Crystal Ball Works 5 Furlongs from the Gate in 1:00.80 at Santa Anita Park on February 15th, 2021

Crystal Ball, our runner-up finisher in the 2020 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) behind stablemate Paris Lights, posted a work from the gate at Santa Anita yesterday in preparation for her 4-year-old campaign. Watch it here on XBTV:

Crystal Ball Worked 5 Furlongs in 1:00.80 at Santa Anita Park on February 15th, 2021

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Gulf Coast Adds More Black-Type in Ruthless Runner-Up Finish

Already a stakes winner as a result of her victory in the Cash Run Stakes at Gulfstream Park on New Year’s Day, Gulf Coast added more black-type to her page when finishing second in the Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct on Monday.

Shipped from Florida to New York for the race, Gulf Coast was slated to run against four other fillies on Sunday. However, a winter storm struck New York that day and forced the card to move to Monday. By race day, the field was scratched down to three.

Gulf Coast left the gates as the second choice in the betting, as the favorite—Miss Brazil, coming off a maiden score where she earned a 93 Beyer speed figure—went to the lead. Gulf Coast, a filly that usually comes from behind, was forced to use different tactics in the short field and was urged by jockey Manny Franco to press the pace.

The Union Rags filly made a move around the turn, overcoming Dealing Justice and setting her sights on Miss Brazil. However, the favorite proved best on the day and while Gulf Coast continued to make her run, she crossed the wire second.

The Stablemates filly now boasts a race record of two wins and two second-place finishes from four starts, with three of those starts being in stakes company. Never worse than second, she has earned $93,705 to date.

Crystal Ball (Outside) Works 5 Furlongs in 1:00.00 at Santa Anita Park on February 6th, 2021

Crystal Ball, our runner-up finisher in the 2020 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) behind stablemate Paris Lights, posted a work at Santa Anita in preparation for her 4-year-old campaign, in company with $625,000 yearling purchase Hozier. Watch it here on XBTV:

Crystal Ball (Outside) and Hozier Worked 5 Furlongs in 1:00.00 at Santa Anita Park on February 6th, 2021

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2021 WinStar Stablemates Enrollment Extended to March 1

Enrollment to participate in the WinStar Stablemates Racing syndicate for 2021 has been extended to March 1. Please view our flipbook here for more information.

WinStar Stablemates Racing was established in 2018 as a way of providing an opportunity for an affordable ownership experience. The concept is to let fans see what it’s like to own a racehorse without the buy-in being exorbitant.

Owning a racehorse is packed with adventure and excitement. However, it is important to understand that racehorse ownership is far from a traditional investment and only a small percentage of racehorses will produce significant earnings. By joining a syndicate, you reduce your risk by pooling your money with other investors.

The way it is works, is WinStar Farm leases the racing rights of a selected group of fillies for a term of one year under the banner of WinStar Stablemates Racing. At the end of the term, the fillies will be sold, retired to the WinStar broodmare band, or continue racing the subsequent year.

100 shares are available for purchase. Each shareholder puts up a designated amount to cover training costs, plus an administrative fee. The buy-in is projected by the number of horses offered, and is expected to cover all costs for the term of the lease. Therefore, there should be no need to collect additional fees during the year. The cumulative amount earned by the stable’s horses after fees is then divided up by shareholders at the end of the year.

“The Stablemates program offers value to fans while raising awareness of our beloved sport,” says WinStar CEO Elliott Walden. “We want members to feel involved in the horse’s career and have the opportunity to see what it’s like to own a racehorse.”