Medaglia d’Oro, sire of two Breeders’ Cup winners over the weekend and the leading sire of G1 winners this year, will have his 2018 fee raised to $250,000.
His two Breeders’ Cup winners, Talismanic in the Turf and Bar of Gold in the Filly and Mare Sprint, bring his total of 2017 G1 winners to seven – a total which can't be matched by any other American stallion. His other G1 winners this year include two-year-old colt Bolt d'Oro, three-year-old fillies New Money Honey and Elate, turf mare Dickinson, and the brilliant dual Eclipse Champion Songbird, who topped last night’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale selling to Mandy Pope for $9,500,000.
In Graded racing history, the only other American stallions to have as many as seven G1 winners in a single year are Mr. Prospector, Danzig, and Storm Cat.
Darren Fox, nominations Sales Manager at Darley in America, said, “Even before the Breeders’ Cup, the demand for Medaglia d’Oro was extremely high. After the wins by Bar Of Gold and Talismanic this past Saturday, we feel it incumbent on us to listen to what the market is telling us and adjust his fee accordingly. We have always set our fees at fair and competitive levels and we think that this is certainly in line with that historical approach.”
This $250,000 fee will apply to a limited number of remaining seasons.
For more information, please contact any member of our nominations team on (859) 255-3537.