Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: WinStar’s Anthem

by | 06.29.2018 | 9:11am
American Anthem narrowly won the G2 San Carlos at Santa Anita

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and SF Racing added another 2018 American Graded Stakes winner to their resume last weekend when American Anthem won the Grade 2 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, American Anthem was a G2 and G3 winner in 2017.

WinStar Farm – which with China Horse Club and Head Plains Partners leads all owners with ownership interests in eight AGS winners apiece – bred American Anthem, a 4-year-old colt from the first crop of WinStar stallion Bodemeister out of the A.P. Indy mare, Indy's Windy. The latter is a half sister to the late James Tafel's champion mare Banshee Breeze.

American Anthem was the seventh AGS winner of 2018 bred by Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm to lead in that category.

WinStar sold American Anthem as a yearling through Select Sales. The colt brought $180,000 from E.J. Stable at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. He was then resold by consignor Hoppel's Horse & Cattle as a 2-year-old at the OBS March Sale. WinStar and China Horse Club were the buyers for $435,000.

WinStar originally purchased the dam of American Anthem as a racing or broodmare prospect for $550,000 from Lane's End at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in 2008. Three years earlier Indy's Windy was a $1.1-million Keeneland September Sale Yearling, sold by Taylor Made, agent for ClassicStar, to a buyer listed as G+C. She began her career racing for the late Stan Fulton (owner of Sunland Park in New Mexico), then was purchased privately by Bill Farish prior to being sold at the 2008 Keeneland November Sale.

Last November, after American Anthem became the first stakes winner for Indy's Windy, the 13-year-old mare was sold for $500,000 at Keeneland by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, to SF Bloodstock, the breeding affiliate of SF Racing – both of which are reported to be part of billionaire George Soros' bloodstock holdings. Indy's Windy was believed pregnant to the cover of American Anthem's sire, Bodemeister.

Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
RankSale CompanyWins
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
1Keeneland Sept.63
2Keeneland Nov.20
3OBS March13
4FT October8
5FT May7
6FT Florida6
Kee January6
8FT Saratoga5
9OBS April4
FT July4
11FT New York3
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale Year     
RankWhen SoldGS Winners
43 and up10
Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor     
Rank ConsignorWinners
1Lane's End9
Taylor Made9
3Denali Stud7
Eaton Sales7
5Wavertree Stables6
7Four Star Sales5
Select Sales5
9Claiborne Farm4
10Brookdale Sales3
Crupi's New Castle3
Glennwood Farm3
Legacy Bloodstock3
Penn Sales3
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire     
RankNameWinners (Wins)
1Quality Road8 (9)
2Curlin6 (6)
3Tapit 5 (7)
Uncle Mo5 (6)
Blame5 (8)
6Into Mischief4 (5)
Distorted Humor 4 (4)
Street Sense4 (4)
Candy Ride 4 (4)
Ghostzapper4 (5)
11Creative Cause3 (4)
Kitten's Joy3 (3)
Lookin At Lucky 3 (5)
Macho Uno3 (3)
More Than Ready3 (3)
Scat Daddy3 (6)
Speightstown3 (3)
Street Sense3 (3)
Tizway3 (3)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder     
RankBreederWinners (Wins)
1WinStar Farm7 (7)
2John Gunther4 (7)
Stonestreet4 (4)
4Claiborne Farm3 (5)
Spendthrift Farm3 (4)
6Adena Springs2 (4)
Mrs. Jerry Amerman2 (2)
Calumet Farm2 (2)
Sarah Farish2 (2)
Charles Fipke2 (3)
Godolphin2 (2)
Haymarket Farm2 (2)
Brereton Jones2 (3)
KatieRich Farms2 (2)
John Liviakis2 (2)
Ramona Bass2 (3)
SNC Regnier & San Gabriel Inv2 (2)
T/C Stable2 (2)
Waymore2 (2)
Graded Stakes Winners by Owner     
RankOwner(s)Winners (Wins)
1WinStar Farm8 (12)
China Horse Club8 (13)
Head of Plains Prtnrs8 (11)
4Madaket Stables7 (8)
5Gary Barber5 (6)
6Medallion Racing4 (5)
Michael Dubb4 (10)
Bethlehem Stable4 (10)
SF Racing4 (5)
10R.V. LaPenta3 (3)
Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey3 (3)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer     
RankTrainerWinners (Wins)
1Chad Brown14 (16)
2Todd Pletcher
11 (15)
3Bob Baffert8 (12)
Brad Cox7 (10)
5Mark Casse6 (6)
6Mike Maker5 (5)
H. Graham Motion5 (7)
8Steve Asmussen4 (5)
Phil D'Amato4 (6)
Peter Miller4 (5)
Wesley Ward4 (4)
12Richard Baltas3 (3)
Simon Callaghan3 (3)
Jerry Hollendorfer3 (5)
Michael McCarthy3 (4)
Kiaran McLaughlin 3 (3)
Doug O'Neill3 (4)
Dale Romans3 (3)
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
Monomoy Girl4
Midnight Bisou3
6A Raving Beauty2
Bee Jersey2
Belvoir Bay2
Blended Citizen2
City of Light2
Fourstar Crook2
Heart to Heart2
Hi Happy2
Imperial Hint2
Magnum Moon2
Martini Glass 2
My Boy Jack2
Something Awesome2
Ultra Brat2
Unique Bella2
Graded Stakes Wins by Jockey     
1Jose Ortiz17
2Irad Ortiz Jr.13
Mike Smith13
4Javier Castellano11
5Flavien Prat10
6John Velazquez9
Florent Geroux9
8Luis Saez8
9Kent Desormeaux7
Julien Leparoux7
Ricardo Santana Jr.7
12Tyler Baze6
Joe Bravo6
Victor Espinoza6
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