Bernardini , who became the first freshman stallion in history to sire a grade I winner on dirt and a group I winner on turf, will stand in 2011 at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley near Lexington for $75,000. His 2010 fee was $60,000.
A champion 3-year-old male, Bernardini (A.P. Indy—Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American ) was represented Oct. 9 by Frizette Stakes (gr. I) winner A Z Warrior and Gran Criterium Milan (It-I) winner Biondetti. Bernardini is the sire of an additional graded winner and another group winner.
Darley’s two highest-priced stallions, Street Cry and Medaglia d'Oro , will stand for the same fee they stood for last breeding season. Street Cry will stand for $150,000, and Medaglia d’Oro will command $100,000.
Stallions whose fee have dropped are Elusive Quality ($50,000 from $75,000), Street Sense ($40,000 from $50,000), Hard Spun ($30,000 from $35,000), Any Given Saturday ($20,000 from $25,000), Street Boss ($17,500 from $20,000), Discreet Cat ($17,500 from $20,000), and Henny Hughes ($12,500 from $25,000).