Saarland Moving to Darby Dan Farm
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 8/11/2005 10:02:59 PM
Last Updated: 8/13/2005 3:22:07 PM

A part interest in grade II winner Saarland, a son of Unbridled out of multiple grade I millionaire Versailles Treaty, has been sold to a syndicate and the sophomore sire will relocate to Darby Dan Farm to stand beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

Saarland, along with Unbridled's Song, are the only two sons of Unbridled currently standing at stud to have won a graded stakes at two. Racing in the colors of Cynthia Phipps, Saarland won the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) as a juvenile.

He won or placed in six graded stakes, including a fast closing second, beaten a neck, in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) to champion sprinter Aldebaran, who also stands at Darby Dan. Saarland was also runner-up in the Westchester Handicap (gr. III) which was run in a track record time of 1:32 1/5 for the mile, equaling Dr. Fager's North American Record. He retired with career earnings of $595,250.

Saarland stood the 2005 breeding season at Hill 'n' Dale Farm, where he covered 120 mares.

John Phillips, a managing partner of Darby Dan Farm, said a new stud fee is being determined.

Saarland's first in-foal mares will be offered for sale this November.

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