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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...

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)...

You Know Too sparkles in debut for Colonel John title=
Colonel John

You Know Too sparkles in debut for Colonel John

Colonel John's debuting 2-year-old filly You Know Too turned in one of the most impressive juvenile performances this year Thursday at Delaware Park, romping to a six-length victory...

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More Than Ready 2yos run 1-2 for leading juvenile sire title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready 2yos run 1-2 for leading juvenile sire

Bahama Halo and Noble Ready completed a More Than Ready stallion exacta in a six-furlong Belmont Park maiden special weight race on June 22...

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Well-bred Super Saver filly sharp in MdSpWt debut title=
Super Saver

Well-bred Super Saver filly sharp in MdSpWt debut

Open Arms chalked up an eye-catching victory in her June 19 debut in a seven-furlong maiden special weight contest at Churchill Downs...

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Wood Memorial (G1) winner Outwork to stand at WinStar upon retirement title=

Wood Memorial (G1) winner Outwork to stand at WinStar upon retirement

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...

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Speightstown colt racks up third black type win title=
Speightstown

Speightstown colt racks up third black type win

Full Salute took to the Monmouth Park turf course Sunday and came away with a one-length victory in the $60,000 Select S...

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Late surge carries Creator to Belmont S. (G1) victory title=

Late surge carries Creator to Belmont S. (G1) victory

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)...

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Tom's Ready makes the grade in Woody Stephens S. (G2) title=
More Than Ready

Tom's Ready makes the grade in Woody Stephens S. (G2)

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)...

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Eagle Way becomes More Than Ready's 22nd Grade 1 winner title=
More Than Ready

Eagle Way becomes More Than Ready's 22nd Grade 1 winner

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)...

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Cash Control becomes graded winner in Mint Julep S. (G3) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Cash Control becomes graded winner in Mint Julep S. (G3)

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)...

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Joking makes the grade in True North S. (G2) title=
Distorted Humor

Joking makes the grade in True North S. (G2)

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...

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