Darby Dan Farm has set 2022 stud fees for its roster of 12 stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In, who will stand for $15,000 S&N, the same fee as a year ago. The Darby Dan roster also features Tapiture, Higher Power, and Modernist, new for 2022, who will each stand for $10,000 S&N.
Dialed In, champion freshman sire of 2016 and a perennial leading sire of his crop ever since, is a leading sire of 3-year-olds in 2021 with nine black-type sophomores and five graded stakes horses. Among his top runners on the year is 3-year-old Super Stock, winner of the $1-million GI Arkansas Derby.
Tapiture is the number one third-crop sire by winners in 2021 with 115 and he ranks fourth by progeny earnings ($5,984,770). Tapiture also tops the cumulative third-crop sire list by winners with 168 and ranks third with lifetime earnings of $11,864,933.
Higher Power, a powerful winner of the 2019 GI Pacific Classic, will stand his second season at stud in 2022.
Modernist, a multiple graded stakes winner by leading sire Uncle Mo out of the Bernardini mare Symbolic Gesture, a half-sister to Breeders' Cup winners Sweet Catomine and Life Is Sweet, has been retired and will stand his first season at Darby Dan in 2022 in partnership with Matt Bowling of Bowling Bloodstock.
Darby Dan will once again be offering various incentive programs in 2022 to provide value to breeders, including Profit Protection, Share the Upside, Black-Type Bonanza, and Goldmine 20/20 Match Program.
The full roster of stallions with stands and nurses fees for Darby Dan is as follows:
Stallion (Stand and nurses fee)
Bee Jersey ($5,000)
Copper Bullet ($7,500)
Country House ($7,500)
Dialed In ($15,000)
Higher Power ($10,000)
Tale of Ekati ($5,000)
Tale of Verve ($2,000)