Darley Doubles Bernardini's Fee to $150,000
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Bernardini

Bernardini  , who heads the second-crop sires’ list by progeny earnings this year, will stand in 2012 at Darley’s Jonabell Farm near Lexington for $150,000, double his 2011 fee of $75,000. Bernardini (A.P. Indy—Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) is represented this year by the earners of more than $5 million.

Darley, owned by Sheikh Mohammed, also has priced Street Cry at $150,000, the same fee that the 13-year-old stallion stood for in 2011. Street Cry (Machiavellian—Helen Street, by Troy) has sired 13 grade/group I winners, including this year’s unbeaten 2-year-old Lyric Of Light.

New stallion Lonhro, an 11-time group I winner and Australia’s reigning leading sire, will stand for a fee of $30,000. He will be joined by another newcomer, Dubai champion Regal Ransom  , winner of the Super Derby (gr. II) and the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group U.A.E. Derby (UAE-II). He will stand for $7,500. Another Darley newcomer, grade I winner Girolamo  , will stand at Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson, N.Y., for $15,000.

Charlie Boden, Darley’s head of sales said, “2012 is going to be an exciting year. Bernardini is a young horse we are so proud of, and he is proving to be truly world-class. Our other top stallions  Elusive Quality  , Medaglia d'Oro  , and Street Cry will be joined by Australia’s reigning champion sire Lonhro, who has been so well received since we announced him just last month. We can’t wait to show him to breeders in January. Of our four freshmen who have started so well, Hard Spun   deserves special mention. He’s leading the table by stakes winners, and we look forward to all of their 3-year-olds in 2012.”

Jonabell Farm
Stallion…..Fee
Bernardini  …,$150,000
Street Cry….$150,000
Medaglia d'Oro  ….$100,000
Elusive Quality  ….$50,000
Hard Spun  …$40,000
Street Sense  ….$40,000
Lonhro….$30,000
Any Given Saturday….$15,000
Quiet American….$15,000
Street Boss  ….$15,000
Discreet Cat  ….$12,500
Henny Hughes.....$12,500
Midshipman  ….$12,500
Rockport Harbor….$12,500
Desert Party  ….$10,000
Holy Bull….$10,000
Regal Ransom  ….$7,500

Sequel Stallions New York
Stallion….Fee

Girolamo  ….$15,000

Darley European Stallions

Dalham Hall
Dubawi £75,000
Exceed And Excel £22,500
New Approach £22,500
Poet's Voice £12,000
Authorized £10,000
Halling £10,000
Shirocco £7,000
Kheleyf £4,000

Kildangan Stud
Shamardal €50,000
Cape Cross €35,000
Teofilo €25,000
Raven's Pass €22,500
Iffraaj €10,000
Manduro €10,000
Vale Of York €5,000
Echo Of Light €3,000

Haras du Logis
King's Best €12,000
Slickly €7,000
Refuse To Bend €5,000
Alexandros €4,000
Country Reel €4,000
Creachadoir €3,000

The Royal Studs, Norfolk
Royal Applause £9,000

 


 

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