Sid Fernando Sid Fernando

Sid Fernando is president and CEO of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc., originator of the Werk Nick Rating and eNicks. He has written a bi-weekly column for the TDN since March, 2018.

Taking Stock: WinStar Shooting For the Moon

Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm won an Eclipse Award for leading owner of 2010 and another for leading breeder of 2016, but 2018 may be the year the Versailles farm eclipses those considerable achievements. Both as a breeder and owner (along with some heavyweight partners), WinStar has made an indelible mark on the runup to the [...]

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Increased Turf Opportunities Will Re-Strengthen the Breed

In 1991, only 5% of all flat races in the United States were on turf. By last year, that figure had risen to 17%. The incremental increase of turf racing over the past 27 years is vivid in the accompanying graph, which was extrapolated from racing data provided by researcher Chris Rossi (See below). This [...]

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