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...
Ya Gotta Have Soul digs deep for Keeneland victory
RSS Feeds Friday, April 23, 2010
Ya Gotta Have Soul's win in a maiden special weight race at Keeneland on Apr. 23 was a victory for Darby Dan in many respects. The 4-year-old colt is by the Darby Dan stallion Perfect Soul, and he was also foaled and raised at the historic Kentucky farm.

The 1 1/16-mile race unfolded with Ya Gotta Have Soul stalking in third, while racing three wide for the first six furlongs. On the far turn, he began to move for the lead, engaging in a three-way battle down the stretch. He lived up to his name as the wire loomed, prevailing by a neck in a prolonged drive. Ya Gotta Have Soul earned an 83 Beyer Speed Figure in what was his fourth lifetime start.

Ya Gotta Have Soul is owned by Charles Fipke, who also campaigned the Darby Dan stallion Tale of Ekati. Ya Gotta Have Soul now has a record of 1-0-2 for his career and earned $30,000 for the victory.