WinStar stallion Carpe Diem has been sold and will take up stud duty in Louisiana for 2022, the farm announced today.
Carpe Diem will be syndicated in Louisiana by a group led by Picard Racing (Dawn and Jeff Picard) and David Tillson and he will stand the upcoming breeding season at Acadiana Equine at Copper Crowne in Louisiana. By Giant’s Causeway out of the graded stakes-placed Unbridled’s Song mare Rebridled Dreams, Carpe Diem, a dominant Grade 1 winner at two and three for WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables and an earner of $1,519,000, will be available for inspection at Acadiana Equine beginning on Dec. 18.
Carpe Diem is the sire of 11 black-type horses in 2021, led by stakes winners Bella Aurora, Wait for Nairobi, and graded stakes-placed Thisismytime, runner-up in the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes. A $1.6 million juvenile purchase, Carpe Diem is also a leading sire of 2-year-olds this year (21 juvenile winners) and is represented by Romancer, runner-up in the $500,000 Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs.
“We have a strong relationship with David Tillson and Acadiana Equine,” said Liam O’Rourke, Director of Bloodstock Services for WinStar Farm. “We look forward to continued success with Carpe Diem.”
David Tillson added, “Our goal is to provide Louisiana breeders the best opportunity for future success, and we’re excited to stand Carpe Diem, a multiple Grade 1 winner and proven stallion.”