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Wrecking Crew The First Winner For Darby Dan’s Sky Kingdom

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Wrecking Crew made his career debut a winning one at Del Mar on Saturday with a facile victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight, becoming the first winner for his sire, Sky Kingdom. An $875,000 graduate from the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Park sale in March where he was sold by Wavertree […]

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Bloodlines: Winter Sunset Follows A Silver Trail To Darby Dan Blue Hen Mare

Those terrific Tapit 2-year-olds! America’s three-time leading sire is setting up a deep bench of impressive young prospects who appear to have great potential to excel over the coming months and further enrich their sire’s legacy as the leading active sire of classic quality here in the States. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Sunset […]

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Met Mile Winner Bee Jersey To Stand 2019 Season At Darby Dan

Bee Jersey, winner of this year’s Metropolitan Handicap (G1) and Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3), has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season for $5,000 S&N at Darby Dan Farm. Bee Jersey scored the biggest win of his career in the historic $1,200,000 Metropolitan Handicap in June. Sent off as the race favorite, […]

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Poseidon’s Warrior Relocated To Darby Dan Farm

Grade 1 stakes winner Poseidon’s Warrior, sire of Grade 1-winning juvenile Firenze Fire, has joined the stallion roster at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to stand the upcoming breeding season after relocating from Pleasant Acres Farm in Ocala, Fla., it was announced on Sunday. By emerging sire of sires Speightstown and bred on […]

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Protonico’s First Foal A Colt Born At Sumaya Farm

Darby Dan Farm’s Protonico, the four-time Graded stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 23rd when a colt was born at Sumaya Farm in Paris, KY. Bred by Oussama Aboughazale’s International Equities Holdings Inc., the bay colt is out of the Empire Maker mare Bonnie’s Empire, who hails from the immediate […]

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Strong Across-The-Board Gains As Keeneland January Sale Concludes

Keeneland’s 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded Thursday with healthy results that signal continued buyer confidence and demand for quality that  buoyed the recent September Yearling and November Breeding Stock auctions. Evidence of market strength were the significant growth in gross, average and median prices spurred by competition among major domestic and foreign […]

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Manitoulin Soars To Hollywood Turf Cup Triumph At Del Mar

Manitoulin, an Awesome Again gelding out of the champion turf mare Soaring Softly, scored his first career stakes victory at Del Mar on Friday with a front-running win under Mike Smith in the Grade 2, $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup. Bred in Kentucky by Phillips Racing Partnership and carrying the tan and brown colors of Darby […]

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Eclipse Award-Winning Turkoman Euthanized At 34

The 1986 Eclipse Award-winning champion older male, Turkoman, was euthanized Wednesday at the age of 34. According to the Daily Racing Form, the son of Alydar had suffered from ongoing issues in his hind end. The winner of eight of his 22 starts, including the G1 Marlboro Cup and G1 Widener Handicap in 1986, Turkoman […]

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PR Special Keeneland September: Darby Dandies

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.  In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss examines how much easier it seemed to sell a horse during the 1980s, when many more yearlings were coming to auction […]

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Preakness Winner Shackleford Sires First Winner

A 2-year-old colt by the name of Little Nappy goes down in the history books as new stallion Shackleford’s first winner at Gulfstream Park. The Carlo Vaccarezza trainee held on by a nose to win the $40,000 maiden special weight event, completing 4 1/2 furlongs in :52.62 in his second career start. Shackleford, winner of […]

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