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Darby Dan Stallions Join TrueNicks

TrueNicks is pleased to welcome the stallions of Darby Dan Farm. From its beginnings as Colonel E. R. Bradley’s Idle Hour a century ago, John Galbreath developed Darby Dan into one of the most successful Kentucky breeding operations. The historic pillars of Darby Dan include the imported Ribot, homebred Roberto, and a distinguished band of broodmares. Today, Galbreath’s grandson, John Phillips, continues the tradition at the now-commercial stud farm.

Sun King (TrueNicks,SRO) is the best son of Charismatic, the 1999 winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Preakness (gr. I), and Horse of the Year. A classy and durable racehorse, Sun King won or placed in 14 graded events, including the Champagne, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Haskell, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Met Mile, Whitney, and Woodward (all gr. I). His first foals are 2-year-olds of 2011, and he is already represented by five winners, including Arlington maiden special weight winner Guava Girl and stakes-placed Sun Country.

Run Away and Hide (TrueNicks,SRO) was an impressive juvenile, going 3-for-3 before injury cut short his racing career. The son of City Zip won the Kentucky Stakes (gr. III) at 5 furlongs and Saratoga Special (gr. II) at 6 ½. His first foals are yearlings of 2011, and his sales horses already include a $35,000 filly at Fasig-Tipton July.

Grade II winner Magna Graduate (TrueNicks,SRO) also has first crop yearlings, and sired a $40,000 colt that was purchased by Ken McPeek at Fasig-Tipton July. Magna Graduate is by Honor Grades (Danzig half brother to A.P. Indy and Summer Squall) and won eight stakes races, including the Clark Handicap (gr. II). Magna Graduated won or placed in stakes from age 2 to 6, and his 16 wins or places in graded events include the Dubai World Cup and Stephen Foster (gr. I).

Darby Dan also stands the exciting shuttle stallion All American (AUS) (TrueNicks,SRO), a group I-winning son of Red Ransom from the family of Rock Hard Ten and Kentucky Derby winner Gato Del Sol. He is a half brother to group II winner More Strawberries. All American stood his first season in Kentucky in 2011.

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I met Jeffrey Matthew's when I went to work at Carroll's Foods in 1991.  All of his family (which I still cdnisoer myself part of) at Carroll's Foods admired Jeffrey for the good person he was.  He treated all of us with the greatest of respect and we were able to watch him grow professionally in the horse industry.  I recently read an article about Jeffrey's earlier days and was impressed with his jorney to learn as much as he could before starting his own business.  It has certainly paid off.  As I also have a love for horses, I admire what Jeffrey has accomplished and it is an honor to know him. I wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.Suzanne Lutwiller Jackson

Karina 22 Apr 2012 7:24 AM

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