Dromoland Farm

Two Gerry Dilger Scholarship Recipients Graduate from the Irish National Stud Course

Edited Release The Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation was set up two years ago by family and close friends in memory of Gerry Dilger. Gerry was a very successful breeder and pinhooker of many top horses, including consecutive GI Kentucky Derby winners Nyquist (Uncle Mo) and Always Dreaming (Bodemeister). More than his equine triumphs, Gerry was a mentor to so many young people through his Dromoland Farm, where he nurtured and assisted them as they commenced their careers in the bloodstock business. In recognition of this, the Foundation was established...

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Tom Fogarty Joins Darley's Kildangan Nominations Team

Tom Fogarty has been named a nomination administrator for Darley's Kildangan Stud, Darley announced on Tuesday. Fogarty, who began on July 1, studied Agricultural Science at University College Dublin and served stints at Dromoland Farm in the U.S. and at Mountarmstrong Stud in Ireland. He was most recently a stud groom at Godolphin's Ballysheehan Stud. "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to join this outstanding team," said Fogarty in a statement. "The current roster of Darley stallions, both here and at Dalham Hall, is very exciting and I am looking...

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Business is Booming at Norevale Farm

When Leo and Sarah Dooley announced last September that they would be starting their own boarding, quarantine and sales prep operation, they knew there would be a few factors working against them. First and foremost was the pandemic, at a time when the vaccine rollout was still months away. Plus, the couple was expecting to add a third member to their family at the end of the year. Even so, the Dooleys decided it was the right time to step out on their own, and Norevale Farm was born. "In...

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Honoring the Man Who Cracked The Derby Code

He's out there right now, hiding in plain sight. Very possibly running today; otherwise, last weekend or the next one. Yet even from the few animals retaining real credibility--by now perhaps no more than three or four dozen--not many of us would feel terribly confident about naming the 146th winner of the Kentucky Derby. So let's just take a moment to reflect again how extraordinary was the man who was able to sieve the 142nd and 143rd winners from crops of 11,000-12,000 (and that's just colts) foaled in North America...

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Gerry Dilger Passes Away

Breeder, consignor and Dromoland Farm owner Gerry Dilger passed away very early Wednesday morning. The 61-year-old had been hospitalized in the ICU since suffering from cardiac arrest Feb. 24, confirmed Dilger's longtime friend and business partner Mike Ryan. "We were best friends for over 40 years," Ryan said. "It is quite sudden and a big shock to us all. He was a very, very kind man and did so much for so many people. He would give you the shirt off his back. Gerry took tremendous personal pride in bringing...

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