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Darley Star 3YOs Will Reverse Shuttle To Europe
Darley Australia's crack 3YO gallopers of last season, Sepoy (Elusive Quality-Watchful, by Danehill) & Helmet (Exceed And Excel-Accessories, by Singspiel), will shuttle to Europe at the end of the current southern hemisphere season where they are currently serving at Darley's Kelvinside property in the Hunter Valley. According to racingpost.com, "Sepoy has been slated to stand at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket while Helmet will take up residence at Kildangan Stud in Ireland." Discussing the decision, Darley's director of stallions Sam Bullard noted: "Sepoy was the best two-year-old Australia had seen for twenty years and he was the world champion three-year-old sprinter", while Mick Buckley, Darley's Ireland nominations manager commented: "Had it not been for Sepoy, Helmet would have been the champion two-year-old. He won two Gr1s at two, was a Guineas winner at three, is gorgeous looking and will suit European breeders down to the ground."