Darley sensation New Approach (Ire) will not shuttle to Australia this year.
New Approach’s capacity to cover large numbers of mares is not the same as other stallions and his book size has been limited in both hemispheres since he retired to stud. He averaged 75 mares in each of his four season in Victoria.
“We are sorry that New Approach will not be travelling this year as we strongly believe he has a bright future in Australia,” Darley’s Oliver Tait said. “We recognise it is very close to the breeding season and we will obviously try our best to work with breeders with mares booked to him to accommodate them with our other stallions.”
New Approach stands at Dalham Hall and his English fee was doubled to 50,000 pounds (AUD 83,020) this year. His Australian fee had been $33,000 at Darley’s Northwood Park in Seymour.
A classic winner of the 2008 English Derby, he sired an unprecedented first-crop treble at Royal Ascot twelve months ago. Divisional leader Dawn Approach returned to action this year with G1 victories in the English 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
New Approach (Galileo) also sired this year’s G1 English Oaks winner Talent and G2 Dante Stakes winner Libertarian. He joins Darley stallions Dubawi and Shamardal who also started stud life with extraordinary results before they ceased shuttling.