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Kodiak Kowboy top frosh sire of 2yo winners

Yessum Boss made Kodiak Kowboy the co-leading freshman sire of 2yo winners on Friday night, when he easily won a Retama Park Maiden Special Weight affair by 5 3/4 lengths... Read More...

Kodiak Kowboy 2yo adds to win count for sire

Yessum Boss became Kodiak Kowboy’s 14th winner on Friday night when he easily won a Retama Park Maiden Special Weight affair by 5 3/4 lengths... Read More...

First stakes winner for Kodiak Kowboy

Cool Cowboy sped away from the field at the three-eighths pole on his way to a 3 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Inaugural S... Read More...

Kodiak Kowboy now leading freshman by 2yo winners

Yessum Boss made Kodiak Kowboy the co-leading freshman sire of 2yo winners on Friday night, when he easily won a Retama Park Maiden Special Weight affair by 5 3/4 lengths... Read More...

Speightstown colt scores Grade 1 glory in Hollywood Derby

Speightown's Seek Again, making both his graded stakes and U.S. debut, found his best stride in deep stretch en route to a length and a half victory in Sunday's $251,000 Hollywood Derby (G1)... Read More...

Winners keep coming for Pioneerof the Nile

Captainofindustry's valiant nose victory in a one-mile maiden race Saturday at Laurel Park gave first-year sire Pioneerof the Nile his 13th winner on the year... Read More...

2013 Letter to Breeders

As I reflect on 2013, I see a year filled with positive trends in so many areas of the Thoroughbred industry. Read More...

Elliott Walden’s letter to breeders

As I reflect on 2013, I see a year filled with positive trends in so many areas of the Thoroughbred industry... Read More...

Bodemeister top covering frosh sire

With a 2013 covering sire average of $255,625, WinStar Farm's first-year sire Bodemeister topped all North American freshman sires... Read More...

Bluegrass Cat tops $5M earnings in 2013

Elusive Blueboy dominated the $50,000 Excellent Luck S. Saturday at Calder to become the ninth stakes winner of the year for Bluegrass Cat... Read More...

Congrats filly soars in Cut the Charm S.

Jerry Bozzo's homebred 2-year-old filly Flutterby cruised to victory in Saturday's $50,000 Cut the Charm S. at Calder to give her sire Congrats his third juvenile stakes winner of the year... Read More...

Pair of Wed. winners for Kodiak Kowboy

Prominent freshman sire Kodiak Kowboy continued his impressive first-year run on Wednesday with another pair of winners... Read More...

Graffiti mural at center of Paynter promotion

WinStar Farm has taken an unusual approach in promoting its new stallion Paynter. The popular colt joined WinStar's roster after the Breeders' Cup World Championships and will stand his first year at stud for a $25,000 fee... Read More...

Kodiak Kowboy Colt Impressive in MSW Win

Kodiak Kowboy added to his collection of winners on Monday when Hy Kodiak Warrior gave the freshman sire his 11th winner ... Read More...

Slip and Drive collars $100K JRA stakes

Artie Schiller added his tenth stakes winner of 2013 on Saturday when Slip and Drive captured a thrilling rendition of the $100,000 Japan Racing Association S... Read More...

Bajan tallies second straight stakes

Speightstown's up-and-coming 2-year-old filly Bajan registered her second straight stakes win on Saturday with a widening 2 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Moccasin S... Read More...

WinStar announces 2014 stud fees

WinStar Farm announced 2014 stud fees for its expanded 23-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor who stands for $100,000 S&N, and emerging top sire Speightstown, whose fee will be $80,000 S&N following another stellar year... Read More...

Distorted Humor in-foal mare sells at Fasig-Tipton for $4.9 million

Grade I winner Love and Pride, in foal to Distorted Humor, brought $4.9 million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale on Monday... Read More...

Bodemeister in-foal mare offered at auction brings $1.85 million at Fasig-Tipton

Millionaire Careless Jewel, one of the first in-foal mares offered at auction by brilliant Grade 1 winner Bodemeister, brought a winning bid of $1.85 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale on Monday evening... Read More...

Spring Venture sells for $625K at FT

Spring Venture, the multiple graded stakes-winning daughter of Spring At Last, sold for $625,000 as a racing/broodmare prospect in Monday's Fasig-Tipton November sale... Read More...

First stakes winner for Pioneerof the Nile

Making just his second career start, Cairo Prince dominated Sunday's Grade 2 Nashua S. at Aqueduct to give WinStar freshman sire Pioneerof the Nile his first stakes winner... Read More...

6th winner for frosh sire Colonel John

Fullfaithandcredit cruised to a 2 1/2-length maiden special weight victory in his debut on Friday to give Colonel John his sixth winner from his first crop... Read More...

Champion juvenile sire Harlan’s Holiday euthanized

WinStar Farm’s Harlan’s Holiday, North America’s reigning champion juvenile sire, had to be euthanized late Friday at Haras Firmamento Farm in Argentina, where he was standing the Southern Hemisphere breeding season... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Preview: Tiznow

Tiznow, the only two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), could get his second Cup winner as a sire when Strong Mandate goes postward in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Preview: Harlan’s Holiday

Harlan's Holiday will have a trio of starters in the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup Championships... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Preview: Speightstown

With five starters in this year's Breeders' Cup championship, Speightstown, the nation's second leading sire, is poised to take over the top spot... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup preview: More Than Ready

Ready to Act and Verrazano give their sire More Than Ready his two chances at this year's Nov. 1-2... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Preview: Colonel John

Top-five Freshman sire Colonel John will have two Breeders' Cup starters from his first crop in this weekend's year-end championships at Santa Anita Park... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Preview: Artie Schiller

My Conquestadory and We Miss Artie, a pair of Grade 1-winning 2-year-olds, carry the spotlight in... Read More...

Paynter, popular G1 winner by Awesome Again, to stand at WinStar

Grade 1-winning millionaire Paynter, whose story of perseverance a year ago captivated the racing world, will begin his next career in 2014 as a stallion at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY... Read More...

StableMates to offer Breeders’ Cup contest

WinStar Stablemates is again holding its Breeders’ Cup contest with players choosing two horses in each of the 14 Breeders’ Cup races run over the two days of the championship event. With the entries drawing Monday, the contest will open on Tuesday at 7 pm on the WinStar Stablemates website, and fans will have a chance to pick their favorite horses... Read More...

Coastline shines in Street Sense S.

Speightstown's 2-year-old colt Coastline took the inaugural running of the $61,800 Street Sense S. by a widening three lengths Sunday at Churchill Downs... Read More...

Speightstown adds second Sunday SW

A swift move early in the stretch carried Speightstown's 2-year-old filly Recepta to a decisive win in the $100,000 Chelsea Flower S... Read More...

Artie Schiller tops 2yo SW sire list

Miss Machiavelli's come-from-behind win in the $100,000 Pike Place Dancer S. at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday gave Artie Schiller his fifth 2-year-old stakes winner of 2013... Read More...

Pioneerof the Nile filly easily breaks maiden

Avi'sblazinvictory became Pioneerof the Nile’s 11th 2-year-old winner on Oct. 26 when she impressively broke her maiden at Hawthorne by 6 ¼ lengths in a maiden claimer. Avi'sblazinvictory is out of the A.P. Indy mare Maltese Indy and was bred by King and Queen’s Farm. Read More...

Kodiak Kowboy gets 10th winner with Tupancy Links

Kodiak Kowboy’s 10th winner came in the form of the impressive Tupancy Links when she won a maiden special weight at Laurel Park by 3 ½ lengths. Kodiak Kowboy ranks fourth on the 2013 Kentucky Freshman Sires List by winners and his progeny earners of $372,900 rank him sixth on the 2013 Freshman list. Read More...

Kodiak Kowboy gets 10th winner

Kodiak Kowboy’s 10th 2-year-old winner came in the form of the impressive filly Tupancy Links when she won a maiden special weight at Laurel Park by 3 ½ lengths. Kodiak Kowboy ranks fourth on the 2013 Kentucky Freshman Sires List by winners and his progeny earners of $372,900 rank him sixth on the 2013 Freshman list. Read More...

$500K for Distorted Humor yearling at F-T

A Distorted Humor colt brought a $500,000 bid on the second day of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale Oct. 22... Read More...

Overanalyze, G1-winning millionaire by Dixie Union, retires to WinStar

Overanalyze, this year’s 4 ¼-length winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY as a participant in WinStar’s Dream Big program... Read More...

Toasting raises glass in Dream Rush S.

Toasting's big sweeping move on the turn carried the 3-year-old daughter of Congrats to her first career stakes win in Sunday's $100,000 Dream Rush S... Read More...

Kowboy King rolls by 17 in maiden special

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
Kowboy King crushed his opposition with a 16 3/4-length maiden special weight tour de force Wednesday at Laurel Park... Read More...

Blingo shines in $100K I’m A Banker S.

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
Blingo became the eighth stakes winner of the year for Artie Schiller, with a determined victory in the $100,000 I'm A Banker S. at Belmont Park on Monday... Read More...

Distorted Humor vet gets 2nd career SW

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
A very rough stretch run wasn't enough to stop Fire With Fire from earning his second stakes win of 2013 in Sunday's $75,000 Bull Dog S. at Fresno... Read More...

Speightstown filly could target Breeders’ Cup after Anokia S. victory

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
Bajan, making her first dirt start, took to the new surface en route to a 2 1/4-length victory in the $70,000 Anokia S. Sunday on Santa Anita's main track... Read More...

Pianist sparkles in G3 Athenia S.

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
With a bold move in mid-stretch, 4-year-old Pianist cleared off to a two-length victory in the $200,000 Athenia S. (G3) at Belmont Park... Read More...

New stakes winner for Bluegrass Cat

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
E B Ryder, owned by Miller Racing LLC, earned his first stakes victory in the $70,000 Frances A. Genter S. Saturday at Calder to become the eighth stakes winner of 2013 for Bluegrass Cat... Read More...

Keeneland November Sale preview

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
WinStar Farm annually sells a lot of their horses in training at the Keeneland November Horses of Racing Age sale, and 2013 is no exception, with a impressive group of 39 horses... Read More...

Here’s Johnny wins Keeneland allowance race for Colonel John

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
Here’s Johnny made the best of opening weekend at Keeneland on Oct. 10 when he won a $58,000 Allowance at the racetrack. It was the second win for Here’s Johnny, who also placed second in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes in his last start. Read More...

Ami’s Holiday up in time in G3 Grey S.

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
Ami's Holiday battled the length of the stretch to collar Big Bazinga in the final strides in Sunday's $174,700, Grade 3 Grey S. at Woodbine... Read More...

Here’s Johnny wins Keeneland allowance race for Colonel John

Breeding Farm News | WinStar Farm | 10 months ago
Here’s Johnny made the best of opening weekend at Keeneland on Oct. 10 when he won a $58,000 Allowance at the racetrack. It was the second win for Here’s Johnny, who also placed second in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes in his last start. Read More...