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Captain Sonador: by highflying Darley shuttler Shamardal

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Shamardal fee increased at Darley Australia

HIGHFLYING Darley shuttler has had his Australian stud fee increased from A$66,000 to A$88,000 (£57,200, €64,750) for the 2011 southern-hemisphere breeding season.

Half of Shamardal's four worldwide Group 1 winners have come in Australia - Epsom Handicap winner Captain Sonador and Victoria Oaks heroine Faint Perfume.

The other Darley Australia stallion receiving a fee increase this year is Domesday, a son of Red Ransomwho sired last yea'rs Group 1 TJ Smith winner Pressday.

Most Darley Australia stallions have had their fees reduced or kept at 2010 levels, including Zenyatta's sire Street Cry, who has gone from A$137,500 to A$110,000.

Henry Plumptre, Darley's Managing Director in Australia said: "We are enthusiastic about our six stallion prospects with their first two-year-olds running later this year and are encouraged by the progeny of our even younger horses, some of which will feature at the forthcoming breeding stock sales.

"We look forward to offering breeders a roster of outstanding quality and talking to our clients in the coming months."

DARLEY AUSTRALIA STALLION FEES 2011 (A$)
A$1 = £0.65 = €0.73
Sire 2011 fee 2010 fee
Standing at Kelvinside    
Street Cry 110,000 137,500
Shamardal 88,000 66,000
Lonhro 77,000 88,000
Medaglia D'Oro 77,000 88,000
Commands 66,000 66,000
Exceed And Excel 66,000 66,000
Bernardini 38,500 38,500
Street Sense 38,500 38,500
Authorized 22,000 27,500
Nadeem 22,000 22,000
Teofilo 22,000 22,000
Henny Hughes 16,500 19,250
Canny Lad 16,500 16,500
Time Thief
13,750 -
Ad Valorem 11,000 11,000
Shaft 7,700 7,700
Standing at Northwood Park    
New Approach 33,000 33,000
Domesday 22,000 11,000
Hard Spun 16,500 22,000
Reset 16,500 22,000
Strategic 11,000 16,500
Street Boss 13,750 16,500
Von Costa De Hero 16,500 16,500
Any Given Saturday 13,750 13,750
Gonski 6,600 6,600
 

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