BLUE Point will stand his first season at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €45,000.
The three-time Royal Ascot winner will stand alongside his own sire, Shamardal, whose fee remains private.
Fees for all the Darley stallions in Ireland, England and France were released this week. The majority have remained at their current fees though one noticeable change is that Night Of Thunder has jumped from £15,000 to €25,000. The son of Dubawi has enjoyed great success with his first crop of two-year-olds this year and moves back to Kildangan in 2020, where he began his stallion career.
Another son of Dubawi, Too Darn Hot is the standout addition to the Darley roster at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket. Last year’s champion two-year-old, also a Group 1 winner this year, will stand at a fee of £50,000.
Dubawi himself remains at £250,000, October 1st terms, single live foal.
Another new name at Dalham Hall is Masar, the 2018 Derby winner. His fee has been set at £15,000 and he will stand alongside his own sire, New Approach.
Sam Bullard, director of stallions with Darley, said: “It’s remarkable to reflect on how the stallion yards have grown over the decades here at Darley – when Dubai Millennium won at Nad Al Sheba in March 2000, the roster was just a dozen strong – and it’s particularly satisfying for the whole team to be standing outstanding sons of stallions who have also stood their careers here.
“We couldn’t do it without the breeders who invest so much time and skill in producing the horses who are at the heart of our great sport. We’ll do all we can to help them fulfil their ambitions and hope to be part of their plans again in 2020.”