04/27/2015 12:52PM

Darley Australia announces 2015 stud fees

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Medaglia d'Oro will stand his sixth season in Australia later this year, commanding a fee of $86,169 ($110,000 Australian).

Darley Australia has revealed the advertised fees for its 21-horse stallion roster for the 2015 breeding season, led by U.S. shuttle sire Medaglia d’Oro.

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum’s Australian breeding operation spans two farms, with the majority residing at Kelvinside Stud in Aberdeen, New South Wales, and seven stallions standing at Northwood Park in Seymour, Victoria.

Medaglia d’Oro commands the co-highest price of Darley’s Australian roster, standing at Kelvinside Stud for an advertised fee of $86,169 ($110,000 Australian). The 16-year-old son of El Prado will make his sixth trip to stand in Australia, where he was represented earlier this year by Golden Slipper winner Vancouver.

Exceed And Excel, Australia’s champion sprinter of 2004, will stand for the same fee. The 15-year-old Danehill horse’s top runners include Australian champions Overreach, Guelph, Earthquake, and Sidestep, as well as Group 1 winners Reward For Effort and Helmet.

Lonhro, a 17-year-old son of Octagonal who stood three seasons at Darley’s U.S. farm in Kentucky, will stand for $68,937 ($88,000 Australian). Australia’s 2004 Horse of the Year is a perennial sire in the country, led by Australian champion Pierro and New Zealand champion Bounding.
Denman, a 9-year-old son of Lonhro, will command $21,543 ($27,500 Australian). He has shuttled for one season in the U.S., and is led in the Southern Hemisphere by Australian Group 3 winner Fitocracy.

Champion Bernardini will stand his ninth season in Australia for $21,543 ($27,500 Australian). The 12-year-old A.P. Indy horse’s top runners south of the equator include New Zealand champion Ruud Awakening, Group 1 winners Boban and Go Indy Go, multiple Group 2 winner Toydini, and Group 3 winners Zanbagh and Essay Raider.

Brazen Beau will headline the Northwood Park roster in his debut season, standing for $34,461 ($44,000 Australian). The 4-year-old I Am Invincible colt retired with five wins in 10 starts, including victories in the Group 1 Newmarket Stakes and Coolmore Stud Stakes, and the Group 2 Champagne Classic Stakes and Roman Consul Stakes.

Also standing at Northwood Park is shuttle stallion Street Boss, who will command a fee of $8,616 ($11,000 Australian). Street Boss, an 11-year-old son of Street Cry, will enter his sixth season in Australia, where his runners are led by Group 3 winner Thiamandi and multiple Group 3-placed stakes winner The Quarterback.

Following is a complete list of 2015 advertised fees for the Darley Australia stallion roster.

Kelvinside Stud

Medaglia d’Oro - $86,169 ($110,000 Australian)

Exceed And Excel - $86,169 ($110,000 Australian)

Lonhro - $68,937 ($88,000 Australian)

Sepoy - $51,703 ($66,000 Australian)

Hallowed Crown (New) - $25,854 ($33,000 Australian)

Bernardini - $21,543 ($27,500 Australian)

Dawn Approach - $21,543 ($27,500 Australian)

Denman - $21,543 ($27,500 Australian)

Epaulette - $21,543 ($27,500 Australian)

Poet’s Voice - $8,616 ($11,000 Australian)

Sidestep (New) - $8,616 ($11,000 Australian)

Albrecht - $6,892 ($8,800 Australian)

Carlton House - $6,892 ($8,800 Australian)

Benfica – $4,307 ($5,500 Australian)

Northwood Park

Brazen Beau (New) - $34,461 ($44,000 Australian)

Helmet - $25,854 ($33,000 Australian)

Reset - $12,925 ($16,500 Australian)

Domesday - $10,773 ($13,750 Australian)

Street Boss - $8,616 ($11,000 Australian)

Kuroshio - $6,892 ($8,800 Australian)

Skilled - $5,171 ($6,600 Australian)