01/07/2013 10:32AM

Stakes winner Furioso’s fee set at $5,700 by Darley Japan


Furioso, a multiple stakes winner and four-time Horse of the Year as voted by the National Association of Racing, will stand at Darley Japan in 2013 for a fee of 500,000 yen, or about $5,700.

Furioso, a 9-year-old Darley Japan homebred by prominent Japanese sire Brian’s Time, finished his career with 11 wins, 14 seconds, and two thirds, earning $8,933,051 in 39 starts while racing prominently on the National Association of Racing circuit administered by local governments. He won nine stakes races and posted his best effort in a Japan Racing Association event when runner-up to Transcend in the Group 1 February Stakes in 2011.

“We are delighted to offer our clients in Japan the opportunity to breed to Furioso,” Kenichiro Mishima, president of Darley Japan, said. “We are very proud of him as this is the first time for our operation in Japan that a homebred stallion has come back to stand at stud.”

Furioso will join two new Darley Japan stallions on the farm’s 2013 roster: 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and 2000 English Two Thousand Guineas winner King’s Best. Furioso is out of the unraced Mr. Prospector mare Fursa and is from the family of Group 2 winner Narrative and Group 3 winners Baya and Birthstone.