Darley in America will hold a series of online stallion season auctions to Medaglia d'Oro , Hard Spun , and Lonhro for the 2013 breeding season.
Commencing Jan. 22, a total of nine seasons—three each to the aforementioned stallions—will sell via its website with Darley's standard live foal terms and no reserves.
"We are extremely excited about this new initiative," said Darley chief operating officer Olly Tait. "We have been able to make three additional seasons available to several of our fully subscribed stallions and offering the seasons online via an auction allows our clients guaranteed access at prices that will be determined by them.
"In addition, if our clients are the successful bidders in the online auction on a season to one of these three stallions and they already hold a 2013 contract to that same stallion, we will amend their existing contract should they buy it in the online auction for a lower price."
One season to each of the three stallions will be offered each week, for three consecutive weeks. Potential bidders can register via Darley's website or go directly to www.darleyamerica.com/bidforglory.
9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 – 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25
9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 – 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 – 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8
all times EST