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Breeders Cup 2015

More Than A Memory: Winter Memories Could Restore a Legacy

When Winter Memories won the Grade 3 $150,000 Miss Grillo (G3) by 5 1/4 lengths on October 3 at Belmont Park, the powerful gray filly gave the impression she will be very hard to defeat this fall in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Turf.

At Darby Dan Farm, owner John Phillips and his staff felt more than just excitement at the prospects of the talented 2-year-old. A sense of deep satisfaction, accomplishment and continuity pervaded the Lexington farm, founded in 1906 as Idle Hour Stock Farm by the famed Col. Edward R. Bradley and purchased by Phillips’ grandfather, John W. Galbreath, in 1949.

Winter Memories descends from a female family that has produced top-class runners at Darby Dan for nearly 50 years, a line of genes that survived the tumultuous upheaval that shook the squirely world of American thoroughbred breeding and thrust it into the volatile high-stakes environment of commercial sales.

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