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Who’s Out gives Tale of Ekati MdSpWt double

Who’s Out rolled to a dominating 7 ½-length maiden special weight victory Saturday just hours after another Tale of Ekati juvenile, Tale of S’Avall... Read More...

Tale of Ekati colt a Rising Star at Saratoga

Tale of Ekati got his first TDN Rising Star on Saturday when first-time starter Tale of S’Avall powered to a two-length score in a $93,000 maiden special weight affair for 2-year-olds... Read More...

Perfect Soul colt captures $140,250 Victoria Park S.

Billy’s Star closed late to win Sunday’s $140,250 Victoria Park S. at Woodbine to secure the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Perfect Soul colt... Read More...

Aztec Lion conquers MdSpWt contest

American Lion tallied the third winner from his first crop when Aztec Lion scored a hard-fought maiden special weight victory Saturday... Read More...

First multiple winner for American Lion

American Holiday, a thrilling maiden special weight winner on July 24, won her second consecutive race on Aug. 14 with a sharp 3 ¾-length score... Read More...

Strong F-T Saratoga results for Shackleford

Classic winner Shackleford, whose first crop are yearlings of 2015, sold a total of three juveniles at the Aug. 10-11 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale for an average price of $216,667... Read More...

New high for Jersey Town at F-T Saratoga

Jersey Town, whose first crop are yearlings of 2015, set a new mark at the Aug. 10-11 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale on Tuesday evening with a $500,000 filly... Read More...

$500K Tale of Ekati colt at F-T Saratoga

Tale of Ekati had one of the top colts during the second session of the Aug. 10-11 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale on Tuesday evening... Read More...

Jersey Town colt hammers for $185K at F-T Saratoga

A colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Jersey Town brought $185,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale... Read More...

Hammond promoted as Vice Chairman of Darby Dan Farm

John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm has promoted Robert Hammond to Vice Chairman of the historic Lexington-based Thoroughbred operation. Hammond had been serving as Darby Dan’s Farm Manager for the last five years... Read More...

American Holiday gives American Lion second winner

American Holiday maiden special weight victory July 24 at Ellis Park gave American Lion his second winner from his first crop... Read More...

Are You Kidding Me scores second straight G2 win

Are You Kidding Me won his second graded stakes in the $209,600 Nijinsky S. (G2) Sunday at Woodbine... Read More...

Heaven’s Runway battles to victory in Hockessin S.

Heaven’s Runway dueled his way to a thrilling three-quarter length victory in Saturday’s $50,000 Hockessin S. at Delaware Park... Read More...

$270K colt tops strong F-T July sale for Dialed In

Dialed In, whose first crop are yearlings of 2015, had five lots go through the ring at the July Fasig-Tipton Yearling sale, with all five selling, led by a $270,000 colt... Read More...

Are You Kidding Me annexes Grade 2 Eclipse S.

With a powerful stretch run, Are You Kidding Me rolled to a 1 ½-length victory in the $201,200 Grade 2 Eclipse S. Sunday at Woodbine... Read More...

First winner for American Lion

American Lion’s first-time starter Golden Ray became the first winner for the Darby Dan stallion April 22 at Gulfstream Park... Read More...

Tale of Ekati Sires Preakness (G1) Runner-Up

Tale of Verve wrote his own Classic fairy tale on May 16th, running a solid second in the $1,500,000 Preakness S. (G1) in his inaugural stakes appearance... Read More...

Juvenile ‘Runs Away’ from MdSpWt field at Churchill

Aptly named One Minute, the first two-year-old starter of the year by Run Away and Hide, ran away and hid from a maiden special weight field in fast time at Churchill Downs on May 14th. The bay filly hit the wire 7 1/4-lengths clear in the five-furlong... Read More...

Four stakes horses over the weekend for Darby Dan Sales

Darby Dan yearling consignments produced the 1-2 finish in a major stakes and Graded stakes horses at both Belmont and Santa Anita over the May 9-10 weekend… Read More...

American Lion filly lights board at OBS

A filly from the first crop of American Lion hammered for $235,000 Thursday at the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training... Read More...

First 2YOs by American Lion – Hear Them Roar

The first auction two-year-olds by American Lion are making some noise, averaging 15 1/2 times the stud fee at the juvenile sales this year… Read More...

Tale of Ekati colt has fastest breeze at OBS under tack show

A colt by Tale of Ekati consigned by All Dreams Equine, agent, zipped through three furlongs in :33 2/5 at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Spring Sale... Read More...

Tale of Ekati 2yo brings $350,000 at OBS

Tale of Ekati’s lone offering at the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, which was held March 17-18 in Ocala, brought a winning bid of $350,000... Read More...

Run Hide My Girl gets first stakes win

Run Hide My Girl battled through the length of the stretch on the way to a three-quarter length victory in the $75,000 Gold Coast S., the first black-type win for the 4-year-old daughter of Run Away and Hide... Read More...

Ekati’s Phaeton tenacious in Davona Dale (G2)

Showing her multi-faceted talent, Ekati's Phaeton grabbed the lead from the opening quarter, and never let another filly pass her, en route to a determined victory in the $200,000 Davona Dale S. (G2) today at Gulfstream... Read More...

Jersey Town has top colt at Fasig-Tipton

A yearling from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Jersey Town brought the highest priced paid for a colt during the first day of the Feb. 8-9 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed sale... Read More...

Darby Dan grad impresses on Triple Crown trail

Darby Dan sales graduate Far Right took the shortest path home in his 2015 debut, and stormed to victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park on January 19th… Read More...

Ekati’s Phaeton battles to Old Hat S. (G3) victory

Tale of Ekati got his first black-type winner on Saturday afternoon when Ekati’s Phaeton determined effort earned the 3-year-old filly a win in the $100,000 Old Hat S. (G3)... Read More...

Tale of Ekati finishing strong in 2014

Freshman sire Tale of Ekati’s first crop has performed exceptionally well as 2014 draws near its close, with the Darby Dan stallion logging several maiden special weight winners... Read More...

Senna scores in tight maiden contest

Tale of Ekati logged his 12th winner from his first crop on Sunday when the 2-year-old colt Senna scored a nose victory... Read More...

Darby Dan Farm’s November 2014 Newsletter

Pair of Darby Dan Distaffers Top $2 Million At Fasig-Tipton Read More...

Tale of Ekati racks up second MdSpWt winner in two days

Tale of Ekati’s hot November continued into the second weekend of the month as the freshman sire tallied a pair of maiden special weight winners... Read More...

Glittering debut for Tale of Ekati filly

Tale of Ekati sired his eighth two-year-old winner of the season on November 8th, when $400,000 yearling A Shin Carat glistened in her career debut at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan... Read More...

Tale of Ekati notches seventh winner

First-crop sire Tale of Ekati logged his seventh winner on Nov. 7 when A Little Unique scampered to a 2 ½ length maiden special weight victory... Read More...

Pair of Darby Dan distaffers top $2 million at Fasig-Tipton

Darby Dan’s consignment at the Fasig-Tipton November auction included two of the top eight highest priced sales figures paid at the one-day sale... Read More...

Darby Dan sets 2015 stud fees

Darby Dan Farm has set stud fees for its 2015 roster of stallions. The Lexington-based farm will again be offering various incentives programs in 2015 to provide value to breeders, including the Profit Protection Program, Goldmine 20/20 Match Program, ... Read More...

Darby Dan to offer Taris at F-T November

Taris, the fastest 3-year-old filly in North America and recent runaway winner of Keeneland’s Raven Run S. (G2), has been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton November sale on Nov. 3 in Lexington, KY where she’ll be offered by Darby Dan Sales... Read More...

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...