11/12/2012 5:41PM

Jersey Town headed to Darby Dan after Cigar Mile start


Top miler Jersey Town will retire after his planned start in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct on Nov. 24 and will stand at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky. A 6-year-old son of Speightstown, he will stand for a fee of $10,000 when the foal stands and nurses and will also participate in Darby Dan's "Share the Upside" program, which grants a lifetime breeding right to the stallion for an additional fee.

A Charles Fipke homebred, Jersey Town has 6 wins, 8 seconds, and 3 thirds in 21 career starts and $819,668 in earnings. Trained by Barclay Tagg, Jersey Town won the 2010 Cigar Mile and captured the 2012 Kelso Handicap over classic winner Shackleford, who also will begin his stud career at Darby Dan in 2013.

"Jersey Town is an extremely fast and high-class miler by one of the hottest stallions around in Speightstown," said Darby Dan Farm owner John Phillips. "It's pretty incredible how he's been able to maintain his soundness and form at the highest level of racing, which is a tribute to Chuck Fipke's program. We've been proud to stand Grade 1 winners Perfect Soul and Tale of Ekati for Chuck, and we're excited about the opportunity to stand Jersey Town in 2013."

Jersey Town is out of multiple Grade 1 winner Jersey Girl, by Belong to Me.