Darley in Japan announces stud fees for 2023

2023 fees have been announced for the 11 stallions that will stand on the Darley roster in Japan.

New to Japan is Unbridled's Song’s successor, Will Take Charge, whose runners to date in Japan have shown a great aptitude for local racing. He will stand at 1.2 million yen.

Pyro sired a G1 winner for the second year in a row in 2022, with Meisho Hario winning the Teio Sho (JPN G1) in June. He has established himself as a leading dirt stallion and his stud fee for 2023 is 4 million yen.

Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow, whose first crop has been highly rated at the sales and will make their debuts next year, will stand at 2.5 million yen. Fine Needle, who has gained recognition for his Black Type horses from his first crop, will stand for 2 million yen.

Discreet Cat has shown versatility with a two-year-old turf Group winner, while American Patriot has a Group winner from his first crop and his second crop is also performing well. Talismanic, whose first crop has a 70% strike rate in NAR races, has JRA winners on both turf and dirt, while Tower Of London’s first foals exude speed. All four will stand at a fee of 1.5 million yen.

The highly regarded first Japanese-crop of Dubai Sheema Classic winner Hawkbill, whose first Japanese progeny debut next year, and Furioso, whose high runner-to-winner ratio has made him a consistent performer, especially in the NAR, will both stand at 1 million yen. The stud fee for Admire Moon, a valuable successor to End Sweep who passes his impressive speed on to his progeny, will stand at 0.5 million yen.

Shotaro Kajiya, Nominations Manager, said, “Thanks to the tremendous support from breeders last season, we had a record number of coverings. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for this.

“Next season, the line-up is even more comprehensive with the addition of Will Take Charge, who has relocated from the US to Japan.

“In addition, we are looking forward to an exciting 2023 with the debut of Thunder Snow and Hawkbill’s promising progeny, so the Darley stallions are likely to be even more influential on the track. Next season, as ever, we will strive to offer attractive conditions and services to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you to view the stallions.”