First foal is a colt for multiple G1 winner Carpe Diem
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem, Giant’s Causeway’s Grade 1 winner at both two and three, sired his first reported foal on New Year’s Day when a colt was born Sunday at Ocala Stud in Ocala, FL.

Bred by Centaur Farm, the colt is out of the seven-time stakes-winning Songandaprayer mare, Evelyn's Dancer.

“He’s a nice-sized colt with good bone and plenty of leg,” said Centaur’s Brad Heath. “He looks like a winner.”

A $1.6 million OBS March sale topper, Carpe Diem began his decorated career by winning his Saratoga debut and becoming a TDN Rising Star by the Thoroughbred Daily News. In his second start at two, the chestnut won the Breeders’ Futurity S. (G1) at Keeneland.

As a 3-year-old, Carpe Diem captured the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) before returning to Keeneland to win the prestigious Blue Grass S. (G1). Campaigned by Stonestreet Stables and WinStar, he earned $1,519,800 on the track before retiring to stud at WinStar a year ago.

Carpe Diem hails from the multiple Grade 1-producing Unbridled’s Song mare, Rebridled Dreams. He bred 162 mares in his first book in 2016, and is set to stand his second season at WinStar for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.

“Carpe Diem is one of the best horses we’ve ever bought and raced, and there is great anticipation for this first foals arriving in the coming months,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. “Stonestreet, WinStar and many other shareholders and top breeders have supported this horse and will continue to support him. Carpe Diem bred a tremendous first book of mares in 2016, and the future is very bright.”

For more information about Carpe Diem, please contact Kyle Wilson, Sean Tugel, or Caroline Walsh at 859-873-1717, or visit WinStarFarm.com.

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