Darley America, based at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., has announced the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster.
This year has seen Medaglia d'Oro enjoy fantastic returns in the sales ring. He has sired an astounding eight seven-figure yearlings, including three of the top four at Saratoga and an additional five at Keeneland September. Only Northern Dancer and Storm Cat have ever sired more in a single year. He will stand at Jonabell Farm at a fee of $200,000 in 2019.
In 2017, Medaglia d'Oro was responsible for seven Grade 1 winners in North America, including Breeders' Cup winners Talismanic and Bar Of Gold and the brilliant, multiple Eclipse Award winner Songbird. It has been almost 20 years (and back to Storm Cat) since a North American sire has recorded as many winners at the highest level in a single year.
Street Sense, Frosted, and Bernardini will each stand at a fee of $50,000. Street Sense's son McKinzie recently won the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby and now heads to either the G1 Breeders' Cup Classic or G1 Clark Handicap. Frosted has had two fully booked seasons at stud and his first foals will sell at the forthcoming Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November Sales, while Bernardini continues to deliver as one of the most consistent sources of Graded dirt winners in the country.
Nyquist's fee will remain at $40,000 having had excellent full books over the past two seasons. Nyquist was the leading first-year covering sire of 2017 by sales average with Frosted a close second. And like Frosted, his first foals will be selling at the mixed sales in Kentucky. Nyquist became the first champion 2-year-old to win the Kentucky Derby undefeated since the great Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew and was only the second ever Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner to capture the Derby.
Medaglia d'Oro's Group 1-winning son Astern will again shuttle from Australia and is another who was very popular with American breeders during his first season at stud last year. He will remain at $15,000 in 2019.
Bernardini's multiple G1-winning son Alpha will stand at Sequel Stallions in New York for a fee of $5,000.
Darren Fox, Sales Manager at Darley in America, said, “How can you not be impressed with Medaglia d'Oro? Whether it's on the track or in the sales ring, he's simply delivering on all fronts. As far as our young stallions go, we are extremely impressed with the first foals by Frosted and Nyquist. From what we've seen, the quality runs very deep and we are eagerly awaiting their weanlings going through the sales ring in a couple of weeks.”
Following is a complete list of advertised fees for Darley America's 2019 stallion roster.
Animal Kingdom – $15,000
Astern – $15,000
Bernardini – $50,000
Frosted – $50,000
Hard Spun – $40,000
Medaglia d'Oro – $200,000
Midshipman – $8,500
Nyquist – $40,000
Street Boss – $20,000
Street Sense – $50,000
Alpha – $5,000
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