‘Fields of Dreams’: Darley hopes for a Triple Crown winner
Few horse farms know what it is like to have a Triple Crown winner living in their midst.
Darley at Jonabell, now owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, does know that feeling. For many years they stood Affirmed at stud, and the farm remains the champion’s final resting place.
Racetracks and farms realize the potential for a new star, both in the public eye and in the breeding shed.
“People could get behind something,” said Michael Banahan, Jonabell’s director of farm operations. “We need superstars.”