Septet of Darley newcomers have first mares scanned in foal
Belardo, Buratino and Territories among those new to stud
The seven stallions that were added to the Darley roster in 2017 have all have their first mares scanned in foal.
Champion European two-year-old Belardo, a five-year-old son of Lope De Vega standing his first season at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €15,000, has proved popular with Irish breeders. As has his stablemate The Last Lion, whose juvenile campaign culminated with Group 1 success in the Middle Park Stakes. The son of Choisir has been introduced at a fee of €12,000.
Another Middle Park winner to be added to the Darley roster for 2017 is Charming Thought, with the son of Oasis Dream taking up residence at Dalham Hall on a fee of £8,000. While Territories, a Prix Jean Prat-winning son of Invincible Spirit, also at Dalham Hall has had his fee set at £12,000.
Reverse shuttle sire Exosphere, a son of Lonhro that broke the track record when winning the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes, has his first southern hemisphere foals due to arrive later this year. He is currently standing at Haras du Logis in France at a fee of €6,000.
Two stallions have joined the Darley Club for 2017, Buratino, a Coventry Stakes-winning son of Exceed And Excel who stands at Kildangan at €5,000, and three-time Group 2 winner Bow Creek, a son of Shamardal, who stands at Haras du Logis on a fee of €4,000.