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Indiana HBPA Pledges Support Of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association has pledged $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in support of accredited Thoroughbred aftercare. “It is absolutely imperative to the Indiana HBPA that our equine athletes have the opportunity to have a quality life after being retired from racing,” Indiana HBPA president Joe Davis said. “The TAA plays a […]

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Bloodlines: Sharing The Wealth With Dialed In

Although Horse of the Year Mineshaft (by Horse of the Year A.P. Indy) had a good weekend with Grade 2 Gotham Stakes winner J Boys Echo, Mineshaft’s son Dialed In had a great weekend. The Darby Dan Farm stallion fielded a pair of stakes winners from his first crop of 3-year-olds, led by G2 Fountain […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: TAA Takes Flight Into New Year

Before the awards were handed out for the best racehorses in North America at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards this year, a live auction for a “Saratoga Shuttle” private charter flight courtesy of Luxair Jets was held in front of the packed crowd. The Gulfstream IV private charter flight between Lexington, Ky., and Saratoga Springs, […]

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Toner Considering Breeders’ Cup For Time And Motion

There was a party Saturday night at Darby Dan Farm, but it didn’t include replays of Time and Motion’s exciting victory in that afternoon’s $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1). “Everybody was watching the Ohio State football game; they were over the race,” trainer James Toner said Sunday morning after […]

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Time And Motion Prevails By A Head In QEII Cup

John Phillips’ homebred Time and Motion was hard pressed to get up and win Saturday’s Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland, surging in the final strides to get her head in front in a three-way photo for the win. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer James Toner, the daughter of Tapit defeated […]

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Darby Dan Farm’s John Phillips Joins WHOA

John Phillips is a third-generation horseman who oversees the historic family owned Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky. He also manages Phillips Racing Partnership, which has campaigned several Grade I performers, including Breeders’ Cup winner and Eclipse Champion Soaring Softly and current Grade I winner Winter Memories. Phillips has served the industry in a number […]

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Saratoga: Graded Stakes Winner Recepta Fractures Pelvis During Routine Gallop

Talented turf mare Recepta, winner of the 2015 G3 Noble Damsel Stakes, suffered a fractured pelvis while galloping over Saratoga’s main track Friday morning. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old daughter of Speightstown is currently resting comfortably at Rood and Riddle in Saratoga. Trainer Jimmy Toner told the Form that Recepta will not undergo surgery. “The next […]

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Gov. Beshear appoints John Phillips to Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Governor Steve Beshear today announced the appointment of Lexington horseman John Phillips to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Phillips is the owner of Darby Dan Farms in Lexington. “John is a third-generation horseman who understands and is committed to our priorities of safety and integrity in this sport,” Gov. Beshear said. “He brings a wealth […]

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Tale of Ekati gets first mare in foal

The first mare covered from the debut book of multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati was pronounced in-foal over the weekend. Sea Breezer, a stakes-winning and stakes-producing Gulch mare, was confirmed in foal to Tale of Ekati at Jim and Pam Robinson’s Brandywine Farm. The mare, owned by Brandywine Farm along with Rob Whiteley’s […]

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PICOU-OLDHAM JOINS DARBY DAN TEAM

PRESS RELEASE With the recent addition of G1-winning milers All American and Tale of Ekati to its 2011 stallion roster, Darby Dan Farm has appointed industry veteran Suzie Picou-Oldham to the position of Bloodstock Associate & Nomination Sales. “Suzie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, and we are delighted […]

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