English champion miler and classic winner Mark of Esteem will be leased by Haras Fazenda Mondesir in Brazil from Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud Management for the 2005-06 breeding season. Mark of Esteem, a 12-year-old son of Darshaan out of the Ajdal mare Homage, has stood his entire career at Darley's Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England.
Mark of Esteem has sired a dozen stakes winners, including English mile classic winner Ameerat and French group winner Spring Oak, who placed in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). This year, a daughter, Uraib, is a North American graded stakes winner.