Millionaire Hap to Darby Dan

Millionaire Hap to Darby Dan
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Hap will stand at Darby Dan.

Millionaire Hap, a six-time graded stakes winner, has arrived at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, where he will begin stallion duty next year. The 6-year-old son of Theatrical will stand for $5,000.

"He's relaxed and has settled in nicely," said John Phillips, managing partner of Darby Dan. "He's a speed-oriented horse, and also displayed speed that carries a distance."

Hap, who was retired this summer because of an ankle injury, scored his richest win in the $558,500 Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) in 2001, and also captured that year's Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico and his second consecutive Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, plus the New Hampshire Sweepstakes Handicap (gr. IIIT). Hap also won the 2000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga and his three career stakes-placings included a runner-up effort in last year's Arlington Million (gr. IT) and a third-place finish in this year's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT). Trained by Bill Mott, Hap was retired with 10 wins from 20 starts and $1,329,210 in earnings, all on turf.

Hap's dam, Committed (by Hagley), was a two-time champion in England, Ireland, and France, and also is the dam of Hap's grade I-winning full sister Pharma. Hap began his racing career for his breeder, Allen Paulson, and ended it racing for Paulson's living trust. He will stand as the property of the trust.

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