Darby Dan Farm

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...

Blazing Graduate fires off maiden tally

Top-10 Freshman sire Magna Graduate's latest winner came Aug. 17 at Louisiana Downs when Blazing Graduate scored a length and a quarter victory... Read More...

Runaway Raj steps out to win by 6 in debut

First-time starter Runaway Raj cruised to a six-length maiden special weight victory Aug. 14 to boost his sire Run Away and Hide into the top 5 on the Freshman Sire List... Read More...

Multiple G1 winner Winter Memories retired

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Winter Memories, recent winner of the Grade 1 Diana S. at... Read More...

2YO Runs Away and Hides from Allowance Field

On the Go turned on the turbo jets, and powered to a 10-length victory in a $38,000 allowance at Delaware Park on August 8th… Read More...

Run Away and Hide jumps to 3rd on Frosh Sire List

Heaven's Runway galloped to a 3 1/4-length to break his maiden Saturday at Presque Isle Downs... Read More...

Winter Memories shines in Grade 1 Diana S.

Winter Memories became racing's newest millionaire on July 28 with a come-from-behind victory in the $600,000 Diana H. (G1) at Saratoga... Read More...

Third winner for Run Away and Hide

Are You Kidding Me closed swiftly in the final sixteenth of a mile to break his maiden July 28 at Woodbine by 2 3/4-lengths... Read More...

Run Away and Hide vaults to 2nd on freshman sire list

Lignite's three-quarter length victory in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race July 20 at Saratoga vaulted Run Away and Hide to the second spot on the First Crop sire list... Read More...

Leading first-crop sire Magna Graduate gets another winner

Top-ranked freshman sire Magna Graduate got his third winner from his first crop on July 15 at Ellis Park... Read More...

Steve Haskin – Darby Dan Revisited

Blood-Horse.com's Steve Haskin goes into his time machine and transports himself back to the late 1960s and early ‘70s and the halcyon days of Darby Dan Farm... Read More...

Romping 1st winner for Run Away and Hide

On the Go, a two-year old colt by freshman sire Run Away and Hide, became the first winner for his sire in resounding fashion, romping by eight lengths at first asking in a Delaware Park maiden race Monday, June 25th... Read More...

Blueeyesintherein gives Magna Graduate his first graded stakes winner

Blueeyesintherein moved powerfully down the stretch to win Saturday’s Debutante S. (G3) to give Darby Dan freshman sire Magna Graduate his first stakes winner... Read More...

No Premium in Stud Value from Triple Crown?

While the Belmont has produced some good sires, several in the breeding industry said they tend to give more weight to the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), believing that talented milers make better stallion prospects. Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness Sta... Read More...

Shackleford Pedigree Influenced by Dr. Fager

There is no doubt that the most eagerly anticipated event of the Memorial Day holiday weekend was the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I)... Read More...

Another winner for Magna Graduate

Just three days after getting his first winner, first-crop sire Magna Graduate got his second winner with another first-time starter. Read More...

Magna Graduate firster graduates cum laude at Churchill Downs

Multi-millionaire Magna Graduate sired his first winner with his initial first-crop starter, when two-year-old Blueeyesintherain won her career debut... Read More...

Shackleford adds Met Mile (G1) to impressive resume

Future Darby Dan stallion Shackleford achieved a feat not seen in half a century, when he became the first Preakness (G1) winner since 1962 to win the Met Mile (G1)… Read More...

Shackleford forges to victory in Grade 2 Churchill Downs S.

Shackleford edged away from Amazombie in the very late stages of the $441,600 Churchill Downs S. (G2) for a one length victory after a stretch-long duel... Read More...

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...