In The Stud: Paynter, First Crop Yearlings Of 2016

by | 08.29.2016 | 8:05am
2015 colt, Paynter x Work N Flirt

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a new photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky.

The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions have either just entered stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop reach the racetrack.

This week's spotlight stallion is Paynter, a 7-year-old son of Awesome Again that stands at WinStar Farm. Paynter's first crop are yearlings in 2016.

Unraced as a juvenile, Paynter made his debut in April 2012, breaking his maiden by 4 1/4 lengths in his first start. The talented colt finished second in the G3 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs before going on to finish second in the G1 Belmont Stakes. In his next start, he captured the G1 Haskell Invitational.

Paynter was sidelined in August 2012 due to a near-fatal bout of colitis. He was discovered to have an abscess in his colon, and he underwent surgery. He later developed laminitis, and things looked very dire for the colt.

After a lengthy battle, Paynter pulled through, and eventually returned to the racetrack. He won an allowance race at Hollywood Park in June 2013, then went on to finish second in both the G2 San Diego Handicap and G1 Awesome Again Stakes.

Paynter entered stud in 2014 at WinStar Farm; his first crop are yearlings.

We hope you enjoy our new feature, and we would once again like to thank our friends at EquiSport Photos for the great video.

Paynter from Wendy Wooley on Vimeo

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