Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Darby Dan Sales graduates Qualia (G3), Eye of Taurus, and Cryptolight all hit the board in stakes company over the July 4th weekend.
Qualia in particular was impressive, running second in the $150,000 Bed o’ Roses S. (G3) by just a head in her stakes debut. Bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Qualia was sold for $160,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale. Both her sire (Saarland) and her broodmare sire (Meadowlake) stood at Darby Dan, and her record stands at 6-4-2-0 and $144,600 for owner Marc Keller.
Eye of Taurus was also conceived at Darby Dan, and was foaled and raised here as well. A Graded stakes winner in 2009, on Sunday she ran a close third to Breeders’ Cup champion Maram in the $100,000 Miss Liberty S. at Monmouth. A $170,000 yearling sale graduate, her record now stands at 16-4-3-3 and $202,130 for owner Harvey Clarke and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
Veteran stakes winner Cryptolight added to his blacktype record, running second in the Independence Day S. over a mile at Mountaineer Park. The Darby Dan yearling graduate has now earned $407,320.
Also on the racing front Independence weekend, Perfect Shower, by our young stallion Perfect Soul, ran third in the Singspiel S. (G3) for owner Charles Fipke. A Classic winner last year, Perfect Shower was born and raised at Darby Dan.
In addition, debut juvenile The Freak ran second at Churchill in his first start in maiden special weight company; the son of Perfect Soul was born, raised and sold by Darby Dan.
Over the past 2 ½ years, 38 stakes horses have come from Darby Dan yearling consignments.