Our Story Sales All-Stars Services Photos
  • 2 01
  • 2 02
  • 2 06
  • 2 05
  • 2 03
  • 3 01
  • 2 04
KETTLE WON created quite a stir in his 2-year-old debut during the 1998 Saratoga meet as the Todd Pletcher-trainee blew away the opposition with a ten and a half-length romp in maiden special company. He has since competed successfully on dirt and turf, going short and long, and fiinished second in the Fort Lauderdale Handicap-G3 over Gulfstream Park's turf course in March of 2000. A half-brother to the durable allowance horse GLIDE HOME, KETTLE WON is out of championSAFELY KEPT's half-sister SAFE AT THE PLATE, a stakes-placed winner of $114,923.
Ch.c. 1996, Colonial Affair–Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus. Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm. Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. Purchased by Anstu Stables for $370,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Currently standing stud in New York.

KETTLE WON created quite a stir in his 2-year-old debut during the 1998 Saratoga meet as the Todd Pletcher-trainee blew away the opposition with a 10 1/2-length romp in maiden special company. He went on to compete successfully on dirt and turf, going short and long, and finished second in the Fort Lauderdale H.-G3 over Gulfstream Park's turf course.

A half-brother to multiple stakes-placed Cognac Kisses as well as the durable allowance horse GLIDE HOME, an earner of $365,683, KETTLE WON is out of Hall of Famer and Eclipse Award champion SAFELY KEPT's half-sister Safe At the Plate, a stakes-placed winner of $114,923. 

KETTLE WON entered stud in New York. From three small crops, he is the sire of $205,692-earner Doodlin and $147,938-earner Celtic Kettle. 

Ch.c., 1996, Colonial Affair—Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus
Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm
Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale
Purchased by Anstu Stables for $370,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

KETTLE WON created quite a stir in his 2-year-old debut during the 1998 Saratoga meet as the Todd Pletcher-trainee blew away the opposition with a ten and a half-length romp in maiden special company. He has since competed successfully on dirt and turf, going short and long, and fiinished second in the Fort Lauderdale Handicap-G3 over Gulfstream Park's turf course in March of 2000. A half-brother to the durable allowance horse GLIDE HOME, KETTLE WON is out of championSAFELY KEPT's half-sister SAFE AT THE PLATE, a stakes-placed winner of $114,923.
Ch.c. 1996, Colonial Affair–Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus. Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm. Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. Purchased by Anstu Stables for $370,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Currently standing stud in New York.

Living up to his name, GOLDMINER'S DREAM earned more than 40 times his purchase price by capturing four stakes and placing in nine others during his eight-year career to earn $511,260.

The usual career-ending fractures, knee chips and a bowed tendon didn't stop GOLDMINER'S DREAM from coming back at the age of nine to place in stakes company. Excelling at shorter distances, the chestnut horse set a track record at Pimlico, getting five furlongs in :56 4/5, won the six-furlong Housebuster H. in 1:09 3/5, and was three times graded stakes-placed. Overall, he started 54 times and finished in the top three in 34. 

Ch.g., 1989, Crafty Prospector—Twelve Tribes, by Fifth Marine
Bred by Davidson and Hoffberger
Purchased by Marshall Silverman and Dark Hollow Farm for $12,000
Raced by Dark Hollow Farm Racing Partnership.

KETTLE WON created quite a stir in his 2-year-old debut during the 1998 Saratoga meet as the Todd Pletcher-trainee blew away the opposition with a ten and a half-length romp in maiden special company. He has since competed successfully on dirt and turf, going short and long, and fiinished second in the Fort Lauderdale Handicap-G3 over Gulfstream Park's turf course in March of 2000. A half-brother to the durable allowance horse GLIDE HOME, KETTLE WON is out of championSAFELY KEPT's half-sister SAFE AT THE PLATE, a stakes-placed winner of $114,923.
Ch.c. 1996, Colonial Affair–Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus. Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm. Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. Purchased by Anstu Stables for $370,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Currently standing stud in New York.

 

ARISTOTLE had a busy 3-year-old campaign in 1999, making 14 starts in the tough sprint division, with half his starts against older horses. While based on the East Coast, he captured the Maryland Million Sprint, was second in both the Fall Highweight H.-G2 (to Richter Scale) and Sport Page H.-G3 and, after a wide trip, placed third in the Gallant Bob H. 

ARISTOTLE started out the year on the West Coast with two eye catching performances, topped by his battle with the nation's leading 3-year-old Exploit in the San Vicente S.-G2, missing by only a neck. His previous outing saw him finish second to Cape Canaveral in the San Miguel S. ARISTOTLE earned $273,991, with five wins and eight placings.

Gr./ro.c., 1996, Two Punch—Slick Turn Baby, by Northern Baby
Bred by Anita Hirsch. Foaled and raised at Dark Hollow Farm
Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $12,500  as a weanling at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale
Purchased by Ernie Paragallo's Paraneck Stable for $170,000–the second-highest price–at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale

Currently standing stud in Illinois.

KETTLE WON created quite a stir in his 2-year-old debut during the 1998 Saratoga meet as the Todd Pletcher-trainee blew away the opposition with a ten and a half-length romp in maiden special company. He has since competed successfully on dirt and turf, going short and long, and fiinished second in the Fort Lauderdale Handicap-G3 over Gulfstream Park's turf course in March of 2000. A half-brother to the durable allowance horse GLIDE HOME, KETTLE WON is out of championSAFELY KEPT's half-sister SAFE AT THE PLATE, a stakes-placed winner of $114,923.
Ch.c. 1996, Colonial Affair–Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus. Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm. Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. Purchased by Anstu Stables for $370,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Currently standing stud in New York.

Never off the board in his first five juvenile starts for owner Michael Tabor, DRUMCLIFF shipped to California from his New York base for his stakes debut and ran a solid third in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship S.-G3 to future champion Squirtle Squirt. Returned to Wayne Lukas's New York division, DRUMCLIFF produced another game effort less than two weeks later, winning in allowance company at Saratoga over a muddy track.

DRUMCLIFF would go on to win nine times, place in 13 other starts and earn $116,406 during his career.

B.c., 1998, Polish Numbers—Queen Crab, by Spend a Buck
Bred by Williams L.S. Landes III. Foaled and raised at Dark Hollow Farm
Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale
Resold for $300,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

KETTLE WON created quite a stir in his 2-year-old debut during the 1998 Saratoga meet as the Todd Pletcher-trainee blew away the opposition with a ten and a half-length romp in maiden special company. He has since competed successfully on dirt and turf, going short and long, and fiinished second in the Fort Lauderdale Handicap-G3 over Gulfstream Park's turf course in March of 2000. A half-brother to the durable allowance horse GLIDE HOME, KETTLE WON is out of championSAFELY KEPT's half-sister SAFE AT THE PLATE, a stakes-placed winner of $114,923.
Ch.c. 1996, Colonial Affair–Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus. Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm. Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. Purchased by Anstu Stables for $370,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Currently standing stud in New York.

Six times in his 4 and 5-year-old seasons, from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, COGNAC KISSES hit the board in stakes events, including the final start of his career, the Gr. 3 Maryland Sprint H. on Preakness Day at Pimlico in 2008. That race epitomized COGNAC KISSES's career—the tough competitor just missed in a three-horse photo finish in which the final time (1:09 2/5) was just two-fifths of a second off the 18-year-old track record. In six starts during his 5-year-old season, he was never off the board, with a win and four stakes-placings. For his career, COGNAC KISSES earned $178,094 from 28 starts (5 wins, 5 seconds and 6 thirds).

A half-brother to graded stakes-placed KETTLE WON and the durable allowance horse and $365,683-earner GLIDE HOME, COGNAC KISSES is one of nine winners out of champion SAFELY KEPT's half-sister SAFE AT THE PLATE, a multiple stakes-placed winner of $114,923.

COGNAC KISSES 
B.c., 2003, Dixie Union—Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus 
Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm
Purchased by Timothy Schneider for $125,000 at the Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

 

KETTLE WON created quite a stir in his 2-year-old debut during the 1998 Saratoga meet as the Todd Pletcher-trainee blew away the opposition with a ten and a half-length romp in maiden special company. He has since competed successfully on dirt and turf, going short and long, and fiinished second in the Fort Lauderdale Handicap-G3 over Gulfstream Park's turf course in March of 2000. A half-brother to the durable allowance horse GLIDE HOME, KETTLE WON is out of championSAFELY KEPT's half-sister SAFE AT THE PLATE, a stakes-placed winner of $114,923.
Ch.c. 1996, Colonial Affair–Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus. Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm. Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. Purchased by Anstu Stables for $370,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Currently standing stud in New York.

Race Record:
3rd- Continental Mile S. (T) at Monmouth Park

WORK FOR A CURE
Chestnut Colt 2007, Oratory-Delta Danielle, by Lord Avie 
Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm. Purchased by John Salzman for $8,000 at the
Fasig-Tipton Eastern Fall Yearling Sale in 2008