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Lonhro: the sire of Australia's champion two-year-old Pierro

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Darley Australia puts up Lonhro covering fee

DARLEY has increased the stud fee for its exciting Australian sire Lonhro by 43 per cent from A$77,000 to A$110,000 (£70,607/€86,243), making him the dearest stallion onits roster along with Street Cry.

The fee increase comes on the back of Lonhro's son Pierro carrying all before him in the Australian two-year-old division this season. Pierro has won the Golden Slipper and Inglis Sires Produce Stakesthis month.

Most stud fees have been held at 2011 levels, though Bernardini is another who has been given an increase, going from A$38,500 to A$55,000 (£35,304/€43,121).

Queen Elizabeth II Stakeshero Poet's Voice, currently serving his first book of northern-hemisphere mares at Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £12,000, will shuttle to Darley's Australian base for the first time and will cover at a fee of A$16,500 (£10,591/

Darley's Nominations Manager in Australia Alastair Pulford said: "The Darley stallions have enjoyed another excellent year. Four of our stallions are ranked in the top ten and we are particularly thrilled with the achievements of Lonhro, Exceed And Excel and Bernardini.

"Pierro is a champion, Exceed And Excel has sired three Group 1 winners in the last 12 months and Bernardini has had such a brilliant start in the northern hemisphere where he now demands a fee of A$150,000."

A$1 = £0.64 = €0.78
Sire 2011 fee 2012 fee
Standing at Kelvinside    
Lonhro 77,000 110,000
Street Cry 110,000 110,000
Medaglia D'Oro 77,000 77,000
Exceed And Excel 66,000 66,000
Bernardini 38,500 55,000
Commands 66,000 55,000
Street Sense 38,500 38,500
Denman 38,500 33,000
Authorized 22,000 22,000
Teofilo 22,000 22,000
Ad Valorem 11,000 16,500
Canny Lad 16,500 16,500
Poet's Voice  NEW   16,500
Benfica   NEW   11,000
Henny Hughes 16,500 11,000
Time Thief
13,750 11,000
Shaft 7,700 7,700
Standing at Northwood Park    
New Approach 33,000 33,000
Domesday 22,000 22,000
Hard Spun 16,500 16,500
Reset 16,500 16,500
Any Given Saturday 13,750 11,000
Street Boss 13,750 11,000
Von Costa De Hero 16,500 11,000
Skilled   NEW   8,800
Strategic 11,000 8,800





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