Darley in Japan announces stud fees for 2022

Leading sire Pyro and exciting young stallions Fine Needle and Thunder Snow head the roster of 10

2022 fees have been announced for the 10 stallions that will stand on the Darley roster in Japan.

Pyro is now well established as a top-class dirt sire in Japan, finishing in the top five in that category for each of the last three seasons, and will stand for 3 million yen. He has had another superb year, siring 158 winners of 286 races led by Mutually who won the Jpn1 JBC Classic and G3 winner Meisho Hario.

Champion sprinter Fine Needle and dual Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow will both stand at 2.5 million yen. Fine Needle’s much-anticipated first runners will make their racecourse debuts next year, while Thunder Snow’s first crop will be yearlings in 2022.

Another stallion who will look forward to his first runners hitting the track in 2022 is brilliant G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Talismanic. He will stand at a fee of 1.8 million yen.

American Patriot (1.5 million yen) has sired 16 winners from his first crop to date, including G3 performer Be Astonished and three further Open class performers. His highest-priced yearling of 2021 was 29.7 million yen.

Discreet Cat’s two-year-olds have performed brilliantly this year, winning 31 races between them. They include Stakes performers Grande and Combustion, plus multiple winner Mesmeriser. He will stand at 1.5 million yen.

Also standing at 1.5 million yen is record-breaking G1-winning sprinter Tower Of London, who covered his first book of mares in 2021.

Furioso and Hawkbill will both stand at 1 million yen, with the former enjoying his most successful season yet. Furioso’s progeny have won 223 races in 2021 and he has now sired over 150 two-year-old winners.

Admire Moon (0.5 million yen) continues to be a consistent source of winners, with 90 successful performers in 2021. They include Group performers Baccarat Queen and Seiun Kosei (already a G1 winner).

Shotaro Kajiya, Nominations Manager, said, “I am delighted that thanks to the results of our stallions whose progeny have debuted, we’ve received a lot of enquiries from breeders about matings for next season even before the announcement of the new stud fees.

“We are looking forward to an exciting 2022 with the debut of Fine Needle and Talismanic’s progeny, Hawkbill’s first runners in Europe, and the arrival of Tower Of London’s first crop.

“We would like to thank our clients for their strong support and will work hard to meet their needs in 2022.”

For the full list of fees, please click here.