Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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...
Friday, July 24, 2015
American Holiday maiden special weight victory July 24 at Ellis Park gave American Lion his second winner from his first crop...
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Are You Kidding Me won his second graded stakes in the $209,600 Nijinsky S. (G2) Sunday at Woodbine. The 5-year-old son of Run Away and Hide, who took Woodbine’s Eclipse S. (G2) last month, is the leading earner of 2015 for his sire...
Darby Dan sale grad on his 'way' to Breeders’ Cup
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When Tizway ran away with the $250,000 Kelso H.-G2 at Belmont on Oct. 3, he just may have booked his ticket to Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
 
The Darby Dan sales graduate took charge of the one-mile Kelso at the quarter pole, and increased his advantage down the lane, drawing off for a five-length victory in 1:34 2/5. Trainer H. James Bond told the media afterwards, “All in all, I couldn’t be happier…If everything continues to go well, we’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. That’s Plan A right now.”
 
A son of Breeders’ Cup winner Tiznow out of a mare by Breeders’ Cup runner-up Dayjur, Tizway was bred in Kentucky by Whisper Hill Farm, and sold by Darby Dan at the 2006 Keeneland September Sale for $140,000. Racing for William L. Clifton Jr., he has now earned $453,274, with a record of 14-5-1-3. The Kelso was his inaugural stakes win, but he ran third in the 2010 Met Mile (G1) and the 2009 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1).
 
Tizway is one of 12 stakes winners, six Graded winners this year for Darby Dan Sales. Only six other consignors have sold more Graded stakes winners on the season.