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Darley America Stallions Remain With TrueNicks

Street Cry (IRE) (TrueNicks,SRO) is already the sire of a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and a Melbourne Cup (gr. I) winner, not to mention one of the all time greats in Zenyatta.

Darley America is now home to Medaglia d'Oro (TrueNicks,SRO) North America’s #1 second crop sire. He is, of course, the sire of another all time great in Rachel Alexandra. She is one his 13 stakes winners and three grade/group I winners so far.

Elusive Quality (TrueNicks,SRO) has four champions on his resume thus far, including 2008 Breeder’s Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Raven’s Pass (champion 3yo colt in England). In 2009, Elusive Quality is the sire of 14 stakes winners, Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Quality Road among them.

Offlee Wild (TrueNicks,SRO) is the surprise leader of the 2009 freshman sires. Among his early stakes runners is Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner and likely Champion She Be Wild.

Classic winner Bernardini (TrueNicks,SRO) looks to become the next great son of A. P. Indy when his runners hit the races next year. He was North American’s #1 first crop yearling sire in 2009.

The Darley stallions dominated among the North American first crop weanling sires at the Keeneland November sale. The first weanlings by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hero Street Sense (TrueNicks,SRO) averaged $148,500. Grade I winner Hard Spun (TrueNicks,SRO) ran second to Street Sense in the Derby and is second again with a first crop weanling average of $142,076. Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Any Given Saturday (TrueNicks,SRO) ranked third with his first weanlings going for an average of $96,500.

Darley America is also home to Discreet Cat (TrueNicks,SRO) , E Dubai (TrueNicks,SRO) , Henny Hughes (TrueNicks,SRO) , Holy Bull (TrueNicks,SRO) , Quiet American (TrueNicks,SRO) , Rockport Harbor (TrueNicks,SRO) and Street Boss (TrueNicks,SRO).


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I tell you, Darley has got to be the proudest home of sires in the world, I know their breeding will double in the year(s) coming up. They are the kings of the kings.

carolyn 13 Dec 2009 11:59 AM

Darley certainly has put together a nice band of stallions in its operations, here and overseas. Street Cry is turning out to be a great sire. Im glad to see Street Sense and Hard Spun's weanlings are doing well at sales. Hard Spun has so much heart and put in such gut wrenching performances even in defeat. I have a feeling he will end up being Danzig's best son at stud. How can you not love the Alydar on his mothers side?

CRIMINAL TYPE 13 Dec 2009 5:30 PM

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TrueNicks - Thoroughbred Nicking and Pedigree Analysis American Me 13 Dec 2009 6:14 PM

Although I cannot see the Raise A Native/Mr. Prospector line losing its dominance, I have every confidence that Bernardini and Hard Spun will restore former glory to their sire line.

Both Bernardini and Hard Spun are from the Nearco stallion line.  Between 1967 and 1979 the Nearco line stallions won 10 of 13 Kentucky Derbies. The Native Dancer/Raise A Native line won only two. Since 1979 Nearco line stallions have only produced 5 Derby winners where as the Raise A Native stallion line has produced 14.

Coldfacts 14 Dec 2009 6:22 AM

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