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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Klimt, First Crop Weanlings Of 2019

When it comes to drumming up excitement amongst breeders, it’s hard for a first-year sire to do much better than Klimt did when he debuted at Darby Dan Farm in 2018. The son of Quality Road was visited by 222 mares during his first year at stud, which was the third-most of any stallion in […]

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Dialed In Leads Darby Dan Farm’s 2020 Roster At $20,000

Darby Dan Farm has set 2020 stud fees for its roster of nine stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In who will stand for $20,000 S&N. The roster also features Shackleford and Klimt who will each stand for $10,000 S&N; Tapiture, a leading freshman sire of 2019, will stand for […]

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Run Away And Hide Sold To Stand In Turkey

Darby Dan Farm announced today that Run Away and Hide is relocating to Turkey to continue his stud career. The 13-year-old son of City Zip will stand at Resat Akkan’s farm where he will join Papa Clem and Paco Boy (IRE) on the stallion roster. The sire of 33 black type horses and six Graded […]

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Darby Dan Farm’s Perfect Soul Pensioned From Stud Duty

Perfect Soul has been pensioned from stallion duty at Darby Dan Farm and will reside at owner Charles Fipke’s farm in Paris, Ky. The 21-year-old son of Sadler’s Wells-Ball Chairman, by Secretariat, is the sire of 25 black type horses, including two Grade 1 winners in Seeking the Soul and Perfect Shirl and boasts progeny […]

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Flameaway Retired, To Stand 2020 Season At Darby Dan Farm

Flameaway, a multiple Graded stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2020 breeding season at Darby Dan Farm in a deal brokered by Matt Bowling. Flameaway will stand his initial season at stud for $7,500 S&N. An ultra-consistent near-millionaire earner of $911,634 for owner John Oxley and trainer […]

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‘Miracle Child’ Manitoulin Hoping To Regain Top Form At Ellis Park

Before he ever hit the ground and got the chance to make good on the purple bloodlines flowing through his chestnut frame, the two mantras that would sum up Manitoulin’s entire being were already set. Patience and faith are preached by many a learned horsemen but, in the case of the strong-bodied Phillips Racing Partnership […]

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Altissimo Named Ohio’s 2018 Horse Of The Year

Trainer Richard Zielinski outlined the most competitive season of 5-year-old Altissimo’s career in 2018 and his well-planned schedule reaped four stakes victories and two stakes placings for earnings of $320,875 and the Horse of the Year title by the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. The OTBO’s Annual Awards Banquet was held on May 17 […]

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Darby Dan Farm ‘Stunned And Deeply Saddened’ Over Death Of Controller Tracie Willis

Darby Dan Farm sadly reports that controller and friend, Tracie Willis, passed away last Tuesday. For several years she battled painful and chronic pancreatitis, complications from which ultimately claimed her life. Notification of her immediate family and next of kin, who were scattered around the country, was finalized over the weekend. Tracie was a dedicated […]

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Sky Of Hook Tallies First Win For Darby Dan Farm’s Tapiture At Belmont Park

Sky of Hook closed resolutely in the lane to post a narrow victory in a $62,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park on Friday, becoming the first winner for Darby Dan Farm stallion Tapiture. Ridden in the five-furlong test by Luis Saez, Sky of Hook is owned by EV Racing and was bred in New […]

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Veteran Horseman, 1989 Farm Manager Of The Year Robert Alexander Dies At 83

Longtime Kentucky farm manager and 1989 Farm Manager of the Year Robert Allen Alexander died Sunday at the age of 83. The native of Lexington began in the Thoroughbred industry working on veterinarian Dr. Charlie Hagyard’s farm, then he went to work for trainer John T. Ward, Sr. For three years in the mid-50’s, Alexander […]

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