Darley has confirmed the addition of four champions to its Australian roster for 2021. The treble Australian Group 1 winner Bivouac (Aus) will be joined by European shuttlers Pinatubo (Ire), Earthlight (Ire) and Ghaiyyath (Ire), as first reported in TDN AusNZ.
The announcement marks a significant show of faith in the Australian market just 12 months after Microphone (Aus), Blue Point (Ire) and Too Darn Hot (GB) made their debut on Darley's Australian roster.
“The Australian market is going very well and, at the same time, having access to these horses is quite extraordinary. Retiring seven champions to stud in two years, I doubt it has ever been done before. The four we retire this year, Ghaiyyath, Bivouac, Earthlight and Pinatubo, they are the proper, proper articles,” Darley Australia's Head of Sales, Andy Makiv, told TDN AusNZ.
“What is exciting about this is that these are horses that raced in the blue and that we bred, or are by our stallions. To have sons of Dubawi, sons of Shamardal and sons of Exceed And Excel, who are all champions to stand on the roster, it's really exciting for the whole team.”