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WinStar Companions on Cogburn Breeding Rights


WinStar Farm has entered a partnership with Clark Brewster, Invoice and Corinne Heiligbrodt, and Lindy Farms to accumulate the breeding rights to grade 1 winner and North American record-setter Cogburn , who will stand at WinStar upon his retirement from racing, the farm introduced July 10. The 5-year-old son of main stallion Not This Time   is his sire’s chief earner this yr.

Cogburn was an electrifying winner of the $500,000 Jaipur Stakes (G1T) in the course of the Belmont Stakes Racing Pageant at Saratoga Race Course June 8, the place he set a North American document for five 1/2 furlongs on turf. Within the Jaipur, a Breeders’ Cup Problem Collection: Win and You are In qualifier for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Dash (G1T), Cogburn ran a :21.33 opening quarter and :43.07 half-mile. Main at each level of name, he received by 3 1/2 lengths in :59.80 and eclipsed the earlier North American document of 1:00.21 set in 2019. His efficiency produced a 115 Equibase Velocity Determine.

“There are usually not many occasions in life you get to face the quickest horse on the planet,” stated Elliott Walden, president, CEO, and racing supervisor of WinStar Farm. “I used to be in awe of his efficiency within the Jaipur and his steadiness and conformation are spectacular. I believe horses are quick in the event that they breeze 5 furlongs in :59 and alter. He ran 5 1/2 furlongs that quick. Being by up-and-coming stallion Not This Time and having graded-level kind on the grime as nicely, I am unable to be extra excited. I need to thank Invoice and Clark for the chance to accumulate his standing rights together with Lindy Farm. Invoice has an incredible 2-year-old program, and that may assist result in Cogburn’s future success as a stallion.”

The breeding rights deal was brokered by Bradley Weisbord of BSW/Crow Bloodstock. 

Racing Corridor of Fame coach Steve Asmussen stated of Cogburn’s accomplishment within the Jaipur, “I’ve had a few of the quickest horses on the planet, a few of the quickest horses of all time, and he is nonetheless the primary one I’ve ever had run 5 1/2 furlongs in underneath a minute.”

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Cogburn entered the Jaipur off a formidable victory Could 4 within the $600,000 Twin Spires Turf Dash Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs, the place he recorded a 106 ESF in a related front-running win. He additionally received final yr’s Troy Stakes (G3T) at Saratoga. 

“I needed a farm to face him that I may do enterprise with and help him with my program,” stated Invoice Heiligbrodt. “I’ve had many quick horses over time, however Cogburn is as quick as anybody. I am unable to wait to breed mares to him, and Clark and I stayed in to assist launch his stud profession.”

Cogburn has confirmed his means on grime, turf, and artificial. Brewster purchased him for $150,000 on the 2021 Ocala Breeders’ Spring Sale of 2-12 months-Olds in Coaching, the place he breezed a quarter-mile over an artificial floor in :20 3/5, the co-fastest time by a colt at that distance within the sale’s underneath tack preview. Along with his graded stakes victories on turf, Cogburn completed a detailed second within the 2022 Chick Lang Stakes (G3) on grime at Pimlico Race Course after setting all of the tempo in that six-furlong fixture. A precocious juvenile, Cogburn broke his maiden on Churchill Downs’ fundamental observe in his second begin, successful in front-running trend by 4 1/4 lengths in 1:09.79 for six furlongs.

“We’ve got had great success with No Nay By no means in Europe with Cogburn’s profile: quick on grime and quick on turf,” stated Frank Antonacci of Lindy Farms. “I believed it was an incredible alternative.”

So far, Cogburn has received eight of 14 begins and has amassed earnings of $1,237,730. Bellary Bloodstock bred Cogburn in Kentucky out of the Saintly Look stakes winner In a Jif , who’s the dam of three winners from as many starters. Not This Time is a son of Big’s Causeway and a half brother to Liam’s Map   who stands at Taylor Made Stallions for $150,000. Among the many prime 10 normal main sires of 2023, Not This Time has sired Eclipse Award winners Epicenter  , champion 3-year-old colt of 2022, and As much as the Mark  , the champion turf male of 2023.

A stud price for Cogburn can be introduced at a later date.

This press launch has been edited for content material and elegance by BloodHorse Employees.

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