Darby Dan Farm

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...

Perfect Soul juvenile a top 10 seller at OBS

A Perfect Soul filly turned heads at the OBS 2-year-old sale on April 20, going for $125,000, the sixth highest price during the third session... Read More...

Perfect Soul colt shows his stuff on Keeneland lawn

Check Your Soul finished full of run to break his maiden on the grass at Keeneland on April 15... Read More...

Now Accepting for the Fall Sales

Deadlines will soon be upon us for the fall yearling sales. We are building our Darby Dan Farm consignment now. Read More...

Darby Dan grads continue their worldwide stakes success

Led by six Grade/Group 1 winners including the Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up over the past 24 months, Darby Dan farm and sales graduates continue to excel at the highest levels in racing worldwide... Read More...

Son of Perfect Soul sharp in Hawthorne feature

Lalo's Baby Bear made an impressive late move to score a one-length victory in Hawthorne's March 21 feature... Read More...

First foal for Group 2 winner Ambassador

Darby Dan stallion Ambassador, a Group 2 winner in Germany, has had his first foal... Read More...

G1 winner All American gets first mare in foal

All American, record-setting G1-winning miler and millionaire, had his first mare pronounced in foal from his debut season on Northern Hemisphere time... Read More...

First mare in foal to Tale of Ekati

The first mare covered from the debut book of multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati was pronounced in foal over the weekend... Read More...

Darby Dan grad takes G3 Mineshaft Handicap

Demarcation put in a determined stretch run to win a thrilling running of the $125,000 Mineshaft... Read More...

Magna Graduate tops all first-year sires at OBS

Magna Graduate had the highest average sale price of all first-crop yearling sires at the OBS January sale... Read More...

Perfect Soul sires Championship Finalist

Champion Perfect Soul (Ire) sired a Classic winner from his first crop and now a Championship contender in his second... Read More...

Magna Graduate posts top covering sire avg. Day 3 at Keeneland

Mares in foal to Darby Dan’s Magna Graduate posted the highest in-foal average of all covering sires on Day 3 of the Keeneland January Sale... Read More...

G1 winner All American arrives at Darby Dan

G1 winner and millionaire All American arrived at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington late Thursday, Dec. 23. for the 2011 breeding season... Read More...

Suave doubles down on Dec. 15

The winners keep rolling in for Suave, with two more juveniles breaking their maidens on Dec. 15... Read More...

Suave continues ascent in freshman sire rankings

As 2010 winds to a close, Suave continues to climb in the first-crop sire rankings... Read More...

Suave’s Golden Phoenix rises up at Turfway

On Dec. 9 at Turfway Park, Golden Phoenix became the first three-time winner of the year for freshman sire Suave... Read More...

Frank Mitchell/Paulick Report: ‘Fipke breeds G1 racehorses’

Owner-breeder Charles Fipke is the luckiest man in the world. As a professional geologist and entrepreneur, he literally finds mountains of gold and gems. And as a hobby, he breeds Grade 1 racehorses... Read More...

Thanks for the Breeders’ Cup Memories

Zig-zagging through traffic inside, outside, and past a wall of horses, Darby Dan homebred Winter Memories was a game and creditable runner-up in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2)... Read More...

Darby Dan raised Jersey Town all heart in G1 Cigar Mile

After a long wait, the official photo showed Jersey Town a winner by a nose of the prestigious Cigar Mile (G1)... Read More...

Thanksgiving weekend recap

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend was good to Darby Dan horses at both Aqueduct and Churchill Downs... Read More...

G1 winners All American, Tale of Ekati to stand first seasons

Darby Dan Farm announced its 2011 roster and fees, featuring first-year, G1-winning stallions All American and Tale of Ekati... Read More...

Suave’s Slick Vic glides home an easy winner

Slick Vic handed freshman sire Suave his 12th winner with a comfortable 4 1/2-length maiden win... Read More...

Shoefly Shoefly scares off competition in first career start

Suave added to his growing list of winners on Nov. 4 with Shoefly Shoefly... Read More...