Since the turn of the century, WinStar Farm has ascended to the top as one of the largest and most successful brands in the Thoroughbred industry. Through the vision of owner Kenny Troutt and president Elliott Walden, WinStar is spearheaded by its Racing and Stallion divisions, both of which are leaders annually in North America.
Among the many top-class facilities on its 2,400-acre farm in Versailles, KY is a state-of-the-art stallion complex that debuted in 2013. One of the largest and most advanced around the world, it's home to one of America's biggest and most accomplished collection of stallions. Home-raced stars like Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver are among the bright future of tomorrow's top sires, greatly complementing the quality of the farm's foundation sires: Distorted Humor, Tiznow, and Speightstown.
"Racing and standing elite horses is a big part of WinStar's mission, and that comes directly from Kenny Troutt's desire to be the best in everything we do. Constitution certainly represents that."
Since its inception in 2008, Twin Creeks Racing has emerged as a staple in North American graded stakes races on an annual basis. Led by principal Steve Davison and managing partner Randy Gullatt, Twin Creeks has campaigned such top-class performers in recent years as millionaire Mission Impazible and G1 winner Graydar, both of whom stand at stud today with the support and management of Twin Creeks.
"We put an emphasis on athletic mares that could run, and we've been able to gather the strongest foundation of broodmares Twin Creeks has ever had to support the stallions we race. We aim to raise and race the best athletes possible so that we can participate at the highest level for years to come."
Trainer Todd Pletcher is widely regarded as one of the best horsemen in North America, and in 2014 he earned his seventh Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer. The acclaimed conditioner has developed 10 champions to date under his tutelage, including champion sprinter and current WinStar stallion Speightstown. Pletcher has trained such other top WinStar stallions as More Than Ready, Harlan's Holiday, and Super Saver, who gave Pletcher one of his biggest career wins in the 2010 Kentucky Derby (G1).
Pletcher has teamed up with WinStar and/or Twin Creeks in recent years to campaign several Grade 1 winners, including Constitution, Super Saver, Graydar, Bluegrass Cat, Gemologist, and more.
"I've been fortunate to train a lot of special horses for a lot of great owners. Constitution really epitomizes the quality of what WinStar and Twin Creeks are all about. You can't do it any better than those guys."