General News

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...

Sunday, October 27, 2013
A swift move early in the stretch carried Speightstown's 2-year-old filly Recepta to a decisive win in the $100,000 Chelsea Flower S...

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Miss Machiavelli's come-from-behind win in the $100,000 Pike Place Dancer S. at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday gave Artie Schiller his fifth 2-year-old stakes winner of 2013...

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Avi'sblazinvictory became Pioneerof the Nile’s 11th 2-year-old winner on Oct. 26 when she impressively broke her maiden at Hawthorne by 6 ¼ lengths in a maiden claimer. Avi'sblazinvictory is out of the A.P. Indy mare Maltese Indy and was bred by King and Queen’s Farm.

Friday, October 25, 2013
Kodiak Kowboy’s 10th 2-year-old winner came in the form of the impressive filly Tupancy Links when she won a maiden special weight at Laurel Park by 3 ½ lengths. Kodiak Kowboy ranks fourth on the 2013 Kentucky Freshman Sires List by winners and his progeny earners of $372,900 rank him sixth on the 2013 Freshman list.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A Distorted Humor colt brought a $500,000 bid on the second day of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale Oct. 22...

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Toasting's big sweeping move on the turn carried the 3-year-old daughter of Congrats to her first career stakes win in Sunday's $100,000 Dream Rush S...

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Kowboy King crushed his opposition with a 16 3/4-length maiden special weight tour de force Wednesday at Laurel Park...

Monday, October 14, 2013
Blingo became the eighth stakes winner of the year for Artie Schiller, with a determined victory in the $100,000 I'm A Banker S. at Belmont Park on Monday...

Sunday, October 13, 2013
A very rough stretch run wasn't enough to stop Fire With Fire from earning his second stakes win of 2013 in Sunday's $75,000 Bull Dog S. at Fresno...

Saturday, October 12, 2013
With a bold move in mid-stretch, 4-year-old Pianist cleared off to a two-length victory in the $200,000 Athenia S. (G3) at Belmont Park...

Saturday, October 12, 2013
E B Ryder, owned by Miller Racing LLC, earned his first stakes victory in the $70,000 Frances A. Genter S. Saturday at Calder to become the eighth stakes winner of 2013 for Bluegrass Cat...

Monday, October 07, 2013
WinStar Farm annually sells a lot of their horses in training at the Keeneland November Horses of Racing Age sale, and 2013 is no exception, with a impressive group of 39 horses...

Sunday, October 06, 2013
Ami's Holiday battled the length of the stretch to collar Big Bazinga in the final strides in Sunday's $174,700, Grade 3 Grey S. at Woodbine...

Sunday, October 06, 2013
Poker Player rallied from tenth after six furlongs to capture Grade 3, $150,000 Bourbon S. Sunday at Keeneland...

Sunday, October 06, 2013
Colonel John's first-crop 2-year-old Here’s Johnny made the best of opening weekend at Keeneland on Oct. 10 when he won a $58,000 Allowance at the racetrack. It was the second win for Here’s Johnny, who also placed second in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes in his last start....

Sunday, October 06, 2013
Cairo Prince became Pioneerof the Nile’s latest impressive winner on Oct. 6 when the 2-year-old colt won a $70,000 Maiden Special Weight by 2 ¾ lengths at Belmont Park to become the stallion’s 10th winner to date...

Saturday, October 05, 2013
Rivertown Belle reaffirmed her affinity for the Indiana Downs surface on Saturday as the 3-year-old daughter of Bellamy Road skipped to a 3 1/4-length win in the $85,000 Hoosier Breeders' Sophomore S...

Sunday, September 29, 2013
The nation's leading sire Speightstown got his 17th stakes winner of 2013 on Sunday, when Wine Police triumphed by three-quarters of a length in the $150,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup...

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Heavenly Champion's come-from-behind maiden win on Saturday at Gulfstream Park gave Kodiak Kowboy his eighth winner from his first crop...

Friday, September 27, 2013
Samaready bested a top-class field in the 1,200 meter Moir S. (Aus-I) Sept. 27 at Moonee Valley, scoring an impressive four-length triumph to corral the second lifetime Group 1 event...

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Quechua stepped up from a maiden win a month ago to capture the Grade 2 Ensayo S. at Argentina's San Ysidro Racecourse...

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Big Screen broke into the ranks of stakes winners with head victory in Saturday's $100,000 Who's to Pay S. at Belmont...

Friday, September 20, 2013
Shanghai Bobby, the Harlan's Holiday 2-year-old champion colt of 2012, returned from a six-month layoff on Friday at Belmont Park to win the $100,000 Aljamin S. in a swift 1:15.79 for 6 1/2-furlongs...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Pioneerof the Nile got his ninth winner on Wednesday, moving him to the top spot on the 2013 Kentucky Freshman Sire list in that category...

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Awesome Jill, by Kentucky's leading freshman sire of winners Pioneerof the Nile, rolled to a 2 3/4-length victory in Sunday's first race at Churchill Downs...

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Kodiak Kowboy got his seventh winner from his first crop on Saturday when Cool Cowboy dominated a field of 2-year-olds for a 10 1/2-length victory...

Sunday, September 15, 2013
With five winners, four stakes horses, and $368,172 in progeny earnings, Colonel John is Kentucky's leading freshman sire of 2013...

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Artie Schiller's Hop the Six got the second stakes win of her career on Saturday afternoon with a hard-fought victory in the $75,000 Small Wonder S...

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Congrats rising 2-year-old filly star Holiday Magic stretched out in distance to win the $85,000 Brave Raj S. Saturday at Calder...

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Day 4 of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale starred yet another Tiznow juvenile, this time a $1.7 million filly by the WinStar stallion...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A smashing 6 1/4-length maiden special weight debut win Wednesday at Belmont Park earned the 2-year-old Harlan's Holiday colt Shadow Banking the TDN Rising Star tag...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Distorted Humor had one of the star offerings at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale on Sept. 10, the second day of the auction...

Monday, September 09, 2013
The Tiznow offerings were some of the strongest sellers during first day of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale...

Sunday, September 08, 2013
Leading freshman sire Pioneerof the Nile saw his seventh 2-year-old reach the winner’s circle from his first crop when his filly Zibby Do broke her maiden Sunday at Arlington...

Sunday, September 08, 2013
Tiznow's Strong Mandate turned in the most impressive performance by a 2-year-old this year in Monday's $300,000 Hopeful S. at Saratoga, destroying the field by 9 3/4-lengths...

Saturday, September 07, 2013
Princess Dinah, a 2-year-old filly from the first crop of champion Kodiak Kowboy, became her sire’s sixth first-crop winner when she scored a dominant five-length win in her career debut in a $25,000 Maiden Special Weight Saturday, Sept. 7 at Canterbury Downs...

Saturday, September 07, 2013
Dancing to Town displayed the quality and versatility that has become known of her sire Speightstown, as she showed good speed and stretched it out for a wire-to-wire win in the $150,000 Kentucky Ladies Turf S. on Sept. 7 at Kentucky Downs...

Saturday, September 07, 2013
Harlan’s Holiday, a Top 10 General Sire in 2013, received his 14th stakes winner of the season when his filly Ski Holiday won the $78,000 Mrs. Penny S. at Parx on Sept. 7...