Following a landmark weekend at the Curragh where he sired Irish 1000 Guineas winner Jet Setting and Group 2 Ridgewood Pearl Stakes winner Devonshire, Fast Company is joining the Darley Club and will stand at Kildangan Stud in 2017.
A limited number of lifetime breeding rights are available to buy now at €10,000, entitling the breeder to send one mare every year from the 2017 season onwards.
Sam Bullard, Director of Stallions, said: “Fast Company is a stallion on the up. He could be a very valuable sire in the future, in the manner of an Iffraaj or Kodiac. We are selling lifetime breeding rights – so popular with our Club stallions – because we want to give breeders the chance to join in the opportunity of helping to raise him to the next level. The price ensures that breeders will benefit - and we will too.”
Fast Company's first-crop yearlings included a £210,000 colt at Doncaster and the €100,000 sales topper at the Goffs Sportsman’s Sale. Those two horses – Baitha Alga and Devonshire – have both struck at Group level: Baitha Alga won the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot while Devonshire was placed in last season's Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas behind Pleascach before winning her Group 2.
Fast Company, a son of Danehill Dancer, was himself a top-class two-year-old with a Timeform rating of 126. He won his first two starts, including the Group 3 Acomb Stakes, before running a close second to New Approach in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.
Fast Company's 2017 stud fee will be set later in the year.