Darby Dan Farm has set 2022 stud fees for its roster of 12 stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In who will stand for $15,000 S&N, the same fee as a year ago. The roster also features Tapiture, Higher Power, and Modernist, new for 2022, who will each stand for $10,000 S&N.
Dialed In, Champion Freshman Sire of 2016 and a perennial leading sire of his crop ever since, is a leading sire of 3-year-olds in 2021 with nine black-type sophomores and five Graded stakes horses. Among his top runners on the year are 3-year-olds Super Stock, winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Ellis Park Derby, and Mr. Wireless, winner of the Indiana Derby (G3) and the West Virginia Derby (G3).
Tapiture continues to sire runners at the highest levels. The son of Tapit is far and away the No. 1 Third-Crop Sire by winners in 2021 with 115 and he ranks fourth by progeny earnings ($5,984,770). Tapiture also tops the Cumulative Third-Crop Sire list by winners with 168 and ranks third with lifetime earnings of $11,864,933.
Among Tapiture’s leading runners this year are Vertical Threat, winner of the Russell Road Stakes, You Talkin to Me, winner of the Iowa Breeders’ Derby, and impressive 2-year-old stakes winner and stakes-placed Flashfordani, winner of the Birdcatcher Stakes. He is also represented by Jesus’ Team, runner-up to division leader Knicks Go in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) in January and his sire’s leading earner on the year, having banked $821,800 this season.
Higher Power will stand his second season at stud in 2022. A dominant 5 ¼-length winner of the 2019 Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, where he defeated a field made up entirely of Graded stakes winners, including three Grade 1 winners, the son of Medaglia d’Oro was a five-time winner of more than $1.5 million. He posted three triple-digit Beyers in his stellar career, including a 107 Beyer in the Pacific Classic. Stakes-placed on dirt and turf, Higher Power also placed in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), and the Awesome Again Stakes (G1).
Modernist, a multiple Graded stakes winner by leading sire Uncle Mo out of the Bernardini mare Symbolic Gesture, a half-sister to both Sweet Catomine, Champion 2-Year-Old Filly and winner of the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), and Life Is Sweet, winner of the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (G1), has been retired and will stand his first season at Darby Dan in 2022 in partnership with Matt Bowling of Bowling Bloodstock. Winner of the 2020 Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds and the Excelsior Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct the following year, Modernist earned $576,300 for Marty and Pam Wygod and trainer Bill Mott.
Darby Dan will once again be offering various incentive programs in 2022 to provide value to breeders, including Profit Protection, Share the Upside, Black-Type Bonanza, and Goldmine 20/20 Match Program.
The full roster of stallions with stands and nurses fees for Darby Dan is as follows:
|Stallion||Stand and nurses fee|
|Tale of Ekati||$5,000|
|Tale of Verve||$2,000|