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Constitution on Fire at WinStar

October 24, 2019

After a dominant performance by his son Tiz
The Law in the Grade One Champagned Stakes, Constitution is vying to finish the year as
leading freshman sire in America. At the Tattersall’s October Yearling Sale
Book One, we caught up with Elliot Walden, CEO of WinStar Farm where Constitution stands,
to find out more about the young sire. Constitution was a really good racehorse,
winning the Florida Derby at three, and then coming back and winning the Donn Handicap
at four. We were really excited when he won the Florida
Derby, thinking that he was going to be the favorite for the Kentucky Derby, and he came
up with a little shin. We had to stop on him. Constitution’s a beautiful horse. He’s a great mixture of Tapit and Distorted
Humor. Great balance, a great movement. You know, a little refined, but just an elegant
athletic horse with some leg. Constitution’s had a great first year at stud. He’s had five graded stakes horses, and last
weekend he had Tiz The Law win the Champagne, and Gouverneur Morris finished second in the
British Futurity. That just kind of put a stamp on what he had
shown all year with his progeny. He showed real quality, from Amalfi Sunrise
who won out in California, won a grade two right off the bat. And so it was really, really exciting and
important for him to get a grade one winner in his first crop, following the footsteps
of his daddy Tapit. We like to say around WinStar he’s a Tapit
that we’ve all been waiting for. He got better as he got older. I would anticipate that his offspring would
do even better at three. That’s what’s so exciting about him. He’s not a two-year-old horse, stallion, that
we think is just going to get two-year-olds. The spring is hopefully going to prove us
out, and hopefully they’ll run as well at three as they did at two. He’s extremely important to the WinStar roster. Constitution is hopefully the start of the
next generation. We’ve got some stallions that we’ve had tremendous
success with Distorted Humor and Tiznow and More Than Ready and Speighstown, but they’re
a little older. Losing Pioneerof the Nile last year was really
difficult, and then here comes Constitution, and we’ve got a chance next year with a few
in Tourist, Exaggerator, Speightster, and Outwork. All of them had been represented well at the
yearling sales and did well, so the future’s bright at WinStar.

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