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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

Laobanonaprayer breaks maiden in style in stakes debut title=
Laoban

Laobanonaprayer breaks maiden in style in stakes debut

Laoban's impressive run of First-Crop stakes horses continued on Saturday when Laobanonaprayer powered her way to a 5 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Maid of the Mist S...

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Front-running MdSpWt win at Keeneland for Exaggerator filly title=
Exaggerator

Front-running MdSpWt win at Keeneland for Exaggerator filly

Top-three First-Crop sire Exaggerator's winners' total increased to 11 on Friday at Keeneland when the filly Color of Dawn tallied a 1 3/4-length maiden special weight win...

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WinStar announces 2021 stallion roster and fees title=

WinStar announces 2021 stallion roster and fees

WinStar Farm has set 2021 stud fees for its 22-stallion roster, headed by Speightstown who will stand for $90,000 S&N and leading Second-Crop Sire Constitution who will stand for $85,000 S&N...

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Leading New York Freshman Sire Laoban relocating to WinStar Farm title=

Leading New York Freshman Sire Laoban relocating to WinStar Farm

Jim Dandy S. (G2) winner Laoban, a son of champion and perennial leading sire Uncle Mo, is relocating from Sequel Stallions in New York to WinStar Farm. A limited number of seasons will be offered at $25,000 S&N until the Breeders’ Cup. The fee is subject to change pending results as Laoban has contenders in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), and the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1).

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Exaggerator tallies a pair of Sunday maiden winners title=
Exaggerator

Exaggerator tallies a pair of Sunday maiden winners

Yellowstone Girl and Manhattan Grace both broke their maidens on Sunday, upping Exaggerator's First-Crop winners' total to ten...

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More Than Ready's Say the Word uncorks big rally to win Northern Dancer Turf (G1) title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready's Say the Word uncorks big rally to win Northern Dancer Turf (G1)

Say the Word got his first stakes win in thrilling fashion Sunday at Woodbine, coming from the back of the pack at the top of the stretch to win the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf S. (G1)...

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Tourist filly finishes with a flourish on Woodbine turf title=
Tourist

Tourist filly finishes with a flourish on Woodbine turf

Hadley made up a four-length deficit in the final furlong of a one-mile turf maiden Saturday at Woodbine to win by a length...

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Exaggerator filly debuts a 8 1/4-length winner title=
Exaggerator

Exaggerator filly debuts a 8 1/4-length winner

Expurgated's blowout win Wednesday in her racing debut at Parx gave Exaggerator his seventh First-Crop winner...

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Speightster first-timer romps by 13 lengths at Belmont Park title=
Speightster

Speightster first-timer romps by 13 lengths at Belmont Park

Sam and Sy kicked away from the field coming into the stretch and ran away to a 13 3/4-length victory in his career debut

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Tiznow's Royal Approval Breeders' Cup bound after Matron S. (G3) victory title=
Tiznow

Tiznow's Royal Approval Breeders' Cup bound after Matron S. (G3) victory

Royal Approval became Tiznow's 45th lifetime graded stakes winner on Sunday with her victory in the $100,000 Matron S. (G3)...

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