Sun King, a multiple grade II winner and multi-millionaire, arrived Oct. 17 for stallion duty at Michele Rodriguez and Lee Daniel Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.
Lenny and Steve discuss big racing at Parx, Wise Dan and which Breeders' Cup Race he will run in, Hansen, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the end of the Thoroughbred Times. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories, a millionaire daughter of El Prado, has been retired from racing due to a degenerative bone condition in her ankle and will begin a broodmare career at Darby Dan Farm.
Lenny and Steve discuss Allen Jerkens and Emma's Encore, Janis Whitham and Fort Larned, Dullahan and Hansen, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale, and the Mansion at Churchill Downs. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Shackleford is scheduled to enter stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington following the 2012 racing season. But before he becomes a stallion, the 4-year-old son of Forestry still has plenty of work to do.
Lenny and Steve look at the older horses, tie up some loose ends, salute Joey Chestnut, and present the Top 10 Reasons why Bob Baffert is winning again. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
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Freshman sire Run Away and Hide had his first winner June 25 when the 2-year-old colt On the Go broke his maiden at first asking by eight lengths in his career debut at Delaware Park.
Only a dozen owners have won multiple Kentucky Derbys, and this year three owners have a chance to join that most exclusive club.
American Lion, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, had his first mare pronounced in foal. Casner Racing's 5-year-old stallion is standing his first season at stud at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm in Lexington.
Steve and Lenny discuss the Full House among older horses, 3yos on the Derby Trail, and Luck. Plus, interviews with Jack Wolf, owner of Algorithms, and Paul Reddam, owner of I'll Have Another. Watch Video
Repriced, one of the last remaining sons of Roberto, died Jan. 27, at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington from an apparent heart attack. He was 24.
Lenny and Steve review the Eclipse Award ceremony and the winners, Lasix, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm Watch Video
The veteran horseman is a familiar face at Central Kentucky auctions through his involvement with Legacy Bloodstock and EastWynd Sales.
Darby Dan Farm will utilize the Share The Upside concept for breeders in 2012 with its new stallion American Lion.
Robert Hammond has been hired as the general manager of John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm and will assume duties immediately at the Lexington farm.
Charles Fipke's homebred champion Perfect Soul (IRE), sire of 2011 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Perfect Shirl, will stand the 2012 breeding season at the Hunderup family's Norse Ridge Farm.
Grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz will stand in 2012 at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington.
John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm talks about Winter Memories, who runs in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) at Keeneland October 15. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve discuss Union Rags' Champagne, the Keeneland Polytrack, and cutbacks at Santa Anita. Plus, John Phillips of Darby Dan Farm talks about Winter Memories. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve interview Geoffrey Russell and Rick Porter, discuss Life At Ten/John Veitch, Breeders' Cup Classic and Mile, Gio Ponti and Havre de Grace. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Lenny and special guest Kenny Rice discuss Stay Thirsty and the 3yo class, ideas to improve Saratoga, and tv coverage. Plus, an interview with trainer Chad Brown. Watch Video
The surging Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale ended its two-night run in upstate New York Aug. 14 with impressive results as shoppers dreamed of a lucrative future with their purchases.
With an eye-catching burst down the middle of Saratoga's inner turf course, odds-on choice Winter Memories reminded many of her dam, Memories of Silver, in winning the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) July 27.
Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk report from Belmont Park about the Belmont Stakes, including thoughts about the draw, how the race will be run, and picks. Plus, a tour of Belmont Park. Watch Video
Sun King, a multi-millionaire and four-time graded stakes winner, sired his first winner on May 22, when a 2-year-old colt named Legalis won at Premio Meltrasio racetrack in Milan, Italy.
Australian grade I winner All American had his first mare pronounced in foal from his debut season on North American time at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Lenny and Steve discuss the new trend of prep races, the Fountain of Youth, Carry Back, Life At Ten, Frank Stronach and drugs. Watch Video
First-year stallion Tail of Ekati has his first mare pronounced in foal. The stakes-winning Sea Breezer is out of 2-year-old filly champ Lakeville Miss. Tale of Ekati stands at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Suave will replace Congrats, another A.P. Indy son, who achieved great success in Florida and will stand 2011 season at Vinery Kentucky
Lenny and Steve present And They're Off featuring Horse of the Year positions, 2-Year-Old Ky Derby Talent, Trainers and the Zenyatta Send Off. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve discuss the Breeders' Cup turf races, the Keeneland September Sale, and more. Plus, the Top 10 Predictions for the remainder of 2010. Watch Video
All American, a group 1-winning millionaire by Red Ransom, will ship to North America in 2011 to stand at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Eskendereya joins the likes of Gen. Duke, A.P. Indy, and I Want Revenge as early favorites for the Derby that didn't make the starting gate.
Grade II winner Magna Graduate was represented by his first foal when the Distorted Humor mare Distorted Smiles produced a filly Feb. 5 at Rockwell Farm in Lexington.
She was born Jan. 24 at Chesapeake Farm near Lexington.
Lenny and Steve discuss the Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries, and the Top 10 reasons that Sea the Stars is staying away from California. Plus, Special Guest Bill Farish of Lane's End Farm. Watch Now
As a partner in historic Darby Dan Farm, Wayne Sweezey was a familiar face at the Keeneland September yearling sale. But a non-compete agreement kept him from being an active participant in last year's auction after he left Darby Dan. Now Sweezey is back with his own consignment, T. Wayne Sweezey and partners, which has 22 horses in the September catalog.
Lenny and Steve are back! Topics include night racing, breakdowns at Del Mar, Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta, Gio Ponti, and Bob Baffert's Hall of Fame induction. Watch Now
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will have a touch of the exotic this year with a colt by Encosta de Lago among its offerings. Encosta de Lago was the leading sire in Australia for 2008/2009, and his offspring generate bidding frenzies when they're sold Down Under. But will buyers at Saratoga be interested when they have a chance to buy one of the stallion's sons Aug. 11, during the second session of the New York auction?
Tale of Ekati, winner last year of the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), has been sent to John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
In this episode, Lenny and Steve discuss the upcoming Derby preps, including the Louisiana Derby, the San Felipe, and the Rebel, Bob Baffert's Hall of Fame quest, and Helen Pitts and Einstein. Plus, win a Backside Tour Derby Week, with the Derby Contest!
Hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin, "And They're Off" is a bi-monthly online video series sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. This week, Shulman and Haskin review Thanksgiving week racing (who was the most impressive), continue the Eclipse Awards discussions, evaluate the grading of stakes races and more! Plus, Stable Boy is back from vacation.
Darby Dan Farm, which recently added three new stallions to its roster, has announced its 2009 stud fees.
Magna Graduate, Elisabeth Alexander's multiple graded stakes-winning son of Honor Grades, will stand at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington upon the completion of his racing career, it was announced Oct. 10.
Hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin, "And They're Off" is a bi-monthly online video series sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. This week's topics include the Win & You're In system, suitors for the Magna tracks, and a tie story from Lenny.
Darby Dan Farm near Lexington has set the 2009 stud fee for grade I winner and millionaire Nobiz Like Shobiz at $7,500.
John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, announced that industry veteran Kip Elser of Kirkwood Stables would be joining the team as interim sales director.
Joan "Jody" Phillips, whose father started prominent Darby Dan Farm, died April 21 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Owners and sale company officials say recently filed legislation requiring the disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of sale horses would be difficult to implement.
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