Stallion Spotlight: Darley’s Darren Fox On Astern

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Darren Fox, sales manager for Darley America, discusses shuttle stallion Astern, a star in his native Australia whose first Northern Hemisphere foals are yearlings of 2020. Astern […]

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Dual Champion Unique Bella Delivers Medaglia D’Oro Filly

Two-time Eclipse Award winner Unique Bella delivered her first foal Tuesday morning, a filly by leading sire Medaglia d’Oro, at Don Alberto Farm in Lexington, Ky. Don Alberto Farm announced the birth via its social media accounts. Unique Bella, a 6-year-old Tapit mare, was a $400,000 yearling purchase by the Don Alberto operation at the […]

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Hall Of Famer Ashado To Be Featured In National Museum Of Racing’s Foal Patrol Season 3

Hall of Fame member Ashado, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 3, which will debut online Friday, Dec. 27 at www.foalpatrol.com. The live stream will coincide with a special free kickoff event at the Museum […]

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Thunder Snow To Enter Stud At Darley Japan

Thunder Snow, the first (and so far, only) horse ever to win back-to-back Dubai World Cups and a G1 winner at two, three, four and five, has been retired from racing and will stand at Darley in Japan next year. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor throughout his career, Thunder Snow made his racecourse debut in […]

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Medaglia D’Oro Leads Darley’s 2020 Stallion Roster At $200,000

2019 has been a another impressive year for Medaglia d’Oro, both in the sale ring and on the track. Following an exceptional 2018, in which eight of his yearlings brought $1 million or more at the sales, he added four more seven-figure yearlings to his resume this year. He has now sired more million-dollar yearlings […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Relocated To Japan For 2020 Breeding Season

Animal Kingdom, the winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, will move to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association’s stallion operation for the 2020 breeding season, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 11-year-old son of Leroidesanimaux has resided at Darley’s Jonabell Farm location in Lexington, Ky., for each Northern Hemisphere season since 2014. He initially debuted during the […]

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Registration Available For TOBA Breeding Clinic In Kentucky

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a breeding clinic Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, in Lexington, Ky. Registration is still open. The clinic will feature discussions and interactive workshops from various industry experts. Topics will include foal care, fertilization, broodmare and foal conformation, hoof care, planning a mating, mating development, stallion conformation, broodmare […]

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Champion La Verdad Foals ‘Outstanding’ Daughter Of Curlin

Sheila Rosenblum, founder and owner of Lady Sheila Stable, announced today that La Verdad, the 2015 Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, a winner of $1,563,200, foaled a Curlin filly on April 5th at Darley in Lexington, Kentucky. A multiple Graded Stakes winner of 16 races, La Verdad was the dam of last year’s filly sales topper […]

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Godolphin Marketing Review Launches Significant Staff, Sponsorship Cuts

Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation, including the racing teams, Darley bloodstock, and numerous sponsorships, is undergoing an international review of its marketing spending, according to racingpost.com. Several staff members are reported to be exiting the organization, including Andy Wiles, global corporate director for Godolphin and Darley, and marketing director Bobby Brittain, among others. Sponsorships for the Irish Oaks, […]

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