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 Voir Faire all business in maiden score
RSS Feeds Saturday, October 02, 2010
Suave Voir Faire became the sixth winner for first-crop sire Suave with a 3 3/4-length score in a maiden special race at Turfway Park on Oct. 2. All six of Suave's winners have won in maiden special company, and he was the first Kentucky freshman son of A.P. Indy to sire a stakes winner this year, when Tlaquepaque took the New Westminster S. on Aug. 26.

At Turfway, Suave Voir Faire was all business proving she could handle the two-turn mile. The dark bay or brown filly trained by Daniel Smithwick was making her second career start following a third-place finish in the debut at Ellis Park on Labor Day weekend. Content to sit fourth for the first six furlongs, jockey Sal Gonzalez, Jr. took his filly to the lead entering the stretch, pulling away from the field in the final furlong.

Bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall and Haymarket Farm, Suave Voir Faire is the latest of nine foals from the mare Avie's Song. She has eight winners from the group, including the stakes winners My Lady Avie and Doc Calls Her Kate. She is owned by Fleur De Lis Stable, LLC.

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).