10/14/2014 4:24PM

Grade 2 winner Revolutionary retired to WinStar

Tom Keyser
Revolutionary (left), winner the Grade 3 Pimlico Special, has been retired and will stand for $7,500 next season.

Revolutionary, winner of last year’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby and this year’s Grade 3 Pimlico Special, has been retired from racing by owner WinStar Farm and will stand at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015 for an advertised fee of $7,500.

The 4-year-old son of War Pass will participate in WinStar’s “Dream Big” program, which offers breeders an opportunity to earn a lifetime breeding right in the stallion after their matings produce two live foals from his first books.

Bred by Will Farish, Revolutionary was a $235,000 juvenile purchase by Kenny Troutt’s WinStar in 2012 and was trained by Todd Pletcher throughout his career. He won 5 of 13 starts and earned $1,353,125 in three seasons and was a leading Kentucky Derby contender in spring 2013 after taking the Grade 3 Withers, followed by the Louisiana Derby. Revolutionary finished third in the Kentucky Derby and returned in 2014 to win 2 of 5 starts, highlighted by his Pimlico Special win, where he earned a career-high 106 Beyer Speed Figure. He also finished second to Will Take Charge in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap earlier this year.

Revolutionary is out of Grade 1 winner Runup the Colors, by A.P. Indy, and is a half-brother to two graded stakes-placed horses. His extended female family includes several other Grade/Group 1 winners, including 2003 Horse of the Year and current Lane’s End sire Mineshaft.

“Revolutionary has the talent, class, looks, and pedigree to be any kind of sire, and he’ll get every advantage that other successful homebreds like Distorted Humor and Super Saver have gotten in their respective stallion careers,” WinStar president and CEO Elliott Walden said in a press release. “His great looks and strong female family are big reasons why we already have several of our own mares committed to his first book.”