Exceed And Excel, sire of Mike de Kock’s recent Gr1 Paddock Stakes winner Queen Supreme, was the only Darley Australia stallion to be allocated a fee hike when the global thoroughbred stallion operation unveiled their 2020 stallion roster on Monday.
The fees are designed to acknowledge the challenges the industry, and the wider world, is currently facing.
“We’ve been supportive in our approach to service fees for 2020 and we hope breeders can appreciate that and take advantage of a roster that has value, variety and quality,” said Vin Cox, Managing Director, Godolphin Australia.
“We have a great bunch of stallions for 2020 and we continue to offer the most generous nomination fee terms in the business,” he continued.
“The success of the breeders and buyers who support our stallions is our end goal.”
With the exception of Exceed and Excel whose fee rises 50% to $132,000 inc GST off the back of a sensational season by his progeny, plus Brazen Beau and Street Boss whose fees remain unchanged, all Darley stallions that stood last season have been discounted by between 10 – 33.3%.
New at Darley for 2020 are champions Blue Point, Microphone and Too Darn Hot.
Darley, founded by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, currently stands stallions in seven countries around the world.
Darley’s headquarters is Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket – the renowned home of racing.