Benfica joins Darley roster at Kelvinside

Darley has announced the stud fees for its 26 stallions that will stand in Australia for the 2012 breeding season.

“The Darley stallions have enjoyed another excellent year,” Darley’s nominations manager Alastair Pulford said.  “Four of our stallions are ranked in the Top 10 and we are particularly thrilled with the achievements of Lonhro, Exceed And Excel and Bernardini.

“Lonhro colt Pierro is a champion, Exceed And Excel has sired three G1 winners in the last twelve months and Bernardini has had such a brilliant start in the northern hemisphere, he now demands a fee of $150,000.”

Lonhro’s G1 T J Smith Stakes winner Benfica will join Poet’s Voice and Skilled as newcomers on the roster.

“Benfica is an exciting prospect for breeders,” Pulford continued.  “He is an exceptional mover, a G1-winning juvenile and he’s a son of Australia’s Champion sire.”

Darley Stallion Fees – 2012

Lonhro   $110,000
Street Cry   $110,000
Medaglia d’Oro   $77,000
Exceed And Excel   $66,000
Bernardini   $55,000
Commands   $55,000
Street Sense   $38,500
Denman   $33,000
Authorized   $22,000
Teofilo   $22,000
Ad Valorem   $16,500
Canny Lad   $16,500
NEW Poet’s Voice   $16,500
NEW Benfica   $11,000
Henny Hughes   $11,000
Time Thief   $11,000
Shaft   $7,700

New Approach   $33,000
Domesday   $22,000
Hard Spun   $16,500
Reset   $16,500
Any Given Saturday   $11,000
Street Boss   $11,000
Von Costa De Hero   $11,000
NEW Skilled   $8,800
Strategic   $8,800

Fees inc gst and are payable on a live foal