First foal a filly for WinStar Farm’s Life Is Good

WinStar Farm’s Life Is Good, winner of the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), sired his first reported foal when a filly out of the graded stakes-placed Verrazano mare Shesa Mystery was foaled at Brookstone Farm in Paris, Ky, on Saturday night, Jan. 13. The filly, whose dam finished second in the 2021 Iowa Oaks (G3), was bred by Wimberley Bloodstock and BWW Bloodstock. Wimberley Bloodstock acquired Shesa Mystery in foal to Life Is Good for $285,000 at the Keeneland November Sale.

“She’s a great first foal with quality, bone, and strength,” said Archie St. George of Brookstone Farm. “It’s encouraging for both the sire and the dam.”

Brendan Jacobson of Wimberley Bloodstock added of the filly, “She is a very good first foal with lots of quality and plenty of bone. She has a great personality, is super friendly, and has a lot of strength. We couldn’t be happier with the result. Both mom and baby are happy, healthy, and doing well.”

A four-time Grade 1 winner in his sensational career, Life Is Good won the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) by 5 ¾ lengths—the largest margin of victory in that year’s Breeders’ Cup; the $3,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. (G1) in a dominant victory over Horse of the Year Knicks Go; and scored impressive front-running victories in both the Whitney S. (G1) and the Woodward S. (G1).

Into Mischief’s fastest son, Life Is Good earned nine triple-digit Beyers, topped by a career-best 112 in winning the John A. Nerud S. (G2) at Belmont Park. Life Is Good tipped his hand early, winning a Del Mar maiden special weight by 9 ½ lengths in his career debut at two, registering a 91 Beyer and earning a TDN Rising Star designation. A winner in nine of 12 starts, Life Is Good amassed earnings of $4,541,700 for CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm and trainer Todd Pletcher. Produced from the Distorted Humor mare Beach Walk, Life Is Good was a $525,000 Keeneland September Sale acquisition in 2019.

Life Is Good bred 192 mares in his first season at stud in 2023, and his first in-foal mares have commanded up to $1.2 million, $800,000, etc. He stands for $85,000 S&N. For more information on Life Is Good, contact Liam O’Rourke, Olivia Desch, or Ben Hanley at (859) 873-1717, or visit