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Darby Racing Expands Into Pinhooking

Thursday, 9th July 2020

The day’s second-top lot was a So You Think x Feirin colt (lot 204), which Darby Racing Pinhook purchased online from Olly Tait’s Twin Hills Stud for $150,000. It was one of 31 lots bought online today, or 24% of the overall sales. The colt was the first weanling purchase for Darby’ new business arm, which is expanding to include pinhooking. “2020 for Darby Racing is about expansion,’’ Scott Darby said. “We’re expanding the business from syndication to also include pinhooking – yearlings into 2YOs and weanlings into yearlings. We’re looking for quality horses that we think will sell well at the major sales next year.” Darby noted, “We’re looking to use our knowledge and success we’ve had with yearlings that have turned into early-running 2YOs and using that same formula for the pinhooking side of things. This colt was one of the best looking, if not the best-looking horse at Riverside, and we saw most of the weanlings there. He’s well built, well made, the cross is phenomenal, we just thought he was the best moving colt of the entire sale for us.’’

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