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 Hialeah, Jeremy Rose, the second season of racing.
Grade I winner and Canadian champion Perfect Soul came through with his first winner July 26.
T. Wayne Sweezey, former farm manager and managing partner of Darby Dan Farm, is no longer associated with the farm.
Grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz will begin his stallion career in 2009 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Grade II winner Saarland's first winner, Collegiate, won June 19 at Belmont Park in her first start.
It's difficult to characterize the rise to greatness for a horse like Tale of Ekati, who was born already virtually flawless, according to John Phillips, managing partner of Darby Dan near Lexington, where the colt was foaled.
Joan "Jody" Phillips, whose father started prominent Darby Dan Farm, died April 21 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
The first reported foal sired by multiple grade II winner Suave is a colt born Jan. 8 at Donna Wormser's farm in Ocala, Fla.
Howard Craig, who at one time ranked 11th among jockeys by wins, died Oct. 31.
Sun King, a millionaire and multiple grade II winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Darby Dan Farm has announced its 2008 stallion fees.
Behrens, a multiple grade I winner who earned $4.5 million, will stand at Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Farm near Vacaville, Calif.
Aldebaran, champion sprinter of 2003, was represented by his first winner May 17 when his son Ascot Hall won at Belmont Park in his initial start.
Regal Band, dam of 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos, died April 9 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
The first foal sired by English champion North Light was born Jan. 10 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Track-record setter and millionaire Suave, who will stand his first season at stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, will begin his new career for $17,500 live foal.
Darby Dan Farm announced that Aldebaran's fee has been reduced to $30,000 from $40,000.
Grade I winner Vicar, who stood all six seasons at stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, has been purchased by the Korean Racing Association for stallion duty.
Grade I winner Matty G will stand in 2007 at Ron and Nina Hagen's El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Wash.
Dawn's Curtsey, a grade I winner and stakes producer, died March 15 shortly after delivering an Honor Glide colt.
Davant Latham, the director of bloodstock for Darby Dan Farm, has left to open Davant Latham Bloodstock and Insurance. Latham had been at Darby Dan near Lexington for three years.
Grade I winner and Canadian champion Perfect Soul and grade II winner Saarland were represented by their first foals as stallions.
Meadowlake, the sire of 54 stakes winners including champion Meadow Star, died Nov. 5 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Proud Truth, who won the 1985 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Aqueduct for Darby Dan Farm owner John W. Galbreath, has died.
Darby Dan Farm plans to keep the fee for Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Aldebaran at $40,000. The 2006 season will be the third season for Aldebaran (Mr. Prospector--Chimes of Freedom, by Private Account) at the Lexington farm.
Prominent broodmare Turk O Witz, whose four stakes winners included grade I winners Queens Court Queen and Mr Purple, was euthanized June 14.
Fog City Stable partners Bill Bianco and David Shimmon are in the process of dissolving their partnership. The horses have been divided between the two partners with the exception of two -- Roman Ruler and Buzzards Bay. Roman Ruler is scheduled to start Monday in the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park while Buzzard's Bay will be sold at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in July.
Perfect Soul, a Canadian champion, has gotten his first mare in foal.
Darby Dan Farm announced the birth of the first foal by champion sprinter Aldebaran.
Canadian champion Perfect Soul has been retired to Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, Ky. and will enter stud in 2005 for a $15,000 fee.
Millionaires Golden Missile and Classic Cat as well as grade I winner Vicar were represented by their first winners the beginning of July.
- By Victor Ryan
Darby Dan Farm was left without power or telephone service Friday morning because of an overnight storm that ripped roofs off houses and damaged homes in Central Kentucky, but most Bluegrass horse farms appear to have emerged relatively unscathed.
Roy, a Florida-bred who reached leading sire status in Argentina and Chile, became the latest to sire 100 stakes winners.
Darby Dan Farm announced that champion producer Sonada and grade I winner Plenty of Grace are among the first mares in foal to Aldebaran.
Aldebaran, the leading contender for a sprint championship whose 122 Beyer Speed Figure is the second-highest of any runner this year, arrived for stallion duty the afternoon of Oct. 28 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington and will be housed in the same stall that once was home to Honor Grades, Sailor, Sword Dancer, and the great farm homebred Roberto.
Aldebaran, the leading contender for a sprint championship, will arrive Oct. 28 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Aldebaran, who figures to be the favorite for the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) in what will be his final start, will begin his stallion career for $50,000 live foal at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Kelley's Day, dam of millionaire and Japanese leading sire Brian's Time, was euthanized April 15
Wings of Grace, dam of champion Soaring Softly and grade I winner Plenty of Grace, died Feb. 12 from foaling complications at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington
Darby Dan Farm announced today the launch of the "Darby Dan Profit Protection" plan for its stallions that stand for less than $10,000.
Miscellaneous news from around the Thoroughbred industry
John Veitch and Calumet Farm have once again parted company. The trainer confirmed Feb. 7 that he has sent 14 newly-turned three-year-olds back to the farm from his New York base.
Star de Naskra, champion sprinter in 1979 and the sire of 43 stakes winners, was euthanized Sunday at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington due to the infirmities of old age. The 25-year-old was pensioned in March of this year.
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