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...
Funny Moon a strong second in G3 Doubledogdare
RSS Feeds Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Funny Moon made her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Doubledogdare S. at Keeneland on Apr. 16. And if the strong runner-up finish in the 1 1/16-mile contest by the Darby Dan sales graduate is any indication, 2010 could be another banner year for the filly who was a Grade 1 winner in last year's Coaching Club American Oaks.

With the Doubledogdare reduced to a field of five after two scratches, Funny Moon found herself dueling for the lead with longshot No Use Denying through the first half-mile in :47.90 seconds.  She shook off that foe only to be engaged by Haka, who, like Funny Moon, is trained by Christophe Clement. While her stablemate got the best of Funny Moon by a length on the wire, she held on gamely in deep stretch to fend off a challenge by 4-5 favorite Striking Dancer for the place spot.

Darby Dan consigned and sold Funny Moon at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale for $175,000, where she was purchased by Morrowdale Farm. Funny Moon is out of the mare Fun Crowd, also the dam of Throng, by Silver Deputy, who won the Dr. Fager S. at Arlington Park and the Native Dancer S. at Laurel Park.

Funny Moon's lifetime record now stands at 4-2-0 in eight starts, with earners of $289,900 for owner Mrs. C. Wilson McNeely III.