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Darby Dan names Hamilton as Director of Client Development

Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the new Director of Client Development at the Lexington-based farm... Read More...

Record-setting stakes win for Run Away and Hide colt

Mico Margarita rolled to an 8 3/4-length victory in Saturday evening's $60,000 Oak Hall S. at Evangeline Downs, with the 4-year-old son of Run Away and Hide setting a track record... Read More...

$440K Tale of Ekati colt tops for frosh sires at KEE April sale

Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati had the top-priced juvenile for a freshman sire at the April 7 Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training sale... Read More...

First winner for Tale of Ekati

Darby Dan Farm freshman sire Tale of Ekati got off to a fast start when his initial runner Princesa Gold broke her maiden... Read More...

Broodmare of the Year Oatsee has Frankel filly

Oatsee, a two-time Grade 1 producer and the 2011 Broodmare of the Year, gave birth to a filly from the first crop of champion Frankel early Thursday, March 27th at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

Tale of Ekati’s first 2yo brings $115K at OBS March sale

The first-ever 2-year-old offered at auction by multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati brought $115,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training... Read More...

G1 winner Winter Memories has Street Cry colt as first foal

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Winter Memories delivered her first foal on March 1st, a colt by Street Cry (Ire) born at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington... Read More...

New stakes winner for Magna Graduate

Little Face brought smiles to her connections with a front-running score in the $65,000 Louisiana Premier Night Ladies S. Saturday evening at Delta Downs... Read More...

Experimental Free ‘Cap: Alberts Hope at 118

Run Away and Hide's Grade 2 winner Alberts Hope was weighted at 118 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap... Read More...

G1 winner Dialed In sires first foal

Florida Derby (G1) winner Dialed In sired his first foal when a colt was born late Monday, Jan. 13 at Sierra Farm in Lexington, KY... Read More...

G1 winner Jersey Town sires first foal

Jersey Town, the Grade 1-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, sired his first foal when a filly was born the morning of Friday, Jan. 10 at Pennland Farm in Paris, KY... Read More...

Darby Dan tabs McEntee as Director of Sales and Bloodstock

Darby Dan Farm has hired Carl McEntee to its expanding team as the new Director of Sales and Bloodstock at the Lexington-based Thoroughbred farm... Read More...

Classic winner Shackleford’s first foal a filly

Shackleford, winner of the Preakness S. (G1), Met Mile H. (G1), and Clark H. (G1), sired his first foal when a filly was born on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Alastar Thoroughbreds, LLC near Nicholasville, Kentucky... Read More...

Run Away and Hide filly takes Golden Gate Debutante

Look Quickly ran her record to a perfect 4-for-4 Saturday when she zipped to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $58,700 Golden Gate Debutante... Read More...

Run Away and Hide: A MarketWatch value sire for 2014

Following a stellar 2013 year for his progeny, the BloodHorse's MarketWatch has named Run Away and Hide one of their value sires for 2014... Read More...

Darby Dan November 2013 Newsletter

The first mares in-foal to our highly popular stallions Shackleford and Dialed In will be offered at Keeneland during the November 5-14 sessions. Read More...

Darby Dan Grad Looks to Spring Upset in BC Turf Sprint

Lightly raced Spring to the Sky looks to spring an upset in this Saturday's $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)... Read More...

Phillips homebred storms home in $100K Chelsea Flower

A swift move early in the stretch carried Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred 2-year-old filly Recepta to a decisive win in the $100,000 Chelsea Flower S. Sunday at Belmont Park... Read More...

Run Away and Hide adds fifth SW of 2013

Take It Like a Man took to the slop Saturday night at Charles Town to register a 1 1/4-length victory in the $400,000 Researcher S. for 3-year-olds... Read More...

Perfect Soul filly brings $270K during Keeneland day 1

Perfect Soul's lone offering during Day 1 of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale brought an impressive $270,000 from winning bidder Bridlewood Farm. Read More...

Perfect Soul filly brings $270K during Keeneland day 1

Perfect Soul's lone offering during Day 1 of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale brought an impressive $270,000 from winning bidder Bridlewood Farm. Read More...

Are You Kidding Me dominates $200,000 Kent S. (G3)

Talented 3-year-old colt Are You Kidding Me, who hails from the first crop of Darby Dan stallion Run Away and Hide, has shown much improved speed and focus since adding blinkers in his last start. That move paid dividends in the $200,000 Kent S. (G3)... Read More...

O’Prado Again, G2-winning juvenile by El Prado, retires to Darby Dan

O’Prado Again, winner of the 2011 Remsen S. (G2) as a 2-year-old, has been retired and will stand stud in 2014 at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington. A 4-year-old son of leading sire of sires El Prado (Ire)... Read More...

Perfect Soul colt tops CTHS sale

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) sale was led by Darby Dan Farm stallion... Read More...

Two impressive MdSpWt winners Friday for Magna Graduate

Second-crop sire Magna Graduate had an impressive representative from both his first and second crops on Friday night at Indiana Downs, as 2-year-old colt Gone Mountain won a Maiden Special Weight... Read More...

Run Away and Hide 2yo prevails in G2 Best Pal S.

Alberts Hope made the most of his first stakes start with a come-from-behind victory in Sunday's $150,250 Best Pal S. (G2)... Read More...

Darby Dan July 2013 Newsletter

First-year stallions Shackleford and Dialed In each covered more mares this past breeding season than any previous stallion in Darby Dan history... Read More...

Darby Dan celebrates 4 living winners of Saratoga’s Diana

With the 75th renewal of the prestigious Grade 1 Diana Stakes approaching this Saturday, Darby Dan Farm owner John Phillips and his team have a special reason–or four special reasons–to celebrate... Read More...

Big buyers, prices follow Tale of Ekati’s first yearlings

The first yearlings offered by multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati caught the attention of many top buyers Monday, July 15th at the annual Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, and subsequently his average flirted with the six-figure mark which represente... Read More...

Magna Graduate 2yo debuts in a big way

Matter of Fact was all business in his debut on July 15, drawing off to an eye-catching 7 1/4-length maiden special weight victory... Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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...