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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...

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...

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Rock Fall’s victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $400,000 Vosburgh at Belmont Park marked the seventh straight win for the 4-year-old Speightstown colt...

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Super Majesty stepped up to stakes company for the first time and came away with a flashy 1 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Dogwood S. (G3) Saturday at Churchill Downs...

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Speightstown’s two-time stakes winner Recepta got her first graded stakes victory on Saturday with a well-earned three-quarter length win in the $200,000 Noble Damsel S. (G3)...

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Buoyed by a pair of juveniles that brought more than $450,000, Pioneerof the Nile had another stellar day at the Keeneland September Yearling sale on Wednesday...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The Keeneland September Yearling sale results continued to ring up big numbers during Tuesday’s second session for the first crop from the brilliant Bodemeister...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
With five lots sold through the first two days of the Keeneland September Yearling sale, Pioneerof the Nile’s average sale price was $279,000, highest for any Third-Crop sire with a least two lots sold...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Three Chimneys Farm went to $1.525 million to secure a colt by Distorted Humor during the second day of the Sept. 14-26 Keeneland September Yearling sale...

Monday, September 14, 2015
Led by a $750,000 colt, More Than Ready had four yearlings sell during day 1 of the Keeneland September sale...

Monday, September 14, 2015
Leading sire Speightstown had two of the top 10-selling lots during the first day of the Sept. 14-26 Keeneland September Yearling sale...

Monday, September 14, 2015
A $460,000 colt topped the first day of the Sept. 14-26 Keeneland September Yearling sale for Bodemeister, with six juveniles selling for an average of $237,500...

Monday, September 14, 2015
The Breeders’ Cup today announced details for Taste of the World presented by WinStar Farm, one of...

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Colonel John’s top 2-year-old Cocked and Loaded powered to a two-length victory in the $150,000 Iroquois S. (G3) on Saturday at Churchill Downs...

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Courtier gave his leading Third-Crop sire Pioneerof the Nile his fourth stakes winner of the year on Wednesday night with a rousing 1 ¼-length victory in the $200,000 Centaur S...

Monday, September 07, 2015
The Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) could be in the future for Distorted Humor’s 4-year-old son Ironicus following his course record-setting performance in Monday’s $250,000 Bernard Baruch S. (G2)...

Saturday, September 05, 2015
Tourist, a son of Tiznow, turned in a super performance to take the WinStar Farm-sponsored, $300,000 More Than Ready S...

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Runhappy turned in a stellar performance in Saturday’s $500,000 King’s Bishop S. (G1) at Saratoga, setting a stakes-record of 1:20.54 for the seven furlongs...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A pair of colts from the first crop of Gemologist brought bids of $280,000 and $240,000 during the select session of the OBS 2015 August Yearling sale...

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Embellish the Lace turned back all her challengers to score an ultra-game victory in the historic Alabama S. (G1) Saturday at Saratoga...

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Shore Runner gave his owner Brad Grady another thrilling win with a half-length victory in the $100,000 Troy S. Saturday afternoon at Saratoga...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
A colt by Bodemeister brought $500,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale on Monday...

Sunday, August 02, 2015
Making his first start since his historic Triple Crown, Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah kept rolling right along with a deceptively dominating victory in the $1.75 million Haskell Inv. (G1)...

Sunday, August 02, 2015
Speightstown’s sensational 4-year-old emerged victorious in a nail-biting finish in Saturday’s $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1)...

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Stonestreet Stables’ & WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem, Giant’s Causeway’s Grade 1-winning son at two and three, has been retired from racing due to a knee chip, and will stand stud in 2016 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY...

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Tiz Shea D’s young career reached new heights on Saturday evening when the 3-year-old Tiznow colt scored a 1 ¼-length triumph in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2)...

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Super Saver’s High Dollar Woman turned in a superlative performance in Saturday evening’s $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G2)...

Monday, July 06, 2015
Super Majesty’s May 24 6-plus length debut score earned her a TDN Rising Star tag, but the 3-year-old daughter of Super Saver topped that race on July 5 with a spectacular 15 1/4-length allowance win...

Sunday, July 05, 2015
Force the Pass’ win in the $1.25 million Belmont Invitational Derby (G1), coupled with Speightster’s stellar victory in the $500,000 Dwyer S. (G3), vaulted Speightstown’s 2015 progeny earnings past the $5.5 million mark...

Friday, June 19, 2015
A son of Super Saver consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, went to The Three Amigos for $575,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 June Sale...

Saturday, June 06, 2015
Zayat Stables’ homebred superstar American Pharoah made history on Saturday, winning the Belmont S. (G1) to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner...

Friday, June 05, 2015
Rock Fall earned his fifth straight victory and first graded stakes win June 5, taking the $250,000 True North S. (G2) at Belmont Park by 3 ¾-lengths...

Friday, June 05, 2015
Colonel John has a rising star on his roster with Cocked and Loaded, who ran his record to a perfect 2-for-2 with a come-from-behind victory in the $250,000 Tremont S...

Thursday, June 04, 2015
WinStar Farm's freshman sire Drosselmeyer, the Belmont S. (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner by Distorted Humor, was represented by his first winner Thursday when 2-year-old filly Find Joy debuted with an impressive 4 ½-length victory in a $40,000 Maiden Special Weight at Pimlico...

Saturday, May 30, 2015
With big money on the line, Speightstown’s Force the Pass came through win the tightest of photos in the $500,000 Penn Mile Saturday night at Penn National...

Friday, May 29, 2015
Like many young Thoroughbreds, Market Light – a 3-year-old filly by After Market – got her start a year ago as a 2-year-old in her quest for a career as an equine athlete...

Monday, May 25, 2015
Super Majesty sparkled in her debut Sunday at Santa Anita, dominating a field of fillies to win the six furlong maiden special weight affair by a widening 6 ¼-lengths in a very quick 1:08.54...

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Pioneerof the Nile’s American Pharoah continued on his quest for the Triple Crown with a spectacular seven length victory in the $1.5 million Preakness S. (G1)...

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Though he was making his first stakes start, Ironicus looked like a seasoned black-type veteran as he closed from tenth with a quarter mile to run to capture the $300,000 Dixie S. (G2)...

Saturday, May 16, 2015
WinStar Farm’s Commissioner scored his second straight graded stakes win in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special...

Friday, May 15, 2015
The following is a letter WinStar Farm recently received for one of our Stablemates members. We are very appreciative of the kind words and are thankful we were permitted to share them publicly...

Sunday, May 10, 2015
One day after My Sweet Addiction won the Vanity S. (G1), Tiznow got his second graded stakes winner of the weekend when Kentuckian rolled to victory in Sunday’s Laz Barrera S. (G3)...

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Tiznow got his 13th lifetime Grade 1 winner on Saturday when My Sweet Addiction rallied back to win the 1 1/8-mile Vanity S. by a length...

Saturday, May 02, 2015
Pioneerof the Nile’s young stallion career reached new heights on Saturday when American Pharoah triumphed in a thrilling renewal of the Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Saturday, May 02, 2015
Top-10 Second Crop sire Super Saver’s Competitive Edge scored an easy victory in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (G3) on Derby Day at Churchill Downs...

Friday, May 01, 2015
Zindaya made all the pace in Friday’s License Fee S. at Belmont Park en route to a 2 ¾-length victory, the first black-type win for the 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready...

Friday, May 01, 2015
In the weeks leading up to Kentucky Derby 141, Audrina Patridge revisits WinStar Farm to meet...

Monday, April 20, 2015
WinStar Farm has acquired a minority interest in Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull S. (G2) and runner-up in the Florida Derby (G1) and Fountain of Youth S. (G2) this winter at Gulfstream...

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Distorted Humor’s Dramedy put away My Afleet following an early duel and then held off a furious charge from several challengers in deep stretch to win the $250,000 Elkhorn S. (G2)...

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables and Kenny & Lisa Troutt’s WinStar Farm have launched the official website for their Kentucky Derby contender Carpe Diem...

Saturday, April 11, 2015
The superlatives flowed following American Pharoah’s incredible win in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) as the son of Pioneerof the Nile rolled by some eight lengths...

Saturday, April 11, 2015
House Rules, a 4-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, prevailed in a three-horse photo to score victory in the $200,000 Top Flight H. (G3)...

Saturday, April 04, 2015
Stonestreet Stables and WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem rolled to a three-length victory Saturday in the $1 million Blue Grass S. (G1) at Keeneland...

Saturday, March 28, 2015
WinStar Farm’s multiple graded stakes performing homebred Commissioner battled his way to his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Skip Away S. (G3)...

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Speightstown’s top sprinter Tamarkuz outgamed Sloane Avenue in the Meydan stretch to score his fourth consecutive stakes win in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (G2)...

Friday, March 27, 2015
Living up to his billing, Competitive Edge rolled to an 8 ¼-length win in the $60,000 Tamarac S. Friday at Gulfstream Park...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The second and final day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training brought plenty of highlights for Sidney’s Candy...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Buoyed by an $800,000 filly at the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, Bellamy Road’s three lots that went through the ring during the March 17-18 auction averaged a sparkling $468,333...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Spirited bidding during the early part of the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training brought a final price of $725,000 for a filly by Congrats...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A WinStar-bred son of Tiznow brought a top bid of $800,000 during the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
During the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training WinStar stallions put up big numbers across the board...

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Hoop of Colour sauntered to a half-length score in the Grade 2, $201,000 Santa Ana S. Sunday at Santa Anita Park; the 55th lifetime graded stakes winner for Distorted Humor...

Saturday, March 14, 2015
American Pharoah turned his highly-anticipated 2015 debut into a one-horse race with a dazzling stretch run in Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel S. at Oaklawn Park...

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Tiznow got his second TDN Rising Star in eight days on Saturday when Donworth battled to a neck victory in his debut at Gulfstream Park...

Saturday, March 07, 2015
Stonestreet Stables and WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem turned in a stellar performance in his 2015 debut with a five-length win in the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2)...

Saturday, March 07, 2015
In a race reminiscent of his half-brother Maclean’s Music unveiling, Kentuckian turned in a devastating performance in his maiden special weight debut Saturday at Golden Gate Fields...

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
A strapping dark bay son of Pioneerof the Nile brought a winning bid of $685,000 at the March 4 Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-year-old sale...

Polar River continues dominance in $250,000 1,000 Guineas at Meydan title=
Congrats

Polar River continues dominance in $250,000 1,000 Guineas at Meydan

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...

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WinStar StableMates announces fourth annual Fantasy Derby handicapping contest

WinStar StableMates announces fourth annual Fantasy Derby handicapping contest

The fourth annual Fantasy Derby Challenge, presented by WinStar StableMates, kicks off this Friday, February 12...

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Tammy the Torpedo fires big in Suwanee River S. (G3) title=
More Than Ready

Tammy the Torpedo fires big in Suwanee River S. (G3)

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)...

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Colonel John filly dominates Santa Anita’s Wishing Well S. title=
Colonel John

Colonel John filly dominates Santa Anita’s Wishing Well S.

Cadet Roni proved much the best in the $75,000 Wishing Well S. Sunday at Santa Anita Park, splashing to a 6 ¾-length victory...

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Colonel John has 2 of top 12 on Experimental Free Handicap title=
Colonel John

Colonel John has 2 of top 12 on Experimental Free Handicap

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...

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Stirring finish for Coastline in Clocker’s Corner S. title=
Speightstown

Stirring finish for Coastline in Clocker’s Corner S.

Speightstown’s talented and consistent son Coastline notched the second stakes win of his career Sunday in Santa Anita Park’s $75,000 Clocker’s Corner S...

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Haveyougoneaway gets the nod in Oaklawn’s American Beauty S. title=
Congrats

Haveyougoneaway gets the nod in Oaklawn’s American Beauty S.

Congrat’s Haveyougoneaway found an opening along the rail in the stretch on the way to her neck victory in Saturday’s $100,000 American Beauty S. at Oaklawn Park...

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Teniente Coronel dominates Freemont S. title=
Colonel John

Teniente Coronel dominates Freemont S.

Colonel John’s Teniente Coronel turned in the best performance of his career in the $70,000 Freemont S...

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Constellation sparkles in 2016 bow title=
Bellamy Road

Constellation sparkles in 2016 bow

Constellation dominated her foes in Sunday’s $100,000 Ruthless S. at Aqueduct by a whopping 10 lengths...

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American Pharoah takes home Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Eclipse Awards title=
Pioneerof the Nile

American Pharoah takes home Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Eclipse Awards

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.

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