Darby Dan Farm’s Modernist to stand the Southern Hemisphere season in Chile

Darby Dan Farm’s multiple Graded stakes winner Modernist, a son of perennial leading sire and emerging sire of sires Uncle Mo, will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Haras Santa Olga Farm in Santiago, Chile, Darby Dan Farm announced today. The deal was brokered by Matt Bowling of Bowling Bloodstock.

A homebred for Martin and Pam Wygod trained by Bill Mott, Modernist enjoyed his best season as a sophomore at three, winning the $400,000 Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds in front-running fashion in his stakes debut and finishing third in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2). In 2021, he captured the Excelsior S. (G3) at Aqueduct and was runner-up in both the Challenger S. (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs and the Pimlico Match Series S. (G3) at Pimlico. All told, he banked $576,300 while competing against the best of his generation.

Modernist hails from a prolific female family. He is out of the unraced Bernardini mare Symbolic Gesture, a half-sister to both Sweet Catomine, Champion 2-Year-Old Filly and winner of the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), and Life is Sweet, winner of the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (G1) and an earner of $1,820,810.

Modernist stood his initial season at stud at Darby Dan this season for $10,000 S&N and bred 141 mares. For more information about Modernist, please contact Ryan Norton at (859) 254-0424, or by email at [email protected].