Pyro Leads Darley Japan Roster, Which Features Quartet Of New Recruits

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The 14-strong Darley Japan roster and fees for 2024 were announced on Thursday morning.

Leading the way with a ¥4 million fee is GI Forego S. victor Pyro, who is standing his 14th season in Japan. The sire of eight stakes winners is joined by former American-based transplants Palace Malice and Yoshida (Jpn), who will stand for ¥3.5 million and ¥1.5 million, respectively. Palace Malice, a GI Belmont S.-winning half-brother to Justin Palace (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Iron Barows (Jpn) (Orfevre {Jpn}) who will face off in Sunday's G1 Arima Kinen, sired his second top-level winner, the Asahi Hai Futurity S. hero Jantar Mantar (Jpn), just this past weekend.

The other pair of newcomers will be standing their first seasons in 2024, with G1 Derby and G1 King George hero Adayar (Ire) priced at ¥1.8 million. The 2023 King George winner Hukum (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), a full-brother to the crack miler Baaeed (GB), is priced at ¥1.2 million.

The complete roster and fees for Darley Japan are as follows:

  • Pyro, ¥4 million
  • Palace Malice, ¥3.5 million
  • Thunder Snow (Ire), ¥2 million
  • Fine Needle (Jpn), ¥1.8 million
  • Adayar (Ire), ¥1.8 million
  • Yoshida (Jpn), ¥1.5 million
  • Tower Of London (Jpn), ¥1.5 million
  • American Patriot, ¥1.5 million
  • Will Take Charge, ¥1.2 million
  • Talismanic (GB), ¥1.2 million
  • Hukum (Ire), ¥1.2 million
  • Hawkbill, ¥500,000
  • Furioso (Jpn), ¥500,000
  • Admire Moon (Jpn), private.


Shotaro Kajiya, Darley Japan nominations manager, said, “We are proud to announce the addition of four new stallions next season, two from Europe and two from the U.S., making for an attractive line-up covering a wide variety of bloodlines and racing categories. We would like to thank you for the many applications we have already received, especially for Palace Malice, who is rapidly gaining popularity.

“Next year will also be an important year with the debut of Tower Of London's first crop, who is highly regarded by all. We will continue to strive to meet the expectations of owners and breeders by introducing the best stallions from around the world while offering attractive terms.

“We look forward to your continued generous support.”

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