Darley Stud

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Darley Stud
Website www.darleystallions.com
An entrance to Dalham Hall Stud, part of Darley Stud in Newmarket, Suffolk, UK

Dalham Hall Stud is the home of Darley,[1] the global breeding operation owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates.[2] It is on the outskirts of Newmarket, the international headquarters and historic home of thoroughbred horse racing.[3]

Darley currently stands more than 70 stallions around the world: in England at Dalham Hall Stud and in Ireland at Kildangan Stud. In the USA, Jonabell Stud, in Lexington, Kentucky, is home to Darley and there are two stud farms in Australia: at Northwood Park, Victoria, and at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley in NSW. Darley stallions also stand in France and Japan.[4]

Darley was founded in 1981 when Sheikh Mohammed purchased Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, Suffolk, now home to some of Europe's leading stallions including Dubawi and New Approach. Stallions who have stood at Dalham Hall include the great Dubai Millennium. Born at Dalham Hall Stud and was trained in Newmarket, Dubai Millennium won the Dubai World Cup in 2000 and the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot the same year. In the United States, Darley is based at the historic Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Irish operations are at Kildangan Stud in Kildangan, County Kildare. Darley has two studs in Australia, one in Victoria and one in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.

Darley also has a stud in Japan and in 2012, stood stallions in China for the first time.


  1. ^ "About us". darleyeurope.com. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "United Arab Emirates profile - Leaders". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Darley Newmarket". visitsuffolk.com. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Darley". http://www.godolphin.com. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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