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Kentucky Derby Winner to Stand at WinStar
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will stand at WinStar Farm when he retires from racing. Among the syndicate to partner with WinStar in standing the classic winner are SF Bloodstock, China Horse Club, and Siena Farm. “We are excited to add another potentially breed-shaping stallion from the dominant Unbridled line, which has proven to be today’s preeminent classic sire line,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. “Always Dreaming has all three things we look for: Looks, he was a $350,000 yearling; Pedigree, he is out of a fast, Grade 1-level race mare and is a half to a Grade 1 winner; and Performance, he’s a brilliantly fast winner of two prestigious Grade 1 races this year, including the race everyone wants to win – the (Kentucky) Derby. He represents four straight generations of a sire line that finished first or second in the Kentucky Derby.” From WinStar’s exciting first-crop stallion Bodemeister (Empire Maker), Always Dreaming has hitherto won 4 of his 9 starts for over US$2.3 million in prize money. Apart from his Kentucky Derby success, the Todd Pletcher trainee also landed the Gr1 Florida Derby in April recording the fastest time for the prestigious event since champion Alydar in 1978.