EUROPEAN champion miler Ribchester will stand at Kildangan Stud for €30,000 in 2018. A limited number of breeding rights are available in the son of Iffraaj.
Winner of the Prix Jacques le Marois last season, Ribchester has notched up a hat-trick of Group 1 victories this year, landing the Lockinge in May before breaking the track record in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot and adding the Prix du Moulin to his tally in September.
Son of Iffraaj, Ribchester has further links to Darley through his female family – he is the highest-rated horse descended from Fall Aspen after Dubai Millennium.
Ribchester’s sire Iffraaj will stand for £40,000 in 2018 at Dalham Hall Stud. Iffraaj has sired three Group 1 winners of seven Group 1 races this year, including the Australasian Classic winners Gingernuts and Jon Snow.
Joining Ribchester as a new recruit to Kildangan Stud is Profitable, the best sprinting son of Invincible Spirit. The Group 1 King’s Stand winner will stand for €12,000.
With 33 individual Group 1 winners, 13% stakes winners to foals, 10% group winners and a yearling sales average of £751,000 in 2017, Dubawi remains one of the world’s finest stallions. His fee will remain unchanged at £250,000.
Dubawi is joined on the roster at Dalham Hall Stud by three of his sons. Four-time Group 1 winner Postponed is Dubawi’s leading middle-distance colt and is new to Dalham Hall Stud in 2018 where he will stand for £20,000.
Dubawi’s 2,000 Guineas victor Night Of Thunder, also winner of the Group 1 Lockinge, moves to Dalham Hall Stud after two seasons at Kildangan and will stand for £15,000. Poet’s Voice, Britain’s leading sire of two-year-olds and sire of Group 1 British Champion Stakes runner-up Poet’s Word, will stand for £6,000.
Slade Power made a big impact at the recent yearling sales, recording an average of €93,000 at the select sales, with his stand-out lots headed by two yearlings who sold for 260,000gns apiece. He will stand for €15,000 next season.
Fast Company, who will stand for €9,000 at Kildangan, has enjoyed a strong season with seven stakes winners worldwide, including Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes winner Penny Pepper and Robert Bruce, the unbeaten champion of his generation in Chile where he has won his three Group 1s by a combined 21 lengths.
New to Haras du Logis in 2018 is record-breaking French champion juvenile Ultra who will stand for €7,000, the same fee commanded by his Group 1 sire Manduro. Authorized, the highest-rated Derby winner from the Montjeu line, will stand for €12,000.
For a full list of Darley’s fees and stallion locations for next year, click here.