Group 1 Winner Dubai Mile Retired To Stand At Manton Park

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Group 1 winner Dubai Mile (Ire) has been retired to stud and will join the Manton Park stallion roster for the 2024 breeding season.

Successful in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud for Charlie and Mark Johnston last year, the son of Roaring Lion changed hands to join Freddie and Martyn Meade this season. 

However, he failed to run for the father-and-son combination after suffering a career-ending injury and will now join the roster at Manton Park alongside Aclaim, Technician and Advertise. 

Dubai Mile won three of his eight career starts for Ahmad Al Shaikh's Green Team Racing, who now jointly owns the colt with Manton Park.

Bred by the late Lady O'Reilly's Skymarc Farm out of the high-class stakes winning and Group 1 placed High Chaparral mare, Beach Bunny, who was just denied victory in the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh when beaten a short head behind Dar Re Mi.

Beach Bunny has proven just as effective as a broodmare producing nine winners from nine runners including Dubai Mile as well as Group performers Naadirr and Beach Belle.

Dubai Mile will be the first Group-1 winning son of Roaring Lion to stand at stud. He provided his late sire with his first Group winner from his sole crop.  

Martyn Meade commented, “We were disappointed in having to bring Dubai Mile's racing career to an end sooner than expected as he had been training so well prior to sustaining a career ending injury at home on the gallops.

“We are however delighted to be adding Dubai Mile to our stallion roster and are confident he will sire many high-class performers. Roaring Lion was very special and a champion in his own right, to have his first Group 1 winning progeny from his only crop standing here is an exciting time for Manton Park Stud. Dubai Mile was very tough on the racecourse; we are very much looking forward to the next phase of his career at stud.”

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