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...
Suave filly handily in Belmont maiden score
RSS Feeds Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Darby Dan's freshman sire Suave got his eighth first-crop winner on Oct. 6, when Social Statement was easily best in a seven-furlong maiden special weight over the main track at Belmont Park. All of Suave's winners have won in maiden special company, and he has sired more winners than any other freshman son of A.P. Indy standing in Kentucky.

Suave has 84 two-year-olds in his freshman crop, and he has the second-most repeat winners of any freshman sire in the nation. He already recorded his first stakes winner, Tlaquepaque, who took the New Westminster S. on Aug. 26.

Newest winner Social Statement is a New York-bred, owned and raced by Larry Goichman. Social Statement won her second lifetime start by three lengths as the 8-5 favorite and was never headed at any point in the race. She checked in fourth after a rough trip in her debut Aug. 29 at Saratoga. She has earned $32,960.

A nine-year-old by A.P. Indy out of multiple Grade 1 winner Urbane, by Citidancer, Suave won seven of 27 career starts over four seasons and earned $1,348,423. He won the 2006 Washington Park Handicap (G2) at Arlington Park in track-record time of 1:53.53 for 1 3/16-miles. His other graded wins came in the 2005 Saratoga Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2) and the 2004 Northern Dancer Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. He also finished second in the ’05 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1).