What is win?

The WinStar Incentive Network, or WIN for short, is an incentive program for breeders of WinStar-sired racehorses that win stakes races. WIN demonstrates our commitment to breeders and rewards them for their loyalty in breeding to WinStar stallions.

To join the network, breeders are required to breed two mares to any WinStar stallion in the same year to become eligible. The most lucrative awards go to the breeders of any Triple Crown race winner, the Kentucky Oaks, or any Breeders’ Cup race. Every other North American stakes race—starting from black type stakes with a purse of $75,000 or higher, all the way up to a Grade One—will be eligible for WIN awards.

More Than
Awarded to Breeders

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How It Works


Simply Breed Two Mares at WinStar in the same year


If won by a WinStar-sired horse: Breeder award**
  • Triple Crown race $100,000
  • Kentucky Oaks $100,000
  • Breeders' Cup race $100,000
  • Grade One $80,000
  • Grade Two $40,000
  • Grade Three $20,000
  • Black Type Stakes* $10,000

*Purse above $75k


More than $ 5,120,000 awarded to breeders

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Breeders have earned rewards

“Breeding to a WinStar stallion is especially attractive to Dr. Zent and I because of their strong support for the breeder. They compete for the progeny of their stallions in the sales ring and provide the potential to win a large amount of money back through their WIN program. It’s a great place to do business.”

Tony Holmes