Darley in Japan announces stud fees for the 2018 season

Fees have been announced for the seven stallions that will stand on the Darley roster in Japan for the 2018 breeding season.

American Patriot, a G1-winning son of prolific sire War Front, is new to the roster for next year and his fee will be 1.5 million yen.             

Pyro, who has a superb winners to runners ratio of over 70%, has also proved popular in the sales ring this year, with foals, yearlings and untried 2yos all realising more than six times his fee. He will stand for 2 million yen in 2018. 

Admire Moon, sire of G1 winner Seiun Kosei this year,has posted an extremely high AEI for his runners on the turf – only Deep Impact and King Kamehameha have recorded higher. His 2018 fee will be 1.5 million yen. 

Discreet Cat stood in Japan for the first time this year and received plenty of support from breeders, covering over 130 mares. His fee for 2018 is also 1.5 million yen. 

Monterosso’s first Japanese crop hit the racecourse in 2017 and he has sired multiple winners already on both turf and dirt. He will stand at a fee of 1 million yen. 

King’s Best, a world-class sireof Derby winners in both Japan and the UK, will also stand at 1 million yen. 

The ever-popular Furioso had even more juvenile winners from his second crop than his first, with no fewer than 28 of his runners succeeding in 2017. He is also Japan’s leading second-crop sire, with 82 winners this year. His fee remains at 0.5 million yen. 

Shotaro Kajiya, Darley’s Nominations Manager in Japan, said, “We are very excited to have American Patriot, whose sire War Front is an extremely popular and successful stallion in the US as well as siring many winners on the turf in Europe. We look forward to seeing his progeny race in Japan and believe his breeding is an excellent fit with Japanese pedigrees. He provides even more variety to our roster, which we believe caters for all breeders. We have already received numerous bookings, and would like to thank the breeders for their support and look forward to an exciting year at the races in 2018.”


The 2018 fees for Darley’s stallions in Japan are as follows: 

Pyro Pulpit – Wild Vision (Wild Again)  ¥2.0million
Admire Moon  End Sweep – My Katies (Sunday Silence)  ¥1.5million
American Patriot   War Front – Life Well Lived (Tiznow)   ¥1.5million
Discreet Cat Forestry – Pretty Discreet (Private Account) ¥1.5million
King’s Best Kingmambo – Allegretta (Lombard) ¥1.0million
Monterosso Dubawi – Porto Roca (Barathea)   ¥1.0million
Furioso Brian’s Time – Fursa (Mr Prospector)  ¥0.5million