Vale of York defeated Champion Lookin At Lucky in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

Vale of York defeated Champion Lookin At Lucky in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
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Anne M. Eberhardt

BC Winner Vale of York Retired

Dubawi will stand for 55,000 pounds at Dalham Hall in England.

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 
Dubawi £55,000
New Approach £22,500
Authorized £15,000
Exceed And Excel £12,000
Halling £10,000
Shirocco £10,000
Kildangan Stud 
Shamardal €50,000
Cape Cross €35,000
Raven's Pass €22,500
Iffraaj €15,000
Teofilo €15,000
Vale of York €5,000
Echo Of Light €3,000

Haras du Logis 
King's Best €15,000
Slickly €7,000
Librettist €6,000
Alexandros €4,000
Country Reel€4,000
Layman €4,000
Creachadoir €3,000

The Royal Studs 
Royal Applause£9,000

Terms: Oct 1, Special live foal