Darley in Japan announces stud fees for 2024

Fees for the 14 stallions to stand at Darley in Japan in 2024 have been announced.

Leading American stallion and Curlin’s successor, Palace Malice, will stand for the first time in Japan. Palace Malice has already enjoyed considerable success in Japan, with his son Jantar Mantar recently winning the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity S. He will stand at a fee of 3.5 million yen. 

Adayar, by world leading and European Champion sire Frankel, became the first horse since Galileo to win both the English Derby and the King George in the same year. He will stand for 1.8 million yen. 

Yoshida was the first Japanese-bred horse ever to win a G1 dirt race in the U.S. and will relocate to Japan for 2024. His first crop debuted in the US this year and already includes two Stakes performers. His stud fee is 1.5 million yen.

Hukum, the winner of the King George, is the first son of outstanding racehorse and leading sire Sea The Stars to be offered in Japan. He is a full brother to elite Champion miler Baaeed and hails from an excellent family that includes Deep Impact. His stud fee will be 1.2 million yen. 

In addition to these four new stallions, proven dirt sire Pyro heads the roster at 4 million yen. He is followed by Thunder Snow for 2 million yen, whose first foals hit the racecourse this year and have already racked up several wins.

Up-and-coming stallion Fine Needle, whose progeny are expected to make further progress following his first Group winner this year, is priced at 1.8 million yen. Tower Of London, whose first foals were extremely popular at the sales this year, and American Patriot, whose reputation as a stallion is growing with fantastic strike rates in both of his first two crops’ debut years, will each stand at 1.5 million yen. 

Talismanic has already shown promise as a stallion, producing successful turf and dirt runners, and Will Take Charge, who has been extremely popular this year, covering more than 170 mares, will both stand at a fee of 1.2 million yen. 

Furioso, a consistent performer whose progeny have demonstrated a particular talent on the dirt, and Hawkbill, whose first foals just debuted this year, will each stand at a fee of 0.5 million yen. 

Admire Moon, who has sired many high-performing horses, will now stand privately to take into account his advancing age.

Shotaro Kajiya, Nominations Manager, said, “We are proud to announce the addition of four new stallions next season, two from Europe and two from the U.S., making for an attractive line-up covering a wide variety of bloodlines and racing categories. We would like to thank you for the many applications we have already received, especially for Palace Malice, who is rapidly gaining popularity. 

“Next year will also be an important year with the debut of Tower Of London’s first crop, who is highly regarded by all. We will continue to strive to meet the expectations of owners and breeders by introducing the best stallions from around the world while offering attractive terms. 

“We look forward to your continued generous support.”