The Importance of Barn Cats

Aside from greeting guests and serving as barn mascots, the cats of Stonestreet Farm have a very important job to do. The abundance of grain and warm hiding places make the barns a rather cozy spot for mice to settle. If left unchecked, they can consume or contaminate food intended for the horses and cause… Read more »

Stonestreet Farm Launches Yearling Warranty

Leading commercial breeder Stonestreet Farm has announced the development of an innovative blood sampling, testing and secure storage protocol in partnership with The University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center. The program was developed in response to reports of off-label bisphosphonate use in growing horses. Combined with newly available post-sale testing offered by auction houses,… Read more »

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 »

And They’re Off! How Racehorses Enter the Starting Gate

In our Gate to Great: Schooling for Success blog, we touched on the early days of training that familiarize young Thoroughbreds with the starting gate. Once a horse leaves our training center and arrives at the racetrack, these lessons will be put to the test. Per Kentucky statute, first-time entrants will not be allowed to race unless… 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 »

Past the Post: Kulik Lodge

Kulik Lodge was born at Stonestreet Farm in 2010 and we raced this son of Curlin as a homebred for three years. In a career that took him to California, Kentucky and the Mid-Atlantic he made 12 starts, won 4 times and earned $180,884. His final start was in the Cape Henlopen Stakes at Delaware… Read more »