University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Foundation developing Equine Biological Passport Program

The Gluck Equine Research Foundation at the University of Kentucky is developing an Equine Biological Passport (EBP) which aims to identify specific biomarkers that will detect drug use by monitoring changes to peptides and protein abundance, and monitor those biomarkers over time.  The goals of this program are to elevate equine research at the University of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Stonestreet Stables 2015 Graded Stakes Income Donations

Beginning January 1st 2015 and continuing throughout the year, Stonestreet Stables will donate 10% of all Graded Stakes income earned. “Horse racing has given me so many thrilling moments and brought so much joy to my family” says Barbara Banke, “we thought it would be a good way to give back to the people who… Read more »