Bellamy Road

New York stallions: Stud farms team up for a more efficient operation

“If you can’t beat them, join them” has been a theme in the stallion industry in recent years, with farms and breeding operations joining their business forces to best promote and support stallions.

New York stallions: Freud continues his dominance

Barbara D. Livingston
Freud continues to dominate the ranks of New York stallions.

Freud’s grasp on the reins of his kingdom hasn’t slipped.

The 20-year-old Storm Cat horse, who reigns at Sequel Stallions, continues to dominate the New York stallion ranks. His 2017 bankroll of $6,320,911 easily led the state’s general sire list, decisively outpacing Bellamy Road at $4,750,493, with Big Brown third at $3,320,006. This marks the 10th straight time Freud has finished first or second on the list of general sires with state-sired runners.

Sparkman: Bellamy Road passes on talent to Constellation

Benoit & Associates
Constellation, Flavien Prat up, wins the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita on Monday. Constellation became the second Grade 1 winner for her sire, Bellamy Road.

To reach the highest pinnacles of achievement, the physical and mental aspects of a Thoroughbred must be in perfect balance. As a racehorse, Bellamy Road possessed sufficient speed and stamina to provoke dreams of gold statuettes for the mantelpiece. He is, however, a huge horse, and his size and weight made it difficult and finally impossible to keep him sound long enough to earn the plaudits his talent might have garnered.

SirePowered Results: Constellation shines for Bellamy Road

Debra Roma
Constellation wins a maiden race Aug. 9 at Saratoga for trainer Steve Asmussen.

The Saratoga meet is traditionally a coming-out party for juvenile stars of the East Coast.

WinStar Farm sire Bellamy Road came to that party in a big way, as DRF's SirePowered Results shows that he was represented by two maiden special weight winners at the historic track recently.

DRF Breeding Standout: King Cyrus dominant in Saratoga debut

King Cyrus was much the best in his debut effort, powering down the final eighth of a mile of the Saratoga Race Course stretch on Monday to best a maiden special weight field by 11 lengths.

The bay son of Bellamy Road completed the seven-furlong race in 1:24.68 over a fast main track under the urging of jockey Javier Castellano. King Cyrus, who is owned by WinStar Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher, earned $48,000 for his debut victory.

Rising tide seen at auctions

Fasig-Tipton photo
Grade 1 winner Starship Truffles sold for $1 million at the Fasig-Tipton July sale.

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky capitalized on two trends last Monday – a strengthening market for young stock and a healthy demand for racehorses – and got the summer auction season off on a positive note.

Fasig-Tipton July sale: Pope acquires Bellamy Road colt for $420,000

A Bellamy Road colt became the second highest-priced horse through the first six hours of the Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale Monday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky., as Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm signed the ticket at $420,000.

Consigned by Gainesway, agent, the colt checked in just behind the sale-leading $460,000 Desert Party filly.

WinStar doubles fee on Bellamy Road to $20,000

LEXINGTON, Ky. – WinStar Farm is holding the line on all but one of its stud fees for the 2012 breeding season. Ken Troutt’s breeding farm near Versailles, Ky., will double Bellamy Road’s stud fee from $10,000 to $20,000, but it will keep the fees the same for the other stallions it acquired earlier this year from Ben Walden’s Pauls Mill Farm and stand all of its previous WinStar sires for the same fees they had in 2011.

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