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Darnley was by Scotland-Fionne, foaled in 1940 at Walnut Hall Farm in Kentucky. As a yearling he was sold for $2,400 to Aaron Williams of Corning, New York and placed in the stable of Walter Cox in Goshen. Upon the death of Cox, Darnley was sent to Harry Whitney. At the age of four, Darnley took his record of 1:59 3/4 in the Trotting Derby at Goshen. When Williams died in 1946, Darnley was willed to Whitney, who sold him to Walnut Hall Farm and was immediately placed at stud. He proved to be a wonderful sire, with such offspring as Lord Steward, Darn Safe, Tag Me and numerous others. Darnley died at Walnut Hall on February 2, 1960.
Walnut Hall Farm, Lexington, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1992 book, The Immortals