Darley Stud Management is retiring grade II winners Worldly Manner and Comeonmom from racing and standing them at Sean and Barbara Kelly's Wycombe House Stud near Reddick, Fla. The Kellys, who formerly owned Raffin Stud in England, bought Wycombe from the estate of Georgia Hofmann earlier this year. Worldly Manner will stand for $7,500, and Comeonmom's fee is $4,000. Darley Stud is a division of Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud.
Worldly Manner raced as a homebred for John and Betty in the name of their Golden Eagle Farm prior to being bought by the Maktoum family's Godolphin for a reported $5 million following a victory in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) in the fall of 1998.
Comeonmom, who won the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) for Sabine Stable in November of that year, also was bought privately by Godolphin, and both horses were sent to Dubai to be prepared for the 1999 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Worldly Manner was beaten four lengths in a seven-place finish in the Run for the Roses, but Comeonmom was withheld from the race. Worldly Manner and Comeonmom later were returned to Dubai to race, and the former also raced twice in England.
Worldly Manner (Riverman -- Lady Pastor, by Flying Paster) won three of 10 races and earned $251,857. He also took the Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) and ran third in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (gr. III). Comeonmom (Jolie's Halo -- Single Blade, by Hatchet Man) was Florida champion 2-year-old male. In addition to taking the Remsen, he ran second in the In Reality division of the Florida Stallion Series and was stakes-placed twice in Dubai. He won two of 11 starts and earned $253,005.
Darley Stud is a division of Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud.