Six-year-old Val Royal (Royal Academy--Vadlava, by Bikala) won last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and was retired with $1.1 million in earnings. He finished second in Eclipse Award balloting.
Breeders' Cup winner Val Royal will begin his stallion career at Eliza Park near Kerrie in the province of Victoria in Australia. He originally was scheduled to stand at Odessa Stud in South Africa. His fee is $17,600, plus GST.