DUBAWI will again be the highest-priced stallion in the world after Darley announced he will stand for an increased fee of £350,000 next year.
The 20-year-old son of Dubai Millennium has been offered at a price of £250,000 since 2017, but his season has been an exceptional one and he is in line to be crowned champion sire in Britain and Ireland.
At the Breeders’ Cup Dubawi produced two Grade 1 winners, with Modern Games and Rebel’s Romance striking in the Mile and Turf respectively.
Prior to that he saw his progeny win both the 2000 Guineas and the St Leger as Coroebus’ and Eldar Eldarov’s successes made him the sire of two British classic victors, while Modern Games also triumphed in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains.
Sam Bullard, director of stallions at Darley, said: “There’s no bigger name in the business than champion sire Dubawi. He’s set even higher standards for himself in 2022, and it’s only right his new fee should reflect this. Equally, demand for his best stallion son Night Of Thunder [at Kildangan Stud] is also extremely gratifying.”
New to the Dalham Hall Stud roster is speed specialist Perfect Power, who will stand for £15,000.
He is the first horse for 20 years to win three Group 1 sprints by June of his three-year-old campaign after taking the Group 1 Prix Morny/ Middle Park double. He returned to Royal Ascot this year with a victory in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup.
First-season sire Cracksman has seen his second-crop yearlings average £75,000. He has sired three blacktype performers to date including Group 2 winner Aloa and his fee remains at £17,500.
Harry Angel has had 24 individual winners and four stakes horses from his first crop and he will stand at £10,000.
DALHAM HALL FEES FOR 2023
Stallion 2022 2023
Dubawi £250,000 £350,000
Palace Pier £55,000 £50,000
Too Darn Hot £45,000 £40,000
Pinatubo £35,000 £35,000
Farhh Private Private
Cracksman £17,500 £17,500
Iffraaj £17,500 £15,000
Perfect Power New £15,000
Masar £14,000 £14,000
Harry Angel £12,500 £10,000
Territories £10,000 £10,000
Postponed £6,000 £5,000