Bernardini, bred and owned by Darley, won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 20."Equally we are thrilled to be extending our relationship with Charlie Boden, who has previously worked with me on the Darley racing side," Bell said. "Charlie is knowledgeable and is well known throughout the industry, and I am sure Darley clients will enjoy dealing with him on a day-to-day basis."
As Darley's presence in the United States expands, so has their management team, according to a release issued June 1. Jimmy Bell, president of Darley USA is racing manager; Dan Pride is now chief operation officer; and Charlie Boden has been appointed to Pride's previous position as stallion nominations manager. Boden will begin his new duties Aug. 1."With anticipated growth in our stallion, racing, and farm activivities, we are positioning Darley to meet the goals set out by Sheikh Mohammed," said Bell in the release. "This new structure allows us to develop and grow in the years to come."Creating stallions for Darley continues to be a primary goal for our operations," Bell stated. "Dan's exceptional strategic and management skills are going to be put to good use making the most of the Bernardinis of the future."