Saturday, December 13, 2014
Freshman sire Tale of Ekati’s first crop has performed exceptionally well as 2014 draws near its close, with the Darby Dan stallion logging several maiden special weight winners...
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Tale of Ekati logged his 12th winner from his first crop on Sunday when the 2-year-old colt Senna scored a nose victory...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Darby Dan Farm has set stud fees for its 2015 roster of stallions. The Lexington-based farm will again be offering various incentives programs in 2015 to provide value to breeders, including the Profit Protection Program, Goldmine 20/20 Match Program, and Black-Type Bonanza Program...
Darby Dan Updates Profit Protection Program
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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.