Darby Dan Farm

Gov. Beshear appoints John Phillips to Horse Racing Commission

Phillips replaces John T. Ward who was appointed executive director of Commission... Read More...

Oatsee named Broodmare of the Year

Oatsee, an integral part of the Darby Dan broodmare band, was named the 2011 broodmare of the year... Read More...

Classic winner Shackleford to stand at Darby Dan in 2013

Shackleford, last year's Preakness (G1) winner, will stand stud at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY following the 2012 racing season... Read More...

Sun King colt bring 7.5x his stud fee at OBS

The lone Sun King offering at the March 13-14 OBS 2-year-old sale attracted plenty of attention from buyers, going for $75,000... Read More...

First mare bred to American Lion checks in foal

American Lion, the multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, had his first mare pronounced in foal... Read More...

Multiple G1 winner Tale of Ekati sires first three foals on same day

Multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati sired his first three reported foals in a matter of hours on the same morning, as two fillies and a colt were all born on Feb. 1... Read More...

Veteran stallion Repriced dies of heart attack

Repriced, one of the last remaining sons of Roberto, died on Friday, January 27 at Darby Dan Farm of an apparent heart attack. He was 24... Read More...

All American sires first foal in the States

Record-setting Group 1 winner All American sired his first reported foal from his North American crop on Jan. 30 when a filly was born at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

Sun King filly strikes paydirt in 2012 debut

Shoshana broke her maiden in fine fashion recently as the 3-year-old daughter of Sun King rolled home a 3 1/4-length winner at Gulfstream Park... Read More...

Tommy Eastham joins Darby Dan Sales

Veteran horseman Tommy Eastham has joined Darby Dan’s Division of Sales, effective immediately... Read More...

Darby Dan adopts “Share The Upside” concept for American Lion

Darby Dan Farm will utilize the Share The Upside concept for breeders in 2012 with new stallion American Lion, the farm announced Wednesday... Read More...

Darby Dan adopts “Share The Upside” concept for American Lion

Darby Dan Farm will utilize the Share The Upside concept for breeders in 2012 with new stallion American Lion, the farm announced Wednesday... Read More...

American Lion retires to Darby Dan

American Lion, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, has been retired and will stand stud at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

TDN Last Word – Robert Hammond

This week, Robert Hammond took over duties as General Manager at Darby Dan Farm. The TDN caught up with the London native for a brief chat... Read More...

Darby Dan announces 2012 stud fees

Darby Dan Farm announced 2012 fees for its current roster of stallions, headlined by multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati who will stand for $15,000 stands and nurses... Read More...

Robert Hammond named General Manager at Darby Dan

Robert Hammond has been hired as the General Manager of John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm and will assume duties immediately, the Lexington-based farm announced on Monday... Read More...

Perfect Soul (IRE) Moves to Norse Ridge for 2012

Perfect Soul will stand the 2012 breeding season at the Hunderup family's Norse Ridge Farm near King City, Ontario... Read More...

Perfect Soul (IRE) Moves to Norse Ridge for 2012

Perfect Soul will stand the 2012 breeding season at the Hunderup family's Norse Ridge Farm near King City, Ontario... Read More...

Darby Dan sells $600,000 mare at FTK

Darby Dan Farm capped an exceptional weekend for the program, selling the young mare Our Khrysty at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale on Sunday evening for $600,000… Read More...

Perfect Shirl dazzles in $2 million BC Filly and Mare Turf

Perfect Shirl came up with her best race of the year to deliver a stirring come-from-behind victory for her owner/breeder Charles Fipke in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf... Read More...

Perfect Shirl ready for big Breeders’ Cup effort

Charles Fipke homebred Perfect Shirl comes into the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) off a top effort in the Grade 2 Canadian S... Read More...

Freshman sire Sun King moves into top 20

Top-20 first-crop sire Sun King got his seventh winner of the year on Oct. 22 with the filly Sunny Sights' maiden special weight victory... Read More...

John Phillips Interview

Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin talk to John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm about Winter Memories, who runs in The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) at Keeneland October 15. Read More...

Freshman sire Sun King gets Belmont MSW winner

Sun King's sixth winner of 2011 came at Belmont Park on Oct. 10 when Saint Honore grabbed a nose victory going 1 1/16 miles on the main track... Read More...

“Phenomenal” Grade 1 Garden City S. win for Winter Memories

With seemingly no chance a sixteenth of a mile from the finish, Winter Memories made an electrifying move around a wall of horses to snatch victory in the final strides of the $250,000 Garden City S (G1)... Read More...

Sun King’s Guava Girl wins thriller at Arlington Park

Guava Girl won a four-horse blanket blanket finish to break her maiden Sept. 11 at Arlington Park... Read More...

Sun King filly breaks maiden by 6 1/4

First-crop sire Sun King's 2-year-old filly Sunset Queen rolled to a 6 1/4-length maiden score at Presque Isle Downs on Sept. 6... Read More...

Magna Graduate’s strong Midwest yearling sales results

Darby Dan's Magna Graduate had a pair of yearlings bring solid prices at auctions in Texas and Iowa during the final days of August... Read More...

Darby Dan sells Saratoga session topper

A yearling colt from Darby Dan’s consignment topped the second session of the Saratoga New York-bred Preferred Sale on August 14... Read More...

Darby Dan Sales: Medaglia d’Oro Yearling Featured on BloodHorse.com as Saratoga Star

Hip No. 152, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro – Lemon Kiss, by Lemon Drop Kid. Consigned by Darby Dan Farm, agent... Read More...

A Family Affair: Winter Memories, Darby Dan, and Phillips Racing

Darby Dan Farm began life in Kentucky in 1949. Following the death of E.R. Bradley in 1946, his Idle Hour Farm was sold, and John Galbreath, bought a portion of the property... Read More...

Winter Memories goes from last to first in G2 Lake George

Winter Memories rolled to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Lake George S. (G2) July 27 at Saratoga... Read More...

Sun Country gallops by 9 in MSW

Sun King's latest impressive winner from his first crop came on July 26, when Sun Country rolled to a nine-length win... Read More...

Magna Graduate yearling goes for 8x his stud fee

Magna Graduate's offering at the July 12 Fasig-Tipton yearling sale brought $40,000, eight times the stud fee of the Darby Dan stallion... Read More...

Darby Dan bred and sold Awesome Bet wins $100K Barbaro

Awesome Bet, bred, raised and sold by Darby Dan Farm, roared home in the stretch to take the $100,000 Barbaro S. July 9... Read More...

Three winners in two days for Perfect Soul

Darby Dan's Perfect Soul accounted for three winners in two days over July 5-6, including two maiden special weight winners... Read More...

Darby Dan Presents 2011 FT July Consignment

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Fernando touts Sadler’s Wells & Perfect Soul

Renowned pedigree analyst Sid Fernando strongly recommended the Sadler’s Wells line and Perfect Soul in particular, as bloodlines that are needed more in North America... Read More...

Check Your Soul cruises in Plate Trial

Charles Fipke's homebred Check Your Soul stamped himself a likely favorite for the upcoming Queen's Plate... Read More...

Belmont Memorial Day stakes double for Darby Dan

Darby Dan's stars of the Memorial Day card at Belmont were homebred Winter Memories and sales graduate Tizway... Read More...

Impossible Dream realized: Fipke homebred earns Championship

Charles E. Fipke’s homebred Impossible Time, raised at Darby Dan, was named Champion Older Female in Canada at the recently held Sovereign Award ceremonies... Read More...

Shack Attack: Darby Dan is home to dam of Preakness winner

Darby Dan managers and staff smiled a bit more broadly after the 136th Preakness S. (G1), as the dam of victorious Shackleford resides at the famed nursery off Old Frankfort Pike... Read More...

No trickery involved, Fastest Magician lives up to name

Charles Fipke’s Fastest Magician showed his sleight of hand, slipping through a narrow opening near the quarter pole, en route to victory in the 7-furlong A Gift Stakes at Belmont on May 22... Read More...

KY Derby winner shares unique link with Ambassador

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Animal Kingdom shares a unique link with Darby Dan’s young Group-winning stallion Ambassador (Ger)... Read More...

Much Rejoicing after Glia stakes victory

Much Rejoicing became the newest Darby Dan-produced stakes winner on May 13 with a daylight victory in the $60,000 Glia S. at Belmont Park... Read More...

Seeking the Title goes in Churchill’s G2 La Troienne

Charles Fipke’s Seeking the Title, foaled and raised at Darby Dan, goes for her second graded stakes win of her career in the $300,000 La Troienne... Read More...

Check Your Soul cruises in $115K Wando, Queen’s Plate next

Check Your Soul could be on his way to becoming the second Canadian classic winner in the first three crops by Perfect Soul, after a dominating win... Read More...

First winner for millionaire Sun King

Sun King, a multimillionaire and four-time graded stakes winner, sired his first winner on May 22, when a 2-year-old colt named Legalis won at Premio Meltrasio racetrack in Milan, Italy... Read More...

Blessed Soul steps up in Pimlico feature

Perfect Soul's daughter Blessed Soul made short work of the field in the 1 1/16 mile feature at Pimlico April 22... Read More...

Winter Memories wins G3 Appalachian in 2011 bow

Darby Dan homebred Winter Memories looked sharp in her first race of 2011, putting in a solid stretch run to take the $100,000 Appalachian... Read More...