Darley Fees Released as Dubawi and Night Of Thunder Remain Unchanged

Night Of Thunder will stand at €100,000 in 2024 | Darley

As has become customary, Dubawi (Ire) heads the list at Darley's Dalham Hall Stud, where his fee will remain unchanged in 2024 at £350,000, making him the most expensive stallion in Europe. The champion sire covered 137 mares this spring, in a year in which he was represented by nine Group/Grade 1 wins on the track.

One of those came in the Lockinge S., won by his son Modern Games (Ire), who joins him at stud in Newmarket at a fee of £30,000 after notching a total of five top-level wins, including in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf in 2021 and last year's Breeders' Cup Mile.

Another of Darley's sons, Night Of Thunder (Ire), remains at the head of the Kildangan Stud roster and his fee is also unchanged at €100,000. The sire of 30 individual juvenile winners this year, Night Of Thunder is also represented by the brilliant sprinter Highfield Princess (Fr), who secured another Group 1 victory in the Prix de l'Abbaye. He covered 170 mares this year.

Of Darley's other new stallions for 2024, Triple Time (GB), the Group 1-winning son of Frankel (GB) is introduced at £10,000, while the former European champion 2-year-old and Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Native Trail (GB) will stand in Ireland at €17,500.

Cracksman (GB) was responsible for the top-rated horse in Europe this year in the unbeaten Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Ace Impact (Fr), and his fee is unchanged at £17,500, while Teofilo (Ire), represented by Group 1 winners in Australia, Canada and Germany in 2023, is also unchanged at €30,000.

Blue Point (Ire), who is set to be the champion first-season sire of 2023, has sired 41 individual winners to date, including G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner Rosallion (Ire). Another of his sons, the G2 Flying Childers winner Big Evs (Ire), is favourite for Friday's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. Blue Point's fee has risen from €35,000 to €60,000 after covering 190 mares this year.

Too Darn Hot (GB) has also had a fee increase, from £40,000 to £65,000, with his first-crop runners having included seven black-type performers, headed by G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Fallen Angel (GB). Too Darn Hot was sent 157 mares this year.

Sam Bullard, Darley's director of stallions, said, “The young stallions on the roster are our future and they continue to make compelling viewing. With the two most successful freshmen in 2023, it is exciting to have Pinatubo (Ire), Ghaiyyath (Ire) and Earthlight (Ire) with 2-year-olds next year, we are so lucky to be standing these horses.”

Darley's full list of European fees:

DALHAM HALL STUD, UK

Dubawi (Ire) £350,000
Too Darn Hot (GB) £65,000
Palace Pier (GB) £45,000
Pinatubo (Ire) £35,000
Modern Games (Ire) £30,000
Farhh (GB) Private
Cracksman (GB) £17,500
Triple Time (GB) £10,000
Harry Angel (Ire) £10,000
Iffraaj (GB) £10,000
Masar (Ire) £10,000
Perfect Power (Ire) £10,000
Territories (Ire) £10,000

KILDANGAN STUD, Ireland

Night Of Thunder (Ire) €100,000
Blue Point (Ire) €60,000
Teofilo (Ire) €30,000
Ghaiyyath (Ire) €25,000
Native Trail (GB) €17,500
Space Blues (Ire) €16,000
Earthlight (Ire) €15,000
Naval Crown (Ire) €10,000
Raven's Pass €7,500

HARAS DU LOGIS, France

Victor Ludorum (Ire) €15,000
Cloth Of Stars (Ire) €5,000

 

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