Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the new Director of Client Development at the Lexington-based farm...
Sunday, April 13, 2014
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...
Monday, April 07, 2014
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...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the new Director of Client Development at the Lexington-based farm...
Sunday, April 13, 2014
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...
Monday, April 07, 2014
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...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Darby Dan Farm freshman sire Tale of Ekati got off to a fast start when his initial runner Princesa Gold broke her maiden...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
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...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
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...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Run Away and Hide's Grade 2 winner Alberts Hope was weighted at 118 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2013 Experimental Free Handicap...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
New and Improved Breeder Incentives
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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...
Friday, January 10, 2014
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...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
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...
Saturday, January 04, 2014
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...
Friday, December 20, 2013
Year-end review by general manager Robert Hammond
Saturday, November 30, 2013
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...
Saturday, November 23, 2013
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...
Friday, November 01, 2013
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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Lightly raced Spring to the Sky looks to spring an upset in this Saturday's $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
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...
Sunday, September 22, 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...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
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)...
Thursday, September 05, 2013
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)...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) sale was led by Darby Dan Farm stallion...
Friday, August 09, 2013
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...
Sunday, August 04, 2013
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)...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
First-year stallions Shackleford and Dialed In each covered more mares this past breeding season than any previous stallion in Darby Dan history...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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 represented more than six times his stud fee...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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...
Monday, July 15, 2013
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 length...
Saturday, July 06, 2013
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...
Saturday, July 06, 2013
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...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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...
Sunday, May 05, 2013
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...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
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...
Monday, April 29, 2013
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 Phillips Racing Partnership...
Monday, April 29, 2013
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...
Monday, April 29, 2013
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...