Darby Dan Farm

Run Away and Hide 2yo impresses in debut at Hollywood

Alberts Hope, a 2-year-old by Run Away and Hide, stayed close the pace throughout the five-furlong race on the all-weather surface at Hollywood Park on July 14. The first-time starter cleared the field at the 1/16 pole and won by a margin 3/4 of a leng... Read More...

Simply “Perfect” in Ellis Park Turf S.

Living up to her name, My Perfect Ten, a 5-year-old Perfect Soul mare, rolled to an easy victory in the $50,000 Ellis Park Turf S. on Saturday... Read More...

Mico Margarita tops big day for Run Away and Hide

Mico Margarita's victory in the $150,000 Carry Back S. (G3) at Calder Race Course highlighted a stellar day for Run Away and Hide... Read More...

GSW Magna Graduate filly crushes elders in Churchill feature

Blueeyesintherein, Magna Graduate's undefeated 2-year-old filly of 2012, cruised to an easy 4 ¾-length victory against older fillies and mares in the $55,860 featured allowance race on Thursday, June 13 at Churchill... Read More...

Golden Soul gives his all in Kentucky Derby 139

Charles Fipke's homebred Golden Soul gave his connections a huge thrill with his stirring stretch run in Kentucky Derby 139, coming from 15th place to finish second... Read More...

Golden Soul aims for Kentucky Derby glory

Perfect Soul's 3-year-old colt Golden Soul will join 19 others in the gate Saturday for the 139th Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs... Read More...

Thanks for the Winter Memories – DRF-Barbara Livingston Photo Feature

It's been more than 8 months since the retirement of one of racing's most beautiful and exciting race mares, Winter Memories. Since then, I've tried to find time to write an in-depth blog about her that includes the history of Darby Dan Farm and Phill... Read More...

Phillips shepherds Darby Dan’s legacy into 21st century

John Phillips remembers the moment clearly. He was attending a conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., listening to the late auction executive John Finney discuss the usual evolution of major Thoroughbred breeding farms... Read More...

Jockey who won 1963 Kentucky Derby helped lead the way for Latinos

Braulio Baeza won the Kentucky Derby 50 years ago aboard Chateaugay, a horse from Lexington's Darby Dan Farm. He was among the first Latino jockeys to win the Run for the Roses... Read More...

Fifty years ago, Chateaugay became Darby Dan’s first classic winner

It took Darby Dan homebred Chateaugay 2:01 4/5 to complete the 1963 Kentucky Derby and give John Galbreath his first classic victory. But Galbreath’s trip to Churchill Downs had started in earnest back in 1957, when he gradually convinced Rex Ellsworth to sell him Swaps, a half-interest at a time over the course of a year, for a total of $2 million... Read More...

Run Away and Hide fastest at OBS under tack show

A colt by Run Away and Hide flew through an eighth in :9 3/5, the fastest work at the distance at the third session of the under tack show for the OBS April 22-25 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds... Read More...

Bellarmine graduates at Keeneland

Magna Graduate's latest runner to garner a diploma came Saturday at Keeneland when Bellarmine came home a two-length winner in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight contest... Read More...

Blueeyesintherein remains perfect with second stakes win

Magna Graduate's star 3-year-old filly Blueeyesintherein continued her winning ways with a rail-skimming move en route to a 3 3/4-length win in the $75,000 Instant Racing S... Read More...

Darby Dan April 2013 Newsletter

American Lion, the multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, has had many of his first foals arrive, and they're the "Pride" of Darby Dan Farm... Read More...

First mares check in foal to exciting new trio of G1-winning stallions

Dialed In, Shackleford and Jersey Town, Darby Dan’s trio of Grade 1-winning freshman stallions, have all had their first respective mares scanned at 15 days and officially pronounced in foal... Read More...

Darby Dan February 2013 Newsletter

Darby Dan has a long and rich history of raising top Thoroughbreds, including the six Kentucky Derby champions – It is the only farm in the world to have bred, raised and campaigned a Kentucky Derby winner, an English Derby winner (Roberto), and a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner (Proud Truth). Read More...

Multiple GSW American Lion sires first foal

Darby Dan Farm’s American Lion, the multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, sired his first foal when a bay filly was born on Jan. 31 at Red Riding Hood Stables... Read More...

Multiple GSW American Lion sires first foal

Darby Dan Farm’s American Lion, the multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, sired his first foal when a bay filly was born on Jan. 31 at Red Riding Hood Stables... Read More...

Jersey’s Soul breaks maiden in style

Jersey's Soul, by Perfect Soul (IRE), drew off to a five-length victory to break her maiden Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Winter Memories to be bred to Street Cry

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Winter Memories, winner of the July 28 Diana S. (G1) at Saratoga, in her final career start, will be bred to Darley Stud's top stallion Street Cry (IRE) for her first mating in 2013. Read More...

Jersey’s Soul breaks maiden in style

Jersey's Soul, by Perfect Soul (IRE), drew off to a five-length victory to break her maiden Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Darby Dan November 2012 Newsletter

Grade 1 winner Dialed In, last year’s Florida Derby victor and Kentucky Derby favorite, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2013 breeding season at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington. Read More...

G3 Lecomte S. puts Golden Soul on Derby Trail

Perfect Soul's 3-year-old colt Golden Soul earned his way into the top 20 on the Kentucky Derby (G1) points list with a second-place finish in the $200,000 Lecomte S. (G3)... Read More...

Shackleford Connections Buying Mares at Sale

Mike Lauffer, who bred and raced Shackleford in partnership with Bill Cubbedge, said the partners have a shopping list for the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, looking for mares to mate to the Eclipse Award finalist who has been retired to ... Read More...

Magna Graduate filly cruises by 8 at Fair Grounds

Little Face proved too much for her foes Dec. 28 at Fair Grounds, drawing clear for an 8 1/4-length maiden win... Read More...

Take It Like a Man steps up in maiden win

Top-10 first-crop sire Run Away and Hide continued to climb the Freshman Sire list with his ninth winner on Dec. 29... Read More...

Shackleford, Paynter Added to Vox Populi Noms

After seeing reaction to their initial five nominees, Penny Chenery and the Secretariat Vox Populi Committee have added two more nominees in Paynter and Shackleford. Read More...

Darby Dan December 2012 Newsletter

Grade 1 winners Shackleford and Jersey Town have officially been retired from racing and have arrived at Darby Dan Farm to take up residence. Both new stallions will be available immediately to breeders for inspection, and Darby Dan will host an Open H... Read More...

Newly retired G1 winners Shackleford, Jersey Town arrive at Darby Dan

Grade 1 winners Shackleford and Jersey Town have officially been retired from racing and have arrived at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to take up residence... Read More...

Shackleford goes out a winner in G1 Clark H.

Shackleford, the newest addition to the 2013 Darby Dan stallion roster, finished his stellar career with a front-running victory in the $447,000 Clark H. (G1)... Read More...

It’s a ‘Wild Finish’ at Aqueduct

For the second time in as many days, Magna Graduate got a maiden winner... Read More...

It’s a ‘Wild Finish’ at Aqueduct

For the second time in as many days, Magna Graduate got a maiden winner... Read More...

Magna Graduate filly crushes MSW foes

My Crazy Dayse rolled to an easy 7 1/4-length maiden special weight victory Friday at Penn National... Read More...

G1 winner Jersey Town to stand at Darby Dan

Jersey Town, the Grade 1-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, will retire to stud at Darby Dan Farm after making his final start in the Nov. 24th Cigar Mile (G1)... Read More...

Darby Dan announces fees for expanded 2013 stallion roster

Darby Dan Farm announced 2013 fees for its expanded roster of stallions, headlined by the additions of Grade 1 winners Shackleford and Dialed In. Read More...

Perfect Soul to stand at Darby Dan for 2013

Perfect Soul, the Grade 1 winner and Grade 1 sire by Sadler's Wells, will stand at Darby Dan Farm in 2013 for a fee of $7,500 stands & nurses... Read More...

Shackleford to be available for viewing at Darby Dan

Multiple Grade 1 winner Shackleford will be available to breeders for viewing at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington this Friday through Sunday between the time of 10 am and 3 pm... Read More...

Darby Dan November 2012 Newsletter

Grade 1 winner Dialed In, last year’s Florida Derby victor and Kentucky Derby favorite, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2013 breeding season at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington. Read More...

Shackleford’s Dam Produces Two Major SWs in Past 7 Days

Broodmare of the Year Oatsee, dam of future Darby Dan stallion Shackleford, just produced her fifth stakes winner as well as her fourth Graded winner… Read More...

Shackleford’s Dam Produces Two Major SWs in Past 7 Days

Broodmare of the Year Oatsee, dam of future Darby Dan stallion Shackleford, just produced her fifth stakes winner as well as her fourth Graded winner… Read More...

GSWs prep Darby Dan connections for Breeders’ Cup

Darby Dan put their mark on graded stakes the past two weekends with Jersey Town and Shackleford running 1-2 in the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso H. Sept. 29 at Belmont Park... Read More...

G1 winner Dialed In to Darby Dan

Grade 1 winner Dialed In, last year's Florida Derby victor and Kentucky Derby favorite, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2013 breeding season at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm in Lexington... Read More...

Banner Year for Darby Dan Keeneland Grads

Among the top five consignors by average in Book 1 at Keeneland September and among the nation's top seven consignors of U.S. Graded stakes winners from Keeneland sales, Darby Dan looks forward to continuing its successful trend at Keeneland November… Read More...

First stakes winner for Run Away and Hide

Heaven's Runway set the pace under Harry Vega and and then dug in to prevail in the $100,000 Fitz Dixon Memorial at Presque Isle Downs... Read More...

Magna Graduate 2yo romps by 13 1-4 lengths in debut

Advance Degree turned his debut into a one-horse race with a dominating 13 1/4-length score in a maiden special weight contest... Read More...

Run Away and Hide eclipses $400K on frosh sire list

Seeking Treasure's maiden win Thursday at Remington Park put her sire Run Away and Hide over the $400,000 in progeny earnings... Read More...

Mico Margarita zips to Belmont maiden win

Two-year-old Mico Margarita scored a handy three-quarter length maiden victory on Sept. 15 to give his sire Run Away and Hide his seventh winner... Read More...

Darby Dan sells half-brother to Winter Memories for $500K

Darby Dan consigned and sold a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Winter Memories during Day 1 of the Keeneland September yearling sale... Read More...

Winners list grows for Run Away and Hide

I Know When to Run marked winner number six for her sire Run Away and Hide with a game maiden win Sept. 7 at Louisiana Downs... Read More...

Are You Kidding Me shines in Woodbine allowance

Top-5 freshman sire Run Away and Hide got his second repeat winner from his first crop on Aug. 25... Read More...