Friday, May 22, 2015
American Lion’s first-time starter Golden Ray became the first winner for the Darby Dan stallion April 22 at Gulfstream Park...
Monday, May 18, 2015
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...
Friday, May 15, 2015
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Darby Dan foaled & raised Breeders’ Cup winner Furthest Land
RSS Feeds Sunday, November 08, 2009
Furthest Land scored the biggest victory of his career on Nov. 7th when the son of Smart Strike prevailed in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) on racing’s biggest day at Santa Anita Park. The 4-year-old bay had his beginnings at Darby Dan Farm, where he was foaled and raised before starting his racing career. Now, he stands with the elite as a Breeders’ Cup champion.

Racing for owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey under the care of trainer Michael Maker, Furthest Land rallied late to win the Dirt Mile by three-quarters of a length, stopping the clock in 1:35.50 over the local Polytrack. As expected, the race was rated strongly, earning a 105 Beyer Speed Figure. Furthest Land earned a 106 Beyer winning the Kentucky Cup Classic S. (G2) in his previous start at Turfway to earn a berth into the Breeders’ Cup.

Now a Grade 1 winner, Furthest Land has won eight times – three in stakes – from 16 starts with earnings of $869,689. He was bred by Catherine Wills from the Darby Dan resident mare Flagrant, a daughter of Rahy.