Darby Dan Farm

Tale of Ekati filly keeps record perfect with Alw win

Morning Tale ran her record to 2-for-2 with an electrifying head victory in a one-mile allowance contest for 2-year-old fillies... Read More...

Shackleford’s first weanling tops F-T Saratoga Fall sale

The first weanling offered at auction by Classic winner Shackleford topped the Oct. 6-7 Fasig-Tipton Fall sale with a winning bid of $150,000... Read More...

Mico Margarita annexes $150K Remington Sprint S.

Run Away and Hide’s multiple stakes winner Mico Margarita added to his impressive resume with a sharp score in the $150,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup... Read More...

Ekati’s Phaeton crushes field in Gulfstream allowance

Ekati’s Phaeton overwhelmed a field of 2-year-old fillies Sunday at Gulfstream Park, winning by 10 ¼-lengths... Read More...

Tale of Ekati logs another MdSpWt winner

Freshman sire Tale of Ekati notched his sixth winner on Saturday when Charles Fipke’s homebred filly Morning Tale scored by 4 ½-lengths... Read More...

Legend in the making: Tale of Ekati

Freshman stallion Tale of Ekati sired his fifth two-year-old winner today, when Legend of Tutu led every step of the way in a maiden special weight at Finger Lakes… Read More...

Three 2YO stakes horses in 2 weeks

Magna Graduate sired his third juvenile stakes performer in 15 days, when Unbridled Graduate ran second in the Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes at Thistledown on August 9th... Read More...

Darby Dan grad springs to stakes victory at Saratoga

Darby Dan graduate Spring to the Sky rocketed to his third consecutive win in the $100,000 Troy Stakes over the main track at Saratoga on August 13th. Read More...

Tale of Ekati firster prevails in Gulfstream MSW

First-year sire Tale of Ekati got his fourth winner on Saturday with Ekati's Phaeton scoring by a nose in a six-furlong maiden special weight test for 2-year-old fillies... Read More...

Mico Margarita takes second stake of 2014

Run Away and Hide's Mico Margarita collared Star Harbor in the final furlong to go on to a length and a half victory in the $100,000 Robert Byrd Memorial... Read More...

Tale of Ekati first-time starter up to task

First-crop sire Tale of Ekati got his third winner from just five starters on Saturday when the 2-year-old filly Saffron broke her maiden... Read More...

Magna Graduate sophomore captures G3 Iowa Derby

Jessica's Star rallied from off the pace with a sweeping four-wide move to score his first graded stakes win in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3) at Prairie Meadows racetrack on Saturday night... Read More...

Darby Dan launches online store

Darby Dan Farm has launched an online store that offers fans a variety of apparel and accessories for purchase, as well as limited edition art and collectibles of many of the most notable Thoroughbreds in the farm’s long history... Read More...

Jessica’s Star shines in first career stakes start

Magna Graduate got his latest stakes winner on Saturday evening when Jessica's Star, making his first lifetime start in a stakes, battled to a well-earned neck victory in the $75,000 Prairie Mile S... Read More...

Darby Dan names Hamilton as Director of Client Development

Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the new Director of Client Development at the Lexington-based farm... Read More...

Record-setting stakes win for Run Away and Hide colt

Mico Margarita rolled to an 8 3/4-length victory in Saturday evening's $60,000 Oak Hall S. at Evangeline Downs, with the 4-year-old son of Run Away and Hide setting a track record... Read More...

$440K Tale of Ekati colt tops for frosh sires at KEE April sale

Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati had the top-priced juvenile for a freshman sire at the April 7 Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training sale... Read More...

$440K Tale of Ekati colt tops for freshman sires at KEE April sale

Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati had the top-priced juvenile for a freshman sire at the April 7 Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training sale... Read More...

First winner for Tale of Ekati

Darby Dan Farm freshman sire Tale of Ekati got off to a fast start when his initial runner Princesa Gold broke her maiden... Read More...

Broodmare of the Year Oatsee has Frankel filly

Oatsee, a two-time Grade 1 producer and the 2011 Broodmare of the Year, gave birth to a filly from the first crop of champion Frankel early Thursday, March 27th at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

Tale of Ekati’s first 2yo brings $115K at OBS March sale

The first-ever 2-year-old offered at auction by multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati brought $115,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training... Read More...

G1 winner Winter Memories has Street Cry colt as first foal

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Winter Memories delivered her first foal on March 1st, a colt by Street Cry (Ire) born at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington... Read More...

New stakes winner for Magna Graduate

Little Face brought smiles to her connections with a front-running score in the $65,000 Louisiana Premier Night Ladies S. Saturday evening at Delta Downs... Read More...

Experimental Free ‘Cap: Alberts Hope at 118

Run Away and Hide's Grade 2 winner Alberts Hope was weighted at 118 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap... Read More...

G1 winner Dialed In sires first foal

Florida Derby (G1) winner Dialed In sired his first foal when a colt was born late Monday, Jan. 13 at Sierra Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

G1 winner Jersey Town sires first foal

Jersey Town, the Grade 1-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, sired his first foal when a filly was born the morning of Friday, Jan. 10 at Pennland Farm in Paris, KY... Read More...

Darby Dan tabs McEntee as Director of Sales and Bloodstock

Darby Dan Farm has hired Carl McEntee to its expanding team as the new Director of Sales and Bloodstock at the Lexington-based Thoroughbred farm... Read More...

Classic winner Shackleford’s first foal a filly

Shackleford, winner of the Preakness S. (G1), Met Mile H. (G1), and Clark H. (G1), sired his first foal when a filly was born on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Alastar Thoroughbreds, LLC near Nicholasville, Kentucky... Read More...

Run Away and Hide filly takes Golden Gate Debutante

Look Quickly ran her record to a perfect 4-for-4 Saturday when she zipped to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $58,700 Golden Gate Debutante... Read More...

Run Away and Hide: A MarketWatch value sire for 2014

Following a stellar 2013 year for his progeny, the BloodHorse's MarketWatch has named Run Away and Hide one of their value sires for 2014... Read More...

Darby Dan November 2013 Newsletter

The first mares in-foal to our highly popular stallions Shackleford and Dialed In will be offered at Keeneland during the November 5-14 sessions. Read More...

Darby Dan Grad Looks to Spring Upset in BC Turf Sprint

Lightly raced Spring to the Sky looks to spring an upset in this Saturday's $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)... Read More...

Phillips homebred storms home in $100K Chelsea Flower

A swift move early in the stretch carried Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred 2-year-old filly Recepta to a decisive win in the $100,000 Chelsea Flower S. Sunday at Belmont Park... Read More...

Run Away and Hide adds fifth SW of 2013

Take It Like a Man took to the slop Saturday night at Charles Town to register a 1 1/4-length victory in the $400,000 Researcher S. for 3-year-olds... Read More...

Perfect Soul filly brings $270K during Keeneland day 1

Perfect Soul's lone offering during Day 1 of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale brought an impressive $270,000 from winning bidder Bridlewood Farm. Read More...

Perfect Soul filly brings $270K during Keeneland day 1

Perfect Soul's lone offering during Day 1 of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale brought an impressive $270,000 from winning bidder Bridlewood Farm. Read More...

Are You Kidding Me dominates $200,000 Kent S. (G3)

Talented 3-year-old colt Are You Kidding Me, who hails from the first crop of Darby Dan stallion Run Away and Hide, has shown much improved speed and focus since adding blinkers in his last start. That move paid dividends in the $200,000 Kent S. (G3)... Read More...

O’Prado Again, G2-winning juvenile by El Prado, retires to Darby Dan

O’Prado Again, winner of the 2011 Remsen S. (G2) as a 2-year-old, has been retired and will stand stud in 2014 at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington. A 4-year-old son of leading sire of sires El Prado (Ire)... Read More...

Perfect Soul colt tops CTHS sale

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) sale was led by Darby Dan Farm stallion... Read More...

Two impressive MdSpWt winners Friday for Magna Graduate

Second-crop sire Magna Graduate had an impressive representative from both his first and second crops on Friday night at Indiana Downs, as 2-year-old colt Gone Mountain won a Maiden Special Weight... Read More...

Run Away and Hide 2yo prevails in G2 Best Pal S.

Alberts Hope made the most of his first stakes start with a come-from-behind victory in Sunday's $150,250 Best Pal S. (G2)... Read More...

Darby Dan July 2013 Newsletter

First-year stallions Shackleford and Dialed In each covered more mares this past breeding season than any previous stallion in Darby Dan history... Read More...

Darby Dan celebrates 4 living winners of Saratoga’s Diana

With the 75th renewal of the prestigious Grade 1 Diana Stakes approaching this Saturday, Darby Dan Farm owner John Phillips and his team have a special reason–or four special reasons–to celebrate... Read More...

Big buyers, prices follow Tale of Ekati’s first yearlings

The first yearlings offered by multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati caught the attention of many top buyers Monday, July 15th at the annual Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, and subsequently his average flirted with the six-figure mark which represente... Read More...

Magna Graduate 2yo debuts in a big way

Matter of Fact was all business in his debut on July 15, drawing off to an eye-catching 7 1/4-length maiden special weight victory... Read More...