An open letter from Barbara Banke

My family and I are invested financially and emotionally in the future health of the horse racing business. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at Stonestreet. We’ve built a top-notch Thoroughbred business, with the same tenets that helped build a top-notch global wine business. Whether it’s wines that outperform their competition or horses running in… Read more »

Get the Dirt on Racetrack Maintenance

Good track maintenance provides a solid foundation for both equine and human competitors. The goal of any maintenance program is to ensure that the surface is consistent, safe, and fair. In this blog, we’ll get into the nitty-gritty of how racetracks across the country create a level playing field for all entries. Based on its… Read more »

Classically Curlin: Talent Through the Ages

Curlin’s meteoric rise to elite sire status continued with momentum in 2017. According to BloodHorse North American sire rankings, his progeny have earned $10,659,857 this year to date. He is the #1 dirt sire by graded stakes winners with eight total, including a pair of leading distaffers, an accomplished three-year-old, and an exciting Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion…. Read more »

Tis the season for #goodmagicgiving!

Join Stonestreet on #givingtuesday as we kick off the holiday season with some #goodmagicgiving! We will be donating $1000 each to Bluegrass Farms Charities, California Thoroughbred Horseman’s Foundation, and the Backstretch Employee Service Team. These charitable organizations focus on providing health care and human services to workers and their families in Kentucky, California, and New… Read more »

Bathing and Grooming Yearlings

In our yearling sale preparation blog, we covered the nutrition and fitness plans that help to bring out the best in our yearlings prior to their time in the sales ring. While not nearly as important as pedigree and physical characteristics, a glossy, well-groomed coat can go a long way towards making a yearling stand… Read more »

Our Favorite Days are See Rachel Days!

On May 16th 2009, Rachel Alexandra became the first filly in 85 years to win the G1 Preakness Stakes. Eight years later we are excited to announce that the next See Rachel Day at our farm in Lexington Kentucky will be on June 30th, 2017! Visit our microsite at  See Rachel Day and, using the hashtag… Read more »

Valadorna Update

  Following her final prep breeze for the G1 Ashland yesterday morning Valadorna was found to have suffered an incomplete condylar fracture in her left hind. She underwent successful surgical repair at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington KY later that morning and will return to Stonestreet Farm tomorrow. Though she will require considerable… Read more »