New Darley Sires Fees Announced

World's highest rated horse stands for ZAR 306 403

The three new overseas stallions due to stand their southern hemisphere seasons for Darley in 2021 appear to have been priced to ensure maximum support.

At a time where the Australian thoroughbred industry has been enjoying unprecedented demand for yearlings with concomitant strong price increases at sales, the fees set for each of Earthlight (Shamardal-Winters Moon, by New Approach), Ghaiyyath (Dubawi-Nightime, by Galileo) and Pinatubo (Shamardal-Lava Flow, by Dalakhani) appear well within reach of breeders.

Dual Group 1-winning juvenile (Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes) winner Earthlight, who was undefeated as a 2YO in 5 starts, and hails from a precocious damline, will debut at A$22 000 (R245 122).

The world’s highest rated horse, Ghaiyyath is at A$27 500 (ZAR 306 403).

Ghaiyyath in front

The four-time Gr1 winner, who left a plethora of champions, including the mighty Enable (Nathaniel) and Magical (Galileo), in his wake, is the best son of brilliant sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) and a half to champion older European female Zhukova (Fastnet Rock).

Finally, there’s Pinatubo, Europe’s three-time Gr1 winning undefeated Champion 2YO whose Timeform rating of 134 is mind-boggling.

From the damline of rapidly emerging sire of sires, Invincible Spirit (sire of I Am Invincible), he will stand for A$44 000 (ZAR 490 245).

Darley is yet to announce the fee for its remaining 2021 debutant Bivouac (Exceed and Excel-Dazzler, by More Than Ready). The world champion sprinter is still in training.


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