BC Winner Vale of York Retired
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Vale of York defeated Champion Lookin At Lucky in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
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Vale of York, the 2009 Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, and French group winner Alexandros will enter stud in 2011 for Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley.

Three-year-old Vale of York (Invincible Spirit—Red Vale, by Halling) retired with three wins from seven starts and earnings of $1,224,215. He won the Juvenile over subsequent champion Lookin At Lucky   and was a stakes winner in England. He will stand at Kildangan Stud in Ireland. His fee is €5,000.

Five-year-old  Alexandros (Kingmambo--Arlette, by King of Kings) won or placed in 19 of 28 races earned $1,227,317. In addition to winning a French group event, he also was a group winner in the United Arab Emirates. His stakes-placings included a runner-up effort in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I).
Alexandros will stand at Haras du Logis in France. His fee is €4,000

Darley’s European roster also includes the sires of eight European group I winners. Those stallions include Dubawi, (fee £55,000), who has made one of the best starts at stud since 1971; Shamardal, (€50,000), the sire of four 2010 group I winners and the Northern Hemisphere’s leading second-crop sire by cumulative earnings; Iffraaj (€15,000), Europe’s leading first season sire of 2010; Cape Cross (€35,000), sire of 2010 group I-winning 3-year-old colt Behkabad; and King's Best(€15,000), sire of Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) hero Workforce and 2010 Tokyo Hushin-Japanese Derby (Jpn-I) winner Eishin Flash.

Sam Bullard, Darley’s director of stallions, said, “The Darley stallions have had a tremendous year. Our 2011 roster offers breeders outstanding quality and great value highlighted by the fact that we have reduced the fees of all of our unproven stallions by 25%.”

Kheleyf (£4,000) is the only stallion changing location in 2011. He will move from Kildangan Stud to Dalham Hall in England.

Darley stallion fees for 2011:

Dalham Hall Stud 
Dubawi £55,000
New Approach £22,500
Authorized £15,000
Exceed And Excel £12,000
Halling £10,000
Shirocco £10,000
Kheleyf£4,000
  
Kildangan Stud 
Shamardal €50,000
Cape Cross €35,000
Raven's Pass €22,500
Iffraaj €15,000
Manduro€15,000
Teofilo €15,000
Vale of York €5,000
Echo Of Light €3,000

Haras du Logis 
King's Best €15,000
Slickly €7,000
Librettist €6,000
Alexandros €4,000
Country Reel€4,000
Layman €4,000
Creachadoir €3,000

The Royal Studs 
Royal Applause£9,000

Terms: Oct 1, Special live foal 

 

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