Frosted, Street Boss Among Darley Australia’s 2020 Stallion Roster

Darley Australia has today unveiled its 2020 stallion roster with fees 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.”

Exceed And Excel once again heads the roster after another hugely successful year on the track. He is the only stallion whose service fee has been increased, from AUS$88,000 to AUS$132,000, including GST.

“Exceed And Excel’s momentum on the racetrack – and in the sales ring – this season has been enormous. His progeny are winning serious races that add value with the likes of the Group 1 Sires’ Produce, the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes and the G1 Newmarket Handicap,” said Cox.

Brazen Beau, whose fee remains at AUS$49,500, is currently leading second-season sire by stakes winners with no fewer than five of his offspring successful at black type level this season. He will stand his sixth season in Victoria, alongside Street Boss whose fee also remains unchanged.

“If you look at proven sires at the same stage in their careers, Brazen Beau has two more than his own sire I Am Invincible and three more than Lonhro,” said Cox.

“Street Boss’s best books are coming through now and we’re seeing that with the likes of Hanseatic and Valaquenta. Trainers, agents and owners have recognized this and paid significant sums for his yearlings.”

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

All are champions, by champions.

Blue Point (Shamardal) was crowned European champion sprinter after his outstanding success at last year’s Royal Ascot, while Too Darn Hot (Dubawi), was European Champion at both two and three when running in the colors of Watership Down Stud. Both will stand at a fee of AUS$44,000, including GST.

Also new to the roster is Australian champion 2-year-old, Microphone, victorious in the finest renewal of the G1 Sires’ Produce Stakes in 30 years, where he beat four G1 winners. The good-looking son of Exceed And Excel will stand his first season at $38,500.

Too Darn Hot and Microphone will stand at Kelvinside in New South Wales, while Blue Point will be based at Northwood Park, Victoria.

The roster is completed by proven sire Lonhro and his outstanding sons Exosphere and Impending, world Champion Harry Angel, young stallions who have already made their mark at the sales, including Territories, Holler and Kermadec. All have had their fees reduced by between 10 and 33 percent.

Following is a complete list of Darley Australia’s 2020 stallion roster. All fees are in Australian dollars.

Kelvinside, New South Wales
Exceed and Excel – $132,000
Lonhro – $66,000
Too Darn Hot (NEW) – $44,000
Microphone (NEW) – $38,500
Astern – $22,000
Epaulette – $22,000
Harry Angel – $16,500
Exosphere – $16,500
Ribchester – $16,500
Shooting To Win – $16,500
Kermadec – $13,750
Territories – $11,000

Northwood Park, Victoria
Brazen Beau – $49,500
Blue Point (NEW) – $44,000
Street Boss – $27,500
Frosted – $22,000
Impending – $19,800
Holler – $7,700
Sepoy – $7,700

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