WinStar Store is closed for maintenance, be back in 2020

Dear WinStar Stablemates,

As 2019 comes to a close, I wanted to inform you that we will be shutting down our WinStar Stablemates program. This is not without much thought and deliberation. I appreciate each and every one of you and how our fans have interacted with us over the last decade. Most initiatives have a timeline, and we feel like this program has run its course for a few reasons.

Firstly, when we launched WinStar Stablemates a decade ago, there were minimal opportunities to interact with the farms in Kentucky. In 2019, that is not the case. Horse Country has been launched. Social media has continued to share the videos and interactions with our treasured athletes in a real time format that can bring you close to the action without making a trip to the farm. Foal Watch has been initiated by the Jockey Club so fans can interact for free and watch some of the stars of our sport foal.

Secondly, we have been plagued by issues with our cameras and the excellence we strive for with everything we do here at WinStar has not been achieved. Because this program is not our core business, we have a limited budget to operate this program, and with anything, it takes resources to make something great. Our fan base has dwindled over the last few years which has continued to put this program at risk.

WinStar appreciates each and every one of you. We will continue to offer the store for apparel from our horses, do tours through Horse Country as well as look for other ways to interact with fans.

One such option is our 2020 WinStar Racing Syndicate with 19 fillies ranging in ages from 2-5. It promises to be an action packed year and if interested please contact [email protected].

I hope you have a great Christmas. If any of you are paid up past the end of the year, we will reimburse you starting January 1st.

Regards,

Elliott

Bill Oppenheim's

Bill Oppenheim's "In My Opinion"

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Solid finish for Tourist juvenile at OBS March 2YO Sale title=
Tourist

Solid finish for Tourist juvenile at OBS March 2YO Sale

First-Crop sire Tourist wrapped up the 2020 OBS March Sale of 2-year-olds in Training on Wednesday with a $145,000 colt...

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$550,000 Constitution colt on top at OBS 2YO sale title=
Constitution

$550,000 Constitution colt on top at OBS 2YO sale

In the latter half of Wednesday's session of the OBS 2-year-olds in Training sale, a colt by Constitution that sold for $550,000 represented the top price paid...

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$380,000 Outwork colt takes center stage Wednesday at OBS title=
Outwork

$380,000 Outwork colt takes center stage Wednesday at OBS

A colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Outwork brought a winning bid of $380,000 during Wednesday's session of the OBS 2-year-olds in Training sale...

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Exaggerator colt sells for $180,000 during OBS 2yo sale opener title=
Exaggerator

Exaggerator colt sells for $180,000 during OBS 2yo sale opener

First-crop sire Exaggerator was represented by an $180,000 colt during Tuesday's opening session of the OBS March Sale of 2-year-olds...

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Strong start for Speightster at OBS 2yo sale title=
Speightster

Strong start for Speightster at OBS 2yo sale

Among Speightster's first 2-year-olds offered at auction Tuesday at the OBS March Sale was a colt that went for $200,000...

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Charlatan spectacular in first two-turn effort title=

Charlatan spectacular in first two-turn effort

Speightstown's dynamic 3-year-old colt Charlatan turned in another stunning performance Saturday at Santa Anita Park in what was just the Bob Baffert trainee's second lifetime start...

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Queen of God weaves her way to victory in $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks title=
Paynter

Queen of God weaves her way to victory in $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks

Leading Fourth-Crop sire Paynter's Queen of God tallied her second stakes win of the year Saturday when she scored by three-quarters of a length in the $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks...

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Congrats' Bango sets track record in Animal Kingdom S. title=
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Congrats' Bango sets track record in Animal Kingdom S.

Bango turned in the best race of his young career Saturday with a track record performance in the Animal Kingdom S. at Turfway Park...

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Speightstown's Flagstaff gets first graded win in $200,000 San Carlos S. (G2) title=
Speightstown

Speightstown's Flagstaff gets first graded win in $200,000 San Carlos S. (G2)

Flagstaff struck the front in the final furlong of Saturday's $200,000 San Carlos S. (G2) at Santa...

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