Ticker
  • Hoppertunity knocks in the Clark Handicap!Posted 4 hours ago
  • Classic Point wins by a whisker in the Go For Wand! Posted 7 hours ago
  • Finnegan's Wake best late in the Hollywood Turf Cup! Posted 1 day ago
  • Frivolous upsets Don't Tell Sophia in the Falls City! Posted 1 day ago
  • Salutos Amigos sloshes home best in the Fall Highweight! Posted 1 day ago
  • Alert Bay best in the Zia Park Derby! Posted 2 days ago
  • Cassatt takes them all the way in the Zia Park Oaks! Posted 2 days ago
  • Shared Belief worked 4f in :50.40 (8/15) at Golden Gate on Nov 25. Posted 2 days ago
  • Big Macher best in the Cary Grant! Posted 5 days ago
  • Calgary Cat blows by the field in the Kennedy Road! Posted 5 days ago

WinStar Looking Forward to 2011

After winning a pair of Triple Crown races and sitting atop the owner standings with more than $5.1 million in earnings, besting this year will be quite a challenge for WinStar Farm. But if 2010 was the year of the 3-year-old for WinStar, 2011 may just be the year of the older horse.

The powerful Versailles, Ky., farm is bringing back a quartet of classy older horses next year—Drosselmeyer, Endorsement, Rule, and Well Armed—all of them coming off of injuries. But WinStar racing manger Elliott Walden is excited about all of them as they prepare to embark on their 2011 campaigns.

“This is the first year we are really excited about our older horses,” said Walden. “With the retirement of Blame, Zenyatta, Quality Road, Lookin At Lucky, Super Saver, and Eskendereya, I think there is a real opening in the handicap division. We’re hoping that our horses can be at the top of the class. That’s one of the reasons why we retired Super Saver, because we had these other horses coming back. We didn’t want them stepping on each other.”

Of course, homebred Super Saver got the year rolling for WinStar with his Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) victory in May. Five weeks later Drosselmeyer gave them another Triple Crown score with a 13-1 upset in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). But before the son of Distorted Humor   could make another start he was sidelined by an ankle injury, one that required minor surgery to remove a chip.



Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories