06/14/2005 11:00PM

Consolidator sold to Darley


Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum's Darley organization has privately purchased Consolidator, a Grade 1 winner, from Bob and Beverly Lewis, and will stand him at its Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., beginning in 2006.

The farm expects to set a fee in the fall.

Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, the 3-year-old colt, a son of Storm Cat, was considered a Kentucky Derby hopeful after winning the 2004 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland and the 2005 San Felipe at Santa Anita. After a fifth-place finish in the Blue Grass Stakes, though, he left the Triple Crown trail after fracturing a sesamoid, an injury that prompted his retirement. Consolidator left the track with $661,760 in earnings, and a 3-1-1 record from 10 starts.

The Lewises paid $1,250,000 for Consolidator at the 2003 Keeneland September yearling sale. He is a son of the French-bred Group 3 winner Good Example.