Catching Up with 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Flightline

To celebrate the 40th running of the Breeders' Cup, the TDN will share a photo and catch up with a past winner in each of the 40 days
leading up to the event. Today, we have 2022 Classic winner Flightline, now a stallion at Lane's End. | Sarah Andrew


By all accounts, the undefeated GI Breeders' Cup Classic winner Flightline was truly a once-in-a-generation horse. Like the legendary A.P. Indy, his great-grandsire who also stood at Lane's End, Flightline was a seven-figure yearling fashioned into a Horse of the Year, but it was the way he made very good horses look like ordinary mortals that cemented his acclaim. Flightline completed his first season at stud this year; will he also follow in A.P. Indy's footsteps and become a breed-shaping sire?

Flightline had an excellent start at stud, covering 152 mares including more than 50 Grade I mares or Grade I producers,” said Lane's End Farm's Bill Farish. “There's obviously a huge amount of excitement about his first foals, we can't wait to see them.”

Flightline (2018 bay horse, Tapit–Feathered, by Indian Charlie)

Lifetime record: Horse of the Year, Ch. older male, MGISW, 6-6-0-0, $4,514,800

Breeders' Cup connections: B-Summer Wind Equine (KY); O- Hronis Racing LLC, Siena Farm LLC, Summer Wind Equine LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds, & Woodford Racing, LLC; T-John Sadler; J-Flavien Prat.

Current location: Lane's End Farm, Versailles, Ky.

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