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Darley Stud is a Thoroughbred breeding operation owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates. Darley breeds horses in Australia, France, Ireland, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States.
Darley was founded in 1981 when Sheikh Mohammed purchased Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, Suffolk. 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 America is based at the historic Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Irish operations are at Kildangan Stud in Kildangan, County Kildare. Darley Australia has four studs, one in Victoria and three in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
On 16 May 2008, Darley Australia acquired Woodlands Stud and Crown Lodge, established and owned by the Ingham family. The acquisition added Lonhro and his sire Octagonal to Darley Australia's strong stallion roster.
- "About us". darleyeurope.com. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
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