Darley announces 2024 fees for Australia

Cylinder, Native Trail, Triple Time and Golden Mile join the G1-winning roster

Darley in Australia has announced the fees for 18 G1-winning stallions set to stand in New South Wales and Victoria for the 2024 breeding season.

Taking top honours this season is the nine-time G1 champion Anamoe at $121,000. Last year, Anamoe covered the best book of mares ever afforded a Darley first-season sire, meaning breeders supporting him this year will be following the progeny of a book that included 11 G1 winners, 69 Stakes winners as well as the dams of Joliestar, King’s Legacy, Private Eye, Bivouac and more.

Anamoe is supported in NSW by the highly promising Too Darn Hot at $110,000, producer of Saturday’s G1 Champagne Stakes-winning colt Broadsiding in his first crop. Anamoe’s sire Street Boss, who has had another great season thanks to the likes of Pericles, Traffic Warden and Another Wil, heads the Victorian division of the roster at $66,000.

The 2024 roster sees the addition of a new quartet of stallions, including Cylinder ($44,000), who, like his successful sire Exceed And Excel, was the best sprinter of his generation. Cylinder is accompanied by Golden Mile ($16,500), the victor of the stallion-making G1 Caulfield Guineas. They join the Northwood Park stallion roster in Victoria.

Kelvinside's roster gains strength with the inclusion of Native Trail ($27,500), the undefeated European Champion two-year-old and Classic-winning three-year-old. His victories in the top European races put him in the company of elite horses such as Shamardal, Dubawi, Pinatubo and Too Darn Hot. He is the best juvenile colt by Oasis Dream and descended from the same Green Desert sire line as I Am Invincible, all of which makes his introductory fee look extremely attractive.

Additionally, G1 winner Triple Time ($22,000), by none other than Frankel, will join the Kelvinside lineup. A Stakes-winning two and three-year-old, he progressed to put on a dazzling display at four in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, defeating four Champions and the winners of 16 G1s, including Inspiral, Light Infantry and Modern Games.

In 2024, Darley’s pair of freshman yearling sires, Bivouac ($55,000) and Ghaiyyath ($27,500), drew considerable attention from top yearling buyers. The yearlings by World Champion Sprinter Bivouac sold to $675,000, while those by the World’s best racehorse, Ghaiyyath, reached $275,000.

Emerging young sires Too Darn Hot, Blue Point ($44,000) and Microphone ($22,000) have experienced success with their first two-year-olds racing. Between them, they have produced 10 Black Type juveniles, including a G1-winning colt.

Proven sires at more than affordable fees include Brazen Beau ($33,000), a multiple G1-producing stallion, including Zapateo this season; Harry Angel ($38,500) who boasts one of the highest percentages of Stakes winners to runners among all sires of three-year-olds this season. His standout performers include G1 Spring Champion Stakes winner Tom Kitten and G2-winning sprinter Stretan Angel. Added to these are proven G1 sires Astern ($16,500) and Kermadec ($16,500), who both represent outstanding value for breeders.

The first foals by G1 winner Paulele will arrive this season. With strong support in his first season, including nine from the Godolphin broodmare band, among them a G3-winning sister to Snitzel, the handsome and talented chestnut stands at a slightly reduced fee of $13,750 in his second year at stud.

Rounding out 2024’s lineup are exciting sires Pinatubo ($55,000) and Victor Ludorum ($13,750), whose first yearlings will be offered in 2025.

With sire lines meticulously curated over a 23-year journey of breeding excellence, Darley’s 2024 Australian stallion roster stands as a truly exceptional group embodying thoroughbred excellence.

Click here to download a printable version of the 2024 fee card, fees including GST.