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General/Questions / Dark Demand Retires
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:35:42 am »
On January 3rd NCh. Dark Demand was retired. After a bout with colic, leading to surgery and after his recovery the vet suggested he be retired from stud. He now spends his days leisurely munching grass and watching the new foals.

I asked Shelbie if she would go a write up for me and it is below. Thank you Shelbie it is an awesome write up.

Dark Demand's retirement came suddenly in the new year, with just a single weanling expected in 2024. However, the daunting 17hh multi-millionaire leaves behind over 230 foals and a full crop expected this year. Bred by Final Furlong, he is the only song of Black Knight to enter stud and only one of two foals to carry on his dam's name. On the track, he debuted in the spring of his freshman year, breaking his maiden on his third attempt by an incomparable 102-3/4 lengths.  That summer he captured the G1 Futurity Stakes by another 23 lengths, and used the Ungr. Cowdin Stakes as a winning stepping stone (a race he took by 6 lengths) before making the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile a walkover with a 29 length victory. He hit the board in additional stakes races such as the G1 Hopeful, G1 Highland Bandit Breeders' Stakes, and the G2 Planet Hollywood Breeders' Stakes. When he ran his best he flew, and even when he wasn't winning by daylight he concluded his 2yo season with 3 wins from 15 outings, finishing off the board just once. He was named that year's Two Year Old Colt Champion.

The Triple Crown trail was his next target and he rattled off two immediate wins his sophomore year, including the G3 Holy Bull Stakes. He had two bad outings but bounced back to sweep the G1 Florida Derby by 15 lengths. In the Crown he finished 2nd in the G1 Kentucky Derby (a full 5 lengths ahead of the next horse) and took the G1 Preakness Stakes by nearly 5. He ran 2nd three times in a row that summer: in the G1 Travers Stakes, G2 Jim Dandy Stakes, and G2 Jerome Stakes. Like the year before, he returned to the Breeders' Cup winners circle with a 11 length victory in the G1 Dirt Mile. He finished the year with an easy victory in the G1 Spectacular Bid Breeders' Stakes, completing his stallion qualification and adding another $3.5 million to his earnings.

At four he captured the G1 Santa Anita Handicap in record-breaking fashion, and the G1 Woodward, with board hits in the G1 Pimlico Special, G1 Suburban Handicap, G1 Pacific Classic, and G2 San Fernando Breeders' Stakes. His third attempted in the Breeders' Cup, returning to the Dirt Mile, would be a third-place finish. He began to lose steam afterwards, with his final three starts that year and his single start at five being unplaced. In all, he won 14 of 47 starts, earnings over $6.4 million, and hit the board 77% of the time. He race exclusively on dirt, winning at sprints, classic distances, and endurance alike while retiring completely sound.

At stud there was much expectation but he was slow to start. In all, he has sired 88 winners from 152 starts (58% winners), and 15 SW's with 9 being MSW's and another 5 millionaires. At this time he has no sons at stud, but his son, GCh. Dark Debate, has five of his seven needed stakes wins at just five years of age this year. Some of Dark Demand's offspring include GCh. Dark Debate (2022 Older Horse of the Year; G1 Breeders' Cup Classic, G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, G1 Florida Derby), GCh. Susurro (G3 Flash Stakes, 2nd G1 Blue Diamond Stakes, G1 Japan Cup), Ch. Dark Keeper (G1 Santa Anita Oaks, G1 Donn Handicap, G1 Test Stakes), Ch. London Gala (G1 Highland Sorceress Breeders' Stakes), Ch. Good Hillside (G1 Vosburgh Stakes), and Ch. Holiday Road (G1 Santa Anita Derby).

Several of Dark Demand's daughters are broodmares, and it will be interesting to see how he performs as a damsire. For now, we tip our hat to the dirt speed demon and wish him the best and happiest of retirements.

Shelbie

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Foaling Barn / Desert Wind's 2023 Foal Crop
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:17:09 pm »
Olympian
NCh. Ancient Magic x Ch. Devil's Test (B) - Created
8.1h black filly

Nimbrethil
NCh. AndLikeThatHesGone (B) x Ch. Final Point (B) - Point Given (S)
7.3h dark bay filly

Full sister to Sixth Extinction (2020)

Almost Paradise
ICh. Belanso (S) x Katana - ICh. Unabridged
9.0h flea-bitten grey filly

Lady Of Light
Bernardini (B) x Worth Every Cent (B) - What's It Worth (S)
9.2h dark bay filly

1/2 sister to Typeface

4 Fillies

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Foaling Barn / Desert Wind's Foals
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:33:25 pm »
Finally after spending nights sleeping in the barn we have our first foals both a couple days overdue

Jan 3rd

Painted Sky
NCh. Painted Raven x Ch. Devil's Test (B) - Created
Bred by Denoux Stud

8.1h blue roan colt

The One
GCh. One Lucky Soul (B) x Noholme - NCh. I'm A Classic (B)
8.0h strawberry roan filly

1 Colt | 1 Filly

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Stallion Advertising / Desert Wind's 2022 Stallions
« on: December 28, 2017, 04:31:45 pm »
NCh. Dark Demand
2009 - Chestnut - 17.0h
(Black Knight (S/G) Chef-de-Race (I) x In Demand (G) (High Demand (S/S) x Cygnet (B))
Multiple Stakes Winner - Multiple Stakes Placed - Multi-Millionare
Ranked: Bronze
2021 SF: $10,000 Live Foal Gaurantee Nominated to Breeders' Cup

Grade 1:
Wins:
2011 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Del Mar Futurity; 2012 - Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Florida Derby, Preakness Stakes; 2013 - Spectacular Bid Breeders' Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, Woodward Stakes
Placed:
2012 - Kentucky Derby, Travers Stakes; 2013 - Pacific Classic, Suburban Handicap
Showed:
2011 - Highland Bandit Breeders' Stakes, Hopeful Stakes; 2013 - Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Pimlico Special

Grade 2:
Placed:
2011 - Planet Hollywood Breeders' Stakes; 2012 - Jerome Stakes, Jim Dandy Stakes
Showed:
2013 - San Fernado Breeders' Cup

Grade 3:
Wins:
2012 - Holy Bull Stakes
Placed:
2012 - Cross Roads Breeders' Stakes

Quick Stats:
Major bloodlines: Black Knight
Lifetime Record - 47(38) - 14(10) - 11(8) - 5(5) - 6(5)
Total Earnings - $6,470,150
2011 Eclipse 2 Year Old Colt
Speed Record  9.9 furlongs on dirt
Won at Distance from 5.0f to 11.0f

NCh. Dark Demand offers very rare bloodlines in FF. The Only son of Black Knight (S/G) Chef-de-Race (I) to qualify for stud duty and his dam Gold Ranked In Demand a daughter of High Demand (S/S) and out of Cygnet (B) who produced the Gold ranked mares Black Swan and Into The Myst.  He should be an excellent out cross for daughters of What's it Worth, Highland Rouge, Cross Roads and Planet Hollywood, just to name a few.

Reservation:
Feb 1A
Feb 1B   
Feb 2A -
Feb 2B
Mar 1A
Mar 1B -
Mar 2A
Mar 2B
Mar 3A   
Mar 3B   
Apr 1A   
Apr 1B
Apr 2A
Apr 2B   
May 1A
May 1B
May 2A
May 2B   
Jun 1A   
Jun 1B
Jun 2A
Jun 2B   
Jul 1A
Jul 1B
Jul 2A   
Jul 2B   
Aug 1A
Aug 1B
Aug 2A   
Aug 2B

We have repurchased!
ICh. Gunningdownromance
2007 Chestnut Stallion, Multiple stakes winner, Multi-millionaire
What's It Worth (P) x Seek For Love (P) - Created

GDR won almost $11 million on the track, with stakes wins on dirt and turf to his credit. He won such races as the Futurity Stakes, Champagne Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, Florida Derby, and the Breeders' Cup Classic (twice). His foals began racing in 2013.

Quick Stats:
Major bloodlines: What's It Worth
Breed Ranking: Silver (4.1)
Winners from Racers: 51%
Stakes winners from Racers: 23% (10% MSW)
Average Foal Earnings: $168,329
Major winners: Aficionado, Killer Queen, Gunningdownlove, Ghost Hunter, Glorious Romance, Result of Romance, Pistolwhip
Stud Fee: $15,000

Reservation:
Feb 1A
Feb 1B   
Feb 2A
Feb 2B
Mar 1A
Mar 1B
Mar 2A
Mar 2B
Mar 3A
Mar 3B
Apr 1A
Apr 1B   
Apr 2A   
Apr 2B   
May 1A
May 1B
May 2A
May 2B   
Jun 1A   
Jun 1B
Jun 2A -
Jun 2B
Jul 1A
Jul 1B
Jul 2A   
Jul 2B   
Aug 1A
Aug 1B
Aug 2A   
Aug 2B

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Foaling Barn / 2021 Desert Wind Foals
« on: January 05, 2017, 07:41:59 pm »
I'm running behind We had one foal born on the first with 13 others coming this year. So let me introduce:

Painted Highland
Black - Filly - 8.3h
S: NCh. Painted Raven (Slew O"Scots (S/S) Chef-de-Race (B))
D: Stand Back (Highland Pride (S/S) Chef-de-Race (I))

1 Fillies
0 Colts
13 left to foal

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Stallion Advertising / Desert Wind Farm Stallions for 2021
« on: November 22, 2016, 10:14:35 pm »
We have purchased the following stallion from Battle Hill we are excited to have him.

NCh. Dark Demand
2009 - Chestnut - 17.0h
(Black Knight (S/G) Chef-de-Race (I) x In Demand (G) (High Demand (S/S) x Cygnet (B))
Multiple Stakes Winner - Multiple Stakes Placed - Multi-Millionare
Ranked: Bronze
2021 SF: $10,000 Live Foal Gaurantee Nominated to Breeders' Cup

Grade 1:
Wins:
2011 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Del Mar Futurity; 2012 - Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Florida Derby, Preakness Stakes; 2013 - Spectacular Bid Breeders' Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, Woodward Stakes
Placed:
2012 - Kentucky Derby, Travers Stakes; 2013 - Pacific Classic, Suburban Handicap
Showed:
2011 - Highland Bandit Breeders' Stakes, Hopeful Stakes; 2013 - Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Pimlico Special

Grade 2:
Placed:
2011 - Planet Hollywood Breeders' Stakes; 2012 - Jerome Stakes, Jim Dandy Stakes
Showed:
2013 - San Fernado Breeders' Cup

Grade 3:
Wins:
2012 - Holy Bull Stakes
Placed:
2012 - Cross Roads Breeders' Stakes

Quick Stats:
Major bloodlines: Black Knight
Lifetime Record - 47(38) - 14(10) - 11(8) - 5(5) - 6(5)
Total Earnings - $6,470,150
2011 Eclipse 2 Year Old Colt
Speed Record  9.9 furlongs on dirt
Won at Distance from 5.0f to 11.0f

NCh. Dark Demand offers very rare bloodlines in FF. The Only son of Black Knight (S/G) Chef-de-Race (I) to qualify for stud duty and his dam Gold Ranked In Demand a daughter of High Demand (S/S) and out of Cygnet (B) who produced the Gold ranked mares Black Swan and Into The Myst.  He should be an excellent out cross for daughters of What's it Worth, Highland Rouge, Cross Roads and Planet Hollywood, just to name a few.

Reservation:
Feb 1A
Feb 1B   
Feb 2A - Romancethedevil (Windward Farm)
Feb 2B
Mar 1A
Mar 1B - Celtic Fox (Stillwater)
Mar 2A
Mar 2B
Mar 3A   
Mar 3B   
Apr 1A   
Apr 1B - TakeMeToThe Moon (Stillwater)
Apr 2A - Mountain Squall (Windward Farm)
Apr 2B   
May 1A
May 1B
May 2A
May 2B   
Jun 1A   
Jun 1B
Jun 2A
Jun 2B   
Jul 1A
Jul 1B
Jul 2A   
Jul 2B   
Aug 1A
Aug 1B
Aug 2A   
Aug 2B

We have leased for the 2021 breeding season:
ICh. Gunningdownromance
2007 Chestnut Stallion, Multiple stakes winner, Multi-millionaire
What's It Worth (P) x Seek For Love (P) - Created

GDR won almost $11 million on the track, with stakes wins on dirt and turf to his credit. He won such races as the Futurity Stakes, Champagne Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, Florida Derby, and the Breeders' Cup Classic (twice). His foals began racing in 2013.

Quick Stats:
Major bloodlines: What's It Worth
Breed Ranking: Silver (4.1)
Winners from Racers: 51%
Stakes winners from Racers: 23% (10% MSW)
Average Foal Earnings: $168,329
Major winners: Aficionado, Killer Queen, Gunningdownlove, Ghost Hunter, Glorious Romance, Result of Romance, Pistolwhip
Stud Fee: $15,000

Reservation:
Feb 1A
Feb 1B   
Feb 2A
Feb 2B - Seeking Stardom (Windward Farm)
Mar 1A - Sable Princess (Stillwater)
Mar 1B
Mar 2A
Mar 2B
Mar 3A - Singyourheartout (Windward Farm)
Mar 3B -  Arrogance (Windward Farm)
Apr 1A - SpectacularDiamond (Stillwater)
Apr 1B   
Apr 2A   
Apr 2B   
May 1A
May 1B
May 2A
May 2B   
Jun 1A   
Jun 1B
Jun 2A -
Jun 2B - Quite A Lady (Windward Farm)
Jul 1A
Jul 1B
Jul 2A   
Jul 2B   
Aug 1A
Aug 1B
Aug 2A   
Aug 2B

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Anything Goes / It's a girl!
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:29:26 pm »
Just wanted to let you know that Dawn gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. At 12:34 am on the 9th of November. She's 5lbs 9 ounces 18.5 she's small and perfect. Her name is Danielle Lynn McEwen. I will have photos as soon as the new baby comes home. Her big brother is excited to see his new baby sister. Davy (He's a jr, lol) he will be 3yo on the 22nd of this month.

Her dad got off work and was there for the birth. the whole family is now resting and waiting to go back and see Mom and Baby. I'm a grandma again!

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