01/05/2013 10:47AM

WinStar to conduct stallion season drawings as it opens new stallion barn

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WinStar Farm will conduct drawings for a “Breed to Win” promotion, providing an incentive for supportive breeders with a complimentary 2013 breeding season to 12 of the farm's stallions.

“With four WinStar stallions finishing in the top 15 on the 2012 general sires list, we wanted to show appreciation to our breeders who have played such a huge role in WinStar's growing success,” WinStar President and CEO Elliott Walden said.

The drawings will be held in conjunction with the opening of the new stallion complex at the Versailles, Ky. farm. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m.

Breeders eligible for the 12 drawings for a free season will be those who have signed a 2013 contract for the corresponding stallion by 12 p.m. on Feb. 8. The stallions included are Super Saver, Bellamy Road, Drosselmeyer, Spring At Last, Gemologist, Colonel John, Pioneerof the Nile, Sidney's Candy, Artie Schiller, Hold Me Back, U S Ranger and Maimonides.

“Not many farms are willing to give away $156,000 in stallion seasons, but we want our breeders to have the opportunity to capitalize during these difficult times," said Gerry Duffy, WinStar's stallion director. "WinStar is continuing to strive ahead with the opening of our new stallion facility, and we felt this was a positive way to launch our new barn.”