Kentucky fee doubles for Bernardini

Darley Stud has announced Bernardini’s Kentucky stud fee will increase from $75,000 to $150,000 in 2012.

“Bernardini has solidified his remarkable first-crop achievements with star 3yo Stay Thirsty,” Darley spokesman Charlie Boden said.  “Bernardini is a young horse we are so proud of and he is proving to be truly world-class.”

Stay Thirsty won the Travers Stakes, Jim Dandy Stakes and Gotham Stakes this year.  He was also placed in the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup.

It’s the second year in a row that Bernardini’s fee has been increased.  It jumped from $60,000 to $75,000 for the 2011 northern season.

Bernardini shuttles Darley Kelvinside for a fee of $38,500 (inc gst).   His first Australian bred winner arrived on October 22 when Meidung won at Rosehill.

Bernardini (A.P. Indy) will be joined at Darley’s Jonabell Farm by Australia’s reigning champion sire Lonhro.  “He has been so well received since we announced his arrival just last month,” Boden added.  “We can’t wait to show Lonhro to breeders in January.”

JONABELL FARM
Bernardini      $150,000
Street Cry       $150,000
Medaglia d’Oro       $100,000
Elusive Quality       $50,000
Hard Spun       $40,000
Street Sense       $40,000
Lonhro       $30,000
Any Given Saturday       $15,000
Quiet American       $15,000
Street Boss       15,000
Discreet Cat       $12,500
Henny Hughes       $12,500
Midshipman       $12,500
Rockport Harbor       $12,500
Desert Party       $10,000
Holy Bull       $10,000
Regal Ransom       $7,500

SEQUEL STALLIONS NEW YORK
Girolamo       $15,000

DALHAM HALL
Dubawi       75,000 pounds
Exceed And Excel       22,500 pounds
New Approach       22,500 pounds
Poet’s Voice       12,000 pounds
Authorized       10,000 pounds
Halling       10,000 pounds
Shirocco       7,000 pounds
Kheleyf       4,000 pounds

KILDANGAN STUD
Shamardal       50,000 euros
Cape Cross       35,000 euros
Teofilo       25,000 euros
Raven’s Pass       22,500 euros
Iffraaj       10,000 euros
Manduro       10,000 euros
Vale Of York       5,000
Echo Of Light       3,000

HARAS DU LOGIS
King’s Best       12,000 euros
Slickly       7,000 euros
Refuse To Bend       5,000 euros
Alexandros       4,000 euros
Country Reel       4,000 euros
Creachadoir       3,000 euros

THE ROYAL STUDS
Royal Applause       9,000 pounds