Star Breeder of the Month: Todd and Chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm

Todd and chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm are WinStar's Star Breeder of the month. They were...

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