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Deep Sky: will stand at Darley Japan for a fee of 3 million yen


Darley cuts most Japan stallion fees for 2011

DARLEY has cut the covering fees for many of its stallions based in Japan for the 2011 breeding season.

Admire Moon, Deep Sky, Fantastic Light and Pyro have all had their fees reduced by between ten and 25 per cent, while Alkaased, who won the Japan Cup for Luca Cumani, has had his fee slashed by 68 per cent from 2.5 million yen (£19,880, €23,157) to 800,000 yen (£6,364, €7,410).

The fees for Commands, who shuttles from Australia for the second year, and Storming Home, who was on the mark with two Group 1 winners in 2010 - Jakkalberry and Lion Tamer - remain unchanged, along with those for Rule Of Law and Xaar.

Fees for Fantastic Light, Rule Of Law, Storming Home and Xaar are advertised with a filly deal available.

Shane Horan, Darley's director of stallion operations, said: "We are very conscious that these are difficult times for breeders and are very grateful for their ongoing support. We believe our 2011 roster offers tremendous quality and value, having lowered the stud fees for five of our stallions.

"Along with our live foal terms and the filly deal - all further evidence of our wish to make a positive contribution to the Japanese breeding and racing industry - we believe it has never been a better time to breed to a Darley stallion and look forward to discussing nominations with breeders in the coming months."

(1m yen = £7,951 = €9,260)
Sire 2011 fee 2010
Admire Moon 3,500,000 4,000,000
Alkaased 800,000 2,500,000
Commands 5,000,000 5,000,000
Deep Sky 3,000,000 3,500,000
Fantastic Light* 1,500,000 2,000,000
Pyro 1,800,000 2,000,000
Rule Of Law* 1,000,000 1,000,000
Storming Home* 1,500,000 1,500,000
Xaar* 1,000,000 1,000,000

*denotes filly deal available





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