• Americanrevolution Being Shown at Mill Creek Dec. 9

    Rockridge Stud's first-year sire and grade 1 winner Americanrevolution   will be shown during a Dec. 9 open house at Mill Creek Farm near Stillwater, N.Y., southeast of Saratoga Springs. The farm is making the stallion available to breeders in Saratoga Springs for the New York Thoroughbred Breeders' annual holiday party that day. CLICK HEADLINES TO READ MORE


  • 10/13/2023


    Grade 1 winner Americanrevolution to stand at Rockridge Stud in 2023 Americanrevolution, winner of the $750,000 Cigar Mile H. (G1) at 3 and a son of perennial leading stallion Constitution, has been retired from racing and will stand the upcoming breeding season at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, NY, it was announced today. The NY-bred champion will stand his initial season at stud for $12,500 S&N.

    “This is the best horse to retire in New York in a very long time,” said Rockridge Stud’s Lere Visagie. “We all know we need top-class horses standing in New York to keep mares home. The winner of one of New York’s most historic Grade 1s for older horses is the way to do it. We can’t wait to get started.”

    First or second in seven stakes, Americanrevolution was a four-time stakes winner by a combined 30 ¼ lengths as a sophomore at four different racetracks. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Americanrevolution scored his biggest victory in the prestigious Cigar Mile, defeating a contentious field that included Grade 1 winners Code of Honor and Olympiad, recording a Beyer Speed Figure of 105. Prior to that impressive victory, he annexed the New York Derby by a dominating 7 ¼ lengths, the Albany Stakes by five lengths, and demolished his competition with an 11 ¾-length triumph in the $300,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park, earning a co-career-best 108 Beyer in the eye-catching win. In that span, he also finished third behind Hot Rod Charlie and Midnight Bourbon in the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G1). In 2022, Americanrevolution once again demonstrated his class and tenacity, finishing second in the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs—equaling his best Beyer performance with a 108—and was runner-up in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) at Saratoga in September.

    All told, he registered five triple-digit Beyers: 108, 108, 105, 102, 101, and banked $1,282,810 in a stellar career for CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm. “With Belmont being renovated, we feel it is time to re-enter the New York market,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar Farm’s president, CEO, and racing manager. “WinStar Farm and CHC Inc. are staying in and committing 10 good mares to Americanrevolution to help launch his career in New York. We hope to breed another Funny Cide, one of the best New York-breds of all time.”

    By Constitution—sire of Belmont S. (G1) winner Tiz the Law from his first crop and the No. 1 Sire of 2-Year-Olds this year—Americanrevolution is produced from the winning Super Saver mare Polly Freeze and hails from an active blacktype family that includes Grade 1 winners Cross Traffic, Stop Traffic, and multiple Graded stakes winners Gouldings Green and Silver Dust, as well as Grade 3 winner Forza Di Oro.


    Americanrevolution was a $275,000 acquisition by CHC Inc. and Maverick Racing out of the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Select Yearling Sale in Saratoga. He was bred by Fred Hertrich III and John Fielding.


    Americanrevolution will stand as a partnership between WinStar Farm, Rockridge Stud, Taylor Made Stallions, Mill Creek Farm, and Fortune Farm, in a deal brokered by Matt Bowling of Bowling Bloodstock. Says Visagie, “Collaboration, we have found, is the key to getting these stallions off the ground running. We have a strong group of breeders already in place, and that support should no doubt propel him straight to the top of that foal crop. He should absolutely be competitive with any first year stallion in Kentucky as well.” Ben Taylor of Taylor Made Stallions says, “We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting stallion prospect – probably the most exciting stallion to retire to NY in several decades.” “I’m thrilled to see a Grade 1 winner sired by one of Kentucky’s finest stallions retiring to New York,” said FasigTipton’s Boyd Browning. “This highlights the growing significance of the racing and breeding industry in the state. I’m eagerly anticipating the opportunity to sell his offspring at our New York-bred sales.”

    Americanrevolution will be available for viewing at WinStar Farm in KY throughout the November sale and during their stallion shows. For more information on Americanrevolution, contact Liam O’Rourke, Olivia Desch, or Ben Hanley at 859-873-1717, or visit WinStarFarm.com or Rockridgestud.com. For seasons, contact Erin Robinson, 859 421 7531, or erin@rockridgestud.com.