WinStar Farm announces 2022 stallion roster and fees
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
WinStar Farm has set 2022 stud fees for its 18-stallion roster, headed by Speightstown who will once again stand for $90,000 S&N, and Constitution, who will remain at $85,000 S&N for the upcoming breeding season. Stallions will be available for inspection by appointment from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale, Oct. 25-28.

“Our 2022 roster is suited for breeders at every level,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar’s president, CEO, and racing manager. “Speightstown, Constitution, and More Than Ready continue to provide breeders with options from prolific sire lines that American racing thrives on. We have young, exciting Grade 1-winning stallions, including Improbable, Audible, Yoshida (JPN), Tom’s d’Etat, and Global Campaign who all have the potential to be top sires and lead the new generation of stallions at WinStar. We also have proven sires like Paynter and Take Charge Indy who provide value with the possibility of getting a racehorse at the highest level.”

Perennial leading sire Speightstown, a Top 3 General Sire again with progeny earnings of $13,442,775 thus far in 2021, is represented on the track this season by Lexitonian, winner of the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1); Flagstaff, winner of the $500,000 Churchill Downs S. (G1) and the $200,000 Commonwealth S. (G3), and undefeated 3-year-old filly Carribean Caper, winner of five consecutive races, including the $275,000 Dogwood S. (G3). Speightstown has sired 22 Grade 1 winners on every surface, from six furlongs to 1 ¼ miles all over the world.

Constitution, sire of last year’s Belmont S. (G1) winner Tiz the Law from his first crop, is the top-ranked Third-Crop Sire this year with progeny earnings of $8,003,426, 29 black type horses, and four graded stakes winners. He is the sire of 2-year-old stakes winner Major General, winner of the $300,000 Iroquois S. (G3); Warrant, winner of the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3); Promise Keeper, winner of the $200,000 Peter Pan S. (G3), and multiple stakes winner Americanrevolution, who most recently finished a rallying third in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1).

The legendary More Than Ready will stand the upcoming breeding season for $50,000 S&N. With 212 black type winners—only Galileo (IRE) and Sadler’s Wells have more—More Than Ready also has more Breeders’ Cup wins than any other sire in history with seven.

More Than Ready stands poised to add to that total at this year’s Breeders’ Cup with four juvenile stakes winners in 2021—Slipstream, winner of the $150,000 Futurity S. (G3), Bubble Rock, victorious in the $150,000 Matron S. (G3), Consumer Spending, winner of the $150,000 Selima S. at Laurel, and Koala Princess, winner of the $500,000 Ainsworth S. at Kentucky Downs—all under consideration for racing’s championship event. More Than Ready is the only sire to have an Eclipse Award Champion each of the last four years, and he added a new Grade 1 winner this year in Hit the Road, winner of the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1).

With first foals on the way in 2022, Improbable, the 2020 Eclipse Champion Older Male, will stand his second season at stud for $35,000 S&N. Undefeated at two and a spectacular five-length winner of the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1), Improbable rattled off three consecutive Grade 1 victories in 2020, winning the Awesome Again S. (G1) with a 108 Beyer Speed Figure, the Whitney S. (G1) in a 106 Beyer, and the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) with a 105 Beyer. By City Zip, Improbable is from the immediate female family of Hard Spun.

Audible, WinStar’s most popular first-year sire ever having bred more than 400 mares in his first two years at stud, will stand for $22,500 S&N. The handsome son of Into Mischief was a dominant three-length winner of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) and was a 5 ½-length winner of the $350,000 Holy Bull S. (G2) in his stakes debut and with a final time of 1:41.92, he was the fastest winner of the race in the last eight years. Audible will have first yearlings in 2022.

Paynter, who is currently ranked eighth on the General Sires list with progeny earnings of $9,679,227, will stand for $7,500.  That fee, however, is only guaranteed through the Breeders’ Cup where Paynter’s son, Knicks Go, the top-ranked horse on the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll and a four-time Grade 1 winner, is the likely favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

The 2022 roster of stallions and fees (subject to change) for WinStar Farm are as follows:

Stallion

S&N Fee

Always Dreaming

$12,500

Audible

$22,500

Carpe Diem

$5,000

Constitution

$85,000

Exaggerator

$7,500

Global Campaign

$12,500

Good Samaritan

$7,500

Improbable

$35,000

More Than Ready

$50,000

Outwork

$10,000

Paynter

$7,500

Promises Fulfilled

$5,000

Speightster

$7,500

Speightstown

$90,000

Take Charge Indy

$12,500

Tom’s d’Etat

$12,500

Tourist

$5,000

Yoshida (JPN)

$12,500

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