Darley in Japan announces stud fees for the 2017 season

Darley has announced the fees for the six stallions that will stand at their stud in Japan for the 2017 breeding season.

World Champion three-year-old and proven G1 sire Discreet Cat joins the roster for 2017. Discreet Cat already has some very promising runners in Japan including G3 Negishi Stakes winner Air Khalifa and his stud fee will be 1.5 million yen. 

Pyro, now a proven stallion, is ever more popular with his high ratio of winners to runners. Japan’s leading sire of two-year-olds (and second only to Dark Angel in the entire northern hemisphere), his fee for 2017 will be 2.5 million yen. 

King’s Best, whose first Japan-bred crop hit the racecourse in 2016 and already includes several winners, will stand at 2.0 million yen.  

Admire Moon has sired numerous high-quality runners and is now ranked among the top ten turf sires on Japan’s premier racecourses. His 2017 fee will be 1.5 million yen.  

Dubawi’s Dubai World-Cup winning son Monterossohas already received high praise for his offspring, who have proved popular at the sales this year. He has covered over 300 high-class mares during his first three seasons at stud and his first runners are due to appear next year. He will stand at a fee of 1.5 million yen. 

The ever-popular Furioso, Japan’s leading first-season sire by number of winners, remains at a fee of 0.5 million yen.


Shotaro Kajiya, Darley’s Nominations Manager in Japan, said, “Firstly, I must mention Pyro, who becomes more popular every year, as has the rest of our Japanese roster. We are also very excited to have such a high-class new addition in Discreet Cat, who joins us from the US and has already been the subject of various enquiries from breeders.  The quality of our stallions has undoubtedly been raised and we are delighted to offer this superb group of stallions to our clients. We thank them for their support and look forward to an exciting year at the races in 2017.”


The 2017 fees for Darley’s stallions in Japan are as follows:


Pyro Pulpit – Wild Vision (Wild Again)
King’s Best Kingmambo – Allegretta (Lombard)
Admire Moon End Sweep – My Katies (Sunday Silence)  ¥1.5million
(New) Discreet Cat Forestry – Pretty Discreet (Private Account) ¥1.5million
Monterosso Dubawi – Porto Roca (Barathea) ¥1.5million
Furioso Brian’s Time – Fursa (Mr Prospector)     ¥0.5million