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Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Sepoy and Hallowed Crown sit out shuttle trip to northern hemisphere

Young sires remain in Australia

Sepoy: was scheduled to stand at Dalham Hall at a fee of £8,000
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Darley shuttlers Sepoy and Hallowed Crown will not be making the journey to the northern hemisphere this year, despite being included in the operation's European roster for 2018 when it was announced.

Sepoy had been slated to stand at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket at a fee of £8,000, while Hallowed Crown was due to cover mares at a fee of €5,000 at Kildangan Stud in County Kildare.

Sepoy's oldest crop conceived in Britain are four-year-olds and they include six stakes winners headed by German 1,000 Guineas heroine Unforgetable Filly and Group 3 scorers Dabyah and Kilmah.

In his native Australia he has been represented by the Group 1 Flight Stakes winner Alizee.

Meanwhile the first crop by Hallowed Crown, a top-class son of Street Sense, are yearlings.

Darley's director of stallions Sam Bullard said: "We have a hugely exciting new intake of Group 1 winners for the Darley roster and we felt that as Sepoy and Hallowed Crown had similar profiles to some of the newcomers, we didn't want to dilute the quality of any of the stallions' books."

Darley have introduced five Group 1 winners to their roster this year: Barney Roy and Postponed at Dalham Hall Stud, Profitable and Ribchester at Kildangan Stud, and Ultra at Haras du Logis in Normandy.

Profitable and Ribchester will be available to view as Kildangan Stud opens its gates as part of the ITM Stallion Trail this weekend.

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We have a hugely exciting new intake of Group 1 winners for the Darley roster
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