On February 1, 2018, Chesapeake grad Klimt was featured in Bill Finley's "How Darby Dan Got Its Mojo Back" in the Thoroughbred Daily News. The story highlights the recent success and resurgence of the historic Darby Dan Farm, and contributes much of that success to owner John Phillips and the terrific roster of stallions.
On Klimt, Finley writes:
"Klimt (Quality Road), the winner of the 2016 GI Del Mar Futurity, is a good example of the type of race horse Phillips tries to find when bringing in a new stallion. He was a successful race horse with a top pedigree, but did not accomplish enough on the racetrack that he was highly sought after by Kentucky’s biggest breeding farms.
“Klimt has three qualities we all admired,” Phillips said. “Number one, he’s a very good looking horse. Number two, he had that Grade I-winning 2-year-old form. Number three, he’s got an up-and-coming sire line. I think Quality Road is going to prove to be a sire of sires. All those factors led our team to be very interested in him when he became available.”
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