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Darby Dan Farm

(859) 254-0424
(859) 281-6612
3225 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, KY 40510
United States
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Stallion Inquiries
(859) 621-6763
About Us: 

Darby Dan has a long and rich history of raising top Thoroughbreds, including the likes of six Kentucky Derby champions – Behave Yourself, Bubbling Over, Burgoo King, Chateaugay, Proud Clarion

& Brockers Tip. It is the only farm in the world to have bred, raised and campaigned a Kentucky Derby winner, an English Derby winner (Roberto), and a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner (Proud Truth).

John W. Galbreath, who named the farm now known as Darby Dan, was the first winner of the Outstanding Breeder Eclipse Award back in 1974, and the champion-producing tradition has continued

with many racing greats along the way.


Among the greatest contributing attributes is the farm’s tremendous ground, which is a ridge of land shared with Calumet that has produced many legendary Thoroughbreds that have helped shape

the industry. From Colonel E. R. Bradley to Mr. Galbreath, and now today with the Phillips family, Darby Dan has endured through the skill and experience of its horsemen and visionaries. “Darby

Dan has been around for 100 years, and we intend to be caring for Thoroughbreds for another 100 years,” owner John Phillips said.


Boarding is now available at Darby Dan for seasonal or year-round mares. If you have a mare you are intending to breed to a Darby Dan stallion in 2013, take advantage of maximizing fertility and

in-foal percentage by boarding your mare with us. Our top team of professionals conducts monthly foal evaluations, provides notes and updates, weighs and photographs both mare & foal, provides

24-hour night watch and a full foaling crew, among other services. “Board at Darby Dan alongside such champion mares as Oatsee and Winter Memories, and let our team help you become the next success

story at Darby Dan,” said general manager Robert Hammond.


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