Darci Brahma (NZ) is already sold out for 2012 at The Oaks Stud. His book has been closed at 150 mares.
The Danehill stallion has made a significant impact this season in NZ, Australia and in Asia with his first-crop three-year-olds. He currently sits third on the Singapore sires’ premiership.
“In the current climate, we were reluctant to put his fee up so we’ve held it at NZ$20,000,” general manager Rick Williams said. “We want to give those breeders that have been supporting him the chance again.
“He is going really well and the mares have held up right the way through in terms of quality and numbers, so there’s no reason to think his success won’t continue.”
Darci Brahma produced his first G1 winner when The Oaks Stud homebred Miss Artistic (NZ) carried Dick Karreman’s colours to victory in the New Zealand Oaks. The Shaune Ritchie-trained filly is currently in Brisbane where hopes of a further top flight award in the Queensland Oaks have been fuelled by recent placings at the Gold Coast and Doomben.
Darci Brahma has also made an impact in Australia with his son Darci Be Good (NZ) winning the G3 Spring Stakes and placing in the G1 Spring Champion Stakes. Our Miss Jones (NZ) and Westsouthwest (NZ) have also been placed in the G1 Australasian Oaks and G1 South Australian Derby respectively.
Darci Brahma colt Chateauneuf Dupape (NZ) came over from Melbourne to finish third in the G1 Diamond Stakes at Ellerslie last year. He was trained by Lee Freedman whose brother Michael has since won two races with the gelding in Singapore this year.
Chateauneuf Dupape has been very much in the shadow of his stablemate Super Easy (NZ). The Darci Brahma star posted his 10th straight victory in the G1 Singapore Guineas last Friday night.