Friday, May 27, 2016
Darby Dan Farm’s freshman sire Shackleford, the three-time Grade 1 winner of such notable races as the Preakness S. (G1) at three and Met Mile (G1) at four, sired his first winner on Friday when 2-year-old colt Little Nappy scored a wire-to-wire victory in a $55,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Gulfstream Park...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Darby Dan’s freshman sire Shackleford continued building on the momentum of his first crop of 2-year-olds Monday when one of his colts sold for $250,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale at Timonium...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Darby Dan Farm’s freshman sire Dialed In, the Florida Derby (G1) winner by Mineshaft, was represented with his first winner from his first starter, when 2-year-old filly Maximum Edge scored an impressive debut victory in a $44,000 Maiden Special Weight on Friday at Churchill Downs...
Trio of Sun King yearlings in FT July Sale
RSS Feeds Monday, June 07, 2010
Three yearlings from the first crop of Darby Dan sire Sun King are slated for the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale. The two-day sale runs July 13-14 at the company's Lexington headquarters. All three of Sun King's yearlings will sell on Day 1 of the sale.

A multiple Grade 2 winner and earner of $2,240,008, Sun King entered stud at Darby Dan in 2008. With his consistency and durability on the racetrack, Sun King was a big hit with breeders upon his retirement. His book was full in both 2008 and 2009, with 131 and 145 mares bred in his first two seasons, respectively.

At Fasig-Tipton, the first horse led into the ring will be a Sun King filly out of the winning mare Aerobatics. She is the dam of Grade 3 winner Smooth Maneuvers and the stakes-placed Brick by Brick.

Hip No. 49 is also a filly, out of the unraced Dehere mare Happy Scene. She is the dam of five-time winner Scherzi. Happy Scene is out of Really Happy, winner of the Bay Meadows Oaks (G3) and placed in four other graded stakes. The extended family includes millionaire Event of the Year.

The final Sun King offering is Hip No. 101, a colt consigned by Darby Dan, agent. Named Thesunshinesbright, the dark bay or brown colt is out of the French stakes winner Reine Maid. She has already produced seven winners from eight runners, including the Italian Group stakes-placed filly Regina Saura.