Monday, May 30, 2016
Darby Dan’s freshman sire Shackleford has caught fire with his first crop of 2-year-olds, as the Classic-winning, three-time Grade 1 winner picked up his third Maiden Special Weight winner in as many days when Oxblood captured his debut Sunday in a $59,000 race at Woodbine...
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Shackin Up, a promising filly from the first crop of three-time G1 winner Shackleford, became her sire’s second winner in as many days, as the 2-year-old debutante romped to an 8 ¾-length victory in a $32,000 Maiden Special Weight race Saturday at Arlington...
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Are You Kidding Me, Run Away and Hide’s Sovereign championship-winning son, became a five-time Graded stakes winner on Saturday, capturing the $200,000 Eclipse Stakes (G2) in wire-to-wire fashion for the second straight year at Woodbine...
Multiple GSW American Lion sires first foal
RSS Feeds Saturday, February 02, 2013 | Posted to: American Lion
Darby Dan Farm’s American Lion, the multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, sired his first foal when a bay filly was born on Jan. 31 at Red Riding Hood Stables in Holly, Michigan. 

Bred by Christine Kutlenios, the filly is out of the stakes-placed mare Klinsman’s Luck, a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Regal Pusher and stakes winner Born to Be Bad.

American Lion captured graded stakes wins at two and three and amassed earnings of $417,800 on the track. He broke his maiden impressively at Keeneland as a two-year-old before winning the Hollywood Prevue S. (G3) in his next start at two. At three, American Lion stretched his speed out to 1 1/8 miles to win the Illinois Derby (G3), and he also placed in the Robert Lewis S. (G2) on the Kentucky Derby trail before retiring to Darby Dan in Lexington.

By Tiznow, American Lion hails from the Storm Cat mare Storm Tide, a daughter of Grade 1 winner City Band. He bred 110 mares from his first book at stud in 2012, and was a participant in Darby Dan’s “Share The Upside” program. American Lion is set to stand his second season in 2013 for a fee of $5,000 stands and nurses.