Darley Australia said Sept. 5 that major international stallion Street Cry is suffering from lameness and is not covering mares as scheduled for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season that began Sept. 1.
Noverre, an English champion who ran in two Breeders' Cup events, died in India, where he was standing at stud,
Lonhro, Australia's 2010-11 leading sire, will shuttle to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley at Jonabell near Lexington for the 2012 breeding season.
Olly Tait, the chief operating officer of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley America, will relocate to Newmarket, England, this summer.
Quest for Fame, an Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner and prominent Australian sire, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Australia.
Street Cry to stand at Darley Australia for $137,500, which is 25% higher than his 2009 stud fee of $110,000.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation announced that Medaglia d'Oro, the sire of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, will shuttle to Australia for the 2010 Southern Hemisphere breeding season
The team from Darley Australia purchased the most expensive horse June 5 during the second session of the Magic Millions broodmare sale on Australia's Gold Coast. John Sunderland signed the Aust$500,000 (approximately $400,905 in U.S. funds) sale ticket for Belcentra, a stakes-winning Bel Esprit mare that is in foal to Exceed and Excel.
Darley Australia has announced the stud fees of its 27 stallions for the 2009 breeding season.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley will relocate nearly all of its Australian stallion roster to the operation's purpose-built stallion farms near Aberdeen, New South Wales, and Seymour, Victoria, for the 2009 Southern Hemisphere season.
Darley has renewed its sponsorship of the $1,005,000 Darley Australian Cup (Aust-I) for another three years, it was announced Sept. 16.
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy will ride for Darley in Australia.
American combo of Bernardini, Elusive Quality, Hard Spun, Any Given Saturday, Consolidator, and Henny Hughes to shuttle to Darley Australia.
- By Ric Chapman
Darley Australia has spent nearly a half-billion Australian dollars (U.S $415 million) to purchase the Ingham brothers' impressive Woodlands Stud operation.
A new record price for a yearling sold in Melbourne was set March 4 when Darley Australia paid Aus$750,000 for a smashing bay colt by Exceed And Excel out of Lowland Stakes (Aus-III) winner Gentle Call. The sale eclipses the previous best of Aus$600,000 for the Inglis Premier sale.
Darley's two gun stallions in Australia, Elusive Quality and Bernardini, have earned spots in the limelight following the announcement of their respective Southern Hemisphere service fees.
The record price for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Australia was shattered today when dual group I winning Virage de Fortune (by Anabaa) was purchased by Darley Australia for AUS$3.4 million (about US$2,835,260) at the The 2007 William Inglis & Son Select Australian Broodmare Sale.
Eclipse Award winner Bernardini, who has settled into his new role as a stallion at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington, will shuttle to Darley Australia.
The competition between Darley Stud organization and Irish-based Coolmore has become the defining element in Thoroughbred breeding, one that opens up opportunities for smaller breeders, delegates to the 31st Asian Racing Conference were told Jan. 25 in Dubai.
Competition among top Thoroughbred breeders around the globe has increased opportunities for smaller breeders, a farm owner told delegates at the Asian Racing Conference.
Major winners Consolidator and Dubawi will be sent to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Australia following their first Northern Hemisphere engagements.
European champion Shamardal, who currently is spending his first season at stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Australia near Aberdeen, will begin his Northern Hemisphere career in 2006 at the Sheikh's Kildangan Stud in Ireland.
Godolphin's champion Shamardal will begin his stallion career at Darley Australia in the Hunter Valley region of Australia this year.
Godolphin's champion Shamardal, who was retired from racing the eve of the July 2 Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) because of a leg injury, will begin his stallion career at Darley Australia in the Hunter Valley region of Australia this year.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley has announced its 2005 Australian stallion roster, which will consist of 16 stallions at its Hunter Valley base in Aberdeen.
Exceed And Excel, who has been for the past 18 months the highest-rated sprinter Australians have seen in the past 10 years, has run his last race and has been retired to stud.
When Darley came to Australia in 2001, everyone connected withThoroughbred breeding sensed it was going to be a move of significance. Last year, Darley stood 10 stallions and attracted 785 mares.
Darley's Australian branch has announced the addition of Dubai Destination and Cape Cross to its roster for the 2004 season, its first in its new headquarters at Aberdeen, closer to the heart of the Hunter Valley.
Darley Australia, a division of the Maktoum family's Thoroughbred empire, dominated proceedings Tuesday during the opening session of the Australian Easter yearling sale.
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