Val Royal, who is owned by James Atkinson, formerly was based at Oak Lodge Stud in Ireland. He is the sire of English group II-placed Cockney Rebel as well as several winners and is out of the stakes-placed Bikala mare Vadlava.
Val Royal, winner of the 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand in 2007 at the National Stud near Newmarket, England. His fee will be £6,500.A 10-year-old millionaire son of Royal Academy, Val Royal holds the record for the fastest Breeders' Cup Mile, a 1:32.05, set at Belmont Park. He also won two grade II grass stakes and was a group II winner in France.