The Way Home Moves To Lost Creek Ranch In Arkansas For 2021

The Way Home, a veteran New Mexico sire, has been sold to Craig Whitlow’s Whipsaw Thorougbreds, and he will relocate to Dr. Rodney Vaughn’s Lost Creek Ranch in Jonesboro Ark., for the 2021 breeding season.

The 16-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway previously stood at Doubletree Farm in Hobbs, N.M., where he entered stud in 2008. He sold to Whipsaw Thoroughbreds for $1,350 last month in the online New Mexico Breeders’ Sale.

An advertised fee will be announced at a later time.

The Way Home’s runners have earned over $4 million on the racetrack, and his top runners include stakes winners Way to Go Gerda, Western Way, and E Bar Way.

“I’m very glad to have a man of Rodney’s talent to stand The Way Home for Whipsaw Thoroughbreds,” Whitlow said. “He is extremely experienced and great at what he does. I can not express our excitement to have Lost Creek Ranch as The Way Home’s new home.

“Rodney is building the future Greensboro Equine Clinic in Jonesboro, which just reinforces our beliefs that this is the up and coming area for breeding race horse,” he continued. “The breeding incentives alone are worth the investment in this area.”

Bred in Virginia by Edward P. Evans, The Way Home is out of the placed Buckaroo mare Homewrecker, who became one of the top broodmares of her generation. The stallion is a sibling to five stakes winners including Grade 1 winner Prenup, Grade 2 winner Cat’s at Home, and Grade 3 winners Honor the Hero and Giant Wrecker.

Whitlow said The Way Home has yet not relocated to Arkansas, but the stallion already has eight mares booked to him for 2021.

Whitlow, a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, said the school’s decision to start its own Thoroughbred breeding program also influenced his decision to send The Way Home to stand at Lost Creek Ranch.

To support his alma mater, Whitlow said Whipsaw Thoroughbreds has started a fundraiser for the school to support their program, as well as bring attention to The Way Home.

Whipsaw Thoroughbreds will be accepting donations for the Arkansas State equine program, and the donor that raises the total amount over each thousand-dollar threshold, through the first $10,000, will receive a free season to The Way Home, with an approved mare.

“We wanted to make it fun to support one of the few universities that offer a Thoroughbred industry program and a way into this business for our future horse breeders, trainers, farm managers, horsemen and women,” Whitlow said. “It’s important to Whipsaw Thoroughbreds to preserve our industry’s future. When I was growing up, you had to either be born into it or know some one. I think horsemen and women from all over the country will get behind donating to these programs since they usually have such limited budgets.”

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