Stud fees have been announced for Darley’s U.S. stallions in 2021, with leading sire Medaglia d’Oro set to stand for $150,000. He stood the 2020 season for $200,000. He is currently the number one yearling sire in North America by both average and median and was represented by four million dollar-plus offerings in 2020, the same number he was represented by in 2019.
“These are trying times breeders are facing,” said Darley Sales Manager Darren Fox. “We gave great consideration to this when setting our fees to reflect the economic reality of today. Breeders are attempting to navigate a sales environment that is both unpredictable and difficult. Subsequently, all but one of our stallions will see a decrease in stud fee from last year. We sincerely appreciate the past support from breeders, and we are looking forward to a better and brighter 2021.”
First-crop sire phenomenon Nyquist will stand for a fee of $75,000 in 2021 after commanding $40,000 this year. His 10 juvenile winners to date include GI Spinaway S. winner Vequist and GI Summer S. winner Gretzky the Great, both slated to run in the Breeders’ Cup next month. Not since Danzig in 1984 has a stallion had two Grade I winners so early in his career.
Darley’s 2021 Roster (Stud Fee)
Medaglia d’Oro ($150,000)
Street Sense ($60,000)
Hard Spun ($35,000)
Street Boss ($15,000)