Dual Gr 1 winner Librettist (Danzig – Mysterial, by Alleged) will stand in Italy in 20102 after commencing his stud career in Newmarket and then standing in France. The winner of Prix du Moulin and the Prix Jacques le Marois has shuttled to Westbury Stud in New Zealand where his fee in 2011 was advertised at $12,500.
He will continue to stand under the Darley banner at his new home, Marco Lucarelli’s Allevamento Fattoria di Renaccino in Siena, where he will stand alongside former Lanwades stallion Vita Rosa. His fee has been set at ‚Ç¨3,500.
Librettist, a half-brother to Dubai Destination, had his first crop of runners hit the track in 2010 and his best performer to date isthe Richard Hannon-trained Libranno, who won the July and Richmond Stakes at two, and the Criterion and Supreme Stakes at three last year.
His first New Zealand-bred yearlings will be sold this year.
Darley shuttle stallion Librettist (Danzig) sired his first Australian winner on Thursday when his son Carried Away (2 c Librettist – ¬†Ballybelle, by Beautiful Crown) won a 900m Maiden at Queanbeyan in NSW.
Trained by Barbara Joseph and P A Jones, Carried Away (was untroubled at the finish to defeat Sydney Melody (Henny Hughes) by two and a quarter lengths.
Fellow Darley stallion Henny Hughes was represented by his first Australian winner on Wednesday when the Gary White-trained Bertie’s Bell (2 g Henny Hughes – Jamelden, by Kenny’s Best Pal) scored at Launceston.
Bertie’s Bells was bred by Cathy Hains’ Burnewang North and was purchased by one of his part-owners for $10,000 at the 2010 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale. He is the second winner for metropolitan winning mare Jamelden, a half-sister by Kenny’s Best Pal to Group I SAJC Derby winner Testafiable.
Gr 1 winner Henny Hughes (Hennessy) is standing at Darley Kelvinside in 201 at a fee of $16,500 (inc GST).
Darley shuttle-stallions enjoyed Group success in England at the weekend when Libranno (3 c Librettist – Annabelle Jo, by Singspiel) made all the running to defeat Jacqueline Quest in the ¬†seven-furlong Group 3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood on Sunday.
“The Prix de la Foret looks Libranno’s race as seven furlongs is probably now his ideal trip, and we also have Strong Suit lined up for that race, so we will go there with a¬†powerful hand.” trainer Richard Hannon said on his website.
On Saturday Dubawi Gold (3 c Dubawi – Savannah Belle, by Green Desert) defeated Set The Trend (Reset) by half a length to win the Celebration Mile (Gr 2) at Goodwood, his first Group win.
Set The Trend set the pace and Dubawi Gold looked in need of a run with two furlongs ro run but he was able to get clear and then ran on well to score a good win.
Like Libranno, Dubawi Gold is trained by Richard Hannon. “He was too free at Newbury and didn’t settle. He was probably a little short too as we’d given him a break.¬†The Moulin [at Longchamp] might be his next race.” the trainer said.