Bloodstock desk: Darley releases fees for 2005.DARLEY has released the fees for its British, Irish and UAE stallions, with Cape Cross Cape Cross (Afrikaans: Kaap Kruis; German: Das Kreuzkap) is a cape in the South Atlantic on the coast of Namibia, on the C34 highway some 70 kilometres north of Hentiesbaai, 1,000 miles from the southern tip of Africa.
It is the site of a seal colony. the most expensive of the 25 quoted. The sire of dual Oaks winner Ouija Board, who contests the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf on Saturday, will stand for \33350,000 at Kildangan Stud, up from \33320,000 in 2004.
Sulamani, who bowed out with a win in the Canadian International on Sunday, will enter stud at Dalham Hall in Newmarket for pounds 7,000, a good deal lower than most insiders were estimating. Darley's other new sires are four-time Group 1 winner Refuse To Bend Refuse To Bend (foaled March 17, 2000 in Ireland) is a retired Thoroughbred racehorse. He was owned by Swiss businessman Walter Haefner and was bred at his Moyglare Stud Farm near the town of Maynooth, County Kildare, in Ireland. (\33320,000), Jersey Stakes winner Kheleyf (\3337,000), and their recently acquired Australian stars Exceed And Excel (\33310,000) and Reset (pounds 7,000).
Four Dalham Hall stallions have been reduced: Red Ransom (pounds 25,000 from pounds 35,000), Dubai Destination (pounds 20,000 from pounds 25,000), Fantastic Light (pounds 20,000 from pounds 30,000) and Mark Of Esteem (pounds 7,000 from pounds 12,000). The remaining sires at Dalham Hall, Overbury, Aston Upthorpe, Lavington and Kildangan Studs remain the same with the exception of Singspiel Singspiel: see opera.
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Additionally, Emirates Stud Farm sire Halling remains at pounds 30,000.
The new fees were decided following an internal study showing that it was the top 30 per cent of the yearling market that suffered at this year's major sales, while the bottom 70 per cent was marginally higher. The study showed that the average for the top ten per cent of yearlings sold at the six main European sales fell 19 per cent compared to 2003 and the average for the top 30 per cent fell 11 per cent. The bottom 70 per cent, in contrast, gained one per cent in average price.
'Perception is that the market is around 15 per cent down on last year. This is not accurate,' said Darley managing director John Ferguson.
'Breeders have concerns over this year's sales, but it may be that things aren't as bad as they imagine. Moreover, comparing 2004 yearling sales with the 2002 sales shows that the bloodstock bloodstock
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'Even though our first-season sires have enjoyed remarkable success, we have not put up any of their fees, and stallions for the elite market have had their fees reduced.'
Of Sulamani, Ferguson said: 'If it's about breeding a racehorse racehorse
refers usually to thoroughbred but may also include standardbred, trotter. , he's as good as it gets.' Darley stud fees for 2005
sire 2005 fee 2004 fee
Singspiel on application pounds 50,000
Red Ransom pounds 25,000 pounds 35,000
Dubai Destination pounds 20,000 pounds 25,000
Fantastic Light pounds 20,000 pounds 30,000
Lomitas pounds 12,000 pounds 12,000
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2. An authoritative or dogmatic statement or decree. pounds 10,000 pounds 10,000
Polish Precedent pounds 9,000 pounds 9,000
Mark Of Esteem pounds 7,000 pounds 12,000
Reset* pounds 7,000 -
Sulamani* pounds 7,000 -
Lujain pounds 5,000 pounds 5,000
Best Of The Bests pounds 5,000 pounds 5,000
Tobougg pounds 5,000 pounds 5,000
Bertolini pounds 4,000 pounds 4,000
Kayf Tara pounds 3,000 pounds 3,000
Mtoto pounds 4,000 pounds 4,000
Josr Algarhoud pounds 2,500 pounds 2,500
Emirates Stud Farm
Halling pounds 30,000 pounds 30,000
Cape Cross EUR EUR
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King's Best EUR35,000 E35,000
Refuse To Bend* EUR20,000 -
Noverre EUR15,000 E15,000
Xaar EUR15,000 E15,000
Exceed And Excel* EUR10,000 -
Kheleyf* EUR7,000 -
Lend A Hand EUR5,000 E5,000
*New for 2005