Darley Stud Fees: Medaglia d'Oro to $100,000

Darley Stud Fees: Medaglia d'Oro to $100,000
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Medaglia d'Oro will have a 2010 fee of $100,000.

Citing the economic situation facing the breeding and sales industries in North America and Europe, Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation announced Oct. 28 that fees for 37 of its 40 stallions on those two continents would remain unchanged or decrease for 2010.

The exceptions are hot U.S. sire Medaglia d'Oro  , who was acquired by Darley earlier this year from Stonewall Stallions and will have a 2010 fee of $100,000 (up from $60,000), and Dalham Hall (Europe) stallions Dubawi (from £15,000 to £20,000) and Halling (from £8,000 to £10,000).

"There is no doubt that the yearling market throughout the Northern Hemisphere in 2009 has been extremely selective,” said John Ferguson, Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock advisor, in a statement. “Breeders therefore have to be very conscious of the cost of production at every level of the yearling market. Due to reasons both within and outside of the racing industry there is a shortage of people wishing to invest in race horses at the present time and although we should be cautiously optimistic for the future, Sheikh Mohammed believes that Darley’s stud fees must remain exceptional value in order that breeders may continue to operate successfully in these difficult times.”

Darley's stallion fees, 2010
 
   
Darley America
 
$150,000
$100,000
$75,000
$60,000
$50,000
$35,000
$25,000
Henny Hughes
$25,000
$20,000
$20,000
Quiet American
$15,000
Rockport Harbor
$12,500
$10,000
Holy Bull
$10,000
Consolidator
$7,500
$7,500

Terms: Stands and nurses
 
 
 
Darley Europe
 
Dalham Hall Stud
 
New Approach
£30,000
Authorized
£20,000
Dubawi
£20,000
Singspiel
£15,000
Exceed And Excel
£12,000
Halling
£10,000
Shirocco
£10,000
Tiger Hill
£8,000
Byron
£4,000
 
 
Kildangan Stud
 
Cape Cross
€ 35,000
Raven's Pass
€ 30,000
Manduro
€ 20,000
Shamardal
€ 20,000
Teofilo
€ 20,000
Kheleyf
€ 8,000
Iffraaj
€ 6,000
Echo Of Light
€ 4,000
 
 
Haras du Logis
 
King's Best
€ 15,000
Librettist
€ 7,000
Slickly
€ 7,000
Sulamani
€ 5,000
NEW Creachadoir
€ 4,500
Country Reel
€ 4,500
Layman
€ 4,500

Terms: Oct 1, Special live foal
 

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