Ticker
  •  Better Lucky rolls late in the Shine Again!Posted 1 day ago
  •  Fashion Alert outduels Take Charge Brandi in the Schuylerville!Posted 4 days ago
  •  Enterprising flies late to win the Oceanside!Posted 5 days ago
  •  Belle Gallantey shocks Princess of Sylmar in the Delaware Handicap!Posted 10 days ago
  •  Finnegans Wake defeats Admiral Kitten by an eyelash in the Arlington 'Cap!Posted 10 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $167,021 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 12 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $42,460 when racing resumes Thursday at Los Alamitos.Posted 13 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 14 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 14 days ago
  • Clearly Now breaks the 7f track record at Belmont - 1:19.96.Posted 17 days ago

All American Arrives at Darby Dan

A grandson of Roberto was to arrive for stud duty from Australia Dec. 23 at Darby Dan Farm, the place where the 1971-1972 European champion and leading sire was bred, raised, and stood his entire stud career. Hoping to continue extending Roberto’s legacy is All American  , an Australian-bred group I winner who will be entering stud in the Northern Hemisphere for the first time in 2011.

The big brown stallion promises to deliver precocious speed that is adaptable to any racing surface, according to John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm. All American is by Red Ransom out of the Strawberry Road mare Milva, who is a half sister to multiple grade I stakes winner Rock Hard Ten  .

“All American raced exclusively on turf, but the horses in his family, like most Robertos, had the ability to perform on all surfaces,” Phillips said. “In this age, I think that makes him particularly appealing. He is a large but not coarse grandson of Roberto. He is an extremely attractive stallion who will sell a lot of seasons just on his looks alone.”

All American set a track record at Flemington in the 2009 one-mile group I Emirates Stakes, in which he set a course record of 1:33.98. He also won two stakes at 2 including the Bluezone Skyline Stakes (Aus-III) and placed at 3 in the Badjar Ogilvy Bill Stutt Moonee Valley Stakes (Aus-II) and the Coolmore Stud Ascot Vale S. (Aus-I). He entered stud in 2010 in Australia at John Messara’s Arrowfield Stud, where he stood for Aus$16,500.



Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories