10/27/2015 12:48PM

Darley in America releases 2016 stud fees

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Darley’s U.S. breeding operation has released its advertised fees for the 2016 breeding season for the residents of its main base at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., and its horses standing at Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y.

Medaglia d’Oro will once again serve as the operation’s flagship stallion by price, standing for $150,000 in 2016. The 16-year-old son of El Prado was advertised at $125,000 during the most recent breeding season.

Bernardini will also see an increase in his fee for the upcoming season, going from $85,000 to $100,000. Other Darley stallions standing for greater fees in 2016 include Hard Spun ($45,000 from $35,000), Street Sense ($45,000 from $35,000), Street Boss ($12,500 from $10,000), Girolamo ($15,000 from $5,000), and Midshipman ($8,500 from $7,500). All other Kentucky-based stallions will retain their same rates from 2015.

“It is very rewarding for us to see such tremendous success this year for breeders who have used our stallions,” said Darren Fox, sales manager at Darley in America. “Medaglia d’Oro and Bernardini continue to reach new heights both on the track and in the sales ring, while Hard Spun and Street Sense continue to go from strength to strength. Seeing Animal Kingdom’s foals developing like they are is very exciting.”

Alpha, who will begin his second season at stud in 2016, once again leads the platoon at Sequel Stallions at $8,500. Emcee will stand for $5,000 and Desert Party will stand for $4,000 after each were advertised at $7,500 last year.

Following are the complete 2016 advertised fees for Darley’s U.S. stallions.

Kentucky

Animal Kingdom - $35,000

Bernardini - $100,000

Discreet Cat - $7,500

Elusive Quality - $40,000

Girolamo - $15,000

Hard Spun - $45,000

Medaglia d’Oro - $150,000

Midshipman - $8,500

Regal Ransom - $5,000

Street Boss - $12,500

Street Sense - $45,000

New York

Alpha - $8,500

Desert Party - $4,000

Emcee - $5,000