04/22/2013 3:59PM

Darley announces Australian roster, fees


Street Cry will stand for a fee of about $112,794 ($110,000 Australian) at Darley’s Kelvinside Stud in New South Wales, Australia, this Southern Hemisphere breeding season, highlighting the 23 stallions the international breeding operation will stand between two farms.

The Australian fee for Street Cry, a 15-year-old Machiavellian horse who stands in the Northern Hemisphere at Darley’s Jonabell Stud near Lexington, Ky., is unchanged. The stallion’s stakes winners include 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, Kentucky Derby winner and champion Street Sense (who will stand at Kelvinside for about $16,919 or $16,500 Australian), and Australian champions Shocking and Whobegotyou.

Australia’s leading sire Exceed And Excel and popular shuttle stallion Lonhro will each stand for about $90,235 ($88,000 Australian) at Kelvinside Stud. Exceed And Excel has produced 15 individual stakes winners during Australia’s 2012/13 season, matched by no other stallion in the country. Those include seven individual 2-year-old group stakes winners, including Group 1 winners Overreach and Guelph. Australian Horse of the Year Lonhro is the sire of five-time Group 1-winning champion Pierro.

Medaglia d’Oro and Bernardini, both based at Jonabell Farm, will shuttle to Kelvinside to stand for about $56,397 ($55,000 Australian) and about $33,838 ($33,000 Australian), respectively.

Leading the roster at Darley’s Northwood Park in Seymour, Victoria, is New Approach, Europe’s leading freshman sire of 2012 who will stand for about $56,397 ($55,000 Australian). New Approach became the first stallion in history to sire three juvenile stakes winners at the famed Royal Ascot meeting in England last season; his top runners include Group 1 winner Dawn Approach.

Shuttling from Kentucky to Northwood are young stallions Hard Spun, who stands for about $16,919 ($16,500); and Street Boss, by Street Cry, who stands for about $11,279 ($11,000).

“The Darley stallions have had an extraordinary year,” Alastair Pulford, Darley’s head of sales in Australia, said. “Three are ranked in the top four on the leading sires’ table, including Australia’s number one stallion Exceed And Excel, who has surpassed all of our dreams this autumn. We are also excited about our young stallions.”

For a complete list of stallions and fees, click here.