Antony Beck

Q&A: Alex Solis II, Gainesway’s New Director Of Bloodstock

Last year was a big one for the resume of Alex Solis II, spearheaded by the success of Kentucky Derby winner Country House and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Covfefe, both selected or managed by Solis/Litt Bloodstock. Just a few days into 2020, Solis has laid the foundation to grow upon that success […]

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Gainesway Names Alex Solis II Director Of Bloodstock

Gainesway Farm announced on Thursday the appointment of Alex Solis II as director of bloodstock. Solis has established a top-class reputation as a bloodstock agent, his resume having been further enhanced in 2019 by Kentucky Derby winner Country House and Breeders’ Cup-winning sprinter Covfefe. Past selections include champion Shared Belief and dual Breeders’ Cup Turf […]

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Tapit Leads Gainesway’s 2020 Roster At $200,000

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by commercial juggernaut Tapit. Leading sire Tapit, currently the number-one ranked sire in North America by stakes winners and graded stakes winners, will stand for $200,000 in 2020. Tapit is sire of 25 Grade 1 winners, more than any other active sire […]

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Graves Promoted To Gainesway General Manager Following Retirement Of Howard

Neil Howard, general manager of Gainesway Farm, has retired from his position after more than two decades of service. He is succeeded by Brian Graves, another long-serving member of the Gainesway team, who steps up from his current role as director of public sales. Gainesway CEO, Antony Beck, paid warm tribute to Howard. “Over the […]

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Gainesway Promotes Venegas To Stallion Manager

Pedro Venegas, stallion assistant manager at Gainesway Farm, has been promoted as the new stallion manager, effective immediately. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Pedro has been working in the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky since 1989, where he specializes in stallion care and breeding. “I am excited about the level of care our Stallions will receive […]

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Beck, Jones, Cooper Elected To Breeders’ Cup Board Of Directors

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the election results to its Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members.  Antony Beck, Gainesway Farm; Alan Cooper, Niarchos Family/Flaxman Holdings Ltd., and Bret Jones, Airdrie Stud were each elected to serve a four-year term. Mr. Beck and Mr. Jones were re-elected as Directors. Following the election, the […]

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Destin Retired To Stand At Sequel New York In 2019

Destin, a Grade 2 winner and classic-placed runner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Sequel New York in Hudson, N.Y. for the 2019 breeding season. The horse will stand in partnership between Gainesway, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, and Sequel New York. A full brother to Grade 1 stakes-winning […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit Retired To Gainesway For 2019

Belmont Stakes winner and millionaire Tapwrit has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Gainesway for a $12,500 stud fee in 2019. A gray son of three-time leading sire Tapit, Tapwrit was a $1.2-million yearling purchase by Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Tapwrit […]

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Foal And Stallion Nominators Elect 20 Breeders’ Cup Members

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 20 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup 2017 foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 15. The following individuals received the most votes of the Breeders’ Cup nominators to fill 20 Member seats having four year […]

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Bird Song To Stand At Gainesway Farm In 2018

Marylou Whitney Stables’ homebred multiple graded stakes winner Bird Song, a son of Whitney’s Eclipse champion 3-year-old filly and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Bird Town, will enter stud at Gainesway in 2018. Sired by the late Unbridled’s Song, who currently leads the 2017 general sires list, Bird Song carried his speed to earn triple-digit Beyer […]

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