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
New Approach £22,500
Exceed And Excel £12,000
Cape Cross €35,000
Raven's Pass €22,500
Vale of York €5,000
Echo Of Light €3,000
Haras du Logis
King's Best €15,000
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