Darby Dan Farm will utilize the Share The Upside concept for breeders in 2012 with its new stallion American Lion .
The Share The Upside concept was introduced as a program by Spendthrift Farm's B. Wayne Hughes in 2010 in an effort to give breeders a vested interest in a new stallion as a bonus for the breeders' support of that particular horse during its initial couple of books at stud. It allows breeders to earn a lifetime breeding right in the stallion by breeding one mare on a stands and nurses basis each of the stallion's first two years at stud, with no bills or obligations going forward.
“Darby Dan has always had incentive programs to help our breeders,” said John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan near Lexington. “The Share The Upside concept is an innovative one that will benefit our breeders, and is a new way of doing business. Bill Casner (of WinStar Farm) and I are both very excited to offer a quality stallion prospect such as American Lion for 2012, while utilizing the Share The Upside concept as an opportunity for our breeders.”
American Lion (Tiznow —Storm Tide, by Storm Cat) won the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III). His fee is $5,000.