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 »

Spring See Rachel Day Competition–Name that Horse!

Are you a Stonestreet Farm expert?  PROVE IT! Head over to take our Name that Horse quiz! Identify all the horses correctly, and you’ll be entered to win a visit with 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra! Good luck!

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 »

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 »

MG1SW Cavorting Retired to Stonestreet Broodmare Band

Multiple Grade 1 winner Cavorting has been retired from racing and will enter the Stonestreet broodmare band in 2017.  A graded stakes winner at 2, 3 and 4 years old she was recently diagnosed with minor bone bruising, ruling out a bid for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff.   We are grateful to Kiaran McLaughlin and… Read more »

Rachel’s Valentina Update

Saratoga is very special to us, the location of some of our very best racing days and the upcoming Hall of Fame induction of Rachel Alexandra. One of our best memories from 2015 was when her only daughter, Rachel’s Valentina, won the Grade 1 Spinaway. We want to announce that Rachel’s Valentina will now retire… Read more »