Majority of Darley’s stud fees reduced

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Godolphin Australia boss Vin Cox has announced Darley’s stud fees with most reduced next season.

Darley has reduced most of its stallion fees for the upcoming breeding season with uncertainty continuing regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Exceed And Excel leads the roster and is the only Darley stallion to have his service fee increased, going from $88,000 to $132,000.

“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,” Vin Cox, managing director, Godolphin Australia, said.

“We have a great bunch of stallions for 2020 and we continue to offer the most generous nomination fee terms in the business.

“Exceed And Excel’s momentum on the racetrack – and in the sales ring – this season has been enormous.”

Brazen Beau, whose fee remains at $49,500, is currently leading second-season sire by stakes winners and will stand his sixth season in Victoria.

The 2020 roster of 19 stallions includes newcomers Blue Point, Microphone and Too Darn Hot.

Darley Fees: Kelvinside NSW (2019 in brackets)

Exceed And Excel $132,000 ($88,000)

Lonhro $66,000 ( $77,000)

Too Darn Hot $44,000 New

Microphone $38,500 New

Astern $22,000 ($33,000)

Epaulette $22,000 ($27,500)

Harry Angel $16,500 ($22,000)

Exosphere $16,500 ($22,000)

Ribchester $16,500 ($22,000)

Shooting To Win $16,500 ($22,000)

Kermadec $13,750 ($16,500)

Territories $11,000 ($16,500)

Northwood Park, Victoria:

Brazen Beau $49,500 Unchanged

Blue Point $44,000 New

Street Boss $27,500 Unchanged

Frosted $22,000 ($27,500)

Impending $19,800 ($22,000)

Holler $7,700 ($8,800)

Sepoy $7,700 ($11,000)

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