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 Updates Profit Protection Program
RSS Feeds Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Essentially, Profit Protection works like a pay-from-proceeds contract – but with much more favorable terms for the breeder. The first $5,000 of gross sale proceeds goes directly to the breeder. The remaining sales proceeds, if any, are split 50/50 between the mare owner and Darby Dan until the advertised stud fee has been paid. All further monies go to the breeder.

Example 1 [Magna Graduate - $5,000 stud fee]:
Yearling sales price is $30,000.
  • 1st $5,000 – to mare owner
  • $5,000 to $15,000 – split 50/50 ($5,000 to mare owner, $5,000 to Darby Dan)
  • $15,000 to $30,000 – to mare owner.
  • Total to mare owner - $25,000
Example 2 [Suave - $12,500 stud fee]:
Yearling sales price is $20,000.
  • 1st $5,000 – to mare owner
  • $5,000 to $20,000 split 50/50 ($7,500 to mare owner, $7,500 to Darby Dan)
  • Total to mare owner - $12,500
Unlike a normal pay from proceeds where the entire stud fee must be paid before the breeder receives any funds, with Profit Protection the breeder gets money first. Moreover, there is no limit on the reduction of stud fee should there be insufficient sale proceeds to satisfy 100% of the stud fee. In the case of a sale of $5,000 or less, no stud fee is due.