Talismanic trains at Churchill Downs prior to his start in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf

Talismanic trains at Churchill Downs prior to his start in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf

Anne M. Eberhardt

Darley Japan Announces Talismanic Stud Fee at 1.8M Yen

Son of Medaglia d'Oro retires to stud as the winner of eight of his 23 starts.

Darley has published 2019 fees for their roster in Japan, with new recruit Talismanic introduced to breeders at ¥1.8 million (US$16,205).

The 5-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro , who hails from the further family of Japan's champion sire Deep Impact, retires to stud as the winner of eight of his 23 starts.

His most notable victory came in the 2017 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T). He also took the group 2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil and found only Highland Reel too good in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) that year.

Admire Moon, sire of this year's dual Japanese grade 1-winning sprinter Fine Needle, has had his fee held at ¥1.5 million ($13,504).

The son of End Sweep holds enduring popularity with Japan's breeders and this year he covered 180 mares.

Pyro, Japan's leading sire by National Association of Racing earnings, has been priced at ¥2.5 million ($22,508) for 2019, up from ¥2 million this year.

The Darley roster in Japan is completed by American Patriot (¥1.5 million), who will cover his second book of mares; proven grade 1 sire Discreet Cat (¥1.5 million); Furioso (¥500,000), a prolific sire of winners; and Dubawi's Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1)-winning son Monterosso (¥1 million).

Nominations manager Shotato Kajiya said: "We are delighted to offer Japanese breeders a more powerful lineup of stallions than ever, with an exciting new addition in Breeder's Cup winner Talismanic, who looks to be a fine fit for Japan. I'm very happy that he's joining our stallion roster.

"We have already had significant interest in our 2019 stallion roster, especially Pyro, Admire Moon, and Furioso, all of whom have enjoyed an excellent year on the racecourse.

"We appreciate the support of our breeders and look forward to another busy season at the stallion complex."

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