11/22/2010 1:22PM

Darby Dan keeps most stud fees the same for 2011


Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., is holding the line on stud fees for 2011, standing all but two of its stallions for the same fees they had last year. The two changed fees, for Suave and Run Away and Hide, are both lower than their 2010 levels.

Suave will decrease from $12,500 to $10,000 and Run Away and Hide will drop from $7,500 to $5,000.

Darby Dan also will have three new stallions on its 2011 roster: Group 1 winner All American at $10,000, Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati at $15,000, and Group 2 winner Ambassador, who has a private fee.

All American, a Group 1 winner based in Australia, will shuttle to Darby Dan. Darby Dan purchased an interest in the 5-year-old All American, a son of Red Ransom, and stands him in a joint venture with Arrowfield Stud in Australia.

The 5-year-old Tale of the Cat horse Tale of Ekati won the 2008 Wood Memorial and Cigar Mile, along with two other graded stakes. He is out of Sunday Silence’s daughter Silence Beauty.

Ambassador relocates from Crestwood Farm, where he had a $3,000 fee this year. A Group 2 winner in his native Germany, he is a 6-year-old by Acatenango. His dam is the Bold Ruckus winner After Eight Blues.

Darby Dan’s other stallions and their 2011 fees are Magna Graduate, $5,000; Nobiz Like Shobiz, $2,500; Perfect Soul, $15,000; Sun King, $10,000; and Repriced, private.