General News

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Seemingly beaten inside the final furlong, Cudney Stables' homebred Lafontaine, a son of Artie Schiller, got up in the final strides of the $125,000 Toronto Cup Sunday at Woodbine...

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Speightstown racked up his 30th stakes horse of 2014 on Sunday at Woodbine when 3-year-old Pirate's Trove bested Cactus Kris by a nose in the $125,000 Duchess S...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Top sire Distorted Humor once again had a top-5 seller at auction, this time at the July 14 Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age sale in Lexington...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tizcano, the last horse through the ring at the July 14 Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age sale in Lexington, brought a winning bid of $710,000...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Bedford Land, a 2-year-old daughter of Speightstown, brought a top bid of $1,075,000 at the July 14 Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age sale in Lexington...

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Tiznow's 3-year-old colt Rebranded turned the Colorado Derby into a one-horse race with a runaway 12 1/2-length score in the 1 1/16-mile contest at Arapahoe Park...

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Something Nice strolled to a comfortable three length win Sunday in the career bow for the 2-year-old daughter of Hold Me Back...

Saturday, July 05, 2014
Heart Stealer out-classed her competition in Gulfstream Park's $75,000 Paseana S. on Saturday...

Saturday, July 05, 2014
I'm Steppin' It Up led wire-to-wire in Saturday's $57,625 Carl Hanford Memorial S. at Delaware Park, prevailing by a neck in the 1 mile and 70 yard contest...

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Pioneerof the Nile, the nation's leading Second Crop sire, got his second stakes winner of the weekend Sunday...

Friday, June 20, 2014
WinStar Farm has teamed with Monmouth Park to be the title sponsor of the Matchmaker Stakes, set for its 48threnewal on Sunday, July 27...

Thursday, June 19, 2014
WinStar Farm’s second-crop sire Kodiak Kowboy, who was North America’s leading freshman sire by winners in 2013, will shuttle to Brazil to stand the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Bage do Sul Farm...

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Sunday's $150,000 Queen's Plate Trial at Woodbine turned into a showcase for Artie Schiller after We Miss Artie bested Majestic Sunset by three-quarters of a length for a “Artie exacta”...

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Nonna's Boy floated across a muddy Belmont Park surface en route to an eye-catching 5 1/2-length maiden special weight victory...

Friday, June 13, 2014
WinStar Farm's yearling crew recently made their own coldwater challenge (see accompanying video)...

Saturday, June 07, 2014
Homebred Countess Cashmere ran down pacesetter Richies Sweetheart to win the $85,125 Purple Violet S. Saturday at Arlington Park...

Saturday, June 07, 2014
Iknowsheknowsiknow gave Top-5 freshman sire Hold Me Back his second winner from his first crop on Friday evening at Canterbury...

Thursday, June 05, 2014
Heart of Paradise looked like a seasoned pro in her debut Thursday at Santa Anita, getting tested early, then drawing away with authority in the lane...

Wednesday, June 04, 2014
WinStar Farm is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 WinStar StableMates Belmont Stakes Challenge contest. The Belmont Stakes Challenge is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers unique prizes...

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Congrats' King Henry proved best once again in the $50,000 Penn Dash S. on Saturday...

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Regally Ready, More Than Ready's second-leading all-time U.S. money winner, pushed his bankroll past the $1.4 million mark Saturday...

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sunday's $140,000 Marine S. at Woodbine came down to a tight three-way photo and a stewards' inquiry, with Conquest Top Gun ending up the official winner...

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Distorted Humor's Fire With Fire unleashed a powerful closing kick to win Saturday’s $200,000 Charles Whittingham S. (G2) by a neck...

Monday, May 19, 2014
More Than Ready had the top-priced filly during day one of the Fasig-Tipton’s May 19-20 Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Timonium, Md., a $510,000 purchase...

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Sam-Son Farm’s home-bred Speightsong zipped to a front-running victory in the $150,000 Queenston S. for 3-year-olds Saturday at Woodbine...

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Praia grabbed the lead with an eighth of mile left en route to win Saturday's $65,000 Keertana S....

Sunday, May 04, 2014
Rookie Gladden overcame a slow start and a wide trip to take the $50,000 Babst/Palacios Memorial S. Saturday...

Sunday, May 04, 2014
Tiznow's Fury Kapcori continues to prove himself one of the best handicap horses on the West Coast, winning Saturday's $100,000 Precisionist S. (G3) for his fourth consecutive victory...

Friday, May 02, 2014
Cool Cowboy, a 3-year-old Kodiak Kowboy colt, earned his second lifetime stakes victory Friday night at Prairie Meadows with a solid 5 1/4-length win in the $75,000 Golden Circle S...

Thursday, April 24, 2014
WinStar stallions Congrats and Spring at Last closed the OBS Spring Sale of Two-year-olds in Training with a pair of juveniles selling for over $200,000...

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The OBS Spring Sale of Two-year-olds in Training saw a filly by Colonel John garner a winning bid of $310,000...

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Artie Schiller, sire of leading 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender We Miss Artie, was well-represented at the April 21-24 OBS Spring Sale of Two-year-olds in Training...

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Headlined by a colt that hammered for $525,000, Super Saver had a total of four juveniles from his first crop sell for at least $200,000 at the OBS Spring Sale of Two-year-olds...

Thursday, April 24, 2014
A colt by top international sire More Than Ready brought the second-highest price during the final day of the April 21-24 OBS Spring Sale of Two-year-olds in Training...

Monday, April 21, 2014
The first day of the 2014 OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in training saw a Bellamy Road colt sell for $340,000, the second-highest price of the opening session...

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Dynamic Impact got the nod in an ultra-tight photo finish in Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby Saturday at Hawthorne...

Saturday, April 19, 2014
A son of Speightstown breezed a quarter mile in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show...

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sisterly Love proved game on the front end in the $100,000 Doubledogdare (G3) April 18 at Keeneland...

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Take Charge Lady, the dam of first-year WinStar Farm stallion Take Charge Indy was honored as 2013 Broodmare of the Year by the KTOBA...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A colt by leading sire Speightstown hammered for slightly over $408,000 in U.S. dollars ($320,000 Guineas) during the first session of the April 15-17 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale...

Friday, April 11, 2014
Brewing, winner of the $100,000 Gazebo S. March 22 at Oaklawn Park, captured his second consecutive black-type event on Friday with a game half-length score in the $100,000 Bachelor S...

Thursday, April 10, 2014
WinStar Farm freshman sire Hold Me Back, the Grade 2-winning and multiple Grade 1-placed son of Giant’s Causeway, sired his first winner from his first starter Thursday, April 10th...

Monday, April 07, 2014
The Keeneland April 2-years-olds in Training Sale marked another auction highlight for More Than Ready as the WinStar stallion's two offerings were both top-10 sellers...

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Ready Signal captured Gulfstream Park's $75,000 Powder Break S. to give her sire More Than Ready his second stakes winner on the day

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Congrats' up-and-coming 3-year-old filly Holiday Magic set a seven-furlong stakes record of 1:22.69 at Tampa Bay Downs...

Friday, April 04, 2014
Bellamy Road's Grade 3-winning filly Sisterly Love zipped to a 2 1/4-length score Friday during opening day at Keeneland...

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Fury Kapcori posted the year's best Beyer Speed Figure at a mile, winning the $75,000 Santana Mile S. at Santa Anita on Sunday...

Saturday, March 29, 2014
WinStar Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Constitution prevailed by a neck in an incredibly thrilling renewal of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park...

Saturday, March 29, 2014
WinStar Farm's homebred colt Charge Now by Tiznow got his first win Saturday at Gulfstream Park in...

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Hip 4, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, blazed the co-fastest furlong in 9.4 seconds at the breeze show on March 21 for the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale for select 2-year-olds in training...

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Fire With Fire, a WinStar horses-in-training sales graduate, went wire to wire in the $200,000 San Luis Rey S. (G2) March 22 at Santa Anita, becoming his sire Distorted Humor’s 49th career Graded stakes winner...

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Leading sire More Than Ready picked up his 133rd career stakes winner on March 22 when More Than a Cruise drew off to a decisive 3 ¾-length victory in the $75,000 Conniver S. at Laurel...

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sebring, an 8-year-old son of More Than Ready standing at Widden Stud in his native Australia, got his first Grade 1 winner on Saturday when Dissident captured the ATC Randwick Guineas...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Social Inclusion emerged as yet another Triple Crown contender for Pioneerof the Nile after...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Artie Schiller's offspring continue to be a hit in the auction ring, with a colt bringing $575,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training...

Monday, March 10, 2014
Mining My Own, dam of 2009 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mine That Bird and 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up & 3-time Grade 1 winner Dullahan, gave birth to a bay filly from the first crop of Bodemeister on March 4th at Ben & Elaine Walden’s Pauls Mill Farm in Versailles, KY...

Sunday, March 09, 2014
WinStar Farm has reported its trio of first-year, Grade 1-winning stallions Paynter, Take Charge Indy, and Overanalyze have all had their first respective mares confirmed in foal...

Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Pioneerof the Nile had another strong sales showing at the March 3 Barretts Select 2-year-olds in Training auction...

Sunday, March 02, 2014
More Than Ready's newest stakes winner came in Sunday's $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park...

Saturday, March 01, 2014
Solitary Ranger set all the pace to win the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial S. at Turfway Park Saturday by an impressive 4 3/4-lengths...

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Ready Signal prevailed in a tight three-way photo finish to win the $75,000 Ten Palms S. Sunday at...

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Social Inclusion's impressive display in his debut Saturday at Gulfstream Park gave leading second-crop sire Pioneerof the Nile his seventh winner of 2014...

Monday, February 17, 2014
Distorted Humor's 5-year-old son Nawwaar, owned by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and ridden...

Friday, February 07, 2014
Three-year-old Melatonin graduated in style Thursday at Santa Anita, cruising to a 3 1/2-length tally...

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Munnings Sister launched her 2014 campaign with a front-running victory in the $75,000 Awesome Feather S. Thursday at Gulfstream Park...

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Artie Schiller's Grade 1-winning tandem of We Miss Artie and My Conquestadory were ranked near the top of The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap for colts and fillies...

Thursday, January 30, 2014
With two colts and three fillies listed from his first crop, WinStar stallion Colonel John tied for the top spot with number of horses on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap...

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Cairo Prince, recent dominating winner of the Grade 2 Holy Bull S., was weighted at 118 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap...

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tiznow's Grade 1 winner Strong Mandate was weighted at 122 pounds, just four from the highweight, on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap...

Monday, January 27, 2014
WinStar Farm’s Gemologist, Tiznow’s Grade 1-winning 3-year-old and undefeated Grade 2-winning 2-year-old, was represented by his first foals when three colts were reported born...

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Speightstown's veteran sprinter Sum of the Parts kicked off his 2014 campaign with a track record performance...

Sunday, January 26, 2014
With a 1-3 finish in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant S. Sunday at Gulfstream Park, Ready to Act and...

Sunday, January 26, 2014
WinStar Farm is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated return of its very popular Fantasy Derby contest. Fantasy Derby 2014 is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers the very best in possible prizes...

Sunday, January 26, 2014
For the second straight year, WinStar Farm will hold drawings to give away 13 free 2014 stallion seasons through the farm’s “Breed To Win” promotion. This year’s drawings will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8th, and breeders who have signed and returned a 2014 live foal contract to one of WinStar’s participating 13 stallions by Feb. 7 at noon will be eligible to win...

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Distorted Humor's Fire With Fire found the Turf Paradise grass course to his liking on Saturday, scoring a game neck victory...

Friday, January 17, 2014
WinStar Farm announced Friday the addition of Kyle Wilson to the farm’s Sales and Nominations team...

Friday, January 17, 2014
WinStar Farm’s Bodemeister, the brilliant Grade 1-winning millionaire by Empire Maker, recently sired three bay fillies as his first reported foals to arrive from his introductory crop at stud...

Saturday, January 11, 2014
A colt by More Than Ready took the top seller honors during day four of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in Australia on Jan. 11..

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Ponche de Leona, in foal to Distorted Humor, was the highest-priced lot through the first three days of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale...

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Australian Magic Millions 2014 Gold Coast Yearling Sale highlighted international champion sire More Than Ready's appeal...

Sunday, January 05, 2014
Solitary Ranger, winner of last year's Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity, made his 3-year-old debut Sunday at Fair Grounds...

Monday, December 23, 2013
WinStar Farm has promoted David Hanley to General Manager at the Versailles-based operation. Hanley had served at WinStar as the Director of Development, working in the areas of client development and bloodstock development, prior to his recent promotion...

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Tiznow got his latest stakes winner Sunday when 2-year-old Rebranded battled to a maiden-breaking, two-length win in the $100,000 Riley Allison Futurity...

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Sum of the Parts' front-running victory in the $75,000 Bonapaw S. Saturday at Fair Grounds gave his sire Speightstown a nation's best 37 stakes wins...

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Zaikov, a Distorted Humor TDN Rising Star in March, returned to Gulfstream Park, the site of his flashy maiden win on Friday, zipping to another impressive win...

Saturday, December 07, 2013
Yessum Boss made Kodiak Kowboy the co-leading freshman sire of 2yo winners on Friday night, when he easily won a Retama Park Maiden Special Weight affair by 5 3/4 lengths...

Saturday, November 30, 2013
Captainofindustry's valiant nose victory in a one-mile maiden race Saturday at Laurel Park gave first-year sire Pioneerof the Nile his 13th winner on the year...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
As I reflect on 2013, I see a year filled with positive trends in so many areas of the Thoroughbred industry...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
With a 2013 covering sire average of $255,625, WinStar Farm's first-year sire Bodemeister topped all North American freshman sires...

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Elusive Blueboy dominated the $50,000 Excellent Luck S. Saturday at Calder to become the ninth stakes winner of the year for Bluegrass Cat...

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Jerry Bozzo's homebred 2-year-old filly Flutterby cruised to victory in Saturday's $50,000 Cut the Charm S. at Calder to give her sire Congrats his third juvenile stakes winner of the year...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Prominent freshman sire Kodiak Kowboy continued his impressive first-year run on Wednesday with another pair of winners...

Monday, November 11, 2013
Kodiak Kowboy added to his collection of winners on Monday when Hy Kodiak Warrior gave the freshman sire his 11th winner ...

Saturday, November 09, 2013
Artie Schiller added his tenth stakes winner of 2013 on Saturday when Slip and Drive captured a thrilling rendition of the $100,000 Japan Racing Association S...

Saturday, November 09, 2013
Speightstown's up-and-coming 2-year-old filly Bajan registered her second straight stakes win on Saturday with a widening 2 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Moccasin S...

Tuesday, November 05, 2013
WinStar Farm announced 2014 stud fees for its expanded 23-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor who stands for $100,000 S&N, and emerging top sire Speightstown, whose fee will be $80,000 S&N following another stellar year...

Monday, November 04, 2013
Spring Venture, the multiple graded stakes-winning daughter of Spring At Last, sold for $625,000 as a racing/broodmare prospect in Monday's Fasig-Tipton November sale...

Friday, November 01, 2013
Fullfaithandcredit cruised to a 2 1/2-length maiden special weight victory in his debut on Friday to give Colonel John his sixth winner from his first crop...

Monday, October 28, 2013
WinStar Stablemates is again holding its Breeders’ Cup contest with players choosing two horses in each of the 14 Breeders’ Cup races run over the two days of the championship event. With the entries drawing Monday, the contest will open on Tuesday at 7 pm on the WinStar Stablemates website, and fans will have a chance to pick their favorite horses...

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Speightstown's 2-year-old colt Coastline took the inaugural running of the $61,800 Street Sense S. by a widening three lengths Sunday at Churchill Downs...